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Refunds totaling nearly $180,000 are being delivered to fiscal courts in 33 counties from mining permit and acreage fees. 

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A new Illinois law is in effect giving state police training and authorization to carry epinephrine auto-injectors to help with severe allergic reactions. 

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More than $2 million in federal funds is going towards Kentucky programs fighting violence against women.  

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary John Tilley says the funding will be made available through the STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant Program.  

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The US Army is deploying more troops from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell to Iraq this summer.  

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The filing deadline for independents on the general election ballot in November is next week. 

Candidates and other political organizations seeking certain offices - including circuit and district judge seats - must file by 4 p.m. on August 9. 

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Days after a judge temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville board of trustees, Bevin said it would “tarnish the reputation” of the school if the old version of the board meets later this week.

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US Army leaders at Fort Campbell in western Kentucky retired the colors of one of the 101st Airborne Division’s oldest companies.  

The Tuesday ceremony drew a crowd of veterans, family and community members to witness the end of the 74-year history of the Screaming Eagles’ Pathfinders.  

Lt. Col. Ryan Boyle ordered the dismissal of the 101st’s last maroon beret-clad soldiers.

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A Hopkinsville lawmaker is suing the Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation for what he says is race and age discrimination.  

The Carbondale Police Department has identified its officer who was shot in the line of duty on Sunday night.

He is 26-year-old Trey Harris, who has been with the department for three years.

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Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program would end routine dental and vision coverage for able-bodied adults in a state where more than half of population over 18 have had a tooth extracted because of decay or gum disease. 

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