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Attorney General Andy Beshear has joined a group of 21 states filing a complaint that could secure $3 million for the commonwealth. The dispute is over unclaimed "official checks" issued by MoneyGram sold in Kentucky. 

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The consequences of Illinois lawmakers' failure to approve a state budget continue to pile up, while neither side in the yearlong political battle appears willing to budge. 

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In a move that will transform higher education in Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that overhauls the governing boards of some of the state's universities.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Office is providing more than $700,000 to substance abuse treatment facilities statewide to combat Kentucky’s opioid drug epidemic. 

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State Auditor Mike Harmon’s office says it is referring its findings of a review into the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources over to the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Branch Ethics Commission. 

Kentucky Constables: Untrained And Unaccountable

Jun 8, 2016

EAST BERNSTADT, Ky.—Night had fallen on March 4 when Laurel County Constable Bobby Joe Smith rolled into the parking lot at the A & B Quick Stop.

Smith had received a tip that Brandon Stanley was among the handful of customers mingling inside the convenience store, on a corner of Ky 3094 across from a barrel-making company and a Disciples of God church.

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The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday establishing the City of Paducah 911 Communications Department effective July 1. 

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Two gay rights activists have filed a lawsuit challenging a new Tennessee law that lets therapists decline to see patients based on religious values and personal principles. 

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Kentucky’s transportation cabinet has announced that it will pause new road projects over the next fiscal year starting July 1.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he expects crime will spike “at some point” because the state budget impasse is leading to cutbacks of a juvenile offender program.  

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