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Five western Kentucky riverports in need of maintenance have been awarded a total of $500,000 in grants from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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A new Tennessee law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense the overdose antidote naloxone. Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner says administering the drug can reverse opioid effects and prevent death in many cases, allowing time for the person to receive further medical treatment. 

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Two women from far western Kentucky are now serving on state boards. Governor Matt Bevin appointed more than 10 people Friday. 

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The West Kentucky Regional Riverport Authority held their first formal meeting in Bardwell Friday.  

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The federal government says Kentucky's proposal to overhaul its Medicaid program is complete, and the 30-day period for public comments will now begin.

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Paducah Police say two children were injured in a pre-school bus collision earlier Thursday.

Kentucky’s Gender Wage Gap Is Narrowing, Report Says

Sep 8, 2016
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Things are looking up for some Kentucky workers. That’s according to a new report from the left-leaning Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

The study says unemployment in 2015 returned to its pre-recession rate of 5.4 percent. The report also found that the gender wage gap is narrowing in the commonwealth. 

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A western Kentucky clerk has removed a painting of the Ten Commandments from her office, after being told it violated a Supreme Court ruling banning religious establishment displays in government courthouses.

Last month, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Trigg County clerk Carmen Finley saying that her display breaches separation of church and state.  

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As Kentuckians continue to enjoy low gas prices, the state’s road fund has suffered because of lost revenue from the motor fuels tax.

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The U.S. Army is deploying 1,400 Fort Campbell 101st Airborne Division soldiers to Afghanistan. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team deploys this fall to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. 

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