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Upcoming changes to the Kentucky Retirement Systems could cut insurance coverage for some dependents of retired police officers, firefighters and more.

Under a nearly 60-year-old state statute, dependents of those hazardous duty retirees would lose their coverage past the age of 22.

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  Kentucky law enforcement officials are gearing up for another “Take Back Program” to collect unused prescription drugs. Last spring the state collected  11,152 pounds. But, the costs for the program are high and there might be another way to pay for it.


UPDATE 5:28PM More information has come to light about the events leading up to the fatal shooting of a Kentucky State Police Trooper on I-24 last night. 

KSP Spokesman held a press conference this afternoon at Post 1 Headquarters in Mayfield. 

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UPDATED: 4:07 pm Friday 

A Mayfield man suspected of shooting a teenager in Murray earlier this week is now being charged with murder.  


The Kentucky State Police's Forensic Laboratories are receiving a $1.9 million grant for DNA testing in the state's unprocessed sexual assault kits, or 'rape kits', to help decrease the number of backlogged cases. 

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A contentious panhandling ordinance in Murray has temporarily been shelved in the wake of a national ruling.

In a city council meeting Thursday night, City Attorney Warren Hopkins said he recommends holding off on such legislation to prevent a clash with federal courts.

Currently, there are no restrictions on panhandling in Murray while surrounding Bowling Green, Hopkinsville and Paducah have all passed bans.

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Despite efforts to bring back two people considered vital to the success of the annual North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, the show will go on without them.

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The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled a new permanent display on the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Thursday at its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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State legislators have made a preliminary choice for the new director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. 

The General Assembly has agreed to hire David A. Byerman as the next LRC director pending ratification of the full committee.

Project engineers behind the possible modifications to Murray's busy 16th street have posted graphics of the alternate options online.  

You can view them in the slideshow above. 

Project managers are also still seeking public comments on the project with a survey that be accessed here.