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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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Lawmakers are considering whether to allow the home delivery of alcohol in Kentucky.

A Boston-based alcohol delivery company called Drizly wants to add Kentucky to its list of places where customers can use its app, which sources local stores to deliver beer, liquor and wine. The company is asking the state legislature to consider a bill that would allow it to operate in the state.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he'll call a special session of the General Assembly to try to fix the state's drunken driving law and save $60 million in federal highway funds.

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Fantasy sports betting exists in a legal gray area in Kentucky, but representatives from the industry’s two biggest players, Fanduel and Draft Kings, asked lawmakers to give the companies clarity that they can continue operating in the state.

With the exception of on betting horse races, sports betting is illegal in Kentucky.

Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday for what GOP party leaders are hoping will be an uneventful September for their party's most vulnerable members.

"We want a clean entry and a clean exit," says one Senate GOP aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity to speak candidly about internal deliberations.

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