Government

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Governor Matt Bevin joined Lynn Ashton, Executive Director of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, in launching a new portal for requesting Kentucky Colonels.

Murray State University

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has assembled the state’s first Hunger Task Force to allow farmers, businesses, charitable organizations and government agencies to coordinate efforts against food insecurity.

Dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University Dr. Tony Brannon is on the task force and attended the inaugural meeting Thursday in Shelbyville.  

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane along a section of I-24 in Trigg and Christian Counties next week.  

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A west Kentucky man was killed on the tracks of an oncoming passenger train early Friday morning.

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While Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is privately working on a plan to change Kentucky’s expanded Medicaid system, a coalition of advocacy group has created its own recommendations.

Bevin has said his administration would apply for a federal 1115 waiver — a course of action that allows states to test out new ways to operate Medicaid.

Social Security Administration, via ssa.gov

The number of Kentucky families receiving cash assistance has declined dramatically since federal welfare reform was enacted twenty years ago.

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Illinois lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling on the state’s top auditor to take leave after learning he’s been questioned by federal officials.  

In a letter addressed today (Thurs),  Republican Rep. Grant Wehrli demanded that Auditor General Frank Mautino provide answers regarding campaign expenses incurred during his time in the state House.

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  Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding all corporations and companies registered and authorized to do business in Kentucky to file an annual report and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30.

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6th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Boyce Martin has died. Martin was known for his rulings on cases involving affirmative action and the Affordable Care Act.

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  The first phase in developing a new wastewater plant is underway in Crittenden County. The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority meets Thursday to approve a $587 thousand dollar loan to begin phase one for the new sewer system. Marion mayor Mickey Alexander says the Division of Water insisted the city start now.

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