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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has appointed a new Chief District Engineer for the 2nd District.  

Wade Clements of Hopkins County will work alongside approximately 350 employees at the Madisonville office to oversee highway projects in 11 counties including construction of a new I-69 bridge in Henderson.  

Clements replaces chief engineer Kevin McClearn who retired in May.  

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Murray police are still looking for any information regarding the shooting of two people in a suburb of Murray last week.  

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A volunteer fire department in rural western Kentucky is getting $63,905 in federal grant money. 

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The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin in the first week of January. The regular session starts January 3 and will last for 30 legislative days. 

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Refunds totaling nearly $180,000 are being delivered to fiscal courts in 33 counties from mining permit and acreage fees. 

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A new Illinois law is in effect giving state police training and authorization to carry epinephrine auto-injectors to help with severe allergic reactions. 

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More than $2 million in federal funds is going towards Kentucky programs fighting violence against women.  

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Secretary John Tilley says the funding will be made available through the STOP Violence Against Women Act Grant Program.  

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The US Army is deploying more troops from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell to Iraq this summer.  

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The filing deadline for independents on the general election ballot in November is next week. 

Candidates and other political organizations seeking certain offices - including circuit and district judge seats - must file by 4 p.m. on August 9. 

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Days after a judge temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville board of trustees, Bevin said it would “tarnish the reputation” of the school if the old version of the board meets later this week.

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