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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo has appointed a group of legislators to combat child abuse. The House Task Force on Child Abuse and Exploitation Prevention will examine and propose legislation designed to protect children. 

A former high-ranking Kentucky official is due in court for sentencing on his bribery conviction.

Tim Longmeyer pleaded guilty in April to using his influence as head of Kentucky's Personnel Cabinet to steer contracts to a public relations firm in 2014 and 2015. Longmeyer admitted to receiving more than $200,000 in kickbacks.

Longmeyer's sentencing is set for Thursday afternoon in federal court in Lexington.

Negotiators in the House and Senate have reached a deal on a bill to fund the government through Dec. 9.

Republicans and Democrats have been arguing for weeks to find a way forward before the Sept. 30 deadline in order to avoid a government shutdown.

Last week, negotiations in the Senate appeared to be at a standstill, with Democrats in both chambers insisting that the most recent Republican offer was not enough.

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A collective of Kentucky health care advocates is holding a series of forums to get feedback on changes to Medicaid.  

The Keep Kentucky Covered coalition stops in 8 cities statewide including Paducah.  

Congress had just one thing to do this month before it left town for its October recess. That was to keep the government funded past Sept. 30. But with just under one week left on what was supposed to be a straightforward task, there's still no deal in sight.

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A new law meant to give some felons a second chance by expunging their criminal records is causing confusion and disagreement.

Paducah Police

Paducah Police say they’ve arrested an Indiana man they believe to be the thief of nearly two dozen flags stolen over the last week.  

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During his annual State of the Judiciary address on Friday, Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton asked lawmakers to raise salaries for the state’s 284 judges and justices.

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Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. says the number of expungement requests have doubled since a new law went into effect allowing some convicted felons to clear their records.

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The U.S. Senate has blocked a measure that would have halted the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Kentucky Republican Rand Paul was one of four lawmakers who forced a vote on the issue.

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