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Contractors working on cleanup of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have saved more than half a million dollars in project costs by recycling oil waste.  

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General Andy Beshear has selected six counties to participate in a postelection audit, including one in western Kentucky.  

The state attorney general is required by law to conduct the postelection investigation in no fewer than 5 percent of Kentucky's counties following each primary and general election.

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Illinois House members have approved a plan that would make feminine hygiene products more affordable for women by exempting them from the state sales tax. 

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The U.S Department of Labor funded a grant worth 3.4 million dollars to help retrain out-of-work coal miners in Kentucky. Shuttering coal mines has left thousands of miners without a job. 

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Residents in the Clinton area of Hickman County will soon see a lower monthly water bill.  

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has issued a settlement granting Water Service Corp a 16.7% revenue increase, which is a third smaller than the 24.6% requested by the utility.  

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Six months after being elected, a poll gives Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin one of the lowest approval ratings in the country. 

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The Bevin administration says it has met the June 1 deadline of demonstrating that it’s made adequate progress in Kentucky’s transition from the state health insurance exchange Kynect, to the federal exchange, healthcare.gov.

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Governor Matt Bevin is reviewing what it takes to be commissioned as a “Kentucky Colonel.” The governor’s spokeswoman Jessica Ditto says Bevin has temporarily stopped issuing commissions pending a review of the requirements necessary to receive the honor. She says he wants to make sure the title remains significant.

Allison Crawford, WKMS

County and economic development officials of Kentucky’s four western river counties are collaborating to develop a regional economic development initiative driven by the Panama Canal expansion. The expansion, which is set complete next month, is expected to significantly increase container shipping along the Mississippi River.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and top aides have allegedly used the governor’s personal email server to communicate about official business.

A records request by WTVF-TV in Nashville found email accounts linked to the governor’s personal site “BillHaslam-dot-com.” 

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