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A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus has become law without Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's signature. 

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Some food pantries in Kentucky are preparing to serve more residents following changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, that are now in effect.

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Update 10 a.m.:   Jefferson Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman has temporarily barred the city from removing the monument. The restraining order was signed Monday morning.

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Friday marks the required opening day for in-person absentee voting at Kentucky’s county clerk offices. 

But, the president of the statewide county clerks association doesn’t expect an increase in foot traffic in her Danville office.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is looking to adopt new policy on the permission of Floating Homes upon public waters.  

The TVA Board of Director's next meeting is May 5th at Paris Landing State Park Conference Center, Room C, 400 Lodge Road, Buchanan, Tennessee. 

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  Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has significantly altered the makeup of the Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee. The seven member council recommends appointments to Bevin for members of state university governing boards.

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Illinois patients who want to use medical marijuana legally will try again to expand the program to include chronic pain, diabetes, migraine and other health conditions.

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Among Gov. Matt Bevin’s line-item vetoes in the state budget earlier this week was $400,000 that would have gone to the Arc of Kentucky, an advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is bringing 91 field workers from around the state to Frankfort to help deal with the backlog of applications in Benefind, the new umbrella portal for Kentucky’s welfare programs.

Since the February rollout of Benefind, people trying to get benefits have had to deal with long wait times at local Department for Community Based Services offices and over the phone. The system also erroneously sent out notices to some people that their benefits had been canceled.

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The US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge in Trigg County is restricted to one lane of traffic early this afternoon.

A subcontractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is performing concrete deck patching on the route. 

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