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Omnibus legislation related to alcoholic beverages is headed to the full Kentucky Senate.

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Kentucky’s new state auditor announced Tuesday that he will continue the office’s investigation into the University of Louisville Foundation, the independent nonprofit that manages the school’s $1.1 billion endowment.

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Kentucky state universities have endured regular budget cuts for years, and they’ve offset the losses in part with tuition increases. A Republican state senator wants to stop the latter.

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As part of the second week of the 2016 General Assembly, members of the Kentucky House have undergone anti-harassment training.  The annual exercise stirs memories of previous sexual harassment allegations.

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  The Graves County School district is challenging a decision this week by the Mayfield City Council to annex some of the district’s property. Mayfield Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell says the city pursued the annexation to make the area more attractive with the expansion of I-69 along the Purchase Parkway. But, teachers at the annexed schools will see their payroll tax increase from 1 to 2 percent. Rochetti-Cantrell says the tax increase will be implemented over the course of 4 years.

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The Paducah City Commission is set to vote tonight on a cost increase to a downtown demolition project.

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Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has notified the federal government that Kentucky will dismantle its state health insurance exchange, Kynect.

The move will direct Kentuckians seeking health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to use the federal health insurance site, healthcare.gov.

More than 500,000 people have gotten health insurance through Kynect.

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Air travelers from Illinois and Missouri can still use their driver’s licenses as valid identification at airports, though that was set to change Sunday.

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A committee vote is expected this week on legislation to change requirements in Kentucky’s Safe Infants Act.  

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A Murray local has been selected to head a division at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.  

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles says Brent Burchett will head the Division of Value-Added Plant Production.  

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