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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment saw a decrease in Illinois in August, the fourth-straight monthly drop, but state officials are not celebrating.

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Two men accused of murdering two western Kentucky brothel workers 22 years ago have been acquitted.  

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Governor Matt Bevin is moving forward with awarding $100 million dollars for workforce training projects despite a warning from the top House Democrat that the actions could be illegal. 

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is thanking lawmakers for acting quickly in a special legislative session and preventing the loss of some $60 million in federal road money.

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Kentucky's Ag Commissioner is asking the United States Department of Agriculture to reconsider its latest set of rules regarding industrial hemp.

Last month, Ryan Quarles said he would be reviewing the USDA's 'Statement of Principles' to see how it relates to Kentucky's own pilot hemp research program.


Five western Kentucky riverports in need of maintenance have been awarded a total of $500,000 in grants from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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A new Tennessee law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense the overdose antidote naloxone. Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner says administering the drug can reverse opioid effects and prevent death in many cases, allowing time for the person to receive further medical treatment. 

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Two women from far western Kentucky are now serving on state boards. Governor Matt Bevin appointed more than 10 people Friday. 

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The West Kentucky Regional Riverport Authority held their first formal meeting in Bardwell Friday.  

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The federal government says Kentucky's proposal to overhaul its Medicaid program is complete, and the 30-day period for public comments will now begin.