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The US Army is deploying more troops from the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell to Iraq this summer.  

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The filing deadline for independents on the general election ballot in November is next week. 

Candidates and other political organizations seeking certain offices - including circuit and district judge seats - must file by 4 p.m. on August 9. 

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Days after a judge temporarily blocked Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville board of trustees, Bevin said it would “tarnish the reputation” of the school if the old version of the board meets later this week.

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US Army leaders at Fort Campbell in western Kentucky retired the colors of one of the 101st Airborne Division’s oldest companies.  

The Tuesday ceremony drew a crowd of veterans, family and community members to witness the end of the 74-year history of the Screaming Eagles’ Pathfinders.  

Lt. Col. Ryan Boyle ordered the dismissal of the 101st’s last maroon beret-clad soldiers.

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A Hopkinsville lawmaker is suing the Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation for what he says is race and age discrimination.  

The Carbondale Police Department has identified its officer who was shot in the line of duty on Sunday night.

He is 26-year-old Trey Harris, who has been with the department for three years.

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Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program would end routine dental and vision coverage for able-bodied adults in a state where more than half of population over 18 have had a tooth extracted because of decay or gum disease. 

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Republican Governor Matt Bevin has approved a contract of up to $500,000 to an Indiana law firm to investigate his Democratic predecessor's administration. 

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State budget officials say tax collections for Kentucky’s General Fund grew by nearly 4% in the past fiscal year, fueled by strong sales and individual income tax receipts.

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Starting this week, Kentucky State Police troopers are earning higher pay for their service.  Governor Matt Bevin and state lawmakers worked earlier this year to include salary increases in the budget.  

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