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A west Kentucky man was killed on the tracks of an oncoming passenger train early Friday morning.

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While Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is privately working on a plan to change Kentucky’s expanded Medicaid system, a coalition of advocacy group has created its own recommendations.

Bevin has said his administration would apply for a federal 1115 waiver — a course of action that allows states to test out new ways to operate Medicaid.

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The number of Kentucky families receiving cash assistance has declined dramatically since federal welfare reform was enacted twenty years ago.

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Illinois lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling on the state’s top auditor to take leave after learning he’s been questioned by federal officials.  

In a letter addressed today (Thurs),  Republican Rep. Grant Wehrli demanded that Auditor General Frank Mautino provide answers regarding campaign expenses incurred during his time in the state House.

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  Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding all corporations and companies registered and authorized to do business in Kentucky to file an annual report and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30.

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6th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Boyce Martin has died. Martin was known for his rulings on cases involving affirmative action and the Affordable Care Act.

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  The first phase in developing a new wastewater plant is underway in Crittenden County. The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority meets Thursday to approve a $587 thousand dollar loan to begin phase one for the new sewer system. Marion mayor Mickey Alexander says the Division of Water insisted the city start now.

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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.  

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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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