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Congressman Andy Barr's Town Hall Includes Lots of Vocal Attendees

Monday night’s town hall meeting with Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr included a lot of vocal reaction from a packed auditorium. Shouts of discontent came early and lasted throughout much of the hour-and-a-half program at Lafayette High School.

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Thanks so much for meeting the goal to pay for essential WKMS programs this spring!

Nagging your kids to stick to a set bedtime each night may feel like a thankless task. But here's some justification that your efforts are setting your kids up for a healthier life: A new study finds that preschool-aged children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they became tweens.

Robert Siegel, whose career with NPR has spanned more than four decades, will be stepping down as co-host of NPR's All Things Considered next year.

One of the most distinctive voices on NPR's airwaves, Siegel will be leaving the host's chair in January 2018. He has hosted the show for 30 years.

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As Gov. Matt Bevin mulls whether to call a special session to deal with the state’s ailing pension system and tax structure, a class action lawsuit brought against the state by aggrieved teacher pensioners continues to make its way through the court system.

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A site in eastern Kentucky is set to serve as the home for future development of drones, robots and unmanned vehicles. As Government and education leaders revealed plans for the USA Drone Port: National Unmanned Robotic Research and Development Center Monday in Hazard.

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The Illinois General Assembly is back in Springfield and is heading into the final six weeks of its spring session.

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The Tennessee House has voted to put the finishing touch on months of work on Gov. Bill Haslam's bill that increases the gas tax to fund roadwork and cuts other taxes.

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The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite previously calling its key requirements "constitutionally suspect."

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Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates fell in 86 of the state's counties in 2016 compared to 2015. Annual rates rose in 26 counties and stayed the same in eight.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Monday night’s town hall meeting with Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr included a lot of vocal reaction from a packed auditorium. Shouts of discontent came early and lasted throughout much of the hour-and-a-half program at Lafayette High School.

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Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has approved tuition, meal plan, and residence hall rates for the fall semester. The EKU board voted Monday to increase undergraduate resident tuition by 5 percent.

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Mind The Gap: Why The ‘Wage Gap’ Still Divides Us On Payday

Women and people of color in the workforce earn less, on average, than do white, male workers. This ‘wage gap’ in the Ohio Valley region hovers around 20 percent. Becca Schimmel of the Ohio Valley ReSource explores why the gap persists and how it affects workers in an economy shifting toward more service sector jobs.

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