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Criminal Justice Reform Bill Reviewed in Committee

Consideration of a substantial criminal justice reform measure will continue next week in the Kentucky senate.

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Kroger Stores announced a recall on Private Selection Smoked Gouda Slices for locations all over the country.  The cheese is said to be contaminated with listeria and could cause severe illness for those who pregnant or those who have a weak immune system. Kroger stated a that a full refund will be given on the cheese. 

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Tennessee Republican legislative leaders are suggesting stricter security to enter the Capitol complex after a few dozen protesters interrupted a news conference about transgender bathroom access. 

While surrounded by coal-state lawmakers and coal miners, President Trump signed a bill this week that rolls back an environmental rule designed to protect streams from coal mining debris.

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Kentucky's public pension system not only faces an $18.1 billion unfunded liability, but might be in worse shape than previously thought. 

On a clear, cold winter evening, the sun begins to set at Lost Lake Farm near Jewell, Iowa, and Kevin Dietzel calls his 15 dairy cows to come home.

"Come on!" he hollers in a singsong voice. "Come on!"

Brown Swiss cows and black Normandy cows trot across the frozen field and, in groups of four, are ushered into the small milking parlor.

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Consideration of a substantial criminal justice reform measure will continue next week in the Kentucky senate.

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Murray State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are coordinating an effort to host Rokerthon 3: Storming Into The Madness

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Disabled parking placards have proliferated across Kentucky, and a state lawmaker says it's time to crack down on abuses in issuing the decals.

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An education reform bill, a top of the Republican-led Kentucky senate is headed to the floor Friday.

With $48 Million Shortfall, U of L Plans Belt-Tightening

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University of Louisville’s interim president on Thursday forecasted drastic belt-tightening at the school as leaders seek to plug a $48 million shortfall.

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Closing Clinics: Abortion Rights Increasingly Out Of Reach

Since the beginning of the year, two abortion clinics in Kentucky and West Virginia have closed, leaving each state with just one such facility. In Ohio the number of clinics has dropped by half in recent years, a trend abortion opponents celebrate. But as Mary Meehan of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports, abortion rights advocates worry that state-level restrictions are putting the right to choose out of reach.

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It’s time for a WKMS podcast, and we want you to be involved! According to recent Edison research the national podcast audience is about 57-million people and it’s time for you to have a local option.

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