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Former Ky. Representative No Longer Working State Job After Allegation Of Sexual Remark

A high-ranking official in the Kentucky Department of Education is no longer employed by the state after an investigation published Tuesday detailed an allegation by a former legislative staffer that he made a sexually suggestive remark.

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The Vexing Vape: Officials Say Small Vaping Device Juul A Major Health Risk To Youth

A slender, black, rectangle, the Juul fits easily in the palm of your hand. You don’t light it, you trigger it with a click of a finger. The mist that is exhaled is so fine it’s hard to see. The nicotine is delivered via a pod the size of a AAA battery, with each pod containing the equivalent of 20 cigarettes. That combination of small size and potent power makes the Juul the vaping device of choice for many teen users. A group of students from Casey County, Kentucky, affirms those features...

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Henry County is one of 16 Tennessee pilot counties to conduct a county health assessment this spring.

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Illinois officials say the state's unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in December.

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Gov.-elect Bill Lee says he will direct his legal team to investigate whether Tennessee's most populated county is following a new law that prohibits local authorities from requiring a warrant or probable cause before complying with federal immigration detainers.

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Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate fell slightly in December.

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  The Department of Defense said in a release an officer stationed at Fort Campbell was one of four Americans killed in Syria from a suicide bomb Wednesday. The attack is still under investigation.

 

37-year-old Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Farmer was a part of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell. Farmer is originally from Boynton Beach, Florida.
 

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker's political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home.

A top official in Texas has been tapped to lead Tennessee's Department of Education.

Gov.-elect Bill Lee announced today that Penny Schwinn, the chief deputy commissioner of academics for the Texas Education Agency, will be the state's next education commissioner.

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Kentucky House Speaker David Osborne said in a statement issued Thursday that he “takes all allegations of a hostile work environment seriously” after allegations of sexual assault were publicized about state Rep. Jeff Hoover.

Osborne said he has asked the Legislative Ethics Commission if it was aware of details of the sexual assault and harassment allegations when it looked last year into claims made by a former staffer.

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The Purchase Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO) approved changes to their bylaws Wednesday that takes away the mayor of Paducah’s power to appoint a board member. 

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Tennessee's newly elected Gov. Bill Lee unveiled one of his most high-profile cabinet positions Thursday, announcing the appointment of an education commissioner touted for her education reform work.

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