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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is headed to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes while trainer Bob Baffert says he won’t attend the race to avoid being a distraction in the wake of scrutiny following the colt’s failed postrace drug test.

Feds To Send $2.1 Billion-Plus To Kentucky State Government

May 10, 2021
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  Gov. Andy Beshear says state government in Kentucky will receive more than $2.1 billion from the latest round of federal coronavirus aid.

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  Churchill Downs has indefinitely suspended Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. 

Vaccinate U? Contrary To Health Advice, Most Area Schools Won’t Mandate COVID Vaccinations

May 10, 2021
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Roughly a million students attend college around the Ohio Valley, and the student-age population has an especially high rate of coronavirus infection. That’s why some public health advocates say schools should require that students be vaccinated. 

However, a review by the Ohio Valley ReSource found that of 400 colleges and universities in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, only three have indicated that they will mandate COVID-19 vaccinations this fall.

 

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  Paducah community members are holding a free concert Saturday to help fundraise for a mural on a water tower expressing a spirit of unity in McCracken County.

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A group of six engineering physics students at Murray State University (MSU) ensured a brighter future not only for themselves but also for the institution at large by creating an electric all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

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Opening or expanding a new hospital in Tennessee just got a bit easier. State law requires health systems to prove their new facilities are needed. But this week lawmakers updated those rules, in part because of hospital closures in rural communities.

Tennessee is one of the few states that doesn’t have to get public feedback during redistricting, but nonpartisan voting groups are asking lawmakers to listen anyway.

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Opening or expanding a new hospital in Tennessee just got a bit easier. State law requires health systems to prove their new facilities are needed. But this week lawmakers updated those rules, in part because of hospital closures in rural communities.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said treating the start of American slavery as a significant moment in the country’s history is an “exotic notion.” Leaders at the University of Louisville, where he made that comment on Monday, say he’s wrong.

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