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Kentucky could soon begin charging a fee for multiple disabled parking placards. The state Senate passed House bill 81 on Wednesday. The bill would charge $10 for a duplicate disabled parking placard.


Kentucky could become the only state in the country without access to a poison control center.

Via Representative Linda Belcher, Facebook and J.Tyler Franklin, WFPL

  A special election in Kentucky to replace a state representative who killed himself last year includes both the man's widow and a retired teacher who held the seat for six years.

Voters in House District 49 go to the polls today to choose between Democrat Linda Belcher and Republican Rebecca Johnson. / Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Kentucky's Labor Cabinet says it saved companies up to $434,000 in potential fines by conducting five on-site visits last month for employers across the state.  As a result of the free, on-site visits, also known as "consultative surveys," the cabinet says employers corrected 62 serious violations. / KY Dept. of Agriculture

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles plans to announce an initiative to combat hunger today.  The Ag Department says Quarles will unveil a program at the Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Lexington that creates economic incentives to provide fresh local produce for residents in need.  Quarles formed a statewide Hunger Task Force in 2016 to address the problem at a time when food banks were struggling to keep up with demand.


  Conservative activists and legislators pressing a lawsuit against publicly funded abortions in Illinois are seeking an emergency injunction to prevent the law from taking effect Monday.


  The Kentucky Labor Cabinet says workplaces have recorded the lowest nonfatal injury rate in state history.

One of the major developments out of President Trump’s visit to Asia: A deal with China to invest $250 billion in the U.S.  The largest portion of investment comes from the world’s biggest power company, which plans to invest in West Virginia’s natural gas industry.