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Kentucky’s foster care and adoption procedures are getting scrutiny during the legislative session. Last week, Governor Bevin called for a thorough review during his State of the Commonwealth address. Senate President Robert Stivers agrees it is time for significant reforms.

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The Kentucky Senate is expected to vote this week on legislation for a newer type of relationship between medical patients and physicians. It’s called Direct Primary Care.

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The new chair of the Kentucky Commission on Women is stepping into a brand new role, different than her position as head of an advanced technology firm.

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Officials with the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control say the number of wet-dry elections across the state jumped almost four-fold from 2015 to 2016.

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Kentucky’s Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is calling for General Assembly action in 2017 on goals for a new school accountability system.

 
 
  Lexington authorities are following up on a dozen or so cases of fake $100 bills or "prop" money.
 
Police Sergeant Brad Williams said many of the bills recovered have the words "for motion picture use only' on them.  “Most people when they’re given a bills they don’t read the words on it,” Williams said. “They basically just see the amount of it, maybe see the picture of who’s on it and that’s about it.”


Kentucky farmers are grappling with continuing challenges in the world agriculture economy.  There’s no immediate relief in sight.

A review of this year's Kentucky's agricultural production with an eye on 2017 is on the agenda at the state Farm Bureau Federation’s annual convention.  The convention is underway in Louisville through Saturday. Some 2,000 people are expected to attend.

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