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Kentucky's new 'informed-consent' rule requires face-to-face or video consultations

As soon as it arrived in his office, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed a bill Feb. 2 amending the state's informed consent law to give women patients and doctors the option of consulting in person or by video conferencing.

Lack of support reason many pastors leave pastorate

No sabbatical. No help with counseling. No clear picture of what's expected. In a new study, hundreds of former senior pastors say these were the crucial elements missing from the final churches they led before quitting the pastorate.

SBC entities to court: Mandate violates religious liberty

The Obama administration's abortion/contraception mandate forces Christians to violate either their religious beliefs or the government's rules, Southern Baptist entities have told the U.S. Supreme Court.

GuideStone tax guide being released in 2 phases

GuideStone Financial Resources' tax guide for churches and ministers is being released in two phases for 2016, the Southern Baptist entity announced Jan. 19.

MK scholarships receive boost from WMU

The Woman's Missionary Union Foundation will grant a greater number of college scholarships to missionary kids (MKs) this year, thanks to two estate gifts totaling $65,000. The foundation recently received the gifts and will add them to the endowments that support MK scholarships.

Cause for parental concern: Monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

Half of teenagers and nearly three-quarters of young adults come across pornography at least monthly, and both groups on average consider viewing pornographic images less immoral than failing to recycle.

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29 years of service

Our staff gives of themselves sacrificially and pours into the lives of our young people. We have staff members in their first year of service, and we have staff members who have been here more than 30 years. Serving in our ministry is most definitely a calling.

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Kentucky Press News Service

Rand Paul nothing like the old man

Friends, family attend funeral for Jill Conley

Now a cancer survivor, Shelby Hilton returns to UK

Grand jury brings fresh scrutiny to Alison Grimes? campaigns

Restaurant deal raises questions of fairness

Alliance announces layoffs at mines across region

Investigators getting little cooperation in shooting probe

Son indicted in slaying

What will fill space at old bluegrass museum?

Farmers eye hemp pilot program amid staggered grain market

Parts of Kentucky may see snow flurries on Monday

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SOAR executive board, Rogers welcome governor as co-chair

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Budget 'a long process'

County is asked to abandon lake as water source

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Magoffin man wanted in hit and run case

More defendants possible in vote-buying case

Ky. Senate passes 'religious freedom' bill

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