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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Top Kentucky Republicans are expressing confidence that the state's new right-to-work law will withstand a court challenge from organized labor. Gov. Matt Bevin's spokeswoman, Amanda Stamper, calls it a "frivolous lawsuit" that threatens to rob Kentucky families of high-paying job opportunities.

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - The state of Kentucky has created a new scholarship for its residents to fill skilled jobs in high demand. The News-Enterprise reports that Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner announced the Work Ready Scholarship on Wednesday for qualifying residents entering programs in advanced manufacturing, business and technology, construction trades, health care and transportation and logistics.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Alex Lange threw seven impressive innings, Kramer Robertson hit a three-run homer and LSU cruised past Kentucky 10-0 in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. LSU moves on to Saturday's semifinal round while Kentucky plays on Friday in an elimination game against South Carolina.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Winning pitcher Brendan McKay hit a grand slam, Drew Ellis also homered and Louisville beat Notre Dame 10-3 on Thursday night at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament. Devin Hairston added a two-run single in the seventh inning to help the top-seeded Cardinals earn a win that ultimately didn't matter in the tournament picture.

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