Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal
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Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

The Chicago aviation police officer who pulled a man off a United Airlines flight describes the man as physically and verbally combative during the incident.
Man charged with DUI in fatal Adair County crash
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Man charged with DUI in fatal Adair County crash

Kentucky State Police say an arrest has been made after an investigation into a fatal collision in Adair County back in March.
Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers
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Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers

Attorneys general from 20 states, including Kentucky, and the District of Columbia are faulting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era guidance they say is helping protect student loan borrowers.
2 arrested in Lyon County on drug, forgery charges
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2 arrested in Lyon County on drug, forgery charges

Kentucky State Police say two men are behind bars after drugs and a fake social security card were found during a traffic stop Monday morning.
KSP searching for inmate who walked off work release detail
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KSP searching for inmate who walked off work release detail

Kentucky State Police are asking for help from the public in finding an inmate that escaped the Webster County Detention Center on Monday.
Doctor pleads guilty to improper prescribing after 3 die
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Doctor pleads guilty to improper prescribing after 3 die

A doctor has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty to improperly prescribing powerful painkillers in Kentucky, which has been hit by the opioid crisis.
Archdiocese to close, repurpose Clifton Cultural Center
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Archdiocese to close, repurpose Clifton Cultural Center

Louisville's Clifton Cultural Center will close at the end of 2017, with the future of the organization and space both unclear.
Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system
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Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system

Kentucky's Republican governor wants to overhaul the state's troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family's failed attempt to adopt a young girl.
Land Between the Lakes offers event on astronomy
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Land Between the Lakes offers event on astronomy

People interested in astronomy and the total solar eclipse coming up this summer can learn more at an event this week at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
Broken ankle to keep jockey Robby Albarado out of Ky Derby
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Broken ankle to keep jockey Robby Albarado out of Ky Derby

Jockey Robby Albarado will miss the Kentucky Derby after breaking his left ankle in a riding accident at Keeneland.
Ex-Kentucky district judge charged with human trafficking
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Ex-Kentucky district judge charged with human trafficking

A former northern Kentucky district court judge has been charged with human trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor.
Louisville brothers charged again in postal carrier shooting
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Louisville brothers charged again in postal carrier shooting

Two Louisville brothers are again facing charges in the shooting last year of a postal carrier.
Former Campbell County district judge charged with human trafficking
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Former Campbell County district judge charged with human trafficking

A former Campbell County District Judge has been charged with human trafficking, according to the Attorney General's Office.
United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging
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United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging

United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from by key U.S. senators about the dragging incident involving a doctor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, aboard a United Express plane.
WKU student government calls for free tuition as reparations
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WKU student government calls for free tuition as reparations

Western Kentucky University's Student Government Association has passed a resolution calling for free tuition for black students as reparations for slavery.
Kentucky’s jobless rate stays at 5 percent in March
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Kentucky’s jobless rate stays at 5 percent in March

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate stayed at 5 percent in March, which was unchanged from the prior month.
Green Co. man charged on child sexual exploitation offenses
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Green Co. man charged on child sexual exploitation offenses

Kentucky State Police with the Electronic Crime Branch say they arrested 59-year-old Mark Nelson on Thursday at about 3:45 p.m. on charges related to the distribution and possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
Kentucky Democrats hire Sanders’ alum as party director
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Kentucky Democrats hire Sanders’ alum as party director

The Kentucky Democratic Party has hired a former team leader of Bernie Sanders presidential campaign as its new executive director.
Boxer Adrien Broner arrested on Kentucky warrant
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Boxer Adrien Broner arrested on Kentucky warrant

Police say boxer Adrien Broner was stopped in a bullet-riddled car then arrested on an outstanding warrant in Kentucky.
Kentucky broadband project inches forward with lease signing
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Kentucky broadband project inches forward with lease signing

Kentucky officials have agreed to lease 315 miles of fiber-optic cables from five rural telephone companies as they continue to seek ways to lower the cost of a massive statewide broadband project.
Kentucky Derby season draws warnings of human trafficking
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Kentucky Derby season draws warnings of human trafficking

Kentucky's attorney general is urging people to pay attention to more than the horses as the Kentucky Derby approaches.
No charges for 3 former university officials
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No charges for 3 former university officials

Attorneys say federal prosecutors aren't seeking charges against three former University of Louisville executives who were being investigated for possible misuse of federal funds.
Rx Take-Back event scheduled for April 29.
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Rx Take-Back event scheduled for April 29.

Kentucky State Police are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to encourage Kentuckians to remove potentially dangerous medicines from their homes and dispose of them safely as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017.
AG: State receives $93M in tobacco settlement money
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AG: State receives $93M in tobacco settlement money

Kentucky received over $93 million dollars in tobacco settlement money this week, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear.
Candidates sought for community college boards
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Candidates sought for community college boards

Officials are seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards that oversee colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Bowling Green man pleads guilty to 3 robberies
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Bowling Green man pleads guilty to 3 robberies

A Bowling Green man has pleaded guilty to robbing three businesses in less than two months.
Jockey James Long, who won more than 300 races, dies at 62
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Jockey James Long, who won more than 300 races, dies at 62

James Long, a jockey who won more than 300 races in his career, has died in a car accident. He was 62.
Settlement reached in LG&E, KU rate increase proposal
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Settlement reached in LG&E, KU rate increase proposal

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities have agreed to reduce their rate increase proposal, a move that Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said will save ratepayers $90 million annually.
Feds to provide $485M in grants to combat opioid epidemic
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Feds to provide $485M in grants to combat opioid epidemic

The federal government says it will provide states nearly half a billion dollars for prevention and treatment programs aimed at confronting the opioid epidemic.
UPDATE: Suspect who ran from hospital located and arrested
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UPDATE: Suspect who ran from hospital located and arrested

Kentucky State Police say they located a woman who was under arrest, but ran from the Baptist Health hospital in Madisonville while being treated.
Kentucky officials speed up release of paroled prisoners
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Kentucky officials speed up release of paroled prisoners

Kentucky officials say they will release 570 paroled inmates faster in an effort to ease overcrowding at state and local correction facilities.
House Speaker appoints adoption task force
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House Speaker appoints adoption task force

Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover has appointed a task force of lawmakers to study how to improve Kentucky's adoption and foster care system.
Kenneth Betts fired as suburb’s code enforcement officer
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Kenneth Betts fired as suburb’s code enforcement officer

A former police officer accused of sexual abuse has been fired from an unrelated job in a Louisville suburb.
KY DPH: Mosquito-proof your yard this spring
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KY DPH: Mosquito-proof your yard this spring

As part of the 52 Weeks of Public Health campaign, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is calling on homeowners to help control mosquitoes by eliminating standing water from containers that can collect rainwater where insects breed.
Kroger floral designers prepare to craft “The Garland of Roses”
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Kroger floral designers prepare to craft “The Garland of Roses”

Visitors will be able to watch Kroger floral designers create the 113th Kentucky Derby "Garland of Roses" on Friday, May 5th at the Kroger store on 12501 Shelbyville Road, in Louisville.
KSP: Traffic stop nets 75 pounds of marijuana
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KSP: Traffic stop nets 75 pounds of marijuana

A man was arrested in Caldwell County after troopers say they found 75 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
Frederick Smock named as Kentucky Poet Laureate
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Frederick Smock named as Kentucky Poet Laureate

The Kentucky Arts Council says poet, author and teacher Frederick Smock has been named as Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2017-2018.
Thousands expected for Spring Paducah Quilt Week
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Thousands expected for Spring Paducah Quilt Week

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit Paducah this month for the Spring Paducah Quilt Week event.
Sanders urges party to go beyond comfort zone
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Sanders urges party to go beyond comfort zone

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders urged Democrats at an event in Louisville to reach out to President Donald Trump's supporters to promote a progressive agenda that includes guaranteed health care for all Americans.
United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident
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United CEO says no one will be fired for dragging incident

United Airlines executives say it's too soon to know if last week's dragging of a Kentucky doctor off a plane is hurting ticket sales. The chief executive says no one will be fired over the incident.
Louisville company, ex-president plead guilty in VA bed case
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Louisville company, ex-president plead guilty in VA bed case

A Louisville manufacturer and its former president have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to medical beds that prosecutors say were defective and were supplied to a Veterans Affairs facility in Carrollton, Georgia.
Utility scam phone calls target Kentucky customers
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Utility scam phone calls target Kentucky customers

Scam Alert warning Kentuckians of reports of suspicious calls being made to utility customers in southeastern Kentucky.
Sanders appears at Frankfort bookstore; RPK makes statement on Louisville event
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Sanders appears at Frankfort bookstore; RPK makes statement on Louisville event

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will headline a Louisville event aimed at helping re-energize Kentucky's downtrodden Democratic Party.
Florida tests bacteria-infected mosquitoes to kill off bugs
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Florida tests bacteria-infected mosquitoes to kill off bugs

Officials have released bacteria-infected mosquitoes near Key West, testing a new way to kill the insects that carry Zika and other viruses.
Coast Guard: Tow boat sinks in Mississippi River
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Coast Guard: Tow boat sinks in Mississippi River

The Coast Guard says a tow boat has sunk in the Mississippi River.
Ex-LMPD officers plead not guilty to sex abuse charges
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Ex-LMPD officers plead not guilty to sex abuse charges

Two former Louisville Metro Police Department officers have pleaded not guilty to sex abuse charges.
State officials update government transparency website
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State officials update government transparency website

State officials have updated Kentucky's government transparency website to include spending details of the judicial branch.
Quarles: Kentucky farmers invited to participate in Twitter chat
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Quarles: Kentucky farmers invited to participate in Twitter chat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is inviting farmers and other people who have answered a NASS survey to participate in a social media chat Friday at 1:00 p.m. EDT at #StatChat on Twitter.
Yarmuth to seek re-election in 3rd District
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Yarmuth to seek re-election in 3rd District

The only Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation has announced that he'll run for re-election next year.
UPDATE: Louisville police arrest 2 women in Easter shooting
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UPDATE: Louisville police arrest 2 women in Easter shooting

Police have arrested two women in connection with an Easter shooting at a Louisville apartment complex that left one woman dead and another critically injured.
Chaplaincy turns bilingual to serve Churchill Downs workers
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Chaplaincy turns bilingual to serve Churchill Downs workers

The Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy has instated a new bilingual chaplain team to serve Spanish-speaking workers.
Body of woman found on downtown Glasgow rooftop
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Body of woman found on downtown Glasgow rooftop

Police in Glasgow have identified the body of a Kentucky woman found on the roof of the Allstate building in a downtown square.
Cadiz Police Officer hit while directing traffic
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Cadiz Police Officer hit while directing traffic

A Cadiz Police Officer was hit by a car while directing traffic in front of Trigg County High School as students were dismissed Monday afternoon, according to State Police.
Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters’ removal
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Man countersues Trump, says he urged Ky. protesters’ removal

Another man accused of assaulting protesters at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Louisville has counter-sued the president, saying he was following Trump's urging to remove them.
Bowling Green reaches settlement after searching wrong home
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Bowling Green reaches settlement after searching wrong home

A couple has reached a $5,000 settlement with the city of Bowling Green after police erroneously served a search warrant on their home.
Fired Louisville officer’s record dotted with reprimands
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Fired Louisville officer’s record dotted with reprimands

Records show an officer who was fired over sex abuse charges involving a former Explorer Scout had been reprimanded earlier during his career with Louisville Metro Police.
Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery, enter broadcast agreement
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Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery, enter broadcast agreement

Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Kentucky racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. This marks the first such agreement between a Kentucky racetrack and EquiLottery.
One charged with murder after Spencer Co. shooting
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One charged with murder after Spencer Co. shooting

Kentucky State Police say a Taylorsville woman has been charged with murder after a shooting in Spencer County on Sunday that killed a man.
Mother who lost child to heroin overdose talks to high school students
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Mother who lost child to heroin overdose talks to high school students

A Madison County mother who lost her son to a heroin overdose spoke to 500 students at Shelden Clark High School in Inez.
Jefferson County superintendent to resign July 1
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Jefferson County superintendent to resign July 1

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Dr. Donna Hargens is stepping down from her role as the Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent. Media outlets report that on Thursday evening, the Jefferson County Board of Education struck an agreement with Hargens that calls for her to leave her post July 1. Hargens will continue to receive her $276,000 […]
Woman charged with manslaughter in infant’s death
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Woman charged with manslaughter in infant’s death

A Kentucky woman has been charged with manslaughter in connection to the death of a baby.
Bardstown City Council fires mayor
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Bardstown City Council fires mayor

The Bardstown City Council has voted to fire the city's mayor.
Bird flu surveillance zones lifted in western Kentucky
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Bird flu surveillance zones lifted in western Kentucky

The state veterinarian in Kentucky has lifted avian influenza surveillance zones surrounding two Christian County farms following negative test results from the poultry operations.
Lawyer: Dragged passenger ‘poster child’ for airline abuses
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Lawyer: Dragged passenger ‘poster child’ for airline abuses

A lawyer for a man who suffered a concussion and lost two teeth when he was dragged off a United Express flight hopes the 69-year-old becomes "a poster child" for the mistreatment passengers suffer at the hands of the airline industry.
Officer indicted in sex abuse case fired from LMPD
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Officer indicted in sex abuse case fired from LMPD

A Louisville police officer has been fired after he and another officer were indicted on sexual abuse charges related to a scandal in the department's Youth Explorer program.
KSP:  Former Water District employee arrested on theft charges
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KSP: Former Water District employee arrested on theft charges

State Police arrested a former Crittenden-Livingston County Water District employee on theft charges related to customer payments.
Traffic stop leads to arrest of Clay man on drug charges
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Traffic stop leads to arrest of Clay man on drug charges

State Police say a traffic stop led to the arrest of a Clay man on multiple narcotic charges.
Courts administrative arm investigated for vehicle auctions
2 weeks ago
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Courts administrative arm investigated for vehicle auctions

The Administrative Office of the Courts says it is being investigated for possible irregularities with its employee-only auctions of surplus vehicles.
Chicago aldermen rip airport, United officials
2 weeks ago
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Chicago aldermen rip airport, United officials

A Chicago alderman says city-employed airport security officers "should not be doing the dirty work for the friendly skies airline."
Kentucky burning commercially grown hemp with too much THC
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Kentucky burning commercially grown hemp with too much THC

Kentucky agriculture officials say they're burning a fraction of the hemp crop being grown in the state for commercial purposes because it contains a higher level of a psychoactive compound than is legally allowed.
Kentucky mom charged in infant son’s death
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Kentucky mom charged in infant son’s death

Police have charged a Kentucky woman with murder in the death of her infant son.
Man charged for killing soldiers pleads ‘not guilty’
2 weeks ago
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Man charged for killing soldiers pleads ‘not guilty’

A man charged with killing two Fort Campbell soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
Volunteer organizations to help with storm cleanup
2 weeks ago
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Volunteer organizations to help with storm cleanup

Volunteer organizations will help with storm debris cleanup in western Kentucky.
United to pay compensation to plane passengers
2 weeks ago
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United to pay compensation to plane passengers

United says passengers on United Express Flight 3411 are getting compensation equal to the cost of their tickets.
Louisville officer, ex-officer indicted in Explorer case
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Louisville officer, ex-officer indicted in Explorer case

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a Louisville police officer and a former officer in an investigation of the department's Youth Explorer program.
‘Punisher’ decal appears on police cars, drawing complaints
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‘Punisher’ decal appears on police cars, drawing complaints

Police in New York have put decals referencing Marvel's Punisher character on their vehicles, drawing complaints from some residents.
The Latest: United to pay compensation to plane passengers
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The Latest: United to pay compensation to plane passengers

United says passengers on United Express Flight 3411 are getting compensation equal to the cost of their tickets.
Sanders: Trump will be a one-term president
2 weeks ago
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Sanders: Trump will be a one-term president

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is predicting that President Donald Trump will be a one-term president.
Tax filing tips as deadline approaches
2 weeks ago
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Tax filing tips as deadline approaches

Emancipation Day will delay the tax filing deadline for Americans again this year. Tax Day 2017 is Tuesday, April 18.
Harry Connick Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby
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Harry Connick Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer Harry Connick Jr. will sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby next month. The jazzman, actor and former “American Idol” judge will perform the anthem in the Derby Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs on May 6. His performance before more than 160,000 fans will be […]
Bevin vetoes 1 bill, part of another after lawmakers adjourn
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Bevin vetoes 1 bill, part of another after lawmakers adjourn

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed bills that would have created a board to regulate the recreational therapy industry and scheduled how to pay for a veterans' nursing home in Bowling Green.
Bevin changes plan for free 2-year degrees
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Bevin changes plan for free 2-year degrees

A scholarship program that would have provided free community college for all new high school graduates in Kentucky has been trimmed back to pay for only specialized work certificate programs.
UPDATE:  Senators want answers from United, Chicago
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UPDATE: Senators want answers from United, Chicago

Leaders of a key Senate committee have asked United Airlines and Chicago airport authorities to explain what led to Sunday night's forced removal of a man from a United Express flight.
Lawsuit unsealed alleging 2 Louisville officers abused youth
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Lawsuit unsealed alleging 2 Louisville officers abused youth

A judge has unsealed a lawsuit alleging two Louisville Metro Police officers sexually abused a former member of the department's Youth Explorer program when he was a teen.
Attorney: United passenger treated in Chicago
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Attorney: United passenger treated in Chicago

The man dragged from a full United Airlines flight is a Kentucky physician who was convicted more than a decade ago of felony charges involving his prescribing of drugs.
Jailer: 8 female inmates overdose after snorting heroin
2 weeks ago
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Jailer: 8 female inmates overdose after snorting heroin

Authorities say 8 female inmates were taken to the hospital after overdosing on heroin at a Kentucky jail.
Norton, UofL partner to form pediatric cancer institute
2 weeks ago
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Norton, UofL partner to form pediatric cancer institute

Norton Healthcare and the University of Louisville say they have partnered to form the Norton Children's Cancer Institute.
Community groups sought to host Kentucky Proud dinners
2 weeks ago
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Community groups sought to host Kentucky Proud dinners

Kentucky agriculture officials say community organizations are being invited to apply to host Kentucky Proud dinners that showcase local food products.
Chicago, United lambasted over man dragged off plane
2 weeks ago
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Chicago, United lambasted over man dragged off plane

Several minutes after a passenger recorded a video watched around the world that showed security officers dragging another passenger off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, a smaller snippet of video showed an even more troubling scene.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet sued after state worker finds feces in chair
2 weeks ago
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet sued after state worker finds feces in chair

A state worker has sued the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, alleging sex discrimination and claiming that someone defecated in her office and urinated on her chair.
Kentucky likely to have small budget deficit, officials say
2 weeks ago
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Kentucky likely to have small budget deficit, officials say

State officials say Kentucky is likely to have a small budget shortfall when the fiscal year ends June 30.
Judge signs order to keep last Kentucky abortion clinic open
2 weeks ago
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Judge signs order to keep last Kentucky abortion clinic open

A judge has signed an order to keep Kentucky's last abortion clinic open until a lawsuit aimed at preventing its closure is resolved.
Congregation faces excommunication over gay marriage views
2 weeks ago
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Congregation faces excommunication over gay marriage views

A Presbyterian congregation is facing excommunication and has been asked to vacate its church after a divergence with the national church on same-sex marriage.
UPDATE: Officer who dragged man off jet placed on leave
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UPDATE: Officer who dragged man off jet placed on leave

The CEO of United Airlines' parent company says the airline is conducting its own investigation after police dragged a passenger from an overbooked United plane after he refused to give up his seat.
Longtime prosecutor appointed circuit judge in Kentucky
2 weeks ago
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Longtime prosecutor appointed circuit judge in Kentucky

A longtime prosecutor in western Kentucky has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as a circuit judge in a four-county circuit.
80-year-old woman dies in Kentucky house fire
2 weeks ago
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80-year-old woman dies in Kentucky house fire

Police are investigating a house fire that left an 80-year-old woman dead.
UofL plans Women in Leadership forum
2 weeks ago
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UofL plans Women in Leadership forum

The University of Louisville College of Business plans to host its first Women in Leadership forum.
University of Louisville scholarship to honor slain student
2 weeks ago
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University of Louisville scholarship to honor slain student

The University of Louisville is setting up a scholarship fund to honor a student who was fatally shot at a concert.
2 killed when car veers into Kentucky creek
2 weeks ago
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2 killed when car veers into Kentucky creek

Police in northern Kentucky say slick road conditions following heavy rains may have led to a crash that killed a teenager and his grandmother.
University of Cincinnati arena decision sparks gender debate
2 weeks ago
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University of Cincinnati arena decision sparks gender debate

Critics are pointing to the differences between the facilities the University of Cincinnati basketball teams will play in next season.
Inmate dies while in custody
2 weeks ago
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Inmate dies while in custody

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police are investigating after an inmate was found dead while in custody at the Daviess County Detention Center. KSP says 39-year-old James Lester from Owensboro died on arrival at the hospital there, just hours after he landed in the detention center. Lester was taken to jail Sunday for a public intoxication arrest. […]
Working condition survey gets strong response from educators
2 weeks ago
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Working condition survey gets strong response from educators

An education survey aimed at assessing working conditions has gotten an overwhelming response in Kentucky.
Sen. McConnell releases statement on military response in Syria
2 weeks ago
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Sen. McConnell releases statement on military response in Syria

On Friday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Donald Trump's decision to take military action in Syria.
Private group willing to finance VA hospital construction
2 weeks ago
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Private group willing to finance VA hospital construction

The town of Radcliff is exploring a new public-private partnership to expedite building a long-stalled regional VA Medical Center for potentially 80 percent less than the estimated cost.
Florence man charged with assault after fabricating robbery story
2 weeks ago
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Florence man charged with assault after fabricating robbery story

Police in Florence say a man has been charged with domestic violence after reportedly making up a robbery story to explain injuries his wife received.
Agreement means Kentucky abortion clinic won’t close for now
2 weeks ago
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Agreement means Kentucky abortion clinic won’t close for now

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has dropped its efforts to shut down Kentucky's last abortion clinic pending the outcome of a federal lawsuit aimed at preventing its closure.
KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics
2 weeks ago
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KFC to stop using chickens raised with human antibiotics

KFC says it plans to stop serving chicken given antibiotics important to human health.
Kentucky man pleads guilty in kickback scheme
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky man pleads guilty in kickback scheme

A retired western Kentucky jailer has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme stemming from a $3.3 million jail expansion.
FPD:  Couple charged with reporting robbery that never happened
3 weeks ago
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FPD: Couple charged with reporting robbery that never happened

A Florence couple has been charged with reporting a robbery that police say never happened.
EPA honors three Kentucky-based organizations
3 weeks ago
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EPA honors three Kentucky-based organizations

The Federal EPA is honoring a Lexington-based company and an association in Frankfort for a commitment to saving energy, money and protecting the environment
Solar panels to help power Kentucky Coal Museum
3 weeks ago
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Solar panels to help power Kentucky Coal Museum

The Kentucky Coal Museum is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city's largest electric customers.
Applications accepted for ‘Farm to Fork’ program
3 weeks ago
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Applications accepted for ‘Farm to Fork’ program

Community organizations are invited to apply to host Kentucky Proud dinners now through the fall of 2017.
Overhaul at School for the Blind turns complaints to praise
3 weeks ago
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Overhaul at School for the Blind turns complaints to praise

Parents say that new administration at the Kentucky School of the Blind has transformed the state institution for the better.
Kentucky Supreme Court to hear civil arguments April 19-20
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky Supreme Court to hear civil arguments April 19-20

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments this month over whether a jail can sue a county for costs associated with housing inmates.
Training to focus on backlog of sexual assault evidence kits
3 weeks ago
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Training to focus on backlog of sexual assault evidence kits

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office says training sessions planned this month will focus on the backlog of sexual assault forensic evidence kits.
Hail, strong winds accompany storm across Kentucky
3 weeks ago
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Hail, strong winds accompany storm across Kentucky

Kentucky has been pounded by hail as strong winds accompany a storm across the state.
Man known as Godfather of Grass back in US; pot charges loom
3 weeks ago
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Man known as Godfather of Grass back in US; pot charges loom

A man known as the Godfather of Grass has been deported from Canada and will be held in a Vermont prison pending his return to Kentucky to face federal marijuana charges.
Man indicted in Louisville police officer’s death
3 weeks ago
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Man indicted in Louisville police officer’s death

A grand jury in Louisville has indicted a man on murder and other charges in the death of a police officer during a vehicle chase last week.
KY man drowns after trying to rescue daughter in Gulf of Mexico
3 weeks ago
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KY man drowns after trying to rescue daughter in Gulf of Mexico

A Kentucky man has drowned after trying to rescue his daughter in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Alabama.
Lawyer: Judge orders damages in massive disability scheme
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Lawyer: Judge orders damages in massive disability scheme

A lawyer for two whistleblowers says a judge has ruled that a Kentucky attorney should pay about $31 million in damages and penalties as part of the fallout from a scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.
KY man injured in personal watercraft crash with mother
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KY man injured in personal watercraft crash with mother

Official say a Kentucky man vacationing in the Florida Panhandle was injured when he and his mother crashed their personal watercrafts into each other.
FDA suspends Kentucky facility linked to E. coli outbreak
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FDA suspends Kentucky facility linked to E. coli outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration has suspended a Kentucky facility after it was linked to an E. coli outbreak involving a peanut better substitute.
Prosecutors appeal dismissal of doctor’s fraud conviction
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Prosecutors appeal dismissal of doctor’s fraud conviction

Prosecutors are appealing the reversal of a Kentucky doctor's health care fraud conviction.
Judge denies Trump’s free speech defense in protester case
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Judge denies Trump’s free speech defense in protester case

A federal judge has rejected President Donald Trump's free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters during his campaign.
Churchill Downs unveils $16M renovation
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Churchill Downs unveils $16M renovation

Churchill Downs is unveiling its $16 million dollar renovation.
Funeral held for Officer Nick Rodman
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Funeral held for Officer Nick Rodman

Thousands came to bid a final farewell to a fallen Louisville police officer on Tuesday.
Danco takes over Bluegrass Music Center work
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Danco takes over Bluegrass Music Center work

An Evansville, Indiana, construction company has been replaced as the general contractor for the International Bluegrass Music Center in Owensboro.
Sen. McConnell names new chief of staff
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Sen. McConnell names new chief of staff

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has named a new chief of staff in his Senate office.
McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster
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McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has the votes to bust a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as a showdown nears that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations.
Police: Rafferty’s manager stabbed by a non-paying customer
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Police: Rafferty’s manager stabbed by a non-paying customer

A customer at a Louisville restaurant has been arrested after authorities say he stabbed the manager during an argument over a bill.
KSP: Former teacher accused of relationship with 17-year-old student
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KSP: Former teacher accused of relationship with 17-year-old student

Kentucky State Police say a former teacher at Carlisle County Middle/High School has been arrested, accused of carrying on a months-long relationship with a 17-year-old minor.
Man arrested in KY convicted of 1st-degree murder in ex-girlfriend’s death
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Man arrested in KY convicted of 1st-degree murder in ex-girlfriend’s death

A western Pennsylvania jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the rape and slaying of his ex-girlfriend last year.
UPDATE: Kentucky sheriff accused of stealing painkillers resigns
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UPDATE: Kentucky sheriff accused of stealing painkillers resigns

A Kentucky sheriff has resigned after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the theft of painkillers from a terminally ill cancer patient.
FBI investigates Louisville PD’s Youth Explorer program
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FBI investigates Louisville PD’s Youth Explorer program

The FBI has launched a criminal investigation of allegations that Louisville Metro Police officers sexually abused a member of the department's Youth Explorer program.
Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country
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Support surges for smoking ban in tobacco country

More than seven in 10 people in one of the nation's largest tobacco-producing states support a statewide smoking ban for most public places.
Transportation cabinet says FBI is investigating contractors
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Transportation cabinet says FBI is investigating contractors

The FBI is investigating contractors who have worked with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Kentucky girl visiting Florida beach is bitten by shark
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Kentucky girl visiting Florida beach is bitten by shark

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a teenager from Kentucky was bitten by shark in the waters off Florida’s Panhandle. The Northwest Florida Daily News reports the 17-year-old girl was bitten Sunday afternoon. Authorities said the girl from Louisville, Kentucky, was visiting Destin with her high school softball team. Sgt. Jason Fulghum of the Okaloosa […]
Rabbit Hash General Store open again after devastating fire
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Rabbit Hash General Store open again after devastating fire

The landmark Rabbit Hash General Store is now open once again.
Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic
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Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic

A federal judge has halted the impending shutdown of the only clinic in Kentucky that performs abortions.
Funeral arrangements announced for Louisville officer
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Funeral arrangements announced for Louisville officer

The details for visitation, memorial and funeral arrangements for Officer Nick Rodman, of Louisville, have been released.
Kentucky drivers warned of travel impacts in Georgia
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Kentucky drivers warned of travel impacts in Georgia

With Fayette County and several other school districts observing spring break next week, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) alerts motorists of closures on I-85 near the Piedmont Road roadway in Atlanta, Georgia.
Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic
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Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic

A federal judge has halted the impending shutdown of the only clinic in Kentucky that performs abortions.
GOP hails ‘successful’ session as lawsuits loom
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GOP hails ‘successful’ session as lawsuits loom

Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up the 2017 legislative session, with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin declaring it "the most successful legislative session in history."
Johnson Co. man arrested on child sexual exploitation offenses
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Johnson Co. man arrested on child sexual exploitation offenses

Kentucky State Police with the Electronic Crime Branch say they have arrested 66-year-old Joe S. Fyffe on charges related to distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor.
Candy maker expanding in northern Kentucky, adding 70 jobs
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Candy maker expanding in northern Kentucky, adding 70 jobs

The company that makes Airheads, Mentos and other candies is expanding its factory in northern Kentucky.
Son sentenced to 10 years for stabbing father at church
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Son sentenced to 10 years for stabbing father at church

A Kentucky man who told police he was "moved by the message" before stabbing his father at a church service has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Bill targeting attorney general fails to pass
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Bill targeting attorney general fails to pass

Republican lawmakers failed to strip some powers from Kentucky's Democratic attorney general on the final day of the legislative session.
Lawmakers wrap up 2017 session with late night voting
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Lawmakers wrap up 2017 session with late night voting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- It was a busy day at the capitol as lawmakers worked well into the evening voting on dozens of bills during the last hours of the 2017 session.
UPDATE:  Bill revamping black lung system passes
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UPDATE: Bill revamping black lung system passes

Kentucky lawmakers have completed quick work on a bill sought by the Senate's top leader to reduce the coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.
Lawmakers OK $15 million for mystery project
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Lawmakers OK $15 million for mystery project

State lawmakers have agreed to let Gov. Matt Bevin borrow up to $15 million to convince a company to bring up to 500 full-time jobs to struggling eastern Kentucky.
Senate OKs bill targeting attorney general
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Senate OKs bill targeting attorney general

The state Senate has approved a bill that would let the governor, not the attorney general, be the voice of the state when filing amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.
2nd turkey in 2 days flies into windshield in Indiana
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2nd turkey in 2 days flies into windshield in Indiana

For the second time in two days, a wild turkey has flown into a motor vehicle's windshield in Indiana.
Senate OKs bill limiting some painkiller prescriptions
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Senate OKs bill limiting some painkiller prescriptions

Kentuckians would be limited to a three-day supply of powerful prescription painkillers in most cases under a bill that has cleared the state Senate on the final day of the legislative session.
Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts
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Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts

Defying President Donald Trump on the Republican Party's promise to repeal and replace Obamacare sounds like political suicide, especially in the congressional districts Trump won handily.
One arrested after shots fired in Marshall Co.
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One arrested after shots fired in Marshall Co.

Kentucky State Police say a man is behind bars, accused of firing a fun at a Department of Community Based Services Worker.
Kentucky man committed under Illinois sex-violence law
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Kentucky man committed under Illinois sex-violence law

Jurors have found that a 50-year-old Kentucky man could be committed under Illinois law because he's likely to sexually assault someone again in the future.
After multiple-county crime spree, police kill 2 in Kentucky
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After multiple-county crime spree, police kill 2 in Kentucky

Authorities in Kentucky say that two people killed by officers after allegedly stabbing an elderly widower to death were already on the run from the law for stealing a gun and a truck in another county.
Blaine man arrested on child abuse charges
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Blaine man arrested on child abuse charges

Kentucky State Police say a man has been arrested after receiving a report on Wednesday of physical abuse to a 4-year-old child.
Bill revamping black lung system makes headway
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Bill revamping black lung system makes headway

The Kentucky Senate's top leader has presented a last-minute plan to reduce the beleaguered coal industry's costs to cover claims by workers suffering from black lung disease.
UPDATE: Prosecutor has no compassion for ‘Angel of Death’ serial killer
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UPDATE: Prosecutor has no compassion for ‘Angel of Death’ serial killer

Ohio authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s has died after being attacked in his cell.
UPDATE: Remains found in Lewis Co. identified as missing Vanceburg man
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UPDATE: Remains found in Lewis Co. identified as missing Vanceburg man

A report from the Ledger Independent says that human remains found at the Lewis/Carter County line have been identified as 28-year-old Justin Johnson, who had been missing since March 23.
GOP legislature targeting Democratic attorney general
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GOP legislature targeting Democratic attorney general

Kentucky's Republican lawmakers are threatening to restrict the powers of its Democratic Attorney General on the last day of the legislative session.
Kentucky park campgrounds opening this week
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Kentucky park campgrounds opening this week

The Kentucky Parks Department says state park campgrounds will be open Friday, and some promotional offers are being extended.
Bible literacy bill headed to governor’s desk
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Bible literacy bill headed to governor’s desk

A bill that would require the state Board of Education to develop guidelines for Bible literacy courses is on its way to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's desk.
Sports concussion protocol bill sent to governor
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Sports concussion protocol bill sent to governor

The Kentucky Senate has given final approval to a bill dealing with student athlete safety.
Lawmakers override veto of mental health bill
4 weeks ago
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Lawmakers override veto of mental health bill

A bill that would allow judges to order people with mental illnesses into outpatient treatment will become law despite a veto by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
Last Kentucky abortion clinic files lawsuit to stay open
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Last Kentucky abortion clinic files lawsuit to stay open

Kentucky's only remaining clinic that performs abortions is challenging a state order that would shut it down.
Lawsuit: Sword blade flew from handle, pierced teen’s head
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Lawsuit: Sword blade flew from handle, pierced teen’s head

The parents of a Kentucky teenager sue a company claiming it sold a defective sword that injured their child.
Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase
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Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase

Officials say a Louisville police officer has died from injuries he sustained in a crash during a high-speed chase.
Lawmakers wrap up work on education bill
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Lawmakers wrap up work on education bill

Kentucky lawmakers have wrapped up work on an education bill that would gradually repeal Common Core standards and give school districts more control in how to turn around low-performing schools.
Lawmakers pass criminal justice bill
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Lawmakers pass criminal justice bill

Kentucky lawmakers have given final passage to a bill aimed at helping people overcome their criminal pasts to get occupational licenses they might need to start new careers.
House votes to override 2 of Bevin’s vetoes
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House votes to override 2 of Bevin’s vetoes

House lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to override Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of two bills regulating drones and deciding who gets to spend up to $100 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen.
Kentucky lawmakers begin 2-day wrap-up session
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Kentucky lawmakers begin 2-day wrap-up session

Kentucky lawmakers have stacks of bills to consider as they start a two-day wrapup session that will put the finishing touches on an agenda dominated by Republicans.
AP source: Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss
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AP source: Ref target of death threats after Kentucky loss

Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he's received death threats after Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final.
AG, KY Council of Churches team up to stop child abuse, senior scams
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AG, KY Council of Churches team up to stop child abuse, senior scams

On Wednesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Council of Churches announced a statewide partnership to prevent child abuse and scams targeting seniors.
Legislation to aid deaf, hard of hearing becomes law
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Legislation to aid deaf, hard of hearing becomes law

A bill to help police and Kentuckians who are deaf or hard of hearing communicate more effectively is now law.
New York Man o’ War exhibit honors racing legend born a century ago
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New York Man o’ War exhibit honors racing legend born a century ago

A new exhibit on Man o' War is opening across the street from the New York racetrack where the thoroughbred racing legend suffered his only defeat.
Louisville officer in serious condition after crash during pursuit
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Louisville officer in serious condition after crash during pursuit

A crash during a pursuit has left a Louisville officer in serious condition.
Video shows shoplifting suspect hit loss prevention officer with car
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Video shows shoplifting suspect hit loss prevention officer with car

A dramatic video of a shoplifting suspect hitting a loss prevention officer while driving away from the Erlanger Home Depot is gaining nationwide attention.
Louisville police: 2 dead in shooting involving 2 officers
4 weeks ago
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Louisville police: 2 dead in shooting involving 2 officers

Police say two people were killed in a shooting involving two officers in a Louisville suburb.
UPDATE:  Creek the next focus in search for missing Vanceburg man
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UPDATE: Creek the next focus in search for missing Vanceburg man

Family members and volunteers are scheduled to search a creek in Lewis County on Wednesday for a Vanceburg man whose been missing since March 23, 2017.
Bevin vetoes 3 bills passed by GOP-controlled legislature
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Bevin vetoes 3 bills passed by GOP-controlled legislature

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed three bills and a portion of a fourth bill passed by the new GOP-controlled legislature.
City’s lawsuit seeks to block law targeting plastic bag ban
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City’s lawsuit seeks to block law targeting plastic bag ban

Louisville's waste management district is suing over a new state law that changes how garbage and recycling are regulated across the city and Jefferson County.
Snake roads? Kentucky governor’s veto puzzles locals
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Snake roads? Kentucky governor’s veto puzzles locals

Kentucky's Republican governor apparently prefers rattlesnakes to copperheads.
High school teacher facing sex charges involving student
4 weeks ago
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High school teacher facing sex charges involving student

Authorities say a Boyd County High School teacher is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female student.
Children’s Law Center names new executive director
4 weeks ago
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Children’s Law Center names new executive director

The Children's Law Center has named a new executive director of the nonprofit organization.
UPDATE:  Case of missing Vanceburg man called “criminal”
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UPDATE: Case of missing Vanceburg man called “criminal”

The case of a missing Vanceburg man is now being called "criminal" and has been turned over the Lewis County sheriff, according to Lewis County Emergency Management.
Ruling says lawsuit can continue against police detective
4 weeks ago
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Ruling says lawsuit can continue against police detective

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a woman exonerated of a murder after serving eight years in prison can continue with a lawsuit that accuses a Kentucky State Police detective of malicious prosecution.
Suspicious packages close some Kentucky court buildings
4 weeks ago
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Suspicious packages close some Kentucky court buildings

Officials say some public buildings in southwestern Kentucky have been blocked off after suspicious packages were found at a county courthouse and two justice centers that house courtrooms and judicial offices.
Land Between the Lakes plans prescribed burn this week
4 weeks ago
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Land Between the Lakes plans prescribed burn this week

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is planning a prescribed burn in the Franklin Creek area this week, weather permitting.
Kentucky power plant to stop burning coal by 2023
4 weeks ago
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Kentucky power plant to stop burning coal by 2023

An electric utility in Owensboro will stop burning coal at its only power plant, which dates back to the 1960s.
KSP investigates after man reportedly stabbed, robbed
4 weeks ago
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KSP investigates after man reportedly stabbed, robbed

Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man reported that he had been assaulted by three strangers early Saturday morning.
Louisville police officer convicted and fined
4 weeks ago
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Louisville police officer convicted and fined

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Louisville police officer has been convicted of a misconduct charge and fined $250 after an altercation with a motorist who crashed into the off-duty officer’s personal vehicle. Media outlets report a jury opted to fine Louisville Metro Police officer Zechariah Aubrey instead of imposing a jail sentence after finding him […]
Driver killed in fiery crash
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Driver killed in fiery crash

COLUMBIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – A person is killed in an early morning collision in Adair County. According to Kentucky State Police, the crash happened just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning at Ky 55 and Ky 551. They say a truck heading north struck a guardrail, and then that vehicle caught fire. Authorities report that […]
The search continues for a missing Vanceburg man
4 weeks ago
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The search continues for a missing Vanceburg man

VANCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)- Search teams, including units from the Kentucky Search Dog Association, continue looking for a missing Vanceburg man. According to the Lewis County Sheriff, Justin Johnson, 28, was last seen around 8:00 Thursday night at his home on Town Branch. His office was contacted Friday by concerned family members when Johnson did not return […]
Louisville’s Mayor announces plan to run for third term
4 weeks ago
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Louisville’s Mayor announces plan to run for third term

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Louisville’s Mayer has announced he plans to seek a third term in 2018. Democrat Greg Fischer says his administration has accomplished “Great things” for Louisville, but there’s more to be done. Fischer is a 59-year-old businessman who was first elected mayor in 2010. He has promoted the roughly $9 billion in construction projects […]
McConnell: Health care plan can’t be revived
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McConnell: Health care plan can’t be revived

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is offering little hope that a failed Republican health-care bill can be revived anytime soon.
Woman pleads guilty in death of baby found in trash
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Woman pleads guilty in death of baby found in trash

A Bullitt County woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of her newborn daughter in a department store bathroom.
KSP investigates new leads in 1984 death of deputy
1 month ago
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KSP investigates new leads in 1984 death of deputy

Kentucky State Police say they've developed new leads in the past week in the death of a deputy on September 9, 1984, and are asking for help from the public in investigating them.
UPDATE: Navy SEAL loses rank, gets jail time for assaulting ex
1 month ago
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UPDATE: Navy SEAL loses rank, gets jail time for assaulting ex

A Navy SEAL has been sentenced to 89 days confinement for assaulting a female sailor he used to date.