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Murder case ends in drug plea after witness dies
Second arrest made in fatal eastern Ky. fire
Authorities have made a second arrest in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home that burned in eastern Kentucky.
Owensboro delays considering 'fairness ordinance'
Officials in Owensboro have decided to put off considering a gay rights ordinance for at least a year.
Water intake resumes after Ohio River oil spill
Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed pumping water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop intake of river water.
Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in
Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart.
Proposed deal for regional jail falls apart
A proposal for a regional jail in northeast Kentucky aimed at saving taxpayers money has fallen apart.
Ky. man sentenced to life without parole
A southern Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder, fetal homicide and other charges involving the stabbing death of a pregnant woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Education Department seeks student advisers
The Kentucky Department of Education is looking for six students to serve on an advisory council to provide feedback to Education Commissioner Terry Holliday this school year.
Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines
West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of reclamation violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky.
Corps: Waterway infrastructure improvements needed
An Army Corps of Engineers official says infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River watershed to allow inland waterways to better handle increased agriculture, oil and natural gas production and the effects of climate change.
New federal mining rule survives court challenge
New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups.
Groups try to stave off cuts at Fort Knox
Central Kentucky officials are in the final stages of a letter-writing campaign to oppose potential cuts at Fort Knox.
Edelen proposes overhauling airport board
Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has proposed overhauling the board that oversees the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.
No charges planned in deaths of dogs
A prosecutor says no criminal charges are warranted in the deaths of five dogs that died of heat stroke at a western Kentucky animal shelter.
5K gallons of fuel oil spill into Ohio River
An estimated 5,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River about 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
Renovations at Southern seminary complete
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is having a ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled facility that houses its undergraduate school.
CEO of bankrupt oil company set for sentencing
The CEO of a bankrupt southern Kentucky oil company is set to be sentenced after pleading guilty to scamming investors into giving him money for three oil partnerships in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Northwestern State has 9 president finalists
The University of Louisiana system says consultants have recommended nine candidates for president of Northwestern State University.
TV ads heating up in Kentucky's US Senate race
The air war in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race is heating up.
Human trafficking series explores Kentucky issues
A new online video series is designed to increase awareness of human trafficking in Kentucky.
McConnell, Grimes set to appear together on KET
Kentucky Educational Television says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, have both accepted the network's offer to appear at a candidate forum in October.
United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected
United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts has been re-elected to a new five-year term.
Eastern Kentucky man arrested in 3 deaths, robbery
An eastern Kentucky man remains in jail charged with murder in the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home that burned.
Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar
Dollar General isn't about to be left out in the cold. The discounter is starting a bidding war for Family Dollar with an approximately $8.95 billion offer as it attempts to trump a Dollar Tree bid.
Civil War collection to be sold at auction
James Carlos "Cotton" Reynolds began collecting Civil War artifacts from a very early age as he scoured the fields surrounding his Perryville home.
Timber sale proposed for Daniel Boone forest
The National Forest Service has proposed allowing more commercial logging in the Daniel Boone National Forest than it has in over a decade.
Land Between The Lakes holding homecoming
One-time residents from the Tennessee portion of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area are being welcomed back in a homecoming ceremony.
Fort Campbell hosting companies actively hiring
Fort Campbell Army Career and Alumni Program is hosting several employers that are actively hiring on Aug. 20.
Young adults win Ali Humanitarian Awards
Six young adults from around the world have been named winners of Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards.
Kentucky laws become national models
A national gathering of state legislators has included six Kentucky laws in its list of suggested legislation for the rest of the nation.
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