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Refugee says she was held in servitude
A Congolese refugee living in Lexington says in a federal lawsuit that she was held in servitude by another Congolese refugee.
Retiring U of L official getting big settlement
The University of Louisville is paying a large settlement to a retiring high-ranking official.
Midway waiving fees for Mid-Continent transfers
Midway College is waiving admission application fees and offering other resources for students who want to transfer from Mid-Continent University.
Taxes, minimum wage top issues in November
Kentucky's 2014 elections will be more than just Democrats vs. Republicans: It will be the minimum wage vs. taxes.
Ky. academic standards to get review
Kentucky residents will get a chance to review state academic standards later this year and suggest changes.
First lady, Jill Biden to visit Fort Campbell
First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to visit Fort Campbell next week to speak with soldiers and their families at a jobs and career fair.
Ky. speaker: Hacker tweeted anti-McConnell remarks
Kentucky's House speaker says someone hacked his Twitter account to post inflammatory comments about U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau
A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.
Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions
After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead.
Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide
The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.
Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month
More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
Child dies after being hit by car; driver flees
Metro Louisville Police say they have charged a man in a hit-and-run crash that killed a young boy.
Bridge reopens to traffic between Milton, Madison
Traffic is crossing the Ohio River between Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., again, thanks to the reopening of the U.S. 421 bridge a week after the span was slid into place from temporary supports.
Polo match on waterfront will close bourbon event
A spring event that includes tours of Kentucky's bourbon distilleries will close with a polo tournament on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville.
Berea picked for Livable Communities competition
Berea is one of four Appalachian communities chosen for a program to help promote economic development, preserve rural lands and increase access to locally grown food.
Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities
Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers.
Louisville extends deal with adidas
Louisville has extended its longtime partnership with sportswear maker adidas, which will continue outfitting its 23 athletic programs and include additional uniforms for the Cardinals' football team.
Ex-AD pleads guilty to stealing from Ky. college
A former Northern Kentucky University athletic director has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from the school.
Ill, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows
Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
Court: Religious jobs exempt from some labor laws
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that religious institutions may hire and fire people from strictly religious jobs as they see fit but could face legal action if an employment contract is involved.
Ky court disbars attorney serving probation
The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Lexington attorney who is serving probation for theft of his clients' money.
Ky court reverses conviction in arson, death case
The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of taking part in the shooting death and burning of a man as part of a robbery.
Fire marshal investigating fatal cabin blaze
The state fire marshal's office has taken over the investigation of a fatal blaze at a rental cabin in Sevierville.
Ky. food charity recovers from scandal
Leaders at Kentucky Harvest say the organization is going strong more than a year after its founder was charged with taking money from a separate charity.
Kentucky jury convicts ex-priest in sodomy case
A jury has convicted a former Catholic priest of three counts of sodomy in a case stemming from the 1970s.
New Pikeville office to help entrepreneurs
A new office is opening in Pikeville to help startup companies in Appalachia.
New plant creating 155 jobs in Russell County
An automotive industry plant opening in south-central Kentucky will create 155 full-time jobs.
Ward becomes chairman of international group
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's executive director has assumed the chairmanship of an international industry group.
Earth Day being celebrated at Kentucky Dam Village
Events are planned next week in western Kentucky for the annual Earth Day celebration.
Losers of the 2014 General Assembly
These bills failed to pass during the Kentucky General Assembly session that ended Tuesday.
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