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Ky. coal miner dies at Bell County surface mine

The state Energy and Environment Cabinet says Douglas Slusher died Friday after being struck in the chest when a coupling failed on a hydro gun he was operating.

Trump declares ‘I get it,’ then briefly leaves hospital

In a video message to the nation late Sunday afternoon, Trump stated, “I get it,” before briefly leaving the hospital to salute from his motorcade supporters who had gathered outside.

NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report in The New York Times.

Authorities: Man requested money to shoot Louisville police

A Kentucky man who authorities accuse of requesting $30,000 to shoot police officers in Louisville in a social media video while he was brandishing a gun has been arrested.

President Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court

She would be the fifth woman to serve on the high court.

‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps comedy categories at Emmy Awards

The show won best comedy series and acting trophies for stars Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy.

Infectious disease specialist dies after 4-month COVID fight

Gov. Andy Beshear on Saturday urged people to follow her advice and “wear a mask in her honor.”

Kentucky Democrats outpacing GOP in absentee ballot requests

Kentucky Democrats have built a big lead over Republicans in requesting absentee ballots for the November election.

Thousands peacefully protest outside the Kentucky Derby

This year's Kentucky Derby is a surreal distillation of the crises facing the country in 2020.

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas back at work after battling COVID-19

Lucas wars people to take COVID seriously

Governor, AG lay out arguments in case over COVID rules

Gov. Andy Beshear and Attorney General Daniel Cameron have filed opposing brief ahead of an upcoming legal showdown focused on the governor’s COVID-19 emergency orders.

Ex-university president calls out McConnell on race issues

A former university president in Kentucky is taking issue with what he sees as Sen. Mitch McConnell's caution in addressing the nation's racial discord.

McConnell campaign hires student from viral DC encounter

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign has hired a Kentucky teenager known for his viral encounter with a Native American man at the Lincoln Memorial last year.

‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel movies, has died of cancer.

House passes bill to reverse changes blamed for mail delays

The House has approved legislation that would reverse recent changes in U.S. Postal Service operations.

Sen. Paul suggests cutting days for rural postal deliveries

Paul floated the idea of reducing mail delivery from six to five days weekly.

Amy McGrath calls for release of findings in Breonna Taylor death probe

Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath has jumped into the turmoil over Breonna Taylor's death in Kentucky.

Senate Republicans preparing $500B virus relief proposal

A Republican senator says Senate GOP leaders are preparing a slimmed-down virus relief package of roughly $500 billion.

Robert Trump, the president’s younger brother, dead at 71

President Donald Trump’s younger brother, Robert Trump, has died after being hospitalized in New York. He was 71.

General Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas recovering from COVID-19

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby winner, is recovering after recently testing positive for COVID-19.