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Kentucky’s jobless rate rises slightly in June

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate increased slightly in June.

Police take down immigration protest camp in Louisville

Louisville police have taken down a downtown encampment set up by a group protesting federal immigration enforcement and family separations.

Dump truck crash worries neighbors, drivers

Dump truck drivers in Georgetown say they got a safety reminder Thursday after two trucks crashed outside a quarry. The crash left a line of other drivers stuck, waiting to get to work.

Rep. Nelson re-files nursing home minimum standards bill

Representative Rick Nelson is retiring from the Kentucky General Assembly after his term ends this year. But he isn’t leaving before making one last effort to improve nursing home standards in the state.

McLaughlin receives top teaching award from KEA

The Kentucky Education Association awarded Susan McLaughlin the KEA Award for Teaching Excellence, which came with a $1,000 prize and a commemorative apple.

Beshear announces more than 100 actions against scammers falsely claiming to help veterans, service...

Thursday, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Kentucky was part of a national law enforcement sweep that resulted in more than 100 actions against scammers who claimed to be collecting charitable donations for veterans and servicemembers.

Experts view youth violence as public health crisis

A legislative panel explored the issue of violence, mental health and guns among Kentucky’s youth during a recent gathering.
Kentucky Bourbon Tales

Whiskey summit planned in hopes of defusing trade conflicts

A top whiskey industry official in Kentucky says he's worried that global trade conflicts will escalate, with the state's bourbon producers caught in the crosshairs.

Health officials to give update on Hepatitis A outbreak

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Health officials plan to give updates Kentucky's Hepatitis A outbreak, including initiatives to slow it. A statement from the Louisville Metro...

Former state police officer to head Workplace Standards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Acting Kentucky Labor Secretary David A. Dickerson has appointed Dwayne Depp as the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards. Depp...

In President Trump, Sen. Rand Paul finds a like-minded ally

Sen. Rand Paul finds common ground with President Trump on resistance to U.S. intervention abroad.
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Comer gains seat on farm bill conference committee

A Kentucky congressman has been chosen to serve on the conference committee assigned to negotiate a final version of the federal farm bill.

Woman found dead at Barren River Lake State Park

Officials in Kentucky say a woman has been found dead at Barren River Lake State Park.

FCPS board votes on tax hike to fund school safety

Wednesday night, the Fayette County School Board is meeting to vote on a tax hike that would fund a school safety plan.

Experience pioneer life at Carter Caves State Resort Park

A weeklong event featuring pioneering life in Kentucky will be presented at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill July 23-29.

Federal program to help employers with tough hires

The Kentucky Career Center has a new plan to help employers hire hard-to-place applicants, such as those with substance abuse problems or a criminal record.

JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

DENVER (AP) - JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where...

Kentucky jail to get program for opioid-addicted inmates

Officials say opioid-addicted inmates at a Kentucky jail will soon have access to a medical treatment and comprehensive therapy program in partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
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Man accused of putting glass shards in cups pleads guilty

A Kentucky man accused of placing glass shards into shipments of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded guilty in federal court to tampering with consumer products.

Teacher found dead in pool in Pike Co.

A former Pike County teacher was found dead in a pool Sunday afternoon.

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