2018 was second lowest number recorded in mining deaths

Mine death numbers are out from the federal government for 2018 and it was the second lowest number ever recorded.
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Fetal heartbeat: New abortion-related fight in Kentucky

Already mired in three lawsuits over abortion restrictions, Kentucky lawmakers are ratcheting up the stakes with a new bill to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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Senate panel considers pair of election measures

Two election-related bills advanced out of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government today.

Police in Kentucky say armored truck driver fled with cash

Police in Kentucky say an armored truck driver fled with a "large amount" of cash taken from the truck while he was working.

Kentucky panel sets hearing for one-vote election challenge

Kentucky lawmakers have scheduled a hearing later this month to decide what to do about a former Republican lawmaker.

Kentucky lawmakers push bipartisan medical marijuana bill

A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he "smoked a joint" when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago.

Woman found covered in mud arrested on drug charges

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says they arrested a woman after finding her in a field, covered in mud, in possession of meth.
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10 Kentucky agribusinesses awarded grants for marketing

Ten Kentucky agribusinesses have been awarded grants to enhance farm-to-school marketing.
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Judge-Executive appointed in Nicholas County

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a new Judge executive in northeastern Kentucky.
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Poll: Wide majority of Kentuckians oppose reductions in medicaid coverage

A new poll shows that Kentucky voters by a 2 to 1 margin believe the state should leave Kentucky’s Medicaid program as it is, with no reduction in the number of people who are covered.
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Teen who unexpectedly gave birth admits to smothering infant

A teenager who unexpectedly gave birth has admitted to smothering her infant daughter in Louisville.

Representative who won by one vote is sworn-in

The Republican-controlled state legislature in Kentucky has seated a Democrat who won an election by a one-vote margin.

Teacher seen dragging student no longer teaches at school

A teacher at Wurtland Elementary School is seen dragging a 9-year-old boy by what appears to be his wrists in October.

Rocky Adkins raises more than $620,000 in first deadline for gubernatorial race

In less than two months, state Rep. Rocky Adkins raised $621,567 for his race for Kentucky governor.

Former McConnell lawyer to raise money for AG race

A former lawyer for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he intends to campaign for Kentucky attorney general.

Beshear says he has raised $1.16 million for governor’s race

Democrat Andy Beshear says he has raised more than $1.16 million for his campaign for governor.
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Kentucky legislature gavels in to begin 2019 session

The Kentucky legislature has gaveled in to begin a 2019 session that is expected to be dominated by pension changes and the race for governor.

Kentucky lawmaker challenging Bevin in GOP primary

Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth has offered a stinging rebuke of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in opening his campaign to challenge the incumbent in the spring primary.
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Kentucky governor asks TVA not to close coal-fired unit

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is asking the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise electricity plant.
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Election challenge likely to dominate lawmakers’ first day

A Republican challenge to an election decided by one vote will likely dominate the first day of the 2019 legislative session in Kentucky.

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