Greg Stumbo

Stumbo to push for local-option sales tax proposal

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is putting his political clout behind a proposal to allow local governments to temporarily raise taxes to help pay for big construction projects.
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Ky. company awarded contract for W.Va. expressway project

A Kentucky company has won a contract to build a section of the Coalfields Expressway in southern West Virginia.

Judge denies shock probation for priest

A judge has denied shock probation for a priest serving a 15-year-prison sentence for sexually abusing a teenage boy in the 1970s.
Shila Raley

Step-grandmother arrested in girl’s death

A grand jury has indicted a central Kentucky woman on a murder charge in the death of her step-granddaughter.
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Lexington woman showcasing challenged artisans

A Lexington woman is taking items made by people around the world who have lived through abuse, conflict, disease and other challenges and making them available in an online retail business she founded.
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Warren County set to pass local right-to-work law

Warren County could become the first local government in the country to pass a law making it illegal for companies to require its employees to join a labor union.
Kentucky State Police Cram the Cruiser 2011

KSP collects 232,011 pounds of food statewide

A holiday-season food drive by Kentucky State Police has brought in 232,011 pounds of food statewide.
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Louisville raises minimum wage, 1st in Kentucky

The Louisville council has voted to raise the minimum wage, becoming the first city in Kentucky to do so.
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Conway calls for stiffer heroin penalties

Kentucky's top prosecutor joined other law enforcement officials on Thursday to call for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims.
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Kentucky unemployment rate drops to 6-year low

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in November, the lowest rate in more than six years.

Health insurer receives $65 million federal loan

A Kentucky nonprofit that is one of the largest insurance providers on the state's health exchange received a $65 million federal loan last month to keep it afloat just days before the second open enrollment period began.

OKC officials OK mental health hospital plans

The Oklahoma City Council has approved a company's plans to build an adult mental health and substance abuse treatment hospital.

Ohio judge recuses herself from murder case

A southwest Ohio judge has removed herself from the murder case of a Kentucky man accused of killing a great-grandmother found in the trunk of her car in 2012.

Court rules in cases involving police disciplinary action

The Kentucky Supreme Court says a state law setting out procedural rights for police officers accused of misconduct should apply whether the complaints are made by citizens or by police departments.
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3 plead not guilty to sodomizing teen in Kentucky

Three adults charged with sodomizing a 15-year-old boy who suffered critical injuries in the attack have entered not guilty pleas.
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Mountain lion killed in central Ky. appeared young, healthy

An examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.

Grants awarded to clean up illegal dumps in Ky.

A state agency says more than $800,000 in grant funding has been awarded by the Kentucky Pride Fund to clean up 102 illegal dumps in 20 counties.
Hiking Trail

17 honored for hiking Kentucky’s longest trail

Seventeen people who hiked hundreds of miles of Kentucky's longest trail this year have been honored by the Sheltowee Trace Association.
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Pro basketball league expanding to 8 teams

The Central Basketball Association is expanding to eight teams for the 2015 season.
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AP Investigation: Abused Kids Die As Authorities Fail To Protect

An Associated Press investigation found that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglec in the U.S. in a six-year span while in plain view of child protection officials.

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