Lexington to host 2016 regional state meeting

Lexington will host the 70th annual meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference in 2016.
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Virtual learning allowed in some school districts

The Kentucky Department of Education has approved waivers that will allow 13 school districts to continue teaching when classes are canceled because of bad weather or other emergencies.
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Feds approve gas pipeline in Ky., Tenn.

A federal agency has approved plans for a natural gas pipeline across Todd County, Kentucky, that would mostly serve Clarksville, Tennessee.
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Owensboro facility fully focused on Ebola drug

A spokesman says a Kentucky company is hiring more people and is working around the clock on an experimental medicine that was recently used on American aid workers who contracted Ebola.

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Fort Campbell soldiers are preparing for their upcoming deployment to Africa with a color casing ceremony at the Army post.
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Folklore journal’s new editors are at WKU

Folk studies faculty at Western Kentucky University have begun their new role as editors of the Journal of American Folklore.

Storms leave 2 dead, still threaten parts of South

Severe storms that raced through the Midwest earlier in the week have left two people dead and are still threatening parts of the South.
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Governor’s Mansion to host murder mystery theater

Kentucky's Governor's Mansion will be the setting for a murder mystery theater event during the Halloween season.
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Liquid nicotine exposures up sharply among kids

Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives hand-held vaporizing gadgets their kick also is spiking.
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U.S. Senate Race Rivals Release New TV Ads

Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes released competing TV ads three weeks before Kentucky voters decide one of the country's hardest-fought campaigns.
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GOP says Democrats abuse nonprofit mailing permit

A top Kentucky Republican is asking the U.S. Postal Service to take away the state Democratic Party's nonprofit mailing permit, at a time when political mailings are stuffing mail boxes ahead of next month's election.
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No more green slips for Kentucky lawmakers

Officials in Frankfort are working on a modernized system of getting messages to lawmakers during the General Assembly.
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Missing Kentucky woman found dead in Missouri

Authorities say the body of a missing Kentucky woman has been found in southeastern Missouri, and the man with whom she had last been seen is in custody.

New federal judge named for western Ky.

A new U.S. magistrate judge has been named for the western district of Kentucky.
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Christian group singer killed in Indiana crash

Police say a singer and pianist with a Christian musical group was killed when its RV crashed over the weekend on a highway in central Indiana.
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Judge To Rule On 3rd Party Candidate’s Debate Lawsuit

A federal judge is considering whether to force Kentucky Education Television (KET) to include a Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate in its debate Monday between Republican Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.
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911 Calls Released From Kentucky School Shooting

Two women whose children called them when a student was shot inside a Louisville high school described hearing chaos in the background.

Pike officials sue over coal severance tax process

Officials in Pike County have filed suit against state officials over a new process it must go through to receive coal severance tax proceeds.
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WVU-Parkersburg presidential search narrowed to 12

A West Virginia University at Parkersburg committee has narrowed the search for a new president to a dozen semi-finalists.
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ARC meeting focuses on retaining youth in region

An event being held in northwest Alabama will look at ways to keep young people in Appalachia.

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