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Arrest made in death of western Kentucky woman

Police in western Kentucky have made an arrest in the strangulation death of a Hopkinsville woman 16 months ago.
Judge refuses to temporarily block new election-related law

Grimes responds to Chao’s role on board

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes says Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell has some explaining to do to Kentucky voters for his wife's role as a board member of a group that spent $50 million to close coal-fired power plants.

McConnell talks religion in Bowling Green

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell talked abortion, gay marriage and the persecution of Christians in Iraq with three of Kentucky's most prominent evangelical leaders on Thursday.
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Supreme Court hears arguments over records fight

The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard arguments in a records dispute between the Council on Developmental Disabilities and the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
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Excavation going on at Kentucky ark attraction

Workers are clearing land in northern Kentucky to build a long-stalled tourist attraction featuring Noah's Ark.

W. Ky. man sentenced in ’08 slaying

A western Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to murder in a Trigg County cold case has been sentence to life in prison.
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Churchill Downs announcer leaving for New York

Churchill Downs is losing its new track announcer to the New York Racing Association.
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Natural gas plant in western Ky. canceled

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric have announced that plans for a natural gas power-generating plant in western Kentucky won't go forward.

Prison company pays $260K in lawsuit settlement

The largest private prison company in America paid $260,000 to a group of shift supervisors in Kentucky to settle claims that they were denied overtime.
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Kentucky cancels alumni game set for Aug. 24

Kentucky has canceled its alumni charity game on Aug. 24 because several former key Wildcats are unavailable.
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Ky man sentenced in gun shipping case

A southern Kentucky man has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison on charges of shipping weapons inside hollowed-out video game systems overseas.
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Amazon to hire 300 in northern Ky.

Amazon says it plans to hire hundreds of workers in northern Kentucky.
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James River Coal plans asset auction Aug. 18

James River Coal Co. plans to hold an asset auction next week following several postponements.

Measure seeks quicker processing of rape kits

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell is urging his Senate colleagues to finish work on legislation aimed at processing rape kits more quickly.

Tobacco company to pay $750,000 after plea

Kentucky-based tobacco company that makes Golden Harvest, Millennium and Red Buck cigars will pay $750,000 in restitution and forfeitures after pleading guilty to conspiracy to engage in contraband cigarette trafficking.
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Louisville hot dog vendor charged with murder

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a Louisville hot dog vendor on a murder charge in a suspected case of road rage.
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Leeper files paperwork to run for judge-executive

State Sen. Bob Leeper has filed paperwork to run for McCracken County judge-executive.
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Central Ky. father charged in death of infant

Police have charged a central Kentucky man with murder in the death of his infant son.
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Appellate panel upholds dismissal in bridge case

The dismissal of a lawsuit over the $2.3 billion Ohio River bridges under construction at Louisville has been upheld.
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Libertarian Candidate Enters U.S. Senate Race

David Patterson, a Harrodsburg police officer, files to run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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