Amendment to allow car break-ins to rescue animals, if necessary
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Amendment to allow car break-ins to rescue animals, if necessary

A Kentucky senator wants to add animals to a current law that allows people to break into cars in order to save a child.
Lane closures on Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County Monday
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Lane closures on Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County Monday

Lane closures are scheduled along the Hal Rogers Parkway in Clay County beginning Monday morning.
Judge strikes down Internet restrictions for sex offenders
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Judge strikes down Internet restrictions for sex offenders

A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's restrictions on Internet access for registered sex offenders, saying they are too broad and violate First Amendment rights.
Preservation group buys land near Kentucky’s Pine Mountain
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Preservation group buys land near Kentucky’s Pine Mountain

An environmental preservation group has purchased nearly 2,000 acres in an effort to preserve lands around Pine Mountain in far eastern Kentucky.
VA picks site for new VA hospital in Louisville
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VA picks site for new VA hospital in Louisville

After more than a decade of reviews and debate, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has formally selected the site for a new VA hospital in Kentucky's largest city.
Mountain bike trail opens at Kentucky park
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Mountain bike trail opens at Kentucky park

State parks officials say Levi Jackson State Park in Kentucky has opened a new 7-mile mountain bike trail.
UPDATE:  Lawyer wanted in theft case turns himself-in
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UPDATE: Lawyer wanted in theft case turns himself-in

A Louisville attorney charged with theft by deception in connection to his private law practice turned himself-in Friday morning, according to KSP.
GM settlement yields $1.3 million for state’s General Fund
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GM settlement yields $1.3 million for state’s General Fund

Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced his office secured $1.3 million for the state’s General Fund from a settlement against General Motors (GM) for violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act.
Russell Springs man accused of raping young girl
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Russell Springs man accused of raping young girl

A Russell Springs man admits to having sex with an underage girl, according to the Russell County Sheriff's Office.
Kentucky plan would strip lawmakers of lucrative benefits
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Kentucky plan would strip lawmakers of lucrative benefits

Some of Kentucky's retired lawmakers living on public pensions of more than $100,000 a year would lose most of that money if a proposal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin becomes law.
AG wins appeal upholding sanctions against American National of KY
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AG wins appeal upholding sanctions against American National of KY

Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced that his office has won the final appeal in a case requiring American National University of Kentucky to pay $147,000 in civil monetary sanctions.
Fort Knox Patton Museum closing 6 months for upgrades
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Fort Knox Patton Museum closing 6 months for upgrades

Fort Knox's Gen. George Patton Museum is closing for six months for renovations.
Rick Pitino gives ESPN first interview since firing
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Rick Pitino gives ESPN first interview since firing

Former coach Rick Pitino talked to ESPN in detail about a federal investigation into the bribery of student-athletes was made public.
Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program
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Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.
Kentucky park offering fly fishing workshop
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Kentucky park offering fly fishing workshop

Pine Mountain State Resort Park in eastern Kentucky is planning a two-day workshop for people wanting to learn about fly fishing.
Kentucky chiropractor makes deal to avoid felony charges
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Kentucky chiropractor makes deal to avoid felony charges

A Kentucky chiropractor originally charged with sexually abusing his patients has accepted a plea deal that could allow him to resume practicing within a year.
Kentucky sets record for degrees, credentials awarded
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Kentucky sets record for degrees, credentials awarded

Kentucky's public and independent colleges and universities conferred a record 70,146 degrees and credentials during the 2016-17 academic year.
Murray State grad a contestant on “Survivor”
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Murray State grad a contestant on “Survivor”

A Murray State graduate who works in Louisville as a nurse is competing on this season's "Survivor" on CBS.
Governor signs charter school legislation
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Governor signs charter school legislation

Governor Bevin, ceremonially signed a bill Tuesday that enables the creation of public charter schools for the first time in the Commonwealth.
Kentucky governor says pension announcement coming soon
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Kentucky governor says pension announcement coming soon

Kentucky's Republican governor says he is close to calling state lawmakers back into session so they can make changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.
UPDATE:  Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case
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UPDATE: Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

The Chicago Department of Aviation fired two security officers involved in dragging a doctor from Kentucky off a United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat.
Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer had help in his escape
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Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer had help in his escape

A federal indictment claims a fugitive Kentucky lawyer involved in a Social Security fraud case had help in the escape plot he hatched a year before his disappearance.
Manager hired for new Old Forester Distillery in Kentucky
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Manager hired for new Old Forester Distillery in Kentucky

Brown-Forman Corp. has hired a manager for its Old Forester Distillery in Louisville.
Search on for inmate who escaped in Taylor County
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Search on for inmate who escaped in Taylor County

State Police say an inmate from Louisville escaped while being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail Monday evening.
Judge: University should let attorney general view documents
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Judge: University should let attorney general view documents

A judge has ordered Kentucky State University to let the attorney general examine some documents about alleged sexual misconduct of some of the school's employees.
Assistant police chief arrested
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Assistant police chief arrested

State Police arrested the assistant police chief in Providence for failing to report criminal activity or taking enforcement action.
Kentucky sends more help to hurricane victims in Florida
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Kentucky sends more help to hurricane victims in Florida

Kentucky is sending more people to Florida to help victims of Hurricane Irma.
University of Louisville plans Sustainability Week events
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University of Louisville plans Sustainability Week events

The University of Louisville is planning activities later this month to raise awareness for responsible environmental stewardship.
Scandals haven’t tarnished enrollment efforts so far at UofL
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Scandals haven’t tarnished enrollment efforts so far at UofL

Statistics show that the University of Louisville's enrollment and growth have been relatively unscathed so far during a series of scandals at the school.
UPDATE:  Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation
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UPDATE: Louisville fires Rick Pitino amid federal investigation

Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino amid a federal corruption probe.
Motorcyclist killed in Adair County crash
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Motorcyclist killed in Adair County crash

State Police say a motorcyclist failed to make a curve in the road and died in a crash in Adair County Saturday.
One dead, one injured in Cumberland County crash
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One dead, one injured in Cumberland County crash

State Police say one person was killed and another injured in a violent crash in Cumberland County.
UPDATE:  Fulton County escapee captured in Tennessee
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UPDATE: Fulton County escapee captured in Tennessee

A Fulton County escapee was captured Friday night in Union City, Tennessee, according to State Police.
Federal grant to pay for repairs of western Kentucky dam
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Federal grant to pay for repairs of western Kentucky dam

The federal government will spend $3 million to fix a nearly 180-year-old western Kentucky dam that affects the water supply for nearly 50,000 people.
Judge rules Kentucky county liable for handcuffed children
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Judge rules Kentucky county liable for handcuffed children

A federal judge says it was unreasonable for a Kentucky sheriff's deputy to handcuff two unruly elementary school students and has ruled the county government is liable for the officer's conduct.
Jail officer suspended after firing gun in store parking lot
1 week ago
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Jail officer suspended after firing gun in store parking lot

A Kentucky jail officer has been suspended for firing a gun in a grocery store parking lot while confronting a shoplifting suspect.
Adair County man charged with murdering his wife
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Adair County man charged with murdering his wife

State Police say an Adair County man was arrested Friday and charged with murdering his wife.
County plans infrastructure in advance of $1.3B mill
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County plans infrastructure in advance of $1.3B mill

A Kentucky county is preparing to expand its infrastructure to accommodate the upcoming $1.3-billion Braidy Industries aluminum rolling mill.
Lexington woman named KSP Civilian Employee of the Year
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Lexington woman named KSP Civilian Employee of the Year

A Lexington woman was one of 24 civilian employees honored Friday by State Police.
Search on for Fulton County escapee
1 week ago
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Search on for Fulton County escapee

State Police are asking for the public's help finding an escapee from Fulton County.
Kentucky to sue Trump over end of health insurance subsidy
1 week ago
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Kentucky to sue Trump over end of health insurance subsidy

President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans has brought swift reaction from the states.
Ex-Miss Kentucky USA fights prison search before drug arrest
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Ex-Miss Kentucky USA fights prison search before drug arrest

The attorney for a former Miss Kentucky USA who's accused of smuggling drugs into an Ohio prison says she shouldn't have been searched.
Economists predict $155 million deficit for Kentucky
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Economists predict $155 million deficit for Kentucky

Kentucky taxpayers can expect a shortfall of more than $155 million after a panel of state economists have revised the state's official revenue forecast.
PSC no longer copied on boil water advisories in Kentucky
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PSC no longer copied on boil water advisories in Kentucky

Utility regulators in Kentucky say water utilities are no longer required to send copies of "boil water" advisories to the state Public Service Commission.
Proposed legislation would protect Kentuckians following Equifax data breach
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Proposed legislation would protect Kentuckians following Equifax data breach

Legislation to be proposed in Frankfort to protect Kentuckians following Equifax data breach.
Four KCTCS colleges ranked among best in the nation
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Four KCTCS colleges ranked among best in the nation

Four Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) colleges have been ranked among the top 150 in the country by the Aspen Institute.
Ky. attorney general denies involvement in opioid settlement
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Ky. attorney general denies involvement in opioid settlement

Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has repeatedly told lawmakers he had no involvement with a $24 million settlement against a pharmaceutical company.
Kentucky school district fires employees after abuse report
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Kentucky school district fires employees after abuse report

Officials in Kentucky's largest public school district say all of the teachers and employees mentioned in a report alleging abuse and neglect of preschoolers have been fired.
Louisville Zoo welcomes new female gorilla
1 week ago
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Louisville Zoo welcomes new female gorilla

The Louisville Zoo's Gorilla Forest will soon have a new resident.
Kentucky’s chief justice to give update on judicial branch
1 week ago
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Kentucky’s chief justice to give update on judicial branch

Kentucky's chief justice is scheduled to appear before a legislative panel next week to give an update about the state of Kentucky's judiciary.
Beshear to transfer $10,000 to State Police Lab to help test additional SAFE kits
1 week ago
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Beshear to transfer $10,000 to State Police Lab to help test additional SAFE kits

Attorney General Andy Beshear said his office will give an additional $10,000 to the KSP crime lab to continue the testing of sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE) kits.
Grimes launches redesigned, mobile-friendly elections website
1 week ago
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Grimes launches redesigned, mobile-friendly elections website

Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the State Board of Elections has a redesigned and streamlined website at its online home, elect.ky.gov.
FBI asks for public’s help identifying woman
1 week ago
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FBI asks for public’s help identifying woman

The FBI is asking for the public's help identifying a woman who agents say may have critical information about the identity of a child in a sexual assault case.
Increase in Kentuckians on disability shows need for system reform
1 week ago
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Increase in Kentuckians on disability shows need for system reform

The state says it is now pushing for change in the way disability benefits are granted.
Kentucky gets $3 million grant to investigate sexual assault
1 week ago
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Kentucky gets $3 million grant to investigate sexual assault

The federal government has given the Kentucky Attorney General's Office $3 million to investigate sexual assault cold cases.
Coal operator plans to idle western Kentucky mine
1 week ago
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Coal operator plans to idle western Kentucky mine

A coal operator says it expects to idle a western Kentucky mine later this year.
Supreme Court refuses to hear Kentucky foster care case
1 week ago
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Supreme Court refuses to hear Kentucky foster care case

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving a growing number of Kentucky relatives providing free foster care for children.
Kentucky awards contract to operate parkway rest area
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Kentucky awards contract to operate parkway rest area

Kentucky officials have awarded a contract to renovate and operate the Beaver Dam convenience rest area along the Western Kentucky Parkway.
Louisville to host Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference
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Louisville to host Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference

The Kentucky Travel Industry Association (KTIA) will hold its 2017 Kentucky Travel Industry Annual Conference in Louisville, Oct. 23 – 25, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 
KSP:  72-year old man accused of sexually abusing young girl
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KSP: 72-year old man accused of sexually abusing young girl

After a five-month investigation, a 72-year old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a young girl, according to State Police.
State report shows drastic increase in disability recipients
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State report shows drastic increase in disability recipients

A new report issued Tuesday shows an increase of staggering proportions in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits. The report was prepared by Kentucky'
Louisville’s ‘Hometown Heroes’ campaign coming to end
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Louisville’s ‘Hometown Heroes’ campaign coming to end

For years, Louisville has been putting banners on buildings to honor its hometown heroes. Now city officials say the campaign is coming to an end.
Crop insurance agent accused of defrauding taxpayers
2 weeks ago
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Crop insurance agent accused of defrauding taxpayers

A crop insurance agent in Kentucky is facing federal charges alleging she defrauded taxpayers of $169,000.
UofL offering economic development forum in Louisville
2 weeks ago
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UofL offering economic development forum in Louisville

The University of Louisville is planning an economic development forum that will focus on strategies and available resources to help rebuild and sustain communities.
Scientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining
2 weeks ago
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Scientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining

Technology now in limited use removes about 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the "clean coal" touted by President Donald Trump into the mainstream.
2 women, 3 inmates charges in plan to bring drugs into jail
2 weeks ago
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2 women, 3 inmates charges in plan to bring drugs into jail

Five people are accused of conspiring to smuggle an opioid prescription drug into a Kentucky jail.
Official: Kentucky obligated to reveal investors in company
2 weeks ago
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Official: Kentucky obligated to reveal investors in company

Kentucky's attorney general says the economic development cabinet wrongfully denied a newspaper's request for the names of investors in a company that received millions in public funding for a new aluminum plant.
Armed suspect killed during confrontation with police
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Armed suspect killed during confrontation with police

Authorities say an armed man was shot and killed in Louisville during a confrontation with two police officers who were responding to an assault.
Ad campaign in Kentucky promotes going tobacco-free
2 weeks ago
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Ad campaign in Kentucky promotes going tobacco-free

Officials with Kentucky's Tobacco Quit Line are launching a new advertising campaign that encourages people to stop using tobacco products.
Kentucky GOP responds to Democratic ad against Andy Barr
2 weeks ago
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Kentucky GOP responds to Democratic ad against Andy Barr

The Republican Party of Kentucky pushed back Friday against a National Democratic radio ad targeting Congressman Andy Barr.
Shoulder closure on I-75 in Whitley County Saturday
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Shoulder closure on I-75 in Whitley County Saturday

A shoulder closure will take place on I-75 southbound in Whitley County on Saturday, October 7.
Kentucky county prosecutor indicted on organized crime
2 weeks ago
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Kentucky county prosecutor indicted on organized crime

A Kentucky prosecutor has been indicted on organized-crime and other charges that could send her to prison for up to 30 years.
Beshear:  Scammers posing as the AG’s Office
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Beshear: Scammers posing as the AG’s Office

Prize scam using the Office of the Attorney General to scare people into wiring money, according to Andy Beshear.
Pilot dies in private plane crash outside Bardstown
2 weeks ago
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Pilot dies in private plane crash outside Bardstown

Investigators say the only person on board a private plane died in a crash just outside Bardstown.  
Agency seeks to expedite removal of graves at cemetery
2 weeks ago
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Agency seeks to expedite removal of graves at cemetery

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will seek an emergency court order to move about 60 additional graves to repair a landslide threatening a Kentucky cemetery.
Pipeline gets federal ok to carry natural gas liquids
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Pipeline gets federal ok to carry natural gas liquids

A 70-year-old natural gas pipeline that passes through several Kentucky counties has received federal authorization for a proposed conversion despite some concerns from opponents.
Battle of Perryville commemoration this weekend
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Battle of Perryville commemoration this weekend

The commemoration of the 155th anniversary of Kentucky's largest Civil War battle is being held this weekend.
Worker dies at Kentucky coal-fired power plant
2 weeks ago
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Worker dies at Kentucky coal-fired power plant

A utility company in Kentucky says an employee for a contractor was killed after slipping into a coal ash pond at a power plant.
UPDATE:  Former NKU student pleads guilty in cancer scam
2 weeks ago
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UPDATE: Former NKU student pleads guilty in cancer scam

A former Northern Kentucky University student has pleaded guilty in a cancer scam case, according to a media report out of Cincinnati.
Kentucky Guardsmen deploy for hurricane relief operations
2 weeks ago
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Kentucky Guardsmen deploy for hurricane relief operations

Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands for hurricane relief operations.
Beshear: Action taken against Kentucky fitness centers
2 weeks ago
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Beshear: Action taken against Kentucky fitness centers

Attorney General Andy Beshear files court actions against two fitness centers in Kentucky.
NRA calls on federal government to review “bump stocks”
2 weeks ago
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NRA calls on federal government to review “bump stocks”

The National Rifle Association says the "bump stocks" device that the Las Vegas shooter used to turn semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons should be "subject to additional regulations."
States to halt vehicle registration renewal for unpaid tolls
2 weeks ago
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States to halt vehicle registration renewal for unpaid tolls

Officials say Kentucky plans to halt 16,000 drivers from renewing their vehicle registrations for repeatedly failing to pay Ohio River bridge tolls.
Gov. Bevin fills judicial vacancy in northern Kentucky
2 weeks ago
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Gov. Bevin fills judicial vacancy in northern Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin has selected a longtime attorney to fill a judicial vacancy in northern Kentucky.
Kentucky regulators schedule 3 public meetings in rate case
2 weeks ago
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Kentucky regulators schedule 3 public meetings in rate case

Utility regulators have scheduled three meetings in eastern Kentucky to receive public comments on a proposed rate increase by Kentucky Power Co.
Woman charged in man’s shooting death
2 weeks ago
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Woman charged in man’s shooting death

A Verona woman was arrested and charged with murder following the shooting death of a man, according to State Police.
Beshear vows to fight AEP/Kentucky Power rate proposal; company responds
2 weeks ago
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Beshear vows to fight AEP/Kentucky Power rate proposal; company responds

Attorney General Andy Beshear is recommending that the Public Service Commission deny AEP/Kentucky Power’s more than $60 million proposed rate increase.
Bracken County receives emergency road money
2 weeks ago
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Bracken County receives emergency road money

Bracken County is receiving emergency road money to repair slides on KY 435.
Police: Man drank beer, ate corn dog while shoplifting
2 weeks ago
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Police: Man drank beer, ate corn dog while shoplifting

Police say a man had drank a beer and eaten a corn dog at a Walmart in Kentucky before being arrested for shoplifting.
4 children treated after school bus struck in Kentucky
2 weeks ago
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4 children treated after school bus struck in Kentucky

Officials say four children have been treated at a hospital after a school bus crash in Kentucky.
Louisville Orchestra has best-selling album
2 weeks ago
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Louisville Orchestra has best-selling album

The Louisville Orchestra has released an album that hit No. 1 on Billboard's Classical chart.
High schools students invited to paint snow plows
2 weeks ago
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High schools students invited to paint snow plows

The state is inviting high school students in the northeastern part of the state to paint snow plow blades in a new initiative aimed at promoting learning and safety.
Kentucky receives nearly $3 million in Homeland Security grants
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky receives nearly $3 million in Homeland Security grants

Seventy-seven Kentucky counties will receive grant money to buy police, fire and emergency services equipment.
Student teacher accused of having sex with student
3 weeks ago
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Student teacher accused of having sex with student

A Muhlenberg County student teacher is accused of having sex with a high school student, according to State Police.
Frontier Nursing University hires chief diversity and inclusion officer
3 weeks ago
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Frontier Nursing University hires chief diversity and inclusion officer

Frontier Nursing University hires Dr. Maria Valentin-Welch as its first chief diversity and inclusion officer.
Postal schedule for Columbus Day
3 weeks ago
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Postal schedule for Columbus Day

Postal schedule released for Columbus Day next Monday.
Middle school teacher faces child porn charges
3 weeks ago
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Middle school teacher faces child porn charges

State Police have arrested a middle school teacher on child pornography charges.
Kentucky officials readying for fall wildfire season
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky officials readying for fall wildfire season

The Kentucky Division of Forestry is preparing for fall wildfire season. Each year, there are about 1,500 wildfires in the state, based on a 10-year average.
Pinson named executive director at Public Service Commission
3 weeks ago
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Pinson named executive director at Public Service Commission

A panel that regulates utilities across Kentucky has a new executive director.
Police chase in Tennessee ends with fatal crash in Kentucky
3 weeks ago
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Police chase in Tennessee ends with fatal crash in Kentucky

Kentucky authorities say a police chase that started in Tennessee ended after the vehicle involved crashed into a tree, killing two passengers.
Lawsuit filed against ex-principal over nude student photos
3 weeks ago
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Lawsuit filed against ex-principal over nude student photos

Five former students are suing a Kentucky school district and a fired high school principal who is accused of uploading nude images from confiscated cellphones.
Car parts maker Holley to add distribution facility in Ky.
3 weeks ago
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Car parts maker Holley to add distribution facility in Ky.

Auto parts maker Holley Performance Products is opening a facility in Franklin that will bring 30 new jobs to south central Kentucky.
Fort Campbell soldiers deploy to Puerto Rico
3 weeks ago
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Fort Campbell soldiers deploy to Puerto Rico

Fort Campbell soldiers have deployed to Puerto Rico to help with relief efforts after Hurricane Maria tore up the island, killing at least 16 people and leaving millions without power and water.
More Ky. students graduate as achievement gaps persist
3 weeks ago
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More Ky. students graduate as achievement gaps persist

More Kentucky students graduated from high school and earned qualifying scores on Advanced Placement tests according to newly released state assessment data.
Shooting hospitalizes 2 teens, 1 man in Kentucky
3 weeks ago
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Shooting hospitalizes 2 teens, 1 man in Kentucky

Two teenagers and a man have been hospitalized after a shooting in Kentucky.
Kentucky governor to appeal judge’s ruling on abortion law
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky governor to appeal judge’s ruling on abortion law

Kentucky's Republican governor will appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks the state's law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion and then try to show fetal images as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman.
Supreme Court rules U of L board issue is moot
3 weeks ago
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Supreme Court rules U of L board issue is moot

The Kentucky Supreme Court has declined to rule on whether it was legal for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to abolish and replace the University of Louisville's board of trustees.
Kentucky’s abortion law struck down by federal court
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky’s abortion law struck down by federal court

Kentucky's law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion and then try to show fetal images as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman has been struck down by a federal court.
UPDATE:  Adidas puts executive in hoops probe on leave
3 weeks ago
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UPDATE: Adidas puts executive in hoops probe on leave

Apparel company Adidas has placed an executive on leave after his arrest in a fraud investigation of college basketball.
Dark days for Senate Leader McConnell as losses cast doubt
3 weeks ago
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Dark days for Senate Leader McConnell as losses cast doubt

Senate Republicans are reckoning with an insurgent's win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Louisville places Rick Pitino, AD on administrative leave
3 weeks ago
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Louisville places Rick Pitino, AD on administrative leave

Louisville has placed coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation.
Proposal offers property tax relief in gentrifying areas
3 weeks ago
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Proposal offers property tax relief in gentrifying areas

A Kentucky city is exploring a program to assist longtime homeowners in gentrifying neighborhoods with property tax bills.
Kentucky gets $10M grant to focus on drug addiction help
3 weeks ago
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Kentucky gets $10M grant to focus on drug addiction help

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state's drug addiction epidemic.
UPDATE:  Pitino says he’s shocked by corruption claims
4 weeks ago
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UPDATE: Pitino says he’s shocked by corruption claims

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino says he's shocked by corruption allegations made by prosecutors in New York against some college basketball assistant coaches.
Behavioral Health receives $10 million grant to integrate care
4 weeks ago
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Behavioral Health receives $10 million grant to integrate care

A $10 million grant will help integrate care in two service regions in Kentucky.
KSP Trooper under investigation after scuffle
4 weeks ago
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KSP Trooper under investigation after scuffle

Kentucky State Police are investigating the actions of an off-duty trooper who was involved in a physical confrontation with a road work crew.
Beshear working to protect seniors from scams
4 weeks ago
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Beshear working to protect seniors from scams

Attorney General Andy Beshear is looking to protect local congregations and the communities they serve from con artists and the latest scams.
UPDATE: Louisville, Miami eyed in NCAA recruiting probe
4 weeks ago
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UPDATE: Louisville, Miami eyed in NCAA recruiting probe

Federal prosecutors say at least three top high school basketball players were promised payments of as much as $150,000 to attend two colleges that were sponsored by Adidas.
Sheriff: Inmates assault 2 guards at reopened Kentucky jail
4 weeks ago
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Sheriff: Inmates assault 2 guards at reopened Kentucky jail

A sheriff in Kentucky says two inmates have assaulted two guards at a county jail that reopened earlier this month following a disturbance in August when inmates fought with guards and started a fire.
NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption
4 weeks ago
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NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.
Louisville man arrested for human trafficking; juvenile found
4 weeks ago
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Louisville man arrested for human trafficking; juvenile found

A Louisville man was arrested on multiple charges, including human trafficking, after the Office of the Attorney General received information a juvenile was being advertised for prostitution. 
Beshear will not comply with Bevin’s budget cut request
4 weeks ago
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Beshear will not comply with Bevin’s budget cut request

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says he will not comply with the Republican governor's request for a plan to cut spending by more than 17 percent.
Kentucky ranks 8th in nation in rate of women murdered by men
4 weeks ago
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Kentucky ranks 8th in nation in rate of women murdered by men

Kentucky ranked eighth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study.
Paul still opposes GOP health care bill, despite changes
4 weeks ago
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Paul still opposes GOP health care bill, despite changes

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will not vote for the latest Republican health care bill, calling last-minute changes designed to send more money to states with undecided senators as "suspicious."
Man accused of firing shots at man’s home
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Man accused of firing shots at man’s home

A Pulaski County man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he shot at a man's home following a violent confrontation with the man.  
Discover Fall Foliage across KY through ColorFall Program
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Discover Fall Foliage across KY through ColorFall Program

Kentucky launches its online ColorFall program, which highlights peak foliage viewing areas and exciting autumn events across the state.
101st Airborne soldiers to return from Africa mission
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101st Airborne soldiers to return from Africa mission

More than 100 members of the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell after a six-month mission in Africa.
Army: We’ve followed recommendations to prevent crashes
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Army: We’ve followed recommendations to prevent crashes

Fort Campbell says the Army has implemented all of the recommendations of an investigative report in order to prevent accidents like the one two years ago that killed two helicopter pilots.
Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home attraction closes in Kentucky
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Muhammad Ali’s boyhood home attraction closes in Kentucky

The owners who bought and restored Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in the boxer's hometown of Louisville are closing the tourist attraction.
UPDATE:  Bevin administration says contract is premature
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UPDATE: Bevin administration says contract is premature

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says the Kentucky attorney general's announcement of a state contract to investigate opioid manufacturers is premature.
Kentucky Air National Guard deploying Airmen to Puerto Rico
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Kentucky Air National Guard deploying Airmen to Puerto Rico

Kentucky Air National Guardsmen to deploy to Puerto Rico for hurricane recovery operations.
Beshear hires law firms for opioid investigation
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Beshear hires law firms for opioid investigation

Kentucky's attorney general has hired four law firms to investigate and potentially sue the makers, distributors and retailers of opioids.
Owensboro police searching for shoplifting suspect
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Owensboro police searching for shoplifting suspect

The Owensboro Police officials say they are attempting to identify two persons of interest in a shoplifting case.
Fulton Co. escaped inmate located
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Fulton Co. escaped inmate located

A Fulton County escaped inmate was arrested in Cincinnati, according of officials.
Lewis County launches “Operation Fall Harvest” drug sweep
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Lewis County launches “Operation Fall Harvest” drug sweep

Lewis County conducts largest drug sweep in its history.
White nationalist flyers appear at University of Louisville
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White nationalist flyers appear at University of Louisville

Campus police in Kentucky are investigating a series of flyers promoting a white nationalist group at the University of Louisville.
Jobless rates increase in 85 Kentucky counties
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Jobless rates increase in 85 Kentucky counties

Kentucky officials say unemployment rates rose in 85 of the state's 120 counties between August 2016 and August 2017.
Surplus property customer information inadvertently posted online
4 weeks ago
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Surplus property customer information inadvertently posted online

The state discovered some surplus property customer information was inadvertently posted on a website.
Supreme Court’s Gorsuch touts conservative role for judges
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Supreme Court’s Gorsuch touts conservative role for judges

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has espoused a limited role for judges in a speech in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who championed his confirmation.
Auto supplier adding 113 jobs at western Kentucky plant
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Auto supplier adding 113 jobs at western Kentucky plant

Kentucky officials say an automotive supplier will add 113 jobs in western Kentucky.
Panel: Remove plaque that calls Jefferson Davis ‘hero’
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Panel: Remove plaque that calls Jefferson Davis ‘hero’

A panel of historic properties advisers in Kentucky has recommended removing a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis that identifies the only president of the Confederacy as a "patriot, hero, statesman."
Louisville firefighter injured while responding to fire
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Louisville firefighter injured while responding to fire

A Louisville firefighter has third degree burns to his left hand after battling a fire Wednesday night, according to the Louisville Division of Fire.
Kentucky county joins lawsuit targeting opioid distributors
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Kentucky county joins lawsuit targeting opioid distributors

A Kentucky county is joining a multi-county, multi-state effort to sue opioid distributors to recoup costs associated with the drug epidemic.
Lawmakers told opioid crisis ‘a public health catastrophe’
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Lawmakers told opioid crisis ‘a public health catastrophe’

Kentucky's opioid addiction crisis was the focus of a daylong meeting by state lawmakers.
Man pleads guilty in beating death of 7-week old
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Man pleads guilty in beating death of 7-week old

A Walton man pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection to the beating death of a seven-week old child, according to the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.
GOP proposal would let Ky. governor appoint appellate judges
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GOP proposal would let Ky. governor appoint appellate judges

A Republican lawmaker has filed a bill that would let Kentucky's governor appoint the state's appellate judges.
Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill
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Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

An independent study finds most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law.
2 more waystations added for Monarch butterflies
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2 more waystations added for Monarch butterflies

The Garden Club of Kentucky plans to dedicate two more waystations for Monarch butterflies, bringing the total number in the state to 14.
“Cowboy” riding horse on Kentucky highway won’t go quietly
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“Cowboy” riding horse on Kentucky highway won’t go quietly

A man on a horse had a run-in with police in Kentucky when he went for a ride on the highway.
Earthquake in Illinois felt in Kentucky
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Earthquake in Illinois felt in Kentucky

An earthquake in Illinois was felt across the Ohio River in Kentucky early Tuesday morning.
University of Kentucky design college expands to Louisville with new studio
1 month ago
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University of Kentucky design college expands to Louisville with new studio

The University of Kentucky has picked Louisville as the site for its College of Design's first satellite studio.
University of Louisville dental researcher gets nearly $2M grant
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University of Louisville dental researcher gets nearly $2M grant

A University of Louisville researcher who studies a dental disease that affects a large population of Americans has earned a nearly $2 million grant to further his work.
Louisville escort’s daughter arrested
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Louisville escort’s daughter arrested

The daughter of the self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville basketball team's sex scandal has been arrested.
Kentucky’s biggest city to make bid for Amazon project
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Kentucky’s biggest city to make bid for Amazon project

Kentucky's biggest city says it is joining several other communities in a bid to land Amazon's planned second headquarters.
University of Louisville to end funding for campus newspaper
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University of Louisville to end funding for campus newspaper

The University of Louisville is planning to cease funding for the campus newspaper amid the school's $48 million budget shortfall.
UPDATE:  Kentucky Guardsmen deployment to Caribbean cancelled
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UPDATE: Kentucky Guardsmen deployment to Caribbean cancelled

The deployment of Kentucky Guardsmen to the Caribbean scheduled for Monday from Louisville was cancelled, according to the Kentucky National Guard.
Clinton County Deputy Jailer arrested
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Clinton County Deputy Jailer arrested

A Clinton County Deputy Jailer found himself on the other side of the jail cell bars after being arrested and charged in a contraband case.
States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment
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States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment

Attorneys general ask the insurance industry to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers.
Ethics panel says ex-Personnel official violated ethics code
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Ethics panel says ex-Personnel official violated ethics code

A Kentucky ethics commission says a former Personnel Cabinet official used his position to solicit campaign contributions from co-workers to support then-Gov. Steve Beshear.
Six venomous snakes killed on Kentucky Power service call
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Six venomous snakes killed on Kentucky Power service call

Kentucky Power crews say they handled a scary encounter while on a service call in Eastern Kentucky.
State Police arrest Graves County woman after burglary
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State Police arrest Graves County woman after burglary

A 'suspicious persons' call lands a Graves County woman in jail on burglary charges, according to KSP.
Top Kentucky Senate Democrat to run for Pike judge-executive
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Top Kentucky Senate Democrat to run for Pike judge-executive

Senate Majority Leader Ray Jones to run for judge-executive in Pike County.
Man shoots two people, then himself
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Man shoots two people, then himself

Officials say a man shot two people and then himself in Kentucky.
Kentucky National Guard Soldiers to help in U.S. Virgin Islands
1 month ago
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Kentucky National Guard Soldiers to help in U.S. Virgin Islands

Kentucky Army National Guard Soldiers are scheduled to leave Monday for the U.S. Virgin Islands to help after Hurricane Irma.
Drug bust lands two in jail in Letcher County
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Drug bust lands two in jail in Letcher County

State Police say they seized drugs and a gun from a home in the Jeremiah community of Letcher County.
UofL won’t announce names of presidential finalists
1 month ago
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UofL won’t announce names of presidential finalists

University of Louisville trustees have decided on a presidential search process that won't identify the finalists before the next campus leader is chosen.
Flu cases already confirmed in Kentucky
1 month ago
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Flu cases already confirmed in Kentucky

Two flu cases have been confirmed in Jefferson County.
Kentucky prosecutors warn budget cuts would devastate system
1 month ago
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Kentucky prosecutors warn budget cuts would devastate system

Kentucky prosecutors say the state's criminal justice system will effectively shut down if they are not exempted from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts.
Man, woman found fatally shot in mobile home park
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Man, woman found fatally shot in mobile home park

Two people have been found dead in a mobile home park in Kentucky.
Suspect caught after slipping off cuffs, escaping facility
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Suspect caught after slipping off cuffs, escaping facility

A suspect led corrections officers on a chase after slipping out of handcuffs and escaping from a detention facility.
Assistant police chief suspended, under investigation
1 month ago
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Assistant police chief suspended, under investigation

The assistant police chief of a Kentucky city has been suspended and is under investigation.
Meet offers Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Derby, Oaks qualifiers
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Meet offers Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Derby, Oaks qualifiers

Churchill Downs' opening weekend features stakes races awarding points toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks along with berths in the Breeders' Cup.
Brown-Forman plans staffing cuts at modernized cooperage
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Brown-Forman plans staffing cuts at modernized cooperage

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. says a $45 million investment in its barrel-making operation in Kentucky will result in the loss of 70 jobs at its cooperage.
EPA to reconsider certain coal ash rule provisions
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EPA to reconsider certain coal ash rule provisions

The EPA grants two petitions to reconsider substantive provisions of the final rule regulating coal combustion residuals as nonhazardous waste.
Former Kentucky judge faces additional charges
1 month ago
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Former Kentucky judge faces additional charges

A former Kentucky judge is facing more criminal charges in a human trafficking case that prosecutors now say involved 22 alleged victims.
Bevin floats prospect of appointing attorney general
1 month ago
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Bevin floats prospect of appointing attorney general

Gov. Matt Bevin says the state should consider amending its constitution to allow the governor to appoint the attorney general.
Kentucky judge-executive charged with soliciting gifts
1 month ago
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Kentucky judge-executive charged with soliciting gifts

A Kentucky judge-executive has been charged with using his position to solicit gifts and payments.
New high court justice to speak at University of Louisville
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New high court justice to speak at University of Louisville

The U.S. Supreme Court's newest member will speak at the University of Louisville next week.
Kentucky veterans affairs commissioner nominated as marshal
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Kentucky veterans affairs commissioner nominated as marshal

President Donald Trump has nominated Kentucky's veterans affairs commissioner to be U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Man accused of shooting child’s mother pleads guilty
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Man accused of shooting child’s mother pleads guilty

A Kentucky man who made a public apology on Facebook minutes before the mother of his infant child was shot to death has pleaded guilty to killing her.
Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry
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Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry

Engine problems caused a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week that killed country music performer Troy Gentry and the pilot
Kentucky city debates moving Confederate statue
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Kentucky city debates moving Confederate statue

A tense public debate is ongoing in a Kentucky city about whether to move a statue of Confederate Gen. Lloyd Tilghman.
Kentucky leads nation with decline of uninsured
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Kentucky leads nation with decline of uninsured

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Kentucky led the nation with the largest decrease of people without insurance since the implementation of former President Barack Obama's health care law.
Legionnaires’ disease killed woman, 62, visiting Elvis’ home
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Legionnaires’ disease killed woman, 62, visiting Elvis’ home

A Kentucky woman was sickened by Legionnaires' disease after staying at a hotel near the Tennessee home of famed singer Elvis Presley, and an autopsy says the pneumonia caused her death.
Kentucky governor touts leaner colleges in lean fiscal times
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Kentucky governor touts leaner colleges in lean fiscal times

Gov. Bevin mentions cutting certain college programs to help financially.
Traffic Advisory:  New lanes on Maple Leaf at AA in Maysville
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Traffic Advisory: New lanes on Maple Leaf at AA in Maysville

Motorists should note a new traffic pattern, specifically new turn lanes including dual lefts, on the Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) project at the AA Highway (KY 9) in Maysville.
Panel recommends increase for hunting, fishing licenses
1 month ago
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Panel recommends increase for hunting, fishing licenses

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended increasing the fee for most hunting and fishing licenses.
Kentucky park opening elk-viewing season with buffet
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Kentucky park opening elk-viewing season with buffet

A Kentucky state park is planning to open its elk-viewing season with an Elk Night buffet.
Mayor of small Kentucky town emails notice of resignation
1 month ago
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Mayor of small Kentucky town emails notice of resignation

The mayor of a small Kentucky town has signaled his intent to resign amid a police investigation.
Kentucky cop arrested in Indiana on domestic battery charge
1 month ago
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Kentucky cop arrested in Indiana on domestic battery charge

An officer with a Kentucky police department has been arrested in Indiana on a domestic battery charge.
Former Kentucky lawmaker has assault charge dismissed
1 month ago
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Former Kentucky lawmaker has assault charge dismissed

Former Kentucky lawmaker has assault charge dismissed.
Son of state senator sues to overturn legislative office ban
1 month ago
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Son of state senator sues to overturn legislative office ban

Senators son asks federal judge to overturn ban decision.
Kentucky Supreme Court to hear civil cases in Frankfort
1 month ago
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Kentucky Supreme Court to hear civil cases in Frankfort

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments in six civil cases next week in Frankfort.
District raising taxes for new schools, to offset fund cuts
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District raising taxes for new schools, to offset fund cuts

Kentucky's third largest school district has raised local property taxes to offset state funding cuts and new school expenses.
Bardstown bourbon expansion
1 month ago
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Bardstown bourbon expansion

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – One of the state’s newest bourbon makers says it already plans to expand. Bardstown Bourbon Company says it wants to double its production so it can make up to 100,000 barrels a year. The economic development finance authority recently approved a $400,000 addition in tax incentives for the expansion.
Kentucky sends help to South Carolina ahead of hurricane
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Kentucky sends help to South Carolina ahead of hurricane

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) sent an Incident Management Team (IMT) to South Carolina to provide assistance with the impending Hurricane Irma. 
Kentucky issues emergency declaration ahead of Irma
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Kentucky issues emergency declaration ahead of Irma

Kentucky waives certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in Hurricane Irma relief effort.
Former Western Kentucky center Jim McDaniels dies at 69
1 month ago
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Former Western Kentucky center Jim McDaniels dies at 69

Jim McDaniels, a 7-footer who led Western Kentucky to the NCAA Final Four in 1971 and ranks at or near the top of several statistical categories, has died. He was 69.
Kentucky governor seeks budget cuts of 17 percent
1 month ago
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Kentucky governor seeks budget cuts of 17 percent

Kentucky's Republican governor wants to slash spending by more than 17 percent this year to prevent a $200 million shortfall and protect the state's credit rating.
UPDATE:  Trial ends in Kentucky abortion clinic case
1 month ago
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UPDATE: Trial ends in Kentucky abortion clinic case

Testimony ends in a federal trial that could decide whether Kentucky becomes the nation's first state without an abortion facility.