Kentucky high school phases out ‘Mr. Rebel’ mascot
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Kentucky high school phases out ‘Mr. Rebel’ mascot

A Kentucky high school is phasing out its mascot of six decades, a Confederate general called Mr. Rebel.
Woman killed in late-night boating crash on Ohio River
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Woman killed in late-night boating crash on Ohio River

A woman has been killed in a late-night boating crash on the Ohio River in Kentucky.
Program to help disposal of excess prescription painkillers
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Program to help disposal of excess prescription painkillers

Kentucky's attorney general has announced a program to make it easier for people to dispose of their leftover prescription painkillers.
Time to ham it up at Kentucky State Fair
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Time to ham it up at Kentucky State Fair

It's time to ham it up at the Kentucky State Fair.
Person shot near hookah business in Kentucky
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Person shot near hookah business in Kentucky

Authorities in Kentucky say a person has been shot near a Louisville hookah business.
Kentucky GOP senator to run for attorney general in 2019
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Kentucky GOP senator to run for attorney general in 2019

A Republican state senator says he is running for attorney general in Kentucky.
Rand Paul protests Afghanistan troop increase
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Rand Paul protests Afghanistan troop increase

Rand Paul says it's a "terrible idea" to send any more American troops to Afghanistan.
Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii
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Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

The search for a missing soldier from Letcher County and four others has been suspended after their helicopter crashed during a training exercise last week off the coast of Hawaii, according to the U.S. Army.
KSP:  2 women watching eclipse hit by car, 1 dead
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KSP: 2 women watching eclipse hit by car, 1 dead

Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Leslie County were struck by a car and one has died.
City committee targets increase in police, fire diversity
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City committee targets increase in police, fire diversity

City officials in Kentucky are highlighting the impact of a committee formed nearly two years ago to increase diversity in city fire and police departments.
E-cigarettes, hookahs added to smoke-free ordinance
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E-cigarettes, hookahs added to smoke-free ordinance

A Kentucky city has passed an expanded smoking ordinance, banning the use of e-cigarettes and hookahs from public places or worksites.
Louisville files federal lawsuit against drug distributors
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Louisville files federal lawsuit against drug distributors

Officials in Kentucky's largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state.
Online reporting to help track spread of deer disease
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Online reporting to help track spread of deer disease

Wildlife officials in Kentucky say people can go online to report suspected cases of a disease in dead or dying deer.
Sheriff: Kentucky woman found dead inside ‘storage tote’
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Sheriff: Kentucky woman found dead inside ‘storage tote’

Authorities say the body of a Kentucky woman was found inside a storage tote, and a man has been arrested in connection with her death.
Thousands gather in Kentucky town to view eclipse
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Thousands gather in Kentucky town to view eclipse

Thousands have gathered in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where the total solar eclipse is expected to be at its greatest intensity.
Attorney General says confederate monument in Capitol should be removed
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Attorney General says confederate monument in Capitol should be removed

ABC 36 reported Friday the NAACP is renewing its fight to get a confederate monument removed from the State Capitol in Frankfort.
Flaherty man wins 4th straight ‘Largest Watermelon Contest’ at State Fair
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Flaherty man wins 4th straight ‘Largest Watermelon Contest’ at State Fair

A Meade County man won his fourth straight 'Largest Watermelon Contest' at the Kentucky State Fair.
Prestonsburg pumpkin sets new State Fair record
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Prestonsburg pumpkin sets new State Fair record

A pumpkin from Prestonsburg set a new record Friday as the largest ever in Kentucky State Fair history.
Kentucky governor takes on rival before state Supreme Court
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Kentucky governor takes on rival before state Supreme Court

A ruling from Kentucky's Supreme Court isn't likely to change the University of Louisville's new board of trustees, but it could affect the future of the state's top political rivals.
Kentucky agency reviews interstate following crashes
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Kentucky agency reviews interstate following crashes

A series of accidents involving semi-trucks on the interstate has prompted a review from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Man wounded in shooting involving Kentucky officers
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Man wounded in shooting involving Kentucky officers

Police say 23-year-old Andrew R. Chamberlain, a white male from Hickory, was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Kentucky city’s Confederate statue yields warring petitions
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Kentucky city’s Confederate statue yields warring petitions

Following the violent white nationalist rally in Virginia, a petition is calling for the removal of Confederate symbols from public property in a Kentucky city.
Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky
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Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.
Judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit over utility pole access
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Judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit over utility pole access

The Federal Communications Commission had sided with the city, saying regulations on pole attachments don't apply in Kentucky.
Hickman police officer arrested
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Hickman police officer arrested

A Hickman police officer found himself on the other side of the law Thursday when he was arrested on a warrant, according to State Police.
UPDATE:  Man convicted in Fulton County murder
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UPDATE: Man convicted in Fulton County murder

A Tennessee man was found guilty Thursday of a 2016 murder in Hickman, Kentucky, according to State Police.
UPDATE:  Fingerprints confirm identity of murder victim
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UPDATE: Fingerprints confirm identity of murder victim

Fingerprint comparisons were used to identify a Metcalfe County murder victim, according to KSP.
Police: Ku Klux Klan flyers dropped at homes
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Police: Ku Klux Klan flyers dropped at homes

Police say packages containing Ku Klux Klan flyers were dropped at dozens of homes in a suburban Cincinnati township.
Bevin launches pension site ahead of likely special session
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Bevin launches pension site ahead of likely special session

Governor Bevin's administration launches pension reform website ahead of a likely special session of the state legislature to address the state's struggling retirement system.
GE to move hotel line production from Kentucky to Tennessee
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GE to move hotel line production from Kentucky to Tennessee

GE Appliances will move the production of its hotel air-conditioner and refrigeration line from Kentucky to Tennessee, displacing 140 workers from its Kentucky plant and adding 210 jobs to its Tennessee facility.
Embattled Kentucky councilman denied federal medical leave
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Embattled Kentucky councilman denied federal medical leave

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – An embattled Kentucky city councilman has been denied medical leave. News outlets report Louisville Councilman Dan Johnson announced Aug. 10 he was taking a 90-day leave, hours after five colleagues moved to impeach him over sexual harassment claims. Johnson said he was experiencing severe neck pain and would seek time under […]
Third Kentucky county votes to increase hotel room tax
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Third Kentucky county votes to increase hotel room tax

A third northern Kentucky county has passed a tax increase on hotel rooms to help pay for an expansion of a convention center.
Police:  Accused child killer opened fire during dice game
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Police: Accused child killer opened fire during dice game

Police say a man charged in the death 7-year-old Kentucky boy opened fire during a dice game near the victim's home.
Company announces warehouse to be built in Kentucky
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Company announces warehouse to be built in Kentucky

A manufacturer is expanding its operation in Kentucky, adding 20 jobs.
New events offered at Kentucky State Fair
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New events offered at Kentucky State Fair

The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is adding some new events to this year's festivities.
Governor Bevin signed bill for tobacco cessation legislation Tuesday
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Governor Bevin signed bill for tobacco cessation legislation Tuesday

Governor Bevin held a bill signing for new legislation on Tuesday ensuring patient access to smoking cessation treatments, which went into effect June 29th.
Ex-principal in Kentucky pleads guilty in child porn case
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Ex-principal in Kentucky pleads guilty in child porn case

A former Kentucky high school principal has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges stemming from uploaded nude images of a student whose cellphone he confiscated.
Family, friends of victim in 1993 Ky. shooting fight parole
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Family, friends of victim in 1993 Ky. shooting fight parole

The family and friends of the victim whose death was the impetus for the creation of Kentucky's Victim Information and Notification Everyday system are pleading against granting parole to the man convicted of killing her.
Ky. lawmaker’s PI pleads guilty to intimidating poll workers
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Ky. lawmaker’s PI pleads guilty to intimidating poll workers

A private detective hired by the Kentucky Senate minority leader has pleaded guilty to attempting to intimidate an election officer and attempting to interfere with an election in connection with last year's statewide primary.
Fair attendees invited to donate backpacks for foster kids
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Fair attendees invited to donate backpacks for foster kids

Child welfare officials in Kentucky are inviting visitors to the Kentucky State Fair to donate backpacks for children who come into the foster care system.
Events will celebrate 101st Airborne 75th anniversary
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Events will celebrate 101st Airborne 75th anniversary

The 101st Airborne Division is celebrating its 75th anniversary with events at Fort Campbell this week.
Officer accused of mocking death in Charlottesville, Va.
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Officer accused of mocking death in Charlottesville, Va.

A Kentucky police officer is facing discipline for allegedly making a Facebook post mocking the death of a woman killed after a vehicle rammed into a protest against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kentucky gas prices ride summer see saw
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Kentucky gas prices ride summer see saw

AAA predicts drivers will likely see some of the highest prices at the pump this year by Labor Day.
Governor to ceremonially sign opioid epidemic legislation
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Governor to ceremonially sign opioid epidemic legislation

Governor Bevin will ceremonially sign three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic.
Old Forester releases 2017 “Birthday Bourbon Expression”
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Old Forester releases 2017 “Birthday Bourbon Expression”

The 2017 Birthday Bourbon barrel selection was drawn from 12 year old barrels from different warehouses and floors on May 27, 2005.
Kentucky city to review public art, look for links to racism
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Kentucky city to review public art, look for links to racism

A Kentucky mayor says a panel will review the city's public art and make a list of any pieces that are linked to bigotry, racism or slavery.
Eagles announce tour dates with son of the late Glenn Frey
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Eagles announce tour dates with son of the late Glenn Frey

The band announced Monday that it will visit Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta; Louisville, Kentucky; and Detroit in October.
Forty-one Cadets graduate from Kentucky State Police Academy
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Forty-one Cadets graduate from Kentucky State Police Academy

The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 41 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort Friday.
Kentucky counting down to traffic impacts of total solar eclipse
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Kentucky counting down to traffic impacts of total solar eclipse

Kentucky prepares for major traffic impact during the total solar eclipse.
Facing impeachment pressure, Kentucky councilman takes leave
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Facing impeachment pressure, Kentucky councilman takes leave

A Louisville councilman who faces possible impeachment on charges of sexually harassing fellow council members and staff will take a 90-day medical leave of absence.
KSP: Muhlenberg Co. man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses
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KSP: Muhlenberg Co. man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

A Madisonville man was arrested for uploading child sexual exploitation images online, according to authorities.
Former Kentucky State Police detective indicted
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Former Kentucky State Police detective indicted

A former Kentucky State Police detective has been charged with making false statements under oath about the destruction of evidence in a murder case he was investigating.
Police K-9 hospitalized, exposed to heroin in Kentucky
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Police K-9 hospitalized, exposed to heroin in Kentucky

Police say a K-9 is recovering after she was exposed to heroin while searching a home in Kentucky.
Kentucky could face $200 million budget shortfall
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Kentucky could face $200 million budget shortfall

Kentucky taxpayers could face a budget shortfall of more than $200 million.
Open records policy set for administrative court records
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Open records policy set for administrative court records

Kentucky's Supreme Court justices have approved an open records policy to guide how the public accesses administrative records in the state court system.
UofL Foundation consultant fired after theft charge
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UofL Foundation consultant fired after theft charge

The University of Louisville Foundation has fired a contract financial consultant after he was arrested for theft and shoplifting.
Economists to give first glimpse of projected 2018 shortfall
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Economists to give first glimpse of projected 2018 shortfall

Kentucky taxpayers could get their first glimpse of a projected budget shortfall in 2018.
Deer disease reported in several eastern Kentucky counties
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Deer disease reported in several eastern Kentucky counties

Kentucky wildlife officials say they have received reports of a disease afflicting white-tailed deer in several eastern Kentucky counties.
UPDATE:  Missing La Grange woman found safe
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UPDATE: Missing La Grange woman found safe

A woman who went missing in Harlan County last month was found safe in Louisville Thursday, according to State Police.
Grants announced for projects in eastern Kentucky
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Grants announced for projects in eastern Kentucky

Officials say they've gotten preliminary approval for funds to support two projects in eastern Kentucky.
Kentucky couple pleads guilty to fraud in ice rink scheme
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Kentucky couple pleads guilty to fraud in ice rink scheme

A Louisville couple has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for a scheme that diverted $550,000 from an ice skating rink
President Trump responds to McConnell’s “excessive expectations” comment
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President Trump responds to McConnell’s “excessive expectations” comment

President Trump is using twitter to take a jab at the senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell
UPDATE:  Jail escapee captured in Hopkins County
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UPDATE: Jail escapee captured in Hopkins County

A man who investigators say escaped from jail in Ohio County last month was captured Wednesday at a home in Hopkins County, according to State Police.
Kentucky to receive money in data breach settlement
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Kentucky to receive money in data breach settlement

Kentucky’s General Fund will receive $80,000 in a data breach settlement with an insurance company and its subsidiary, according to the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.
Kentucky officers cleared of excessive force in shooting
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Kentucky officers cleared of excessive force in shooting

An internal police investigation has found that Kentucky officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man did not violate the department's use of force policy.
Jury recommends 60-year sentence in road rage shooting
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Jury recommends 60-year sentence in road rage shooting

A tearful McCullum told jurors he was not in his right mind when he fired the shots in the stranger's car.
The Latest: Judge allows lawsuit against governor to go on
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The Latest: Judge allows lawsuit against governor to go on

A Kentucky judge says the Democratic attorney general's lawsuit against the Republican governor can go forward.
Kentucky officers cleared of excessive force in shooting
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Kentucky officers cleared of excessive force in shooting

The investigation stemmed from last year's death of Darnell Wicker. Louisville police officers involved in the shooting were responding to a domestic violence call.
No hogwash: Pigs shut down Ky. highway after semi overturns
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No hogwash: Pigs shut down Ky. highway after semi overturns

Police say the 150 pigs were headed to the Swift plant in a section of Louisville known as Butchertown.
Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias
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Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Covington, Kentucky, alleges that Dane Lane and Allegra Schawe-Lane were targeted with threats, slurs and sexual harassment by numerous colleagues at their shipping facility
Balloons to provide unique view of upcoming solar eclipse
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Balloons to provide unique view of upcoming solar eclipse

During the eclipse, their balloon is scheduled to go up at Kenlake State Resort in Hardin, Kentucky, near the spot where the eclipse will be in totality for the longest amount of time.
Semi hauling pigs overturns in Louisville
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Semi hauling pigs overturns in Louisville

According to our ABC affiliate WHAS a semi hauling pigs overturned on Wednesday morning.
Prank takes the cake, lands 2 teens with felony charges
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Prank takes the cake, lands 2 teens with felony charges

Employees confronted the pair, but Messer used profane language to tell them it was now his cake. Acciardo says Messer asked if "We're really going to jail for this?" upon his arrest.
Kentucky’s top elected officials prepare to meet in court
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Kentucky’s top elected officials prepare to meet in court

Next week, the two sides will argue before the state Supreme Court over whether Bevin can abolish and replace the boards of trustees at public universities, namely the University of Louisville.
Police urge extra caution around school buses
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Police urge extra caution around school buses

Kentucky law says drivers must stop if a school bus transporting children is stopped on a highway for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers and has its stop arm and signal lights activated.
Kentucky county’s program helps released inmates find jobs
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Kentucky county’s program helps released inmates find jobs

The Barren County program finds ways to help people who often have trouble finding employment locally to fill vacant jobs in the county's industries.
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The suit says Young was seeking shelter from the cold and officers knew he posed no threat.
ACLU sues Maine governor for blocking critics on Facebook
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ACLU sues Maine governor for blocking critics on Facebook

The ACLU recently filed similar lawsuits against Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.
Comfy Cow recalls ice cream due to possible E. coli
2 weeks ago
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Comfy Cow recalls ice cream due to possible E. coli

Comfy Cow says the products were sold between June 13 and July 21 in retail stores in Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Tennessee.
Kentucky governor pursuing new Toyota, Mazda plant
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Kentucky governor pursuing new Toyota, Mazda plant

Kentucky's Republican governor says he is trying to convince two Japanese automakers to build a $1.6 billion plant in the state.
Kentucky city hopes to tap immigrants to fill job openings
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Kentucky city hopes to tap immigrants to fill job openings

A Kentucky city is pursuing a study of how area immigrants can fill thousands of open jobs in the region
Kentucky State Fair exhibit will offer wellness information
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Kentucky State Fair exhibit will offer wellness information

Visitors to the upcoming Kentucky State Fair can stop at an exhibit to get information and guidance on health and family assistance programs.
Fort Campbell soldiers deploying to southwest Asia
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Fort Campbell soldiers deploying to southwest Asia

Hundreds of soldiers based at Fort Campbell are deploying to southwest Asia.
Four plead guilty in fraternity assault case
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Four plead guilty in fraternity assault case

Four men pleaded guilty Monday in a fraternity assault case at WKU, according to the Attorney General.
Kentucky ceremony honors 2 for their heroism
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Kentucky ceremony honors 2 for their heroism

A woman who died while trying to save her children from a house fire and a man who rescued a truck driver from a burning vehicle have been honored in Kentucky.
Former Kentucky county leader pleads guilty in federal court
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Former Kentucky county leader pleads guilty in federal court

A former judge-executive in western Kentucky has pleaded guilty to multiple charges that include bank fraud, wire fraud and making false statements on loan applications.
L. Rogers Wells Jr., former Kentucky finance secretary, dies
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L. Rogers Wells Jr., former Kentucky finance secretary, dies

L. Rogers Wells Jr., who served as finance secretary to former Kentucky Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, has died. Wells, a Glasgow businessman, died Sunday at age 79.
Beshear, Adkins use Fancy Farm as test for 2019
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Beshear, Adkins use Fancy Farm as test for 2019

Two prominent Kentucky Democrats' appearance at Fancy Farm has increased speculation about the 2019 governor's race.
15-year-old boy shot in legs near club in Kentucky
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15-year-old boy shot in legs near club in Kentucky

A Kentucky teenager has been shot near a club.
Med students pair with patients to learn about Parkinson’s
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Med students pair with patients to learn about Parkinson’s

To give medical students a chance to learn about Parkinson's disease outside the classroom, the University of Louisville and the Parkinson's Support Center of Kentuckiana are seeking patients interested in their "Buddy Program."
$4M grants to help Kentucky areas hurt by coal downturn
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$4M grants to help Kentucky areas hurt by coal downturn

Grants toward the railroad and campsite developments were part of a federal program to revitalize areas of Kentucky hurt by a recent downturn in the coal industry.
Kentucky office building’s furnishings up for sale
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Kentucky office building’s furnishings up for sale

Officials say the state Division of Surplus Properties has set the spot-bid sale for Aug. 9. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort.
1 death reported in Kentucky house fire
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1 death reported in Kentucky house fire

Kentucky State Police say a 67-year-old man has died in a house fire.
Outdoor recreation having larger economic impact in Kentucky
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Outdoor recreation having larger economic impact in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Tourism says a national study found the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the state jumped to $12.8 billion last year, up from $8.4 billion in 2012.
Kentucky office building’s furnishings up for sale
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Kentucky office building’s furnishings up for sale

The 24-story Capital Plaza Tower in Kentucky's capital city is now vacant, so state officials are putting the office building's furnishings up for sale.
Official: Inspection board barred from much of Bevin’s house
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Official: Inspection board barred from much of Bevin’s house

Local officials say they were prevented from accessing much of Gov. Matt Bevin's home as part of the Kentucky Republican's appeal over the value of a property he purchased from a friend and campaign donor.
Police: 6-year-old struck by car dies in Kentucky
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Police: 6-year-old struck by car dies in Kentucky

Police in Kentucky say a 6-year-old who was struck by a car while riding a bike has died.
Kentucky judge announces bid for state Supreme Court
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Kentucky judge announces bid for state Supreme Court

A circuit court judge in Kentucky says he will run for an open seat on the state Supreme Court.
Ex-officer acquitted in death wants to return; chief says no
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Ex-officer acquitted in death wants to return; chief says no

A former Kentucky police officer once fired and acquitted of murder has applied to work with the department again, but the chief says it isn't going to happen.
Senate confirms Craft as US ambassador to Canada
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Senate confirms Craft as US ambassador to Canada

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kentucky native Kelly Knight Craft as the next ambassador to Canada.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opening Lynn exhibit
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opening Lynn exhibit

"Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl" opens Aug. 25 and runs through Aug. 5, 2018.
Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths
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Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths

Ten coal miners have died on the job so far this year, compared to a record low of eight last year.
Louisville police official new chief in Lawrence, Kansas
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Louisville police official new chief in Lawrence, Kansas

Gregory Burns Jr. has been hired as the first black chief in the city this is home to the University of Kansas' main campus.
State backs off case of man accused of putting glass in cups
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State backs off case of man accused of putting glass in cups

Charges against Waylon Horton of Munfordville were dismissed Tuesday so that the federal case could move forward without interference. The charges were dismissed without prejudice meaning they can be refiled.
Gov. Bevin Launches Instagram Account
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Gov. Bevin Launches Instagram Account

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Governor is officially on Instagram (@GovMattBevin). Governor Matt Bevin launched the new account Wednesday to showcase the vision of the his administration and also promote the banner, We Are Kentucky. The account will be used to connect with Kentuckians and share content that provides a fresh loo at his vision for […]
Judge dismisses charges against GOP lawmaker in Kentucky
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Judge dismisses charges against GOP lawmaker in Kentucky

A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Republican state representative in Kentucky.
Kentucky teen sitting on hammock killed by falling tree
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Kentucky teen sitting on hammock killed by falling tree

Authorities described the tree as old. It's unclear what caused the tree to collapse.
Police offer hit by car during chase in Kentucky
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Police offer hit by car during chase in Kentucky

An unidentified Louisville Metro Police Department officer was struck just before midnight Tuesday near Shawnee Park.
Kentucky governor appoints judge in Bourbon, Scott, Woodford
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Kentucky governor appoints judge in Bourbon, Scott, Woodford

Mattox is a graduate of Georgetown College and University of Kentucky College of Law. He has been in private practice in Georgetown.
Former Bullitt Co. deputy sentenced for drug trafficking
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Former Bullitt Co. deputy sentenced for drug trafficking

Mattingly pleaded guilty to trafficking and money laundering charges. A release from the U.S. Attorney says Mattingly hid the money in bank accounts and also used it to pay for more marijuana shipments.
Ex-Louisville DL Chris Williams faces felony theft charges
3 weeks ago
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Ex-Louisville DL Chris Williams faces felony theft charges

Former Louisville defensive lineman Chris Williams is scheduled to make an appearance in Jefferson Circuit Court on felony charges of stealing $2,300 from the bank accounts of three teammates.
Officials inspect Kentucky governor’s home; reporters barred
3 weeks ago
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Officials inspect Kentucky governor’s home; reporters barred

Local officials have inspected the home of Kentucky's Republican governor as part of an appeal of the property's value.
Boy dies in Kentucky after being shot in face
3 weeks ago
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Boy dies in Kentucky after being shot in face

A 2-year-old boy who was shot in the face has died in Kentucky.
Teen dies after jumping from moving school bus in Kentucky
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Teen dies after jumping from moving school bus in Kentucky

Official say a teenage boy has died in Kentucky after jumping from a moving school bus.
Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky
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Retired fighter pilot running for Congress in Kentucky

A retired fighter pilot says she will seek the Democratic nomination for Congress in Kentucky's 6th District.
Funding awarded to improve Kentucky dam safety
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Funding awarded to improve Kentucky dam safety

The Kentucky Division of Water has been awarded a $200,000 grant for a pilot project for dam safety.
2 Kentucky women file sexual assault lawsuits against police
3 weeks ago
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2 Kentucky women file sexual assault lawsuits against police

Two women who say a police officer in Kentucky sexually assaulted them have filed lawsuits.
2 escaped Kentucky inmates caught, 2 still missing
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2 escaped Kentucky inmates caught, 2 still missing

Two inmates who escaped from a Kentucky jail have been caught, but two others remain on the run.
ACLU asks Kentucky governor to not block social media users
3 weeks ago
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ACLU asks Kentucky governor to not block social media users

The ACLU has asked Kentucky's Republican governor to stop blocking people from following his social media accounts.
Hummingbird Festival set at Land Between the Lakes
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Hummingbird Festival set at Land Between the Lakes

Ruby-throated hummingbirds are coming to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, and the park is offering special programs to mark the occasion.
Man hit, killed by train in Kentucky
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Man hit, killed by train in Kentucky

A man struck by a train in Kentucky has died.
Parade committee to hear Confederate flag appeal
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Parade committee to hear Confederate flag appeal

A parade committee will hear an appeal from the Sons of Confederate Veterans after a Kentucky city commission voted to limit participation in its Veterans Day parade to those representing the United States.
Suicide attempts in teens up in Kentucky
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Suicide attempts in teens up in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -According to KY Forward,  Kentucky’s online newspaper, a 2016 survey found that 8.2 percent of Kentucky’s high-school sophomores, about one in 12, said they had attempted suicide at least once in the previous 12 months. That number may seem high, but the national rate is even higher at 9.4 percent. The biennial […]
Governor asked to stop blocking people on social media
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Governor asked to stop blocking people on social media

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)-In local politics, the ACLU is asking Governor Matt Bevin to stop blocking people on social media. The Courier-Journal reports the ACUL sent a letter to the Governor earlier this month explaining by blocking people he’s violating their rights of free speech. The paper has reported in the past the Governor has blocked […]
Louisville police officer accused of rape
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Louisville police officer accused of rape

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)-A police officer in Louisville has been accused of raping a woman not once, but twice. The woman’s attorney says Officer Pablo Cano met her client last year in a park and they exchanged numbers. Weeks later, the woman claims Cano was wearing his police uniform when he stopped by her house unannounced, […]
Police: 3 teens arrested in death of Kentucky man
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Police: 3 teens arrested in death of Kentucky man

Three teenagers have been arrested and charged with the beating death of a Kentucky man, as well as a string of robberies.
Judge removes school board member over diploma controversy
4 weeks ago
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Judge removes school board member over diploma controversy

A Kentucky school board member accused of failing to earn a high school diploma has been ousted from his position by a judge.
Deputy saved by vest now jailed, accused of shooting self
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Deputy saved by vest now jailed, accused of shooting self

A sheriff's deputy in Kentucky said he was shot by a motorcyclist he was trying to pull over, and was saved by his bulletproof vest.
New lumber facility opening in Bowling Green
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New lumber facility opening in Bowling Green

An announcement from the Kentucky governor's office says Carter Lumber will invest $10 million in the facility which will be located at the Kentucky Transpark.
Unemployment rates up in 96 Kentucky counties
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Unemployment rates up in 96 Kentucky counties

The state Office of Employment and Training says the unemployment rate fell in 20 counties during that period and stayed the same in four counties.
UPDATE:  I-24 reopens after multiple collisions
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UPDATE: I-24 reopens after multiple collisions

All lanes of I-24 reopened Thursday night after being closed due to multiple collisions, according to State Police.
Kentucky man takes plea deal in 8-year-old’s shooting death
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Kentucky man takes plea deal in 8-year-old’s shooting death

A Kentucky man who allegedly said barbeque sauce caused the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy has taken a plea deal.
Fire official says man, 18, killed on fair ride
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Fire official says man, 18, killed on fair ride

A Columbus fire official says the man killed after an "aggressive thrill ride" fell apart at the Ohio State Fair was 18.
Officials: Unemployment rate up in 96 Ky counties
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Officials: Unemployment rate up in 96 Ky counties

Officials say the unemployment rate has rose in 96 Kentucky counties.
Appalachian summit set for August 4 in Pikeville
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Appalachian summit set for August 4 in Pikeville

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System plans to participate in the Shaping Our Appalachian Region summit next month.
Four-star Kentucky hotel: Data breach could affect guests
4 weeks ago
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Four-star Kentucky hotel: Data breach could affect guests

A four-star Kentucky hotel has discovered a data breach threatening guests' credit card information.
Ky. National Guard member shocked by Trump transgender ban
4 weeks ago
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Ky. National Guard member shocked by Trump transgender ban

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky National Guard member says he was shocked by President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will ban transgender people from serving in the military. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce the ban because of “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Capt. Jacob Eleazer says he told a superior officer […]
Former Gov. Julian Carroll says he won’t resign Senate seat
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Former Gov. Julian Carroll says he won’t resign Senate seat

Former Gov. Julian Carroll says he won't resign his state Senate seat following a media report that a man alleged Carroll groped and propositioned him in 2005.
Blood donations down; Red Cross needs your help
4 weeks ago
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Blood donations down; Red Cross needs your help

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ)- Even with thousands of people responding to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations earlier this month, there is still a critical shortage this summer. There has been an increase in blood donation appointments by 30% after the Red Cross put out the emergency call. Despite the increase, it is still […]
Land Between the Lakes offering solar eclipse events, views
4 weeks ago
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Land Between the Lakes offering solar eclipse events, views

The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky is offering prime viewing spots for the upcoming total solar eclipse next month.
Local Troopers receive awards
4 weeks ago
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Local Troopers receive awards

MAYFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Six Kentucky State Troopers were recognized for their service. Four Troopers from post 1 and two local Troopers assigned to the agency’s Drug Investigation and Special Investigations (DESI) branch received recognition at a ceremony in Lexington on Friday from Justice Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders. Senior Trooper […]
AG warns Kentuckians about sham veteran charity
4 weeks ago
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AG warns Kentuckians about sham veteran charity

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Attorney General Andy Beshear warns Kentuckians of a sham charity that’s taking advantage of their generosity to veterans. According to the Office of the Attorney General, the sham charity goes by the name “Coalition for Veterans of America.” A caller from the sham charity is telling Kentuckians that donations will help aid […]
Former western Ky. jailer sentenced in kickback scheme
4 weeks ago
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Former western Ky. jailer sentenced in kickback scheme

A retired western Kentucky jailer has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for running a kickback scheme during a $3 million jail expansion.
Statue of Kentucky Derby-winning horse stolen in Indiana
4 weeks ago
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Statue of Kentucky Derby-winning horse stolen in Indiana

Southern Indiana police are investigating the theft of a life-size statue of a horse that won the 1901 Kentucky Derby.
3 nominees named for vacant judgeship in Kentucky
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3 nominees named for vacant judgeship in Kentucky

A nominating commission has announced nominees to fill a vacant judgeship in Kentucky.
19-year-old Kentucky man gets 8 years for breaking son’s leg
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19-year-old Kentucky man gets 8 years for breaking son’s leg

A 19-year-old Kentucky man charged with injuring his infant son has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to first-degree criminal abuse of a child less than 12 years old.
Troopers and Officers honored at KSP Awards Ceremony
4 weeks ago
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Troopers and Officers honored at KSP Awards Ceremony

Seventy-nine KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers were honored for bravery, life-saving acts, and dedication to duty, at a ceremony held July 21.
Judge rules former university board chairman OK for trial
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Judge rules former university board chairman OK for trial

A judge has ruled that former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles of Owensboro is competent to stand trial on rape and sodomy charges.
UPDATE:  Abortion protesters OK letting buffer zone stand
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UPDATE: Abortion protesters OK letting buffer zone stand

Abortion opponents have agreed to abide by a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk outside the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky.
Testing Kentucky’s old rape kits leads to first indictment
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Testing Kentucky’s old rape kits leads to first indictment

Miller was indicted July 17 on charges that included one count of first-degree rape.
Former Kentucky teacher pleads not guilty to 37 sex charges
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Former Kentucky teacher pleads not guilty to 37 sex charges

The indictment accuses the former Logan County Schools teacher of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl between Sept. 1 and Feb. 17.
Opioid discussion to kick off state alcohol, drug conference
4 weeks ago
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Opioid discussion to kick off state alcohol, drug conference

Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, fentanyl and some prescription painkillers. They have fueled a surge in overdose deaths across the state for the past few years.
Kentucky parks planning eclipse-related events
4 weeks ago
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Kentucky parks planning eclipse-related events

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host a University of Louisville astronomy professor for a presentation the weekend before the eclipse.
Officer in Kentucky wounds suspect who refused to show hands
4 weeks ago
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Officer in Kentucky wounds suspect who refused to show hands

Trooper Shane Jacobs identified the suspect as 29-year-old Brandon Moses of Bledsoe, Kentucky.
Former Kentucky governor accused of sexual misconduct
4 weeks ago
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Former Kentucky governor accused of sexual misconduct

State Democrats are calling on a former governor to resign his current office as State Senator following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Man dies in unexplained rollover crash
1 month ago
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Man dies in unexplained rollover crash

State Police say an elderly man from Florida died in a rollover crash on I-24 in Christian County.
North Carolina teen accused in Kentucky baseball player’s death
1 month ago
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North Carolina teen accused in Kentucky baseball player’s death

Police charge 15-year old in shooting death of University of the Cumberlands baseball player.
Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic
1 month ago
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Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

The temporary restraining order issued Friday by U.S. District Judge David Hale was requested by federal prosecutors in a pre-emptive move ahead of vigils by Operation Save America.
Indiana, Kentucky officials narrow I-69 bridge sites to 3
1 month ago
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Indiana, Kentucky officials narrow I-69 bridge sites to 3

Project team officials also announced Thursday that two of the routes still under consideration would call for removal of the U.S. 41 Twin Bridges.
Ethics panel unanimously dismisses complaints against Bevin
1 month ago
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Ethics panel unanimously dismisses complaints against Bevin

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission says Bevin didn't do anything wrong when he bought a house from Neil Ramsey, a friend that Bevin has appointed to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees.
Kentucky cemetery to become temporary movie theater
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Kentucky cemetery to become temporary movie theater

The Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington is kicking off its Cinema in the Cemetery series Aug. 4 with "The Lego Movie.
Former county jail in Kentucky auctioned for $110K
1 month ago
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Former county jail in Kentucky auctioned for $110K

The Hickman County Jail was auctioned to Thomas Jones and Bryan Thomas Jones on Thursday. The jail closed in August 2015 because of an insufficient number of in
Heat advisory in effect for much of Kentucky
1 month ago
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Heat advisory in effect for much of Kentucky

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued the advisory for the afternoon and evening on both Friday and Saturday.
University of Kentucky agriculture event set next week
1 month ago
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University of Kentucky agriculture event set next week

The event is hosted by the university's College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and will begin at 7 a.m. CDT on July 27 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm.
Kentucky’s jobless rate rises slightly in June
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Kentucky’s jobless rate rises slightly in June

The Office of Employment and Training says last month's seasonally adjusted preliminary rate was 5.1 percent. That was up from a 5 percent statewide rate in May.
Kentucky home sales climbing
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Kentucky home sales climbing

Real estate sales in Kentucky continue to exceed the totals seen through this time in 2016., according to Kentucky Realtors.
Group sues after books sent to Kentucky prisoners rejected
1 month ago
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Group sues after books sent to Kentucky prisoners rejected

A human rights group says the Kentucky Department of Corrections is illegally censoring books the group has sent to prisoners.
Ex-Miss Kentucky USA accused of smuggling drugs into prison
1 month ago
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Ex-Miss Kentucky USA accused of smuggling drugs into prison

A former beauty pageant winner from Kentucky has been accused of smuggling marijuana into an Ohio prison for an inmate.
UofL trustees approve changes to Yum Center lease
1 month ago
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UofL trustees approve changes to Yum Center lease

University of Louisville trustees have approved changes to the school's lease deal with the KFC Yum Center and the Louisville Arena Authority.
Funeral planned for Kentucky woman killed in 1969
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Funeral planned for Kentucky woman killed in 1969

A public service for 21-year-old Sonja Kaye Blair-Adams is scheduled for 5 p.m. July 29 at Mount Pleasant Home in Harlan.
Man convicted on terrorism charges will keep life sentence
1 month ago
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Man convicted on terrorism charges will keep life sentence

Judge Thomas Russell in a Wednesday ruling denied the motion from 29-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi.
Simpsonville Police searching for two people they say stole thousands of dollars worth of items
1 month ago
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Simpsonville Police searching for two people they say stole thousands of dollars worth of items

The Simpsonville Police is asking for the public's help finding two woman they say stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Kentucky state trooper shoots man who tried to run him over
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Kentucky state trooper shoots man who tried to run him over

Officers pursued him for several miles into woods. One officer walked into the woods to find Barnhill, who rode at him, at which point the officer fired.
Kentucky GOP official accused of indecent exposure resigns
1 month ago
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Kentucky GOP official accused of indecent exposure resigns

Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman Tres Watson says Narramore, who is 54, resigned from his position as chairman of the Letcher County Republican Party and from the State Executive Committee of the state's Republican Party.
Ex-Kentucky teacher sentenced in child pornography case
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Ex-Kentucky teacher sentenced in child pornography case

U.S. District Judge Greg N. Stivers sentenced McGaha on Tuesday and ordered a 10-year period of supervised release. McGaha must register as a sex offender.
Board delays decision on value of Kentucky governor’s home
1 month ago
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Board delays decision on value of Kentucky governor’s home

Local officials are reconsidering the value of a home Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin purchased from a friend and campaign donor.
Court filing seeks ‘buffer zone’ outside abortion clinic
1 month ago
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Court filing seeks ‘buffer zone’ outside abortion clinic

The motion by U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr. asks that demonstrators be kept away from a "buffer zone" at EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville.
Kentucky prosecutor recused over relationship with detective
1 month ago
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Kentucky prosecutor recused over relationship with detective

Jarred Tabor Long, a former Fort Campbell soldier, is accused of conspiring with Jessie L. Goslyn in the fatal February 2012 shooting of her husband Vincent Goslyn.
Kentucky GOP official accused of indecent exposure resigns
1 month ago
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Kentucky GOP official accused of indecent exposure resigns

Republican Party of Kentucky spokesman Tres Watson told media that Narramore, who is 54, resigned from his position as chairman of the Letcher County Republican Party and from the State Executive Committee of the state's Republican Party.
Shepherd’s House – Run For Recovery
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Shepherd’s House – Run For Recovery

This year's run is scheduled for July 22nd at the historic Keeneland race course.
Mine maintenance chief pleads guilty to falsifying record
1 month ago
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Mine maintenance chief pleads guilty to falsifying record

Couch is the chief of maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine in Muhlenberg County.
Officials to reconsider value of Kentucky governor’s home
1 month ago
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Officials to reconsider value of Kentucky governor’s home

Bevin and his wife purchased the home in March for $1.6 million. Jefferson County officials say the home is worth $2.9 million.
Jackson named president of USA Today Network auto group
1 month ago
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Jackson named president of USA Today Network auto group

Jackson will oversee USA Today Network business involving more than 4,500 automotive dealers and most manufacturers across Gannett's Co. Inc.'s 109 local markets.
Body recovered in Henderson County; foul play not suspected
1 month ago
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Body recovered in Henderson County; foul play not suspected

Investigators hope an autopsy will confirm the identity of a decomposed body found in a rural area of Henderson County on Tuesday, according to State Police.
U of L foundation fires chief financial officer
1 month ago
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U of L foundation fires chief financial officer

The University of Louisville's foundation, which has been beset by financial turmoil, has fired its chief financial officer.
McConnell:  Senate ‘Obamacare’ repeal vote coming next week
1 month ago
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McConnell: Senate ‘Obamacare’ repeal vote coming next week

Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote early next week on trying to move ahead on a straight-up repeal of Barack Obama's health care law.
Blast survivor in Kentucky says he’s lucky to be alive
1 month ago
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Blast survivor in Kentucky says he’s lucky to be alive

A college employee who survived an explosion inside a Kentucky dormitory says he's lucky to be alive.
Nine-year old among three juveniles charged in burglary
1 month ago
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Nine-year old among three juveniles charged in burglary

Three juveniles, ages 9, 14 and 16, were arrested and charged with felony burglary for reportedly breaking-in to a building in Fordsville and stealing items, according to State Police.
Kentucky coal mine death blamed on safety lapses
1 month ago
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Kentucky coal mine death blamed on safety lapses

Federal regulators say an accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt didn't have adequate safety guards.
McConnell says Senate to vote on straight repeal
1 month ago
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McConnell says Senate to vote on straight repeal

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote "sometime in the near future" on repealing the Obama health care law.
Kentucky woman dies after state trooper crashes into truck
1 month ago
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Kentucky woman dies after state trooper crashes into truck

Trooper Brian Gann was responding to an injury accident and turned on his blue lights and siren and attempted to pass multiple vehicles when his patrol car struck Smith's pickup.
Kentucky attorney charged with defrauding insurance clients
1 month ago
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Kentucky attorney charged with defrauding insurance clients

The U.S. Attorney's office in Louisville says James Grant King allegedly committed aggravated identity theft and wire fraud from 2007 to this year.
Ethics panel advises Beshear to not investigate Bevin
1 month ago
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Ethics panel advises Beshear to not investigate Bevin

Attorney General Andy Beshear had asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission if it would be proper for him to investigate whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's purchase of a Louisville home from a campaign donor violated state law.
At public hearing, most oppose proposed Medicaid changes
1 month ago
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At public hearing, most oppose proposed Medicaid changes

Officials with Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration held the final public hearing Monday about a plan to require some on the state's Medicaid program to work to keep their benefits.
McConnell gives up on GOP health care bill
1 month ago
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McConnell gives up on GOP health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky gave up on the revised GOP health care bill late Monday night after two more Republican senators said they would oppose the bill.
Ethics panel advises Beshear to not investigate Bevin
1 month ago
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Ethics panel advises Beshear to not investigate Bevin

A Kentucky ethics commission says the Democratic attorney general should not investigate the state's Republican governor if he intends to challenge him for re-election.
At public hearing, most oppose proposed Medicaid changes
1 month ago
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At public hearing, most oppose proposed Medicaid changes

Dozens of people waited more than three hours to tell Kentucky officials how much they oppose proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program.
University of Louisville opens exhibition on World War I
1 month ago
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University of Louisville opens exhibition on World War I

The University of Louisville's Archives and Special Collections is recognizing the 100th anniversary of World War I with an exhibition of vintage photographs, war posters, documents and artifacts.
Teen missing, believed to have drowned in Kentucky lake
1 month ago
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Teen missing, believed to have drowned in Kentucky lake

Authorities are searching for a teen believed to have drowned in a Kentucky lake.
Police: No suspects in fatal shooting of teen in Kentucky
1 month ago
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Police: No suspects in fatal shooting of teen in Kentucky

A high school football player has died after a shooting in Kentucky.