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TRAFFIC ALERT: KY 1658 in Nicholas Co. closed during the day

KY 1658 (Persimmon Ridge Road) in Nicholas County will be closed during the day for the next several weeks for embankment and pavement repairs, according to the Transportation Cabinet. 

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia.

Labor Cabinet says on-site visits save companies from fines

Kentucky's Labor Cabinet says it saved companies up to $434,000 in potential fines by conducting five on-site visits last month for employers across the state.

Labor Cabinet offering free safety courses

The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is hosting free occupational safety training in Lexington.

Estill citizens want say in state negotiations with polluter

Estill County residents are asking for two seats at the table as state regulators discuss an agreement with a local landfill operator accused of illegally dumping low-level nuclear waste.

3 more Kentucky counties certified as work ready

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner said in a statement that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been added to the official list of Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

Officials hold forum to discuss drug epidemic

State officials are hosting a community forum to educate people about the ongoing drug epidemic.

Students to plant trees at mining site to observe Arbor Day

Students at some eastern Kentucky schools will plant trees at a mine site next week in observance of Arbor Day.

Ferry linking Missouri, Kentucky reopens after repairs

Motorists traveling between western Kentucky and Missouri can once again use a ferry service that's been closed for an extended period.

Officials urge drivers to use caution in work zones

Officials at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are urging drivers to use caution in work zones.

State launches new assistance application website, Benefind

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has launched a new website, Benefind, for Assistance Programs.

Grant proposals sought to promote use of waste tires

Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet is accepting grant proposals for projects promoting the use of recycled waste tires for landscaping.

Rewards offered to solve Kentucky copper wire thefts

Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet is offering rewards as part of efforts to crack down on theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.

Glasgow businessman chosen as public protection secretary

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a Glasgow businessman and former judge-executive to be secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet.

Bevin appoints Democrat to lead Justice Cabinet

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed an influential Democratic lawmaker to be the next secretary of the Justice and Public Safety cabinet.

Coal mining company hit with fine that could reach $3.25M

Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet has agreed to levy a stiff fine against a coal mining company which acknowledged thousands of Clean Water Act violations, effectively barring the company from operating in Kentucky in the future.

Kentucky has 300 school buildings with energy savings rating

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says 300 school buildings in the state have achieved an energy efficiency rating.

District 11 highway crews ready for winter snow season

With more than 19,000 tons of salt on hand, combined with 80 snow plows, salt spreaders and other equipment ready in Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie and Whitley counties, Kentucky Department of Highways District 11 crews are now on winter weather duty.

MADD to hold nationwide day of remembrance

The Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organization is recognizing 35 years of operation by holding a nationwide day of remembrance on December 3.

Bevin names former lawmaker secretary of executive cabinet

Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has named a former state representative from Louisville as the next secretary of the executive cabinet.

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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

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