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New toll rates for the bridges connecting Louisville and Indiana go into effective July...

New toll rates will increase on July 1 for three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana, according to RiverLink Tolls.
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PSC sets rates for KU and LG&E; effective tomorrow

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has set new base rates for Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co., at levels lower than those applied for by the two utilities.

AAA: Kentucky sees some of the biggest gas price increases in the nation

The average gas price in Kentucky climbed 9 cents in the past week, putting it among the nation’s top 10 states for largest weekly increase, according to AAA.

Report: More than 312,000 felons can’t vote in Kentucky

A new report shows Kentucky has more than 312,000 people who cannot vote because of a felony conviction, a 67 percent increase from 2006.

Franklin Co. Schools seeing increasing shortage in substitute teachers

According to The State Journal, Franklin County Schools is having problems finding substitute teachers to cover for absent teachers.

Water bill to increase for Martin Co. residents

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted Martin County Water District a permanent rate increase, while also ordering the district to contract with an outside party to manage the troubled utility.
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Petition against School Safety tax fails

Voters in Fayette County won't have the chance to overturn a property tax hike.
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Petition still lacks enough signatures to force vote on property tax hike

Just a few days left for organizers to get enough names on a petition to force a public vote on a Fayette County property tax hike and they admit they might come up short.
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Petitioners look to get property tax increase on the ballot

Lexington voters, will you have final say on a property tax hike in Lexington?
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Coroner says he needs more employees to help deal with all the overdose deaths

How bad is Kentucky's overdose problem? So bad, the Fayette County coroner wants another deputy coroner hired just to handle the problem.

Hepatitis A increase continues, reaches 117 cases

A multi-county outbreak of Hepatitis A remains ongoing with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) now reporting 117 cases, most of which have occurred in the Jefferson County/Louisville area.
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Supporters of higher cigarette tax rally at State Capitol

Supporters of a higher cigarette tax in Kentucky rallied at the State Capitol in Frankfort Thursday.
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Kentucky population estimate up 0.4 percent from 2016

Kentucky remains the 26th largest state by population, based on newly released census data that shows an increase in residents of 0.4 percent from last year.

Officials warn drivers to watch for deer along roadways

Kentucky officials are urging motorists to watch for deer along roadways, especially over the next couple of months
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

Panel recommends increase for hunting, fishing licenses

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended increasing the fee for most hunting and fishing licenses.
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Gas prices spike in Kentucky

Officials with AAA say Kentucky has seen one of the largest spikes in gas prices of any state in the U.S. in the week since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas.
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Gasoline prices head higher while motorists panic

The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator.
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State Fair attendance up from previous year

The 113th Kentucky State Fair drew 44,618 more people than last year during its 11-day run, according to officials.
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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.
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Safety tips will help during Fourth of July picnics

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department officials say they want to increase awareness of food safety as people head into the summer picnic season.

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