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New state office building in downtown Frankfort officially named

A new state office building was officially named during a ceremony in downtown Frankfort on Tuesday.
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State Budget Office Releases Final Details on BudgetSurplus

On Thursday the Office of the State Budget Director released the results of the budget surplus for the year.
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All clear after bomb scare at Bluegrass Station

Emergency crews and the FBI are investigating reports of a possible explosive device at Bluegrass Station on Briar Hill Road. 

Kentucky House to vote on pension bill, would cost system $1 billion

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would let some public universities and other agencies leave the state's already struggling pension system, but would cost the system up to $1 billion.
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State Passes new Social Studies Standards

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - The State Board of Education unanimously passed new Social Studies standards Wednesday. Rebecca Ingram was one of the teachers who sat...

Company says aluminum mill construction remains on schedule

A private company trying to build an aluminum mill in the Ashland area, in part with taxpayer money, has extended its fundraising deadline.

Obama education chief: Exits exams won’t ensure success

An education secretary from President Barack Obama's administration says high school exit exams will not benefit Kentucky students unless the state provides more resources for public schools.
Postsecondary Education Council Targets Priority Areas In Budget Request

Kentucky earns high marks on report card for Black students

Kentucky received the fifth highest score in the nation on a new report card that assesses how well the state is serving its Black students at public four-year universities.

Kentucky hosting event spotlighting issues for older adults

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say a regional conference is planned in the state to spotlight issues that promote healthy aging. The state Cabinet...
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Authorities: 2-year-old fatally shot by sibling

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old who was accidentally shot by a sibling has died. News outlets report a Barren County Sheriff's Office...
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Jobless rates fall in 110 Kentucky counties for July 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 110 of the state's counties between July 2017 and July 2018. The Kentucky Center...
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County attorney sues state for ending child support contract

A Kentucky county attorney has sued the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services for ending its contract with him to collect child support payments.
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Kentucky’s jobless rate rises slightly in June

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate increased slightly in June.

See the new state laws now in effect

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Laws taking effect that day include measures on the following topics: Abstinence Education. Senate Bill 71 will require the inclusion of...
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New service tax to go in effect Sunday

Sales tax is being added to several services you are not used to paying taxes on at all.

Lake at Kentucky historic site lowered due to leak in dam

UNION, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say the water level is being lowered at a lake at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in...
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Teacher election upset leaves many wondering what’s to come in November

Many are calling it one of the biggest upsets and most telling races of Tuesday's primary election, Rockcastle County teacher Travis Brenda's victory over Jonathan Shell, Kentucky's republican house majority leader.
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Governor launches new apprenticeship pilot program

Governor Bevin announced the launch of a new apprenticeship pilot program on Tuesday which will help students interested in a state government career gain on-the-job skills and opportunities.
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State announces partnership with UK and U of L to help state medical examiners

We've talked a lot about the opioid crisis in Kentucky. It's causing all kinds of problems and it's putting a strain on the state's medical examiners.

State seeks takeover of Kentucky’s largest school district

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's interim education commissioner has recommended the state take over management of one of the country's largest public school districts. Wayne...

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