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12:45pm

Mon July 27, 2015
Lexington/Richmond

Lexington Sets Public Meeting on Civil War Statues, Marker

Someone used spray paint to write "Black Lives Matter" on the pedestal of the John Hunt Morgan statue on the lawn of the old Fayette County Courthouse in downtown Lexington, Friday June 26, 2015.
Credit Ron Garrison / Lexington Herald Leader

A public meeting is being held in Lexington next month for residents to express their opinions about two Civil War statues and a historic marker in the city.

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2:37pm

Tue July 21, 2015
Health and Welfare

Report: Poverty Afflicts 1 in 4 Kentucky Youngsters

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A new report says poverty remains the biggest problem facing Kentucky children, a trend affecting all other aspects of child well-being.

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11:12am

Mon July 13, 2015
News

Same-Sex Marriage Back in Court in Kentucky

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis
Credit lgbtqnation.com

UPDATED 3:37 PM A federal judge has delayed a decision on whether a local official can use her religious beliefs to justify not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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2:40pm

Fri July 10, 2015
Business and the Economy

Ky. Has $165.4 Million Surplus, but Road Fund Falls Short

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Kentucky taxpayers got good news and bad news on Friday on the state's budget.

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4:07pm

Thu July 9, 2015
News

Kentucky Clerk says Governor Told Him to Issue Licenses or Resign

Casey County Clerk Casey Davis
Credit wtvq.com

A Kentucky county clerk said the state's Democratic governor told him he should either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or resign from office.

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5:23pm

Wed July 8, 2015
Mountain Kentucky

Alpha Coal Company Announces Layoffs in Ky, Va

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Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc. has told 292 workers in Kentucky and Virginia they are losing their jobs.

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1:45pm

Wed July 1, 2015
All Politics are Local

LRC Acting Director Announces She is Retiring Next Month

Marcia Seiler, Acting Director for LRC
Credit lrc.ky.gov

The acting director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission has announced her retirement, and the commission is searching for a permanent director.

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5:12pm

Tue June 30, 2015
Environmental Watchdog

After Coal Win, States Seek Similar Relief for Farms

They beat the EPA on coal, and now a group of state attorneys general hopes to score a similar victory on farming.

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4:41pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Commonwealth

Social Worker Faces Firing after Helping 7-Year-Old Girl

A northern Kentucky social worker is facing possible termination by her employer after she says she helped a neglected and abused 7-year-old girl.

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4:54pm

Tue June 23, 2015

3:37pm

Tue June 23, 2015
News

Lexington Humane Society Raises $35,000 to Replace Dogs' Air Conditioner

A poodle cooled off in a water bucket at the Lexington Humane Society. The organization raised money to replace dogs' air conditioner.
Credit Lexington Humane Society / Lexington Herald Leader

The Lexington Humane Society has reached its goal of raising $35,000 for a new air-conditioning unit for its dog kennels.

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4:11pm

Mon June 22, 2015
The Commonwealth

Louisville Protesters Call for Union Chief's Dismissal

Credit Jacob Ryan | wfpl.org

About a hundred protesters blocked streets in downtown Louisville to demand the president of the police union be fired for calling activists "liars and race-baiters" and writing that law enforcement supporters might soon have to rise up against them.

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3:03pm

Mon June 22, 2015
The Commonwealth

Social Service Workers Lose 92 Cases of Possible Child Abuse

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State social service officials in Northern Kentucky say they lost track of nearly 100 cases involving possible child abuse or neglect, with some languishing for months before being recently rediscovered.

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1:43pm

Mon June 22, 2015

4:21pm

Fri June 19, 2015
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Jobless Rate Stays at 5.1 Percent in May

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Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent in May.

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2:48pm

Thu June 18, 2015
Health and Welfare

KentuckyOne Rebuffs Call to Take Down "Misleading" Cancer Ad

Credit Andrew Wolfson/The Courier-Journal

A KentuckyOne Health cancer center has refused to take down an advertising banner in the heart of Louisville's medical center that some doctors have called "misleading."

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2:39pm

Thu June 18, 2015
All Politics are Local

Lawsuit Challenges Ky. Ban on Corporate Political Donations

Credit MGN Online

Kentucky's ban on corporate contributions to political parties and state candidates is being challenged by a group pushing right-to-work legislation opposed by organized labor.

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4:39pm

Wed June 17, 2015
Energy

USDA Funding 23 Kentucky Energy Projects with $264,000

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Kentucky is receiving more than $264,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund 23 applications for improvements in energy efficiency.

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2:03pm

Mon June 15, 2015
The Commonwealth

Appeals Court: Private Utility Subject to Open Records Law

Credit ky.gov

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that a private utility in eastern Kentucky is subject to the open records law because it receives all its revenue from local governments.

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1:40pm

Mon June 15, 2015
Business and the Economy

Beshear to Promote Kentucky Tourism in England

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Gov. Steve Beshear and his wife, Jane, are headed to England this week to promote tourism in Kentucky.

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5:16pm

Fri June 12, 2015
All Politics are Local

Appeals Court Throws Out 2014 Magoffin County Election

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The Magoffin County judge-executive's election last year was so corrupt that Kentucky's second-highest court declared Friday they don't know who won, throwing the results out and declaring the office vacant.

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5:04pm

Wed June 10, 2015
State Capitol

Ky. Tax Collections Fall but Not Enough to Threaten Budget

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Kentucky collected less tax money in May, but the decrease was likely not enough to endanger the state's budget projections.

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12:54pm

Wed June 10, 2015
News

Appalachian Air Being Grounded After Slow Takeoff

Credit Appalachian Air

Less than a year after taking off, eastern Kentucky's only commercial airline is being been grounded.

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2:27pm

Fri June 5, 2015
Focus on Business

Ground is Broken on Four Roses Expansion in Lawrenceburg

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Officials have broken ground on an expansion at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg and announced an expansion of warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.

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3:27pm

Thu June 4, 2015
The Commonwealth

Rogers: Disability Pay to be Restored for 900 Recipients

Credit Politico

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says a suspension of federal disability benefits for 900 recipients in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia is being lifted.

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12:31pm

Thu June 4, 2015
Health and Welfare

Appalachia Gripped by Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bracing for HIV

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Public health officials warn that rural Appalachia might be just a few dirty needles away from an HIV catastrophe, as the region is gripped by an epidemic of injection drug abuse and hepatitis C.

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9:03pm

Tue June 2, 2015
Arts Weekly

Kentucky Folksinger Jean Ritchie dies at 92

Jean Ritchie in 2002.
Credit Tom Pich / arts.gov

Jean Ritchie, the Kentucky-born folksinger who brought the centuries-old ballads she grew up with to a wide audience from the 1950s onward, died Monday evening. 

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12:35pm

Fri May 29, 2015
All Politics are Local

Comer Concedes Governor's Race, Bevin is Republican Nominee

Bevin (left), Comer (right)
Credit wbko.com

James Comer has conceded the governor's race in Kentucky, ending a tumultuous Republican primary and handing the nomination to Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.

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4:24pm

Thu May 28, 2015
All Politics are Local

Review Shows Bevin Holding Lead in Kentucky GOP Primary

Matt Bevin (left) and James Comer (right)
Credit wkyt.com

State election officials say there are no changes to the vote totals from Kentucky's Republican primary for governor.

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5:22pm

Tue May 26, 2015
All Politics are Local

Bevin, McConnell Joint Appearances Will Have to Wait

Sen. Mitch McConnell (left), Matt Bevin (right)
Credit wbko.com

Kentucky Republicans waiting to see U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell put his arm around his political nemesis Matt Bevin will have to wait a little longer.

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