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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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3:26pm

Tue May 19, 2015
The Commonwealth

Ex-Security Guard Indicted in Kentucky Bourbon Theft Scheme

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A former security guard accused of looking the other way as thieves spirited away thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey from a Kentucky distillery was indicted Tuesday.

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3:18pm

Tue May 19, 2015
News

Rockcastle County Crash Kills 2, Closes Southbound I-75

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Kentucky State Police in central Kentucky say two people have died in a crash that has shut down southbound Interstate 75.

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4:48pm

Fri May 8, 2015
Health and Welfare

Report: Ky. Hospitals Lose Money Under Federal Health Law

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Kentucky hospitals have cut their workforce by 10 percent since 2013 as they prepare for an estimated $7 billion in federal cuts by 2024 because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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5:05pm

Thu May 7, 2015
Mountain Kentucky

McConnell: $7.5 Million Federal Grant to Help Coal Miners

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The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a $7.5 million grant to help out-of-work coal miners in eastern Kentucky.

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4:38pm

Thu May 7, 2015
The Commonwealth

Disaster Center Opens in Madison and Lawrence Counties

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Disaster recovery centers opened Thursday in Madison and Lawrence counties for people affected by April storms in Kentucky.

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4:53pm

Wed May 6, 2015
All Politics are Local

New Ky. Electioneering Rule Approved Ahead of Primary

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Kentucky election officials have approved an emergency regulation banning electioneering within 100 feet of polling places.

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4:24pm

Mon May 4, 2015
Education

Fayette School Board Terminates Contract with Superintendent Search Firm

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The Fayette County school board has voted to terminate its contract with PROACT Search Inc.

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4:07pm

Mon May 4, 2015
All Politics are Local

Record Number of Voters Registered for May Primaries

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More Kentuckians are registered to vote than ever before ahead of the May 19 primaries as Republicans continue to close the registration gap with Democrats across the state.

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5:07pm

Wed April 22, 2015
Business and the Economy

Grocery Costs in Kentucky Show First Decline Since June 2013

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Prices of retail food items in Kentucky fell during the last quarter, the first time since June 2013, in a survey of grocery costs.

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4:35pm

Wed April 22, 2015
All Politics are Local

Candidates Face Midnight Deadline for Fundraising Totals

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Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear says he has $1.5 million in cash available to spend less than a month before the primary elections.

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3:42pm

Fri April 17, 2015

11:51am

Fri April 17, 2015
The Commonwealth

License Plate Supporting Eastern Kentucky Program Approved

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Kentucky residents can sign up for a new license plate showing support for an initiative to diversify eastern Kentucky's economy.

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10:16am

Fri April 17, 2015
Crime

University of Kentucky Student Fatally Shot Near Campus

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Update at 12:43pm Friday, April 17:

According to the Lexington Herald leader, police have charged 18-year-old Justin D. Smith with the murder of UK student Jonathan Krueger.

Smith is also charged with robbery, tampering with physical evidence and fleeing and evading. 

Earlier:

Police say a University of Kentucky student was fatally shot in an altercation near campus.

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4:39pm

Wed April 15, 2015
All Politics are Local

Judge Denies Requests to Seal Depositions in Harassment Case

Kentucky Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris), left, speaking with Rep. Johnny Bell (D-Glasgow)
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A Franklin County judge has denied the request of lieutenant governor candidate Sannie Overly to seal her deposition in a legislative sexual harassment case.

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4:34pm

Wed April 8, 2015
All Politics are Local

Fallout from Attack Ads Surfaces at GOP Gubernatorial Debate

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Kentucky's Republican primary for governor has turned negative with the airing of attack ads by an outside group supporting Hal Heiner's campaign.

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9:57am

Wed April 8, 2015
Education

Head of Prichard Committee Stepping Down to Address Health

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The executive director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is stepping down next year to address health issues.

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3:34pm

Tue April 7, 2015
All Politics are Local

Paul Set to Challenge Washington and GOP Establishment

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As he launches his presidential campaign, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is delivering a challenge both to Washington and to his fellow Republicans.

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5:37pm

Wed April 1, 2015
News

Petition Seeks Alcohol Sales In Berea

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A Kentucky mayor in a mostly dry community is asking residents to sign a petition that seeks a vote on allowing alcohol sales in restaurants.

Berea Mayor Steven Connelly told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the effort, if successful, would help the economy. Berea is dry except for the historic Boone Tavern, which started selling alcohol last year.

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5:08pm

Wed April 1, 2015
All Politics are Local

Prominent Democrats Skipping Obama Visit to Kentucky

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Democrats topping their party's ticket in Kentucky's off-year election are skipping a visit by President Barack Obama this week.

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4:44pm

Tue March 31, 2015
All Politics are Local

Beshear Plays Both Sides of Gay Rights Debate

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Kentucky's religious freedom law similar to one signed by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week should be clarified to include protections for the LGBT community.

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11:51am

Tue March 31, 2015
Crime

Veterans Group Adds Reward in Southeastern Kentucky Deaths

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A veterans organization has increased the reward for information in the deaths of a southeastern Kentucky couple found shot to death after a house fire.

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5:04pm

Mon March 30, 2015
The Commonwealth

Obama to Visit Louisville on Thursday

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President Barack Obama will visit Louisville on Thursday for an event on the economy, the White House announced Monday.

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4:07pm

Tue March 24, 2015
State Capitol

Barber Sworn in as Kentucky Supreme Court Justice at Capitol

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The newest member of the Kentucky Supreme Court has been sworn in as a justice.

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4:45pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Crime

No Signs of a Break-In Where Kentucky Bourbon was Stolen

Five barrels of Wild Turkey bourbon were found behind a shed, and a Franklin County man has been charged, according to Franklin Sheriff Pat Melton. Photo courtesy of the sheriff's office.
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Wild Turkey officials say there were no signs anyone had broken into a Kentucky warehouse where five barrels of aging bourbon were taken in a heist that led authorities to a backyard where the whiskey was found.

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2:59pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Sports

Obama Predicts Kentucky Will Win NCAA Tournament

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President Barack Obama is predicting that Kentucky will remain undefeated and take home the title in the NCAA Tournament.

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5:00pm

Mon March 16, 2015
All Politics are Local

Ky Governor Hopeful Takes Giant Leap - From a Plane

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Will T. Scott took a giant leap in an effort to bring attention to his candidacy for governor of Kentucky: He jumped out of an airplane.

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11:48am

Fri March 13, 2015
Business and the Economy

Year-Over-Year Jobless Rates Down in 117 Kentucky Counties

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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 117 of Kentucky's 120 counties between January 2014 and January 2015.

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