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A Kentucky county clerk temporarily closed her office Thursday, hours after denying a marriage license to a same-sex couple. 

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A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

The Kentucky Board of Education has advanced five candidates in its search for a successor to Commissioner Terry Holliday, who is retiring at the end of the month.

Attorneys who successfully challenged Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage have submitted a bill for more than $2 million in legal fees, court costs and related expenses.

A nonprofit association that advocates for hemp growers is hosting an annual conference with a keynote address by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.

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A Kentucky county clerk who objects to same-sex marriage will not have to issue marriage licenses while she takes her case to a federal appeals court.

Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald Leader

A fourth defendant is facing up to a year in jail in connection with a Kentucky bourbon theft ring that investigators say sold thousands of dollars of bourbon illegally.

A Federal Communications Commission fund is paying $21 million annually to Windstream Communications Inc. to make broadband Internet service available to more than 62,000 rural homes and businesses in Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police

UPDATE 5:07 pm 08/06/15

Police have charged an Oregon man with use of a weapon of mass destruction after discovering an alleged improvised explosive device in his car during a traffic stop on interstate 24 in Lyon County.

The Kentucky Board of Education has chosen Kevin C. Brown as interim commissioner while its search continues for a successor to Commissioner Terry Holliday.

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A Kentucky historic commission has voted to keep a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the state Capitol rotunda.

Lexington police say about 20 homes have been evacuated while repairs are made to a leaking gas line.

Greg Kocher / Lexington Herald Leader

A filter has been connected to an igloo at Blue Grass Army Depot where a mobile laboratory detected a low-level release of mustard vapor.

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. / Annie E. Casey Foundation

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

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.

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

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. / Alpha Natural Resources Inc.

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

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

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

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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Kentucky's legislative leaders have resolved a sexual harassment lawsuit involving a former Democratic lawmaker and three state workers.

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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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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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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.

Kentuckians who live in a 54-county region could be eligible for a special one percent financing program to buy a home.

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

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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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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.