A new report says state government needs to spend more money promoting eastern Kentucky as a tourism destination to help the region pull itself out of poverty following the loss of thousands of jobs because of the declining coal industry.
Self-reported instances of sexual violence in 13 Kentucky public high schools dropped by more than half over the past five years, according to a new $2 million study based on more than 80,000 anonymous student surveys.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Tuesday amid a small but vocal Republican backlash over his handling of the investigation and indictment of his Republican predecessor, Richie Farmer.
"Our district wants to do better," said Breathitt County High School principal Derek McKnight. "The fear is, if the state left tomorrow, would we go back to the same practices that we were seeing before? And I'm afraid that we would."
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The Kentucky Board of Education has decided to keep control of the Breathitt County school district for up to three more years.
Several hundred people, most of the Campbellsville University students, gathered on the campus on Aug. 21, 2014 for a prayer service after two firefighters were seriously injured earlier in the day in an accident at the school.
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Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is touring eastern Kentucky in his campaign against Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Along for the ride, is veteran Republican U.S. Representative Hal Rogers.
Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers stumps for Senator Mitch McConnell in Middlesboro.