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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.

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

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

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.


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

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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.


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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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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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

State officials approved at or near maximum tuition increases at four state colleges on Friday.

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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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. 


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

A Franklin County judge has denied the request of lieutenant governor candidate Sannie Overly to seal her deposition in a legislative sexual harassment case.

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

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