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10:58am

Tue January 27, 2015
Lexington/Richmond

Nunn's Request to Have Guilty Plea Withdrawn is Rejected

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Former state lawmaker Steve Nunn has lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in the 2009 shooting death of his ex-fiancee, Amanda Ross.

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1:13pm

Mon January 26, 2015
All Politics are Local

Alison Lundergan Grimes Seeking Re-Election to Sec. of State Seat

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Alison Lundergan Grimes is seeking another term as Kentucky’s Secretary of State.

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11:36am

Fri January 23, 2015
All Politics are Local

GOP Candidates Mostly Agree at Gubernatorial Forum

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Kentucky's Republican candidates for governor found little to disagree with during their first joint appearance of the 2015 election cycle.

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2:47pm

Thu January 22, 2015
All Politics are Local

Comer Files to Run for Governor

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Republican James Comer officially filed for governor Thursday morning.

The first-term agriculture commissioner has been raising money since September along with running mate state Sen. Chris McDaniel from northern Kentucky. But Thursday marks the official start of his 2015 campaign.

Comer is the second Republican to file for governor following former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner also plans to run but has not officially filed yet.

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2:36pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Education

Graduation Rate Higher in Kentucky Than U.S. Overall

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The Kentucky Department of Education says the latest figures on statewide graduation rates are in, and Kentucky's rate is higher than the national mark.

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4:15pm

Wed January 21, 2015
All Politics are Local

Chao Resigns from Bloomberg Philanthropies Over Coal Issues

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.

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4:07pm

Mon January 19, 2015

3:53pm

Fri January 16, 2015
The Commonwealth

Supreme Court To Decide If Same-Sex Couples Have Constitutional Right To Marry

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The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

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3:48pm

Fri January 16, 2015
The Commonwealth

Muhammad Ali Released From Hospital After Urinary Infection

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A spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital where he received follow-up care for a severe urinary tract infection. It was the former heavyweight champion's second hospital stay in the last four weeks.

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3:45pm

Fri January 16, 2015

3:21pm

Wed January 14, 2015
The Commonwealth

KSP Ask for Information in Officer death

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More than 19 months after Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis was ambushed and hit with multiple shotgun blasts, Kentucky State Police are asking again for the public's help in finding his killer.

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2:49pm

Wed January 14, 2015
All Politics are Local

Edelen Files for Re-Election as State Auditor

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Democratic state Auditor Adam Edelen has filed for re-election.

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10:49am

Wed January 14, 2015
Business and the Economy

Customer Service Center to Employ Up to 750 in Louisville

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The ribbon is being cut Wednesday on a facility in Louisville expected to employ up to 750 people providing customer service.

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2:37pm

Tue January 13, 2015
The Commonwealth

Ky. Judge Grants Divorce to Same-Sex Couple

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A judge in Kentucky has granted a divorce to a same-sex couple despite the fact the state doesn't recognize gay marriage.

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3:29pm

Mon January 12, 2015
The Commonwealth

State Officials say Kentucky is On Pace to Meet Budget

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Kentucky's chief budget officer said the state is more likely to avoid a shortfall after solid growth in tax collections through the first six months of the fiscal year.

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11:36am

Mon January 12, 2015

9:39pm

Sun January 11, 2015
The Commonwealth

Road Crews Prepare to Deal with Freezing Rain in KY

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State transportation officials say road crews are preparing to deal with the effects of freezing rain in Kentucky.

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11:47am

Fri January 9, 2015
Business and the Economy

Venture Capital Program Helps New Businesses

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The state has a new program designed to encourage small business and economic growth.

 

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11:45am

Fri January 9, 2015
Health and Welfare

State's Health Exchange Reports 114,000 Signups In Period

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 Kentucky's health care exchange, kynect, has newly enrolled 3,000 people in health coverage the past three weeks, and the state says more than 114,000 Kentucky residents have enrolled or renewed plans since open enrollment began eight weeks ago.

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3:45pm

Thu January 8, 2015

12:34pm

Thu January 8, 2015
The Commonwealth

Some Schools Cancel Classes Due to Bitter Cold

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The bitterly cold temperatures have led several school districts in Kentucky to cancel classes.

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7:52pm

Wed January 7, 2015
All Politics are Local

Kentucky Lawmaker Charged with DUI

Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith, R-Hazard (left), appears in the Senate chamber for work on January 7, 2014 after his DUI arrest the night before.
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A Kentucky lawmaker has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by a state police officer on Tuesday, the opening day of the legislative session.

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1:09pm

Wed January 7, 2015
Sports

Boxing Great Muhammad Ali Released from Hospital

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A family spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection.

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3:36pm

Tue January 6, 2015
All Politics are Local

Pilot Project Announced to Combat Heroin Overdose Deaths

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Combating heroin use has quickly emerged as an overarching issue as Kentucky lawmakers convene at the Capitol to start their annual legislative session.

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9:44am

Tue January 6, 2015
Education

UPike to Offer Video Game Scholarships

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The University of Pikeville says it plans to start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall.

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2:45pm

Mon December 22, 2014
The Commonwealth

Beshear: Waiting to Build Bridge Will Be Costly

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Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says it will cost taxpayers $7 million every month lawmakers do not take action to replace the Brent Spence Bridge connecting northern Kentucky with Cincinnati.

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5:40pm

Thu December 18, 2014
All Politics are Local

Conway Calls for Stiffer Heroin Penalties

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Kentucky's top prosecutor joined other law enforcement officials on Thursday to call for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims.

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4:05pm

Tue December 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

Ex-Kentucky Mayor Sentenced to 90 Months in Prison

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A former eastern Kentucky mayor who was convicted of intentionally violating voters' civil rights during the 2012 general election has been sentenced to 90 months in prison.

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3:24pm

Tue December 9, 2014
The Commonwealth

Lawsuit Accuses Maker's Mark of False Advertising

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A lawsuit accuses Maker's Mark of false advertising by promoting its Kentucky bourbon as handmade.

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2:17pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Environmental Watchdog

Protected Whooping Cranes Showing Up in Kentucky

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the federally protected whooping crane has been showing up in Kentucky and warns hunters the species is off-limits.

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