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10:29am

Thu March 5, 2015
The Commonwealth

Guardsmen Rescuing Stranded Motorists in Kentucky

I-65 in Bullitt County
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Kentucky National Guard soldiers are firing up Humvees to make emergency medical runs and rescue motorists stranded by a winter storm that has dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of the state.

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4:26pm

Wed March 4, 2015
All Politics are Local

Craft Breweries Win Battle Over Who Can Distribute Alcohol

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Craft breweries have won a victory over Anheuser-Busch after the state Senate voted to force the beverage giant to sell the two Kentucky companies it owns that distributes its products.

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10:22am

Fri February 27, 2015
Education

Weather Causes East Ky Districts to Cancel Spring Break

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Schools in eastern Kentucky have been out so much this winter due to the weather, two districts have canceled spring break.

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2:26pm

Tue February 24, 2015
Mountain Kentucky

Water Woes Worsening in Eastern, Central Kentucky

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The Kentucky National Guard is helping distribute water in communities where many households are without due to bitter cold temperatures.

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4:38pm

Mon February 23, 2015
All Politics are Local

Bill Would Exempt Some Pastors from Workers' Comp Insurance

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House lawmakers have advanced a bill that would exempt some pastors from paying workers' compensation insurance.

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10:01am

Mon February 23, 2015
Business and the Economy

Beshear to Lead Trade Mission to Canada

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Gov. Steve Beshear will lead a springtime trade mission to Canada in hopes of finding more markets for Kentucky products.

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9:46am

Mon February 23, 2015
The Commonwealth

Initial Grant for Appalachian Group Approved

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The nonprofit group Shaping Our Appalachian Region Inc. has received approval for a $200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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4:21pm

Wed February 18, 2015
All Politics are Local

Kentucky House Postpones Meeting Until Monday

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The Kentucky House has canceled its meetings for the rest of the week after another winter storm dumped 3 more inches of snow in the state's capital city.

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4:50pm

Mon February 16, 2015
The Commonwealth

Gov. Beshear Declares Statewide Snow Emergency

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Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a statewide emergency after a massive winter storm buried the state under 10 inches of snow in some areas.

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3:30pm

Fri February 13, 2015
Health and Welfare

Deadline is Sunday to Avoid Penalty for Not Having Insurance

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A family of four in Kentucky earning more than $24,250 a year has until midnight Sunday to sign up for health insurance to avoid a federal tax penalty.

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3:25pm

Fri February 13, 2015
All Politics are Local

Bill to Combat Heroin Use Passes Kentucky House

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The Kentucky House has passed its version of legislation to combat the state's growing heroin problem.

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11:45am

Fri February 13, 2015
All Politics are Local

In State with Tobacco Ties, Kentucky House OKs Smoking Ban

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The Kentucky House has endorsed a statewide smoking ban in public buildings and most workplaces in a landmark vote in a state with historic ties to tobacco.

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10:57am

Thu February 12, 2015
The Commonwealth

National Corvette Museum Ceremony Marks Sinkhole Anniversary

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The National Corvette Museum is planning a ceremony to mark the anniversary of a sinkhole that formed and swallowed eight prized corvettes.

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1:42pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Exports Reach New Record in 2014

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Kentucky officials say the state exported another record amount of its products around the world in 2014.

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4:59pm

Fri February 6, 2015
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Temporarily Delays Electronic Tax Returns

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State officials said Friday they will temporarily delay processing electronic tax returns following an increase of fraudulent filings from TurboTax.

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5:52pm

Thu February 5, 2015
All Politics are Local

Abortion-Related Bill Clears Kentucky Senate

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The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and describe what the procedure shows to pregnant women.

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5:10pm

Wed February 4, 2015
All Politics are Local

Lawmaker Who Fired State Worker Added to Harassment Lawsuit

Johnny Bell, right, fired Yolanda Costner this month after he became House majority whip.
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One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Kentucky House of Representatives has been added to an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit in Franklin County.

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10:37am

Tue February 3, 2015
Environmental Watchdog

Cleanup Grants Available for Brownfield Sites in Kentucky

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Kentucky communities can apply for grant money to help clean up brownfield sites.

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1:09pm

Thu January 29, 2015
Education

Senator Wants Foreign Language Credit Given for Programming

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Kentucky Senate President Pro Tem David Givens wants students who study computer programming to be given credit for learning a foreign language.

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3:43pm

Tue January 27, 2015
The Commonwealth

Biden, Clinton Among Hundreds Who Honor Former Senator Ford

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Former Kentucky governor and U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford is being remembered for his ability to get things done at the highest levels of government without compromising his love for his state or its people.

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11:03am

Tue January 27, 2015
The Commonwealth

Kentucky Homeless Programs Being Awarded $19M From US

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More than $19 million has been awarded to help homeless housing and service programs in Kentucky.

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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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