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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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