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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 117 of Kentucky's 120 counties between January 2014 and January 2015.

The pope has named a new bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington.

A group of bright-eyed, clean cut high school students are learning a hard lesson about politics in Kentucky's state legislature.

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to create tax check off programs to support rape crisis centers and pediatric cancer research.

The Democratic-controlled state House of Representatives has refused to agree to a bill that would double the amount of money people can donate to political candidates.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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

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. / Lexington Herald Leader

One of the top-ranking Democrats in the Kentucky House of Representatives has been added to an ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit in Franklin County.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.