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A proposed overhaul of Kentucky's licensing system would allow state residents to order flat license plates online as soon as 2019.

Retirements from one of Kentucky's largest public pension systems jumped 37 percent in September as lawmakers are considering potentially dramatic changes to prevent insolvency.

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A Tennessee man has been convicted for conspiring with soldiers to steal sensitive military equipment and sell it to foreign buyers.

A Planned Parenthood group says Gov. Matt Bevin's administration used "fear and intimidation" to prevent it from getting a license to provide abortions in Kentucky. 

A Kentucky Democratic political consultant has been indicted by a federal grand jury and accused of bribing a state official. 

Wildlife officials in Kentucky say people can go online to report suspected cases of a disease in dead or dying deer.

Thousands of people will experience the solar eclipse together in Kentucky, but it might take a while before they can let the rest of the world know. 

A federal judge has decided to reconsider his rejection of President Donald Trump's free speech defense against a lawsuit accusing him of inciting violence against protesters at a campaign rally.

Regents for Kentucky's community and technical college system have approved a $6 per-credit-hour tuition increase.

  Kentucky's Republican auditor will review the finances of the state's court system. Mike Harmon said Friday he will interview employees and analyze bank records, contracts and other documents of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

A federal science committee studying the health risks for people living near surface coal mines has scheduled a public meeting this week in southern West Virginia.

Kentucky officials are warning boaters about a danger known as electric shock drowning.

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has created a new position in the Cabinet for Economic Development that comes with an annual salary of $250,000 to improve workforce development strategies.

Civil rights groups are seeking the removal of a Kentucky judge who won't hear adoption cases involving gay adults. 

  Kentucky officials say the state's tourism industry has reported its strongest economic growth rate in more than a decade. The Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet said on Monday that tourism had a $14.5 billion impact on Kentucky in 2016, up more than 5% from the previous year.

A state worker has sued the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, alleging sex discrimination and claiming that someone defecated in her office and urinated on her chair. 

  State officials say Kentucky is likely to have a small budget shortfall when the fiscal year ends June 30. Tax receipts for March fell 11.4 percent compared with last year.

A judge has signed an order to keep Kentucky's last abortion clinic open until a lawsuit aimed at preventing its closure is resolved. 

A Presbyterian congregation is facing excommunication and has been asked to vacate its church after a divergence with the national church on same-sex marriage.

A retired western Kentucky jailer has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme stemming from a $3.3 million jail expansion.

An education survey aimed at assessing working conditions has gotten an overwhelming response in Kentucky. The state's Department of Education says more than 41,400 school-based certified educators completed the 2017 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Kentucky Survey.

The Kentucky Coal Museum won't need as much coal anymore. The museum in Benham (in Harlan County) is installing solar panels on its roof, part of a project aimed at lowering the energy costs of one of the city's largest electric customers. 

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments this month over whether a jail can sue a county for the cost of housing inmates.

A Kentucky judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence that led to a distillery worker being accused of masterminding a long-running whiskey theft ring in bourbon country. 

  Republican Gov. Matt Bevin declaring it "the most successful legislative session in history."

But the legacy of the laws passed in Frankfort during the session that ended Thursday could be written by the courts, which might decide the legality of several key pieces of the GOP agenda.

Gov. Matt Bevin is asking lawmakers for permission to spend up to $15 million for a mystery project somewhere in eastern Kentucky. 

A 5-year-old girl was in serious condition Saturday after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India's capital for two days, officials said.

The girl went missing Monday and was found Wednesday by neighbors who heard her crying in a room in the same New Delhi building where she lives with her parents, said Delhi police official Deepak Mishra. The girl was found alone locked in a room and left for dead, he said.

A big first for Danica Patrick, but an even bigger second for Jimmie Johnson.

Patrick made history out front at the Daytona 500, only to see five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reclaim his spot at the top in the end.

Johnson won his second Daytona 500 with a late push on Sunday, grabbing the spotlight from Patrick as she faded on the final lap. Patrick became the first woman in history to lead laps in "The Great American Race" and was running third on the last lap, but slipped to eighth in the late push for position.

When a private firm failed to meet its promise of providing enough guards for the Olympics, the British military was called in to "mind the gap" in security.

But even though the government is bringing in those troops — as well as RAF Typhoon combat jets, surface-to-air missiles on rooftops, and an aircraft carrier on the River Thames — organizers say it will still look like the Summer Games, and not war games.

South Korea conducted live-fire military drills near its disputed sea boundary with North Korea Monday, despite Pyongyang's threat to respond with a "merciless" attack.

North Korea did not carry out the threat as it focuses on internal stability two months after the death of longtime leader Kim Jong Il and prepares for nuclear disarmament talks with the United States later this week. But with American forces scheduled to conduct additional military exercises with ally South Korea over the next few months, tensions are expected to remain high in the region.

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