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Lt. Gov. Hampton Sues Gov. Bevin

This week in Kentucky politics, Lieutenant Gov. Jean Hampton filed a lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin for firing two of ...
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Support stop-arm camera legislation, prioritize kids’ safety on buses

In recent weeks we’ve run several editorials warning motorists about the importance of care and caution required to make sure ...
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Honoring a teenage hero

Faced with a life-or-death emergency, we all would like to think we could step up and do the right thing ...
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Film studio breaks ground in Horse Cave

Dozens of community members and state officials came to witness the groundbreaking for the first film studio in Hart County ...
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‘Benefit Concert for Coal Country’ announced

Six Eastern Kentucky musicians will come together for a special concert in Prestonsburg this month to help coal miners who ...
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West Kentucky counties part of disaster designation

The federal government has designated parts of far western Kentucky and all of Illinois as natural disaster areas due to ...
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U of L’s purchase of Jewish Hospital aimed at shielding research, mending morale

The University of Louisville decided to buy Jewish Hospital and the Frazier Rehab Institute, in part, to protect the research ...
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About 1,400 customers will get a share of $450,000 payment from Auto Plaza USA

Around 1,400 customers who purchased a vehicle from Nicholasville-based Auto Plaza USA will receive a portion of $450,000 after being ...
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17 injured in Greyhound bus wreck in Kentucky on I-75

Seventeen people were taken to hospitals Thursday after an accident involving a Greyhound bus on 1-75 in Rockcastle County, a ...
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Hickman commissioner dies in accident

Hickman City Commissioner Phillip Williams died Thursday morning in a single-car accident at the intersection of Ky. 125 and Ky ...
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Kentucky PTA sues to block activist from seeing local spending records

An outspoken advocate for Louisville’s public schools wants to know how parent teacher associations in Jefferson County are spending their ...
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‘In educators we trust’: Schools deserve a medal for finding good solution to a bad law

Kudos to Fayette County Public Schools, where administrators deserve a medal for creativity, problem solving and cutting costs, all very ...
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Lexington company on path to add 103 jobs

A Lexington company that distributes technology, electronic, network and security products throughout the world plans to add 103 full-time jobs ...
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New bill would close loophole that left hundreds of Kentucky miners with cold checks

Following the high-profile bankruptcy of a coal company that left hundreds of Kentucky miners with bad checks last month, Sen ...
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Man who drove alleged gunman to scene of fatal shooting accepts plea deal

A Midway man has been released from custody after pleading guilty to driving a man to the scene of a ...
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Northern Kentucky toxic chemicals: Where are the worst? Sorry, that’s secret.

There are hundreds of companies in Northern Kentucky that hold toxic chemicals. But there are 23 that emergency workers think ...
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Lawsuit: Newport schools wrongly sought to fire employee who reported cheating on tests

Newport Independent Schools retaliated against an employee who reported cheating on tests, a civil lawsuit says. Ruth Johnson, the employee ...
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People hurt by explosion matter more than ratings

The modern 24-hour news cycle can be heartless. The constant focus on whatever is the biggest, most shocking thing happening ...
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Racist attack on Cameron beyond the pale

Kentucky attorney general candidate Daniel Cameron is a personable and intelligent man who has come a long way in 33 ...
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Another injury for hard-luck DeMarcus Cousins. Lakers center reportedly has torn ACL.

Former University of Kentucky standout DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL, according to a report Wednesday. Shams Charania, lead ...
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Lundergan spent $25,000 on Grimes campaign event but billed only $3,706, feds allege

Federal prosecutors continued building their case Wednesday that Lexington businessman Jerry Lundergan made illegal corporate contributions to the campaign of ...
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Two state workers in Whitesburg allegedly used computers to steal Medicaid benefits

Arraignment was scheduled this week for two employees of the state public assistance office in Whitesburg accused of illegally receiving ...
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Mother says infant nearly injured in alleged DUI crash into house

An alleged Pike County DUI wreck resulted in a vehicle crashing into a roadside residence and, according to the resident, ...
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Community welcomes Air Evac to Paducah

Although they have been operating since May, the staff and crew of the Air Evac Lifeteam base in Paducah were ...
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University of Louisville looked, but didn’t find a rogue trustee in its stripper scandal

What James Ramsey said and what David Grissom heard is in dispute. But the University of Louisville’s concerns about rogue ...
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Two key lawmakers express strong reservations about U of L’s request for $50M loan

Two key state senators expressed strong reservations Wednesday about the University of Louisville's request for a $50 million state loan ...
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‘Brilliant’ loophole? Lexington schools met ‘In God We Trust’ mandate by framing a dollar.

When Brittany Pike saw the back of a dollar bill framed at Lexington’s Athens Chilesburg Elementary School last week, she ...
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Briggs & Stratton to close Murray facility, 600 jobs impacted

Briggs & Stratton Corp. announced Thursday morning plans to consolidate production of its small vertical-shaft engines into its Poplar Bluff, ...
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Former teacher sentenced on charges of child pornography

Former Webster County Middle School teacher Lucia Jenkins was sentenced in U.S. Federal Court in Owensboro recently on charges of ...
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Life after coal

Normally when an employer shuts down its operation, the public concern is for the jobs of the workers, but in ...
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Pastor, former day care director arraigned

First United Methodist Church senior pastor the Rev. Paige Williams, 61, and former day care director Abby Leach, 32, were ...
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When you can’t phone home again

Message received from my mom at 11:42 a.m. Friday: FYI we no longer have a telephone land line. I love ...
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Decision on Bible elective no surprise

A reader told me a week or so ago that my columns too often come across as angry or negative ...
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Build it for us and they will come

I love newspapers and the communities we serve. That may sound self-serving, but it’s not completely. I’ve worked inside the ...
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State’s corn production may set record

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service's August crop production report for Kentucky shows a potential record production ...
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Whitley teen dies after ATV hits pickup truck

A Canadatown teen died Saturday from injuries he sustained after his ATV ran head-on into a pickup truck. James E ...
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Increased law enforcement presence on roads will continue

Drivers in Eastern Kentucky may have noticed an increased presence of law enforcement on local roadways — a presence that ...
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Judge denies motion to dismiss Carlisle County manslaughter case

A judge declined to throw out the case against a Carlisle County man accused of manslaughter after his attorney argued ...
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She was a foster child failed by the system. Then a family helped her turn her life around

Two years ago, alone, lonely — and briefly homeless — Cynthia Schepers was afraid she might become another casualty of ...
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U of L President Bendapudi: Jewish Hospital takeover ‘risky’ but right move for Louisville

The University of Louisville is moving forward with a new deal to buy Jewish Hospital in a move its president ...
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