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BOWLING GREEN -- Even as it continues to hire temporary workers in preparation for adding a second shift next month, Bowling Green's General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant is transitioning nearly 60 hourly workers from temporary to full time.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's elections for governor and other constitutional offices would shift to even-numbered years, coinciding with presidential elections, under a proposal overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the state Senate.

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LOUISVILLE -- A Christian school in Louisville expelled a student last week after her family said school officials discovered the girl had celebrated her birthday with a rainbow-themed cake.

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PIKEVILLE -- A state senator representing part of eastern Kentucky has sponsored two bills this legislative session that aim to address high treatment costs affecting hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians with diabetes.

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FRANKFORT -- Responding to former Gov. Matt Bevin's flurry of last-minute pardons, Kentucky lawmakers have introduced bills that would put checks on gubernatorial pardon powers and ensure victims are notified before their assailants are given clemency.

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A prosecutor has apologized after The Courier Journal disclosed Thursday that he had written Gov. Matt Bevin pleading for a pardon in a life-threatening sodomy case.

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Officials with the Department for Public Health are reporting the first four flu-related deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season. Flu activity is being raised to "widespread," the highest flu activity level indicating increased flu cases or flu outbreaks in at least half of Kentucky's regions.

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FRANKFORT -- Todd McMurtry, an attorney who represented a Kentucky student embroiled in media lawsuits after a viral encounter with a Native American activist, stepped forward Friday to challenge U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, setting up an intraparty fight in a solidly Republican congressional district.

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FRANKFORT -- The volatile illegal immigration issue has reached into the Kentucky legislature with a Republican-backed bill aimed at preventing sanctuary policies at the local level and requiring most public employees to use their "best efforts" to help enforce federal immigration laws.

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Mark Shumate, who assigns referees to some Kentucky high school and youth wrestling matches, is among those who hopes the 2020 General Assembly will approve a bill that would strengthen criminal penalties for people who intimidate and assault sports officials.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's new Republican attorney general submitted the paperwork Thursday to put President Donald Trump's name on the ballot in Kentucky -- a state the president easily carried in 2016 and where he looms as an overwhelming favorite in this year's election.

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FRANKFORT -- Preparing for the arrival of Republican lawmakers who will determine the fate of many of his priorities, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday called for cross-party cooperation during a legislative session that will be dominated by work on a two-year state budget.

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WHITESBURG -- Adorned in military-pattern camouflage from head to toe, David Johnson stood in front of a packed courthouse in Letcher County this week and proclaimed his support for a local resolution to designate Letcher County a "2nd Amendment Sanctuary."

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FRANKFORT -- Franklin Circuit Court Judge Philip Shepherd dismissed a whistleblower complaint Friday that a former House Republican staffer filed against the Legislative Research Commission, claiming she was retaliated against for shedding light on a secret sexual harassment settlement invol…

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ELIZABETHTOWN -- A Radcliff couple and their family will make an appearance this month on an episode of the syndicated game show "Family Feud." Ralph and Brenda Tucker of Radcliff will appear on the show Jan. 21, along with their son, Cameron, and daughter-in-law, Coria, of Ludlow and Brenda…

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FRANKFORT -- A Kentucky judge has dismissed a whistleblower complaint from a former House Republican staffer who alleged she was retaliated against for shedding light on a sexual harassment settlement involving the former House speaker in 2017.

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MAYFIELD -- A juvenile from Paducah was charged with numerous offenses by the Kentucky State Police after high-speed pursuit in Graves County.

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LOUISVILLE -- After three straight legislative session working with -- and sometimes fighting with -- former Gov. Matt Bevin, the Republican supermajority of the Kentucky General Assembly will now labor over an extremely tight budget with a Democratic governor wielding the final pen.

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LEXINGTON -- Jim Beam will pay the state of Kentucky more than $700,000 because of a bourbon spill that killed fish in the Kentucky River and Glenn's Creek last summer.

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BARDSTOWN -- The City of Bardstown's internal investigation of its former chief financial officer, Tracy Hudson, has turned up more money that had been misappropriated, bringing the total to an amount in excess of $400,000, according to information released Thursday by Bardstown Mayor Dick Heaton.

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OWENSBORO, Ky. -- When Billy Pfeiffer moved to Owensboro more than two years ago to pursue a job opportunity, he brought his fight against addiction with him.

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FRANKFORT -- Calling her party's victory in the Kentucky governor's race a jolt of momentum for her own bid to unseat a Republican incumbent, Democrat Amy McGrath on Friday officially filed to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what looms as a bruising, big-spending campaign…

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NEWPORT -- The first charter school application filed in Kentucky has been unanimously denied, leaving the state to likely go another year without charter schools since being approved by the General Assembly in 2017.

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FRANKFORT -- The Governor's Mansion near the state Capitol will be the full-time home for new Gov. Andy Beshear, his wife, Britainy Beshear, and their children, Will, 10, and Lila, 9.

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BASTOGNE, Belgium -- When 17-year-old George Merz asked his mother to sign his enlistment papers into the United States Air Force, she refused. She'd just be signing his life away, she told him.

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FRANKFORT -- Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman will not pursue the litigation started by former Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton when she sued Gov. Matt Bevin for firing two of her staffers without her consent.

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LOUISVILLE -- The FBI is asking questions about the pardons Matt Bevin issued during his last weeks as governor, The Courier Journal has learned.

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LEXINGTON -- For 14-year-old actress Brooklyn Shuck, life on the set of the CBS series "Evil" sometimes imitates life at home ... minus the demonic forces.

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PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he was not ruling out calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial -- but indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either -- as lawmakers remain at an impasse over the form of the trial b…

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LOUISVILLE -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the benefits for Kentucky in the recent government spending bill signed into law last week.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky House Democrats made history Friday by selecting state Rep. Joni Jenkins as their top-ranking leader, making her the first woman to serve as the party's floor leader in the chamber.

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LOUISVILLE ­-- Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders has launched his own investigation into former Gov. Matt Bevin's controversial pardon of a convicted child rapist from an influential family.