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LEXINGTON -- The family of Marco Shemwell filed a lawsuit against the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and its former chapter at the University of Kentucky, saying the organizations were responsible for the death of the 4-year-old last year.

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FRANKFORT -- A federal appeals court on Monday vacated what it called a "well-below-guidelines" prison sentence for the man who tackled Sen. Rand Paul outside his Kentucky home, ordering a resentencing for the attack that broke the lawmaker's ribs.

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FRANKFORT -- Public education grabbed the spotlight in Kentucky's race for governor on Monday as Democratic nominee Andy Beshear and Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exchanged caustic words over whether the state's schools are adequately funded.

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FRANKFORT -- The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to expand into live winter racing in 2020. If approved by state racing regulators, it means overcoats and hot chocolate could come into vogue at Churchill Downs -- where mint juleps and sundresses are in fashion in the spring.

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LOUISVILLE -- A Baptist pastor in Kentucky was mistakenly flamed Monday by President Donald Trump in a since-deleted tweet intended to criticize media coverage of Hurricane Dorian.

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SMITHS GROVE -- Peering through the perceptive lens of a hand-held spot vision screener, Deon Benson instructed students at North Warren Elementary School on Friday to sit still and open their eyes wide.

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LOUISVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin's administration and lawmakers acted within their authority when rejecting Attorney General Andy Beshear's contract hiring outside lawyers to assist in suing manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers, the state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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LOUISVILLE -- The host of a popular Kentucky sports talk show announced Thursday that he's taking a step toward running as a Democrat for the seat of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by forming an exploratory committee.

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LOUISVILLE -- The Grant County Board of Education has sued Ark Encounter and the county's property valuation administrator for undervaluing the life-size replica of Noah's Ark in Northern Kentucky.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's state auditor said two of its largest public pension systems haven't been properly disclosing information about how they invest money and pay investment managers in the spirit of a 2017 law requiring more transparency.

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State Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, prefiled a bill Aug. 20 that would allow sports betting at any horse racing track or off-track wagering facility.

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About one week after his father paid a visit to Louisville, Donald Trump Jr. will visit Eastern Kentucky to support Gov. Matt Bevin and his reelection campaign.

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LOUISVILLE -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told voters in coal-producing Kentucky that it's possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it.

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LOUISVILLE -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday branded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as an obstructionist for blocking Democratic efforts to reduce gun violence, bolster election security and raise the federal minimum wage.

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PARK CITY -- Aug. 19 marked the 160th anniversary of the start of cave tours at Diamond Caverns, which can be found along Ky. 255 inside the boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park.

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LOUISVILLE -- The Kentucky General Assembly must try to solve the crisis of local jail overcrowding, or else the courts could intervene in the next few years and order the mass release of inmates, lawmakers were warned Thursday.

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MURRAY -- Since it was approved by the Murray State University Board of Regents in June, anticipation has been at a high level in advance of the official opening for a center on campus that will have combating autism at its core.

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FRANKFORT -- A Kentucky print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt argued before the Kentucky Supreme Court that he shouldn't be compelled to promote messages that go against his religious beliefs.

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FRANKFORT -- Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term.

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BENTON -- Both Daniel Alexander and his fiancé, Tonya Wilson, have been charged by Kentucky State Police for harboring a vicious animal, a Class B misdemeanor.

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MURRAY -- In discussing last week's news that the Briggs & Stratton manufacturing facility in Murray would be closing, Murray Calloway Economic Development Corporation President Mark Manning immediately focused on two advantages the community has going forward.

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LEXINGTON -- Lexington brothers Evan and Quincy Winkler both recently earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on their ACT.

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LOUISVILLE -- A prominent gay-rights activist was dragged out of a state fairgrounds building and arrested Thursday during a protest at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast, an annual event that draws many of the state's top political leaders.

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LOUISVILLE -- Republican Matt Bevin is a "great governor" who might not be fully appreciated, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, seeking to boost the incumbent's efforts against Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in this year's Kentucky election.

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FRANKFORT -- The reelection campaign of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently raised the ante in the November election, placing nearly $4 million worth of advertising on television and radio leading up to his showdown with Democratic challenger and Attorney General Andy Beshear.

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LOUISVILLE -- Gov. Matt Bevin suggested in a radio interview Tuesday morning that protesting teachers only caused "sickouts" while schools were in session because they wanted paid time off work, instead of protesting during the summer when it wouldn't affect students.

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FRANKFORT -- An extraordinary legal fight between Kentucky's governor and lieutenant governor over a staffing dispute was described in court Monday by the governor's lawyer as a minor disagreement among friends.

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FRANKFORT -- An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky's Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said Friday.

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HARLAN -- Following the high-profile bankruptcy of a coal company that left hundreds of Kentucky miners with bad checks last month, Sen. Johnny Ray Turner (D-Prestonsburg) said Thursday he will pre-file a bill aimed at closing a loophole that allowed the company to operate in violation of st…

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FRANKFORT -- A feud at the top of Kentucky's government escalated into an extraordinary legal battle Thursday when the governor was sued by his hand-picked lieutenant governor over a bitter staffing dispute.

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ELKTON -- Just a week after students in Todd County returned to school for a new year, the Todd County Schools district has received a threat directed toward the Todd County Central High School campus.

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LOUISVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has started easing back into public activities after his recent lung surgery sidelined him for part of the August congressional break.

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FRANKFORT -- The trial for Jerry Lundergan, a prominent player in Kentucky Democratic Party politics for 40 years, opens in federal court today.

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LOUISVILLE -- President Donald Trump will headline a fundraiser for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who is banking on his close ties with the Republican president as he faces a tough challenge from a Democratic rival in a state that Trump dominated in 2016.

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PITTSBURGH -- Darryl Drake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers who spent more than 30 years molding players at the position at the college and professional level, has died. He was 62.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's former House speaker on Friday dropped a lawsuit demanding that a woman give back the $110,000 she received in a secret sexual harassment settlement involving them.

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FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's lieutenant governor says she has never talked with Gov. Matt Bevin about his administration's dismissal of two of her top staffers without her consent.