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FRANKFORT -- Facing an Oct. 1, 2020, federal deadline to start issuing Real ID driver's licenses, Kentucky plans to set up 12 regional offices to issue the special licenses needed to board domestic airline flights.

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LOUISVILLE -- Bemoaning the country's lack of civility, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that both sides of the political spectrum need to defuse the anger surrounding political discourse.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul -- who for weeks has been trying to out the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump -- said the name of the person alleged to be the tipster during a radio interview despite federal protections meant to prevent retaliation agains…

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LOUISVILLE -- A Kentucky radio host returned to the airwaves after a hiatus to announce he won't enter the race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020.

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FRANKFORT -- Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky's bitterly fought governor's race and setting the stage for divided government in a GOP stronghold.

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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a man accused of threatening to chop up U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax to receive medication so that he can regain competency and stand trial.

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The unfunded liability owed by Kentucky's financially-ailing pension agency for state and local government workers grew by $2.2 billion in the last year, although it's weakest pension plan saw a slight improvement.

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State Rep. Charles Booker, D-Louisville, has formed an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate in 2020, potentially creating a crowded Democratic primary for the opportunity to take on U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next November.

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LOUISVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Matt Bevin's recent election performance had more to do with voters' displeasure toward Kentucky's GOP governor than their attitudes about Republicans in general.

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A Taylor County family was reunited with a lost dog after Campbellsville Fire-Rescue recently dug it out from underneath the concrete foundation of a nearby barn.

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FRANKFORT -- Preparing to assume the governor's post after his election showdown with incumbent Matt Bevin, Democrat Andy Beshear faces perhaps an even bigger challenge ahead -- dealing with a Republican-dominated legislature determined to set its own agenda.

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LOUISVILLE -- Some Kentucky Republicans are warning Gov. Matt Bevin against challenging the election results in his reelection bid unless he finds evidence of massive fraud.

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LOUISVILLE -- A Kentucky radio host who is considering a run against U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is off the air after Republicans accused him of campaign violations.

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Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to impose work requirements and premiums on many Kentucky Medicaid recipients evaporated Tuesday night as Democrat Andy Beshear declared victory in the race for governor.

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LEXINGTON -- Unofficial results for Kentucky's 2019 general election show a voter turnout of more than 42%, well above the 31% predicted last week by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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LEXINGTON -- Pushing to help a Republican governor hold onto his office, President Donald Trump barnstormed for Gov. Matt Bevin on Monday, delivering a raucous election eve rally in which he delivered a series of stinging attacks on Democrats and the impeachment inquiry that is imperiling hi…

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PEMBROKE -- A New Jersey artist with Christian County roots, Laurie Mitchell painted the landscapes of rich farmland she grew to love in Kentucky.

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FRANKFORT -- In basketball-crazy Kentucky, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's reelection bid should have been a slam dunk, with a strong economy and an electorate trending hard toward the GOP in recent years.

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FRANKFORT -- Banking on "kitchen table" issues to carry him into the governor's office, Democrat Andy Beshear has stuck to education and health care themes that he says hit closest to home with voters in the bluegrass state.

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LONDON -- Attempting to turn the Kentucky governor's race into a referendum on impeachment, Vice President Mike Pence urged voters Friday to register their disgust with the "endless investigations" of President Donald Trump by reelecting his close ally, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

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LOUISVILLE -- Candidates for Kentucky attorney general have not been shy about lobbing personal attacks in a contest that is proving to be as heated as the headlining governor's race.

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LOUISVILLE -- Only about three of every 10 registered voters in Kentucky will take time to vote Tuesday to elect Kentucky's governor for the next four years, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Wednesday.

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LOUISVILLE -- When it comes to fixing meals for her two sets of twins, ages 3 and 1, Canduce Gray values every dollar she gets in government food assistance.

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OWENSBORO -- When four people attempted to steal more than 100 pounds of hemp from a farm last month in western Daviess County, they told police they committed the theft for one simple reason.

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LOUISVILLE -- Murray Energy Holdings Co., the largest underground coal mining company in the United States, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, another sign of the industry's continuing economic decline.

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MURRAY - Although the shock of losing their jobs is still fresh, Murray Briggs & Stratton employees who have been laid off or are preparing to be laid off early next year say they are trying to pick up the pieces, and are providing emotional support for each other like the work family th…

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LOUISVILLE -- Entering the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exposed himself to a new attack by flatly denying his recorded claim that suicides happen nightly in casinos.

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CHICAGO -- Dr. Ulrich Klopfer competed so avidly in the 1970s to perform the most abortions each day at a Chicago clinic that it was said he would set his coffee aside, jump to his feet in the break room and rush to the operating table whenever his chief rival in the macabre derby walked by.

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of University of Louisville law professor Justin Walker to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge.

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LOUISVILLE -- Republican Gov. Matt Bevin touted Kentucky's economic performance under his leadership Friday while Democratic challenger Andy Beshear promoted his plans to swiftly reverse the incumbent's decisions on health care and education if he's elected.

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Gov. Matt Bevin on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's use of the word "lynching" to describe the House impeachment inquiry, a day after Sen. Mitch McConnell called it "an unfortunate choice of words."

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FRANKFORT -- Attorney General Andy Beshear announced two settlements Wednesday totaling $39.7 million to benefit the state's Medicaid program and General Fund, which pays for most state programs.

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MURRAY -- The city of Murray, home of Murray State University, has been named one of the nation's top 50 safest college towns according to findings from SafeWise, a safety-focused consumer research firm.

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LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was "verbally assaulted" by "aggressive libs" while having lunch Friday in California, one of his aides says.

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FRANKFORT -- Two believers in the conservative judicial philosophy of the late Antonin Scalia are highlighting starkly different resumes while making their case to voters in competing for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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LOUISVILLE -- Democrat Andy Beshear offered a vigorous defense of Kentucky's Medicaid expansion, warning Monday that health care policy is at stake when voters choose between him and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

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LOUISVILLE -- Kentucky is known for lots of cool stuff. Bourbon, Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, bluegrass, the Kentucky Derby, Muhammad Ali and zombies.

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LEXINGTON -- The two highest ranking Republicans in the Kentucky Senate said Thursday that any legislation expanding casino gambling in Kentucky will not be heard in the Senate in the next legislative session, undercutting a campaign pledge by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear …

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Looking to ease surging jail populations linked to the state's drug-abuse woes, Kentucky officials announced plans Friday to lease a private prison in Floyd County that will house hundreds of inmates.