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Now that autumn is here officially, we can look forward to greeting a couple of our seasonal pester bugs.

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LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky State Fair announced the most affordable fair experience in more than a decade Tuesday and three special days for fairgoers to enjoy. Early bird tickets are available Friday at 10 a.m. ET through Aug. 5 for $8 per person and now includes parking.

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Murray State University announced a partnership with the Christian County School District that is centered on the premise of developing future educators and will involve students from Hopkinsville and Christian County high schools in Murray State’s 18-county west Kentucky service region.

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Some of Kentucky’s most prominent leaders can start warming up their best zingers — the political speeches will resume at the Fancy Farm picnic after a one-year hiatus caused by COVID-19.

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Kentucky Derby entrant Like The King gets a bath after a workout at Churchill Downs on Wednesday in Louisville. The 147th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday.

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Despite the unpredictability of the coronavirus pandemic last year, a silver lining was how Kentucky’s election officials handled both primary and general elections. From that success, the state is moving forward with a revamped election law and plans that incorporate lessons learned from 2020.

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Kentucky State Police Post 1 is investigating a fatal collision on a Trigg County bridge that claimed the life of a Tennessee man on Wednesday. About 5:40 p.m., KSP received a call to investigate a two-vehicle collision on U,S, 68/Ky. 80 on the Henry Lawrence Memorial Bridge between the Land…

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PRINCETON — CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of West Kentucky board members unanimously approved a motion Tuesday to expand programming into Caldwell and Trigg counties. Kentucky CASA Network Inc. (KCN) requested the expansion.

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The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the creation of a 5-year comprehensive regional and local workforce development strategic plan to meet U.S. Department of Labor requirements. West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWF) and GRADD, Green River Area Development Dist…

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PRINCETON — Stateline and Forward Kentucky published two articles in March during Women’s History Month celebrating Kentucky’s increase in women joining legislatures. There was a 10.9% increase over the past years in Kentucky, helping bring legislative seats held by women in the U.S. to 2,259.

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FRANKFORT — Gov. Andy Beshear has proposed nearly $700 million in direct aid to small businesses and low-income Kentuckians as part of a multi-layered plan he presented to lawmakers for spending about $2.4 billion in federal pandemic aid being funneled to the state.

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The Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee voted Tuesday to oust four of its churches, two over policies deemed to be too inclusive of LGBTQ people and two more for employing pastors convicted of sex offenses.

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Nearly 20,000 Kentucky Power customers in eastern Kentucky were still without electricity and it could be another week or longer before some of them have their power restored, the company said Saturday morning.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” by Democrats, whom they accused of exploiting for their own party’s gain the chaos and trauma of last month’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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FRANKFORT — People who work or volunteer as members of the clergy in a part-time or full-time capacity are now eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine in Kentucky. The category was added to the 1C eligibility group last week on the state’s COVID-19 page.

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Feeding Kentucky, an organization dedicated to increasing the quality, variety and nutritional value of food available to feed hungry people in Kentucky, hosted a virtual rally Thursday marking Hunger Free Kentucky Day.

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A bill meant to preserve the lives of newborns, including any infant born after a failed abortion, cleared a final hurdle when Kentucky's governor allowed it to become law without his signature.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.

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FRANKFORT — The first COVID-19 update of the year by Gov. Andy Beshear showed a roller-coaster ride in cases as three days of numbers were released Saturday.

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CADIZ — Generosity has rippled across the Facebook page for Trigg Cares, a grassroots effort that has sprung from one woman’s desire to start a resource page for her community, connecting those in need with the people who can help them.

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These unofficial results reflect the final tallies of area county clerks on election night. Absentee mail-in ballots will continue to be counted through Friday.

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All told, McCracken voters — around 13,000 Tuesday and nearly 20,000 during the early voting window — did their civic duty and voted in the 2020 general election.

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LOUISVILLE — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor's death poured into America's streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Violence seized the demonstrations in …

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LOUISVILLE — Months after the police killing of Breonna Taylor thrust her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, the city of Louisville agreed to pay the Black woman's family $12 million and reform police practices as part of a settlement announced Tuesday.

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was elected Thursday as president of a national association representing the leaders of state agriculture departments across the country.

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky reported 14 more coronavirus-related deaths Thursday, continuing its recent daily trend of double-digit deaths related to the pandemic.

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky's Republican secretary of state said Tuesday he'll press to make more polling places available and count ballots faster in the November general election than in last month's primary.

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky's governor on Monday ordered that bars close and restaurants scale back indoor service and urged school districts to wait until later in August to resume in-person classes in a new round of actions to combat a spike in coronavirus cases.

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LEXINGTON — A group at the University of Kentucky sent a letter to Kentucky President Eli Capilouto on Thursday, asking the University of Kentucky to change the name of historic Rupp Arena.

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As a direct result of Gov. Andy Beshear’s shutdown orders, nearly half of Kentucky’s workforce has filed for unemployment insurance since March.

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EDDYVILLE — Diane McClure does not want her grandsons to grow up in a world where they are scared of police or feel discriminated against because of their skin tone.