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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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WESTWOOD, Ky. (AP) — Kaylee Litteral was sitting up in her hospital bed watching “Riverdale” on Netflix and eating ice chips.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Tuesday linked signers of a petition seeking his ouster to a rally where he was hanged in effigy and to a video declaring God would strike him down for his COVID-19 restrictions on churches.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear proposed an infusion of aid into Kentucky's coronavirus-battered economy on Thursday evening, announcing an ambitious budget plan that includes down-payments on his long-running goals of raising salaries for teachers and boosting public education funding.

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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.

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The COVID-19 case total in Graves County continued to climb Monday as the local health department issued a statement confirming the count had risen to 68, more than tripling from its reported total of 18 a week ago.

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Logan’s Roadhouse — which has eight Kentucky locations, including Paducah — has fired all of its employees, and its parent company, Craftworks, has temporarily closed all restaurants until further notice as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The latest version of the Kentucky budget, unveiled by House Republicans on March 5, could spell trouble for libraries around the state with its $2.5 million cut in direct aid for the institutions.

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FRANKFORT -- For more than 65 days, Kentucky House Majority Floor Leader John "Bam" Carney has battled a severe case of pancreatitis and infection in the intensive care unit at Norton Hospital in Louisville.

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BOWLING GREEN -- It might have been the most satisfying whinny Catherine Limkeman had ever heard from Declan, the horse she transported from Ozark, Ill., to Warren County's Rainhill Equine Facility.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky House voted Friday to create a loan program to provide struggling rural hospitals with cash transfusions lawmakers hope will spark a financial turnaround.

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With the threat of coronavirus increasing in the United States, Kentucky's interim education commissioner reminded district superintendents Thursday that the decision to shut down schools might be out of their hands.

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FRANKFORT -- The Kentucky Senate approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday to limit when a governor can issue pardons, a rebuke of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's decision to sign a flurry of controversial pardons for convicted murderers, rapists and child pornographers in his last days in office.

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Organizations spent more than $2.5 million trying to influence Frankfort legislators during the first month of the Kentucky General Assembly, according to state lobbying records.

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GLASGOW -- The first people to explore and map the depths of Mammoth Cave and give guided tours were enslaved African Americans in the 19th century, and current Mammoth Cave National Park Ranger Chuck DeCroix wants to make sure their legacy is carried forward.