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FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — She’s a cop, chasing down the Pike County bingo hall and the Floyd County flea market. She’s on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, standing just behind the captain. She’s Robin to Batman.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky residents enjoying the warmer weather must avoid crowds due to the new coronavirus pandemic, including those who are golfing or exercising, Gov. Andy Beshear said Sunday.

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville-based United Food & Commercial Workers Local 227 is trying to get Kentucky and Indiana workers in the retail grocery, meat packing and food processing industries recognized as “first responders” during the coronavirus crisis.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear reported three more deaths related to the new coronavirus Friday as Kentucky had its largest single-day increase in cases since the global pandemic hit the state.

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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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FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday that a third person has died from the new coronavirus in Kentucky as the total number of confirmed cases in the state increased to nearly 90.

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Police investigate fatal shooting of 3-year-old girl

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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.

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FRANKFORT -- A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky's public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House on Friday.

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FRANKFORT -- The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would make it easier to transfer state inmates serving felony time in dangerously overcrowded jails to other jails that have open beds.

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FRANKFORT -- After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

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FRANKFORT -- A proposed ballot measure aimed at amending Kentucky's Constitution to ensure it doesn't offer protections for abortion rights was advanced by a House committee on Thursday.

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FRANKFORT -- A key Kentucky lawmaker said Friday that former Gov. Matt Bevin's four last appointments to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were out of compliance with state law.

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LOUISVILLE -- A large rock slide on a rain-saturated mountain caused a fiery train derailment Thursday morning in eastern Kentucky that briefly trapped two crew members and caused a chemical leak into a river, authorities said.

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FRANKFORT -- Looking to protect people with diabetes from being overwhelmed by high drug costs, a House committee approved a bill Thursday to cap out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin.

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FRANKFORT -- A bill that would strip a governor's power to appoint his or her own Transportation Cabinet secretary stems partly from former Gov. Matt Bevin's heavy use of the cabinet's discretionary road fund in the waning days of his administration, Senate President Robert Stivers told The …

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HENDERSON -- Opioid abuse and addiction is a significant problem in western Kentucky. It affects families, workplaces, schools and more.

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FRANKFORT -- Lawmakers are pushing a proposal to change how the state pension system -- and its $14.2 billion unfunded liability -- is supported in the future, with some public employers paying less than they presently do and others paying more.

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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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FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear announced Saturday that a third person has died from the new coronavirus in Kentucky as the total number of confirmed cases in the state increased to nearly 90.

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Police investigate fatal shooting of 3-year-old girl

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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.

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FRANKFORT -- A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky's public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House on Friday.

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FRANKFORT -- The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would make it easier to transfer state inmates serving felony time in dangerously overcrowded jails to other jails that have open beds.

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FRANKFORT -- After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

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FRANKFORT -- A proposed ballot measure aimed at amending Kentucky's Constitution to ensure it doesn't offer protections for abortion rights was advanced by a House committee on Thursday.

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FRANKFORT -- A key Kentucky lawmaker said Friday that former Gov. Matt Bevin's four last appointments to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were out of compliance with state law.

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LOUISVILLE -- A large rock slide on a rain-saturated mountain caused a fiery train derailment Thursday morning in eastern Kentucky that briefly trapped two crew members and caused a chemical leak into a river, authorities said.

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FRANKFORT -- Looking to protect people with diabetes from being overwhelmed by high drug costs, a House committee approved a bill Thursday to cap out-of-pocket costs for many Kentuckians relying on insulin.

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FRANKFORT -- A bill that would strip a governor's power to appoint his or her own Transportation Cabinet secretary stems partly from former Gov. Matt Bevin's heavy use of the cabinet's discretionary road fund in the waning days of his administration, Senate President Robert Stivers told The …

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HENDERSON -- Opioid abuse and addiction is a significant problem in western Kentucky. It affects families, workplaces, schools and more.

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FRANKFORT -- Lawmakers are pushing a proposal to change how the state pension system -- and its $14.2 billion unfunded liability -- is supported in the future, with some public employers paying less than they presently do and others paying more.

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OWENSBORO ­­-- Delaney Flaherty, who was adopted from China in 2003 by Donna and Richard Flaherty of Owensboro, recently took a "23andme" DNA test, and found out she has a biological sister living in Colorado.

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MADISONVILLE -- Marcus Ray is a licensed funeral director. But these days, he's trying to prevent something from dying -- Kentucky's best-known civil rights organization.

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FRANKFORT -- A bill to ban physical discipline of students in Kentucky passed the state House on Friday, but not before one legislator recounted being paddled by another legislator while he was in school.

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FRANKFORT -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a long-delayed pay raise for roughly 33,000 state workers that would top the one that Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear included in his budget plan.

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FRANKFORT -- Faced with dangerously overcrowded county jails across Kentucky -- many of which house state inmates serving felony time -- two lawmakers are sponsoring bills in the General Assembly that would make it easier to transfer prisoners to jails with open beds and to give larger state…

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FRANKFORT -- Gov. Andy Beshear said gun-rights activists who brought their weapons into the state Capitol last week were allowed to do so, though security did not properly enforce rules prohibiting masks and requiring the weapons be safely secured.

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Several thousand tobacco farmers would get payouts under a plan approved Wednesday by the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association.