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Bevin to speak at annual Fancy Farm picnic

Updated: 07/25/2013 - Republican Matt Bevin will be in the tiny community of Fancy Farm next week when politicians gather for a heated afternoon of stump speeches.

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Ky. appeals ruling over questioning students

Posted: 07/24/2013 - The Kentucky attorney general's office has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving whether students must be informed of their rights before being questioned at school.

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McConnell criticizes VA for claims backlog

Updated: 07/22/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says a backlog of disability claims handled by the Veterans Affairs Department is a "national disgrace."

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Palumbo enters field vying for sixth district Democratic nomination

Updated: 07/18/2013 - The race to try and unseat sixth district Republican Congressman Andy Barr is beginning to take shape with another Democrat entering the field. Lexington business man Joe Palumbo announced Thursday morning he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination.

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McConnell & Grimes to attend Fancy Farm picnic

Updated: 07/17/2013 - The Fancy Farm picnic will be the backdrop for an early face-off between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is kicking off her campaign just a few days before the event.

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Flood insurance changes hit resistance, face delay

Updated: 07/17/2013 - Hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing higher federal flood insurance premiums under reforms passed last year would win a temporary one-year reprieve under a measure that's beginning its advance through the Senate.

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McConnell adds more than $2M to campaign account

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has banked another $2.26 million since April, pushing his overall fundraising total to more than $15 million for the election cycle.

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Officials meet with lawmakers about Paducah plant

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Officials from western Kentucky are "cautiously encouraged" about the proper cleanup and reindustrialization of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant site after spending a day meeting with federal officials in Washington, D.C.

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Group asks feds to investigate Ky school district

Posted: 07/09/2013 - A civil rights organization has asked a pair of federal agencies to investigate the Russell Independent Schools in eastern Kentucky over allegations that a 14-year-old Asian-American student has been repeatedly harassed.

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Ky. alone in lack of formal clemency procedure

Posted: 07/05/2013 - The power of kings to spare a condemned person's life lies solely with the governor in Kentucky. It's one of a select few states where the chief executive can spare death row inmates, shorten sentences and forgive crimes without oversight or having to explain his actions.

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Same-sex ruling has employers tweaking benefits

Posted: 07/05/2013 - Employers around the country are scrambling to make sure their employee benefit plans comply with the law following the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on same-sex marriage.

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Grimes to make statement about Senate race

Posted: 07/01/2013 - Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will meet privately with supporters in Frankfort and then brief reporters at 3 p.m.

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Report: Discount bridge tolls won't be pursued

Posted: 06/28/2013 - A draft report says Kentucky and Indiana transportation officials won't pursue discounted tolls for minority and poor drivers crossing the new Ohio River bridges that will connect the two states because it would be too difficult to regulate.

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Rand Paul testing 2016 waters during SC visit

Updated: 06/28/2013 - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's hoping to show people in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina that he can appeal to a broad audience.

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KYTC Announces I-75 Connector Project Zones

Updated: 06/27/2013 - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced four zones, or possible, broad US 27 to I-75 connector pathways that will be studied in greater detail during the next year and compared with the “No-Build Option.”

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Federal judge Johnstone dies at 91

Posted: 06/27/2013 - The federal judge credited with the historic settlement between inmates and the state of Kentucky has died. Edward Johnstone was 91.

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