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Bluegrass Poll: McConnell up in primary, dead heat with Grimes

Updated: 05/20/2014 - As the candidates enter their final stretch of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary, a Bluegrass Poll finds Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in the lead for the GOP nomination to face likely Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

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Hemp planting delayed in Kentucky amid legal fight

Updated: 05/16/2014 - Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says a hemp planting has been postponed because of a standoff between his agency and federal officials over a detained shipment of imported hemp seeds.

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Kentucky ordered to pay $70K in gay marriage case

Posted: 05/14/2014 - A federal judge has ordered Kentucky to pay $70,000 in attorney's fees to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that resulted in the recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages.

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Ethics panel fines former lawmaker

Posted: 05/07/2014 - Former state Rep. John Arnold has been fined $3,000 for violating state ethics laws in a sexual harassment case brought by three female state workers.

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Ethics panel to re-hear case of former lawmaker

Posted: 05/07/2014 - The Legislative Ethics Commission will hold a second public hearing Tuesday on allegations that former Democratic state Rep. John Arnold violated state ethics laws by sexually harassing three female state workers.

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Appeals court hears Bengals ex-cheerleader's case

Posted: 05/01/2014 - The owner of an Arizona-based gossip website is set for another courtroom fight against a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.

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Mine safety workers could lose jobs

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Some state mine safety workers could lose their jobs after the state Legislature cut the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing's budget.

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Gov. Beshear: Special session not likely

Posted: 04/30/2014 - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday he likely would not call the legislature back for a special session to pass bills combating heroin use and overhauling state ethics laws.

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Panel approves tuition increase

Posted: 04/30/2014 - The Council on Postsecondary Education has approved allowing Kentucky universities to increase tuition by up to 8 percent over the next two years.

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Kentucky coal group targets California billionaire

Posted: 04/29/2014 - The Kentucky Coal Association is warning Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes against taking donations from a California billionaire known for environmental activism.

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Fired aide gets better-paying state job

Posted: 04/24/2014 - A Legislative Research Commission employee who was fired after appearing in a video for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has been hired into a better-paying state job.

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