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Kentucky political icon Wendell Ford dies

Updated: 01/22/2015 - Kentucky political icon Wendell Ford who went from lieutenant governor, to governor, and then representing Kentucky in the U.S. Senate has died at the age of 90.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell's wife resigns over coal issues

Updated: 01/22/2015 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.

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McConnell hosts Senate debate on Keystone XL pipeline

Updated: 01/12/2015 - In the first big fight between the new Republican-controlled Congress and the White House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, is hosting a high profile, drawn out debate over the keystone pipeline.

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Rare budget changes could impact pensions, cancer research

Updated: 01/10/2015 - Legislative leaders want to make changes to the state's $9.6 billion budget to plug a hole in the state's struggling retirement fund for public school teachers and build a cancer research facility at the University of Kentucky.

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Beshear sets agenda for final year in office

Posted: 01/07/2015 - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear used his last State of the Commonwealth address to lay out an aggressive agenda for his final year in office that includes a statewide smoking ban, requiring more children to ride in booster seats and protecting heroin users who seek help from minor drug charges.

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Fed sees foreign weakness as risk to US economy

Posted: 01/07/2015 - Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed various risks to the U.S. economy at their December meeting but concluded that the big drop in oil prices was likely to end up boosting growth.

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Ferguson grand juror sues over gag order

Posted: 01/05/2015 - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown is asking a federal court to remove a lifetime order that prevents jurors from discussing the case.

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View of Ky. economy varies among political leaders

Updated: 01/03/2015 - The condition of Kentucky's economy depends largely on which political leader happens to offer the prognosis - and maybe which part of the state is being assessed.

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