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After deliberating the better part of Saturday, the Fayette County School Board has hired Emmanuel Caulk as the district's new superintendent.

Timeline: History-Making Day For Gay Rights In Kentucky

Jun 26, 2015

Friday's historic Supreme Court decision touched off a variety of actions and reactions across Kentucky.

Chase Cavanaugh

Fayette County Public Schools held a press conference Friday for a finalist in its search for Superintendent. 

Former State Lawmaker Convicted Of Bribery

Jun 26, 2015
WMMT

A federal jury in eastern Kentucky has convicted a former state lawmaker of bribing a state mine inspector.  The U.S. District Court jury in Pikeville found coal mine owner and former Democratic state Rep. W. Keith Hall of Phelps guilty after deliberating about 90 minutes Friday.

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has told the state's county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision.

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Jun 26, 2015

The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.  Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's ruling on Friday means the remaining 14 states, including Kentucky, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

State Panel Seeks Public Input On Davis Statue

Jun 26, 2015
Kentucky Historical Society

A state commission says it will seek public comment on whether a statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis should be removed from the Kentucky Capitol's rotunda.  The Historic Properties Advisory Commission agreed Thursday to accept written comments until July 29 and then meet again on Aug. 5.

Six Former Wildcats Hear Their Names Called In NBA Draft

Jun 26, 2015
UK Athletics

It was another good night for the UK Men's Basketball program.  Six of seven eligible players heard their name called last night during the NBA draft.  Karl Anthony Towns was the overall number one pick.  He went to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Josh James

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen says his office will review the University of Louisville Foundation following complaints about huge deferred compensation packages the foundation awarded top school officials.  Edelen said Thursday his office will examine the governance and oversight of the foundation.

Kentucky Politicians Quick To React To Supreme Court Ruling On Obamacare

Jun 25, 2015

U-S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wasted no time in reacting to today's Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare.  The Kentucky Republican renewed his attack on the entire law in a Senate floor speech.

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