Tea Partier Matt Bevin Files To Run For Governor

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Matt Bevin For Governor

Former U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin has filed to run in the Republican primary for Kentucky governor.  Bevin, a Louisville businessman, said in a statement Tuesday that his running mate, Jenean Hampton, would be the first black female lieutenant governor in Kentucky history.

A coalition of groups and individuals concerned about the effect fracking could have in Kentucky is gathering Tuesday night in Berea.

Investments Being Made In Kentucky's Promise Zone

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Officials say an initiative to improve the economy in southeastern Kentucky has seen successes during its first year.

I've basically stopped going to concerts. For me, this is kind of like I've stopped eating or sleeping. If you're looking for me these days, you can find me at my computer, watching musicians play their heart out for a chance to perform at NPR's Tiny Desk. After six busy weeks, the Tiny Desk Concert Contest eligibility period is now closed, and we've moved on to the next stage: judging.

A former county official in Kentucky has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for raking in more than $100,000 in a kickback scheme that continued after his Appalachian county was hit by a tornado.

FIRST WAVE OF 2015 FORECASTLE FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED
 
MY MORNING JACKET RETURNS WITH SAM SMITH,
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Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos 
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Punch Brothers sing of distraction and isolation in the digital age on their new album The Phosphorescent Blues. While the group may look like a typical bluegrass band, the sound is all their own.

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Nunn's Request To Have Guilty Plea Withdrawn Is Rejected

Jan 26, 2015

Former state lawmaker Steve Nunn has lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in the 2009 shooting death of his ex-fiancee.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Fayette County Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine rejected Nunn's motion to withdraw the plea. An order filed in the circuit clerk's office Monday shows she also denied his motion to vacate the sentence.

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes officially announced her bid for reelection to the office Monday.

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