Associated Press

Combating heroin use has quickly emerged as an overarching issue as Kentucky lawmakers convene at the Capitol to start their annual legislative session.

Kentucky lawmakers returned to Frankfort on Tuesday to begin the 2015 legislative session and the Commonwealth's Congressional Delegation kicked off a session under new leadership in Washington, D.C.

Republican James Comer says he has raised more than $1 million for his campaign for governor.

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Kentucky tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow has agreed to a contract extension through June 2018.

Some northeastern Kentucky voters will not have a state senator for the majority of the 2015 legislative session.  State Sen. Walter Blevins resigned from his seat on Sunday to become judge executive of Rowan County. On Monday, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear ordered a special election on March 3 to replace him. State law requires at least a 56-day notice before a special election.

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Linnae Harper had 12 points, 14 rebounds and forced a key turnover late to help No. 11 Kentucky come back and beat Mississippi 64-58 on Sunday.

A legal battle of biblical proportions could be brewing in Kentucky over a tax incentive for a religious-themed Noah's Ark attraction. The state decided last month to withdraw a sales tax rebate program for the project.

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.

Miami Herald

The number of stores dedicated to selling pianos is dwindling across the country as fewer people take up the instrument and those who do often opt for a used piano or a less expensive electronic keyboard.

A high school student in central Kentucky has died from meningitis.  District Superintendent Paul Christy told WKYT-TV 15-year-old Cole Hon, who died on Tuesday, will be remembered as a "phenomenal young man" and "beloved friend" who played soccer and made straight A's.