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The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. And his lawyer echoed what's long been suggested by neighbors: The attack stemmed from a dispute about yard maintenance.

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Declined In December

Jan 19, 2018

State officials say Kentucky ended last year with a drop in its unemployment rate.  The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says the seasonally adjusted preliminary rate in December was 4.4 percent. That's down from the 4.7 percent rate in November, and was lower than the 4.8 percent jobless rate across Kentucky in December 2016.

Ex-Kentucky House Speaker Running For Re-election

Jan 19, 2018
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The former Kentucky House speaker who stepped down after signing a secret sexual harassment settlement is running for re-election.

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State officials report a dramatic increase in access to treatment for opioid addiction across the state, but providers still face roadblocks when seeking licenses. That's the argument made by supporters of House Bill 124, which passed through committee Thursday.

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Bourbon Tourism continues to be a strong draw for Kentucky distilleries.  In fact, Buffalo Trace, a National Historic Landmark in Frankfort set a milestone for visitors this past year.

GOP Senator Offers Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Jan 18, 2018

A bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky was introduced Wednesday by a Republican lawmaker who touted the value of cannabis as a revenue source for a cash-strapped state government.

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It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that.

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Maintaining core state funding for K-12 education made the list of high priorities in Gov. Matt Bevin’s annual budget speech, but some advocates worry other proposed cuts and cost shifting measures threaten the state’s constitutional mission to provide an efficient system of public schools.

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Gov. Matt Bevin unveiled a two-year budget proposal Tuesday night that delivers smaller-than-anticipated cuts to most state agencies while eliminating dozens of government programs in order to fully fund contributions to all state retirement systems.

While schools and businesses closed today and most people stayed home today because of the snow, the Hyatt’s Patterson Ballroom was filled for Mayor Jim Gray’s State of the City Address.

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