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Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer has hired a new campaign director.  Comer announced in an email Friday night that Edwin King will be campaign director and spokesman for the campaign beginning Jan. 5.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is putting his political clout behind a proposal to allow local governments to temporarily raise taxes to help pay for big construction projects.  Stumbo and the top House Republican, Jeff Hoover, said Friday they will be lead sponsors of the local-option sales tax proposal during next year's legislative session.

The first two years of any graduate program can be tenuous at best. Now imagine if you’re a first-generation college student from say, Appalachia, or someone from an “underrepresented group.”  The University of Kentucky has announced a new program to help doctoral STEM students who fit that criteria navigate those often choppy waters.

Louisville has become the first city in the South to raise the minimum wage, joining 20 others across the country.

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A holiday-season food drive by Kentucky State Police has brought in 232,011 pounds of food statewide.  State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer started the "Cram the Cruiser" program in 2010 to assist needy families. Since that time, he says the state's lead police agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across Kentucky.

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Kentucky's top prosecutor joined other law enforcement officials on Thursday to call for higher penalties for heroin dealers and better treatment options for overdose victims.

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in November, the lowest rate in more than six years.

Concerned Fayette County Public School parents are mobilizing to shape the redistricting debate, but the chairman of the committee responsible for recommending new boundary lines says the work is still in preliminary stages.

More people are bringing banned items in their carry-on luggage because they don't want to pay to check their bags.  That means longer delays for you.

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Workers began installing the first of two antennas for a pair of new FM stations at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s Newtown campus this week.

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