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Former Urban County Second District Councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins faces up to two-years in prison after admitting to cashing bogus payroll checks at the hotel she used to manage.  On Friday, she pleaded guilty to two felonies and three misdemeanors.

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Sen. Rand Paul says round one of healthcare negotiations may be over in Washington, but he’s keeping hope alive on piecemeal reforms – and lobbying hard for an executive solution.

Kentucky Could Face $200M Budget Shortfall

Aug 11, 2017
Kentucky Forward

Kentucky taxpayers could face a budget shortfall of more than $200 million.  State economists issued their first planning estimates for the current fiscal year on Friday. The Consensus Forecasting Group chose the most pessimistic of the three options they were presented, citing the partisan rancor in Congress as making it difficult to predict federal tax policy.

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Actor Steve Zahn has performed both on stage and the silver screen for over two decades. He's off to work on his latest TV project, but when he's home here in Central Kentucky, Zahn makes putting others first a top priority.

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A Kentucky man and his transgender wife sued Amazon on Wednesday, alleging that they endured sustained discrimination and harassment during a year as co-workers at the mammoth online retailer's warehouse in northern Kentucky.

The State's Top Officials Head To Court

Aug 9, 2017
Associated Press

Two of Kentucky's most bitter rivals will meet in court twice over the next 10 days in legal battles that could help shape the state's future in both politics and policy.

Police Urge Extra Caution Around School Buses

Aug 9, 2017

Classes are starting in school districts around the state, and police are urging drivers to stay alert for buses that are loading or unloading children.

Lexmark Announces 700 Planned Layoffs For Next Year

Aug 8, 2017

Lexmark says it's planning to lay off 700 of its 10,000 worldwide employees over the next year as part of a restructuring of the printer company.

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Gov. Matt Bevin kicked off AutoVision 2017 Monday. The annual two–day gathering draws auto industry executives, insiders, and analysts to Lexington.


A new study shows a growing disparity between infant mortality and life expectancy rates in Appalachia compared with the rest of the country.