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The Mary Todd Lincoln House in downtown Lexington is marking an important milestone this week.  The restored childhood home of the former First Lady began welcoming visitors for tours in June 1977.  Executive Director Gwen Thompson says it was former Kentucky First Lady Beula Nunn who spearheaded the effort to honor Mrs. Lincoln.

President Trump To Visit Kentucky This Week

Jun 5, 2017
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President Donald Trump is planning a major push in the week ahead to promote a $1 trillion overhaul the nation's roads and bridges. It comes as his agenda has struggled in Congress and been overshadowed by White House controversies.

Grimes Heading To Taiwan

Jun 5, 2017

Kentucky's secretary of state is traveling to Asia for an international trade mission. Alison Lundergan Grimes is scheduled to visit Taiwan this week with four other secretaries of state during a trip coordinated and paid for by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. Grimes made a similar visit in 2013.

Coal Academy Offering Classes

Jun 5, 2017

The Kentucky Coal Academy is offering free initial mining trainings this month at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Harlan and Middlesboro.

An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared. Eric Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He was scheduled to be sentenced next month and had been ordered to pay the government tens of millions of dollars.

Bevin Creates Charter Schools Advisory Council

Jun 2, 2017
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Kentucky's Republican governor has created an advisory council to help guide state regulators as they prepare for charter schools.

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Mayor Jim Gray and Lexington Police Chief Mark Barnard joined activists with Moms Demand Action to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day Friday.

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Four days of celebrating all things brass is under way in Danville.  The 28th annual Great American Brass Band Festival attracts thousands of music fans to the historic Kentucky town in Boyle County.

History Center Marks Ky. 225 With New Exhibit

Jun 1, 2017
Alan Lytle

The Kentucky Historical Society celebrated the state’s 225th birthday Thursday with the opening a new exhibit dedicated to some of the unsung everyday heroes of the Commonwealth.  People of Kentucky uses stories, objects, and photographs to highlight quintessential Kentucky themes. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin is suggesting Louisville residents commit to regular neighborhood walks and prayer to help address the city’s growing violence problem.

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