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Kentucky Republican Rand Paul says he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Some of the main topics that have come up in legislative committee meetings and that the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly may consider are included in a book available to the public.

A panel reviewing severe child abuse cases has released nine recommendations to improve protective services, including drug-testing parents who have a child die unexpectedly in their care.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is taking applications for farmers and processors who would like to participate in industrial hemp pilot projects next year.

The Kentucky Department of Education is urging families to eat a healthy meal together on Wednesday.  The occasion is the first Family and Consumer Sciences Day, recognizing a discipline that includes areas such as human development, personal and family finance, food science, nutrition and wellness.

State Senate Democrats have elected new leaders after a brutal election cycle that saw their numbers dwindle to historic lows as their counterparts in the House were able to maintain their majority.

State Sen. Ray Jones of Pikeville was chosen Monday as the new minority leader, replacing Sen. R.J. Palmer of Winchester who lost his re-election bid to Republican Ralph Alvarado.

Sen. Gerald Neal of Louisville is the new caucus chairman replacing Sen. Johnny Ray Turner of Prestonsburg.

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Former Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm has returned to Kentucky to live out his days as a celebrity at a retirement farm.

Supporters of a Local Sales Tax option for Kentucky communities are hopeful they might have better luck in the General Assembly in 2015.

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is set to welcome seven new members into the fold Monday night.

After nearly a decade of litigation, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled on a case dealing with the state’s prevailing wage law.