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The $2.1 million Jack C. Fisher Softball Complex upgrade is on schedule and will prove to be unique among sister facilities, according to Owensboro Parks and Recreation officials.

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A Dawson Springs woman was free on her own recognizance Wednesday night after being charged with two counts of child abuse. Alicia C. Jones, 30, was arrested Tuesday for first-degree and third-degree criminal abuse. District Judge David Massamore noted at her arraignment Wednesday that the f…

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear announced Wednesday his administration and all executive branch state agencies will accept requests for public records via email. The move will make it easier for Kentuckians and the media to interact with their government. Kentuckians can also make requests in person…

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Gov.-elect Andy Beshear could inherit an estimated $1.1 billion budget shortfall over the next two fiscal years, according to a memo from Gov. Matt Bevin's budget director. The Monday memo from John Chilton comes as Beshear, a Democrat, faces a tight deadline for drafting his proposed two-ye…

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Twitter declined requests from Kentucky election officials to take down tweets spreading misinformation about shredded ballots in the days following November's election, according to emails obtained through an open records request. In an email to a Twitter representative a week after the ele…

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Nearly four years after a Cynthiana man’s body was found along a river in Harrison County, a man has been indicted in connection with his death. Cynthiana police said a Harrison County grand jury on Tuesday indicted Jonathan Tyler O’Connell in connection with the death of Billy G. Combs Jr. …

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Starting next semester, students at Perry County Central High School will begin learning and developing certifications in a somewhat unconventional field: virtual reality. Through a $100,000 grant from Berea College’s GEAR UP program, the school purchased 20 virtual reality consoles that it …

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Departing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin alleged Wednesday that an appointee of Gov.-elect Andy Beshear had to pay to get the job. Bevin did not name the appointee or offer any proof that his statement was true during a radio interview. The Republican governor, whose term ends when Beshear, a Demo…

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For the first time since charter schools were legalized in Kentucky in 2017, the state’s school board has left advocacy for their permanent funding off its list of legislative priorities. With Gov.-elect Andy Beshear taking office in less than a week after running an educator-backed campaign…

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Christmas came early for an elderly Lawrenceburg woman Monday morning when, out of a blue, a man she doesn’t know paid the $100 she was assessed for driving on a suspended license. “I was shocked,” said Virginia Wagoner shortly after returning to her home after appearing in court. “I don’t k…

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A Vine Grove man has been identified as the victim of a Monday night shooting in the front parking lot of Walmart in Radcliff. Cornelius Tory, 20, was shot eight times over multiple parts of his body, Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee said. Tory was pronounced dead at the scene. Kendall …

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The mother of a 20-month-old boy has been charged with murder in Edmonson County after an unsuccessful attempt to rescue the child from a flooded creek. Alexandra Richardson, 28, was arrested Wednesday at the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant charging her with murder, two counts …

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Tuesday that at his request, four federal banking regulatory agencies -- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Reserve, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) -…

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A Franklin, Kentucky native, assigned to Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) to participate in the christening of the U.S. Navy's second Ford-class aircraft carrier during a ceremony in Newport News, Dec. 7.

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At least six drug companies have received subpoenas from federal prosecutors, a development that indicates a broad criminal investigation is likely underway of the industry's role in the opioid epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives.

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The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways. Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the…

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A Five Star Food Mart with fuel pumps is under construction on the corner of Bowling Green Road and Highway 1008, just north of the Patton Road entrance.

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A Simpson Fiscal Court magistrate was arrested Thursday, Nov. 28, by a Simpson County deputy sheriff on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs second offense.

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Franklin Police arrested a Portland, Tennessee woman on four charges on Sunday, Dec. 1.

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Browning McPherson Farms LLC to Noah E Miller and Clara Miller, property on Albert Elliot Road, $120,000;

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Franklin Room in the Inn is gearing up for their fifth season of offering shelter during the cold weather months. Franklin's season runs Jan. 1 through March 15.

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Students should be familiar with credit scores, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

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Looking back over our long history, it seems inevitable that Kentucky would become what Lexington calls itself today: "The Horse Capital of the World."

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A Kentucky school district sued Juul Labs and other e-cigarette makers last month, alleging the manufacturers harmed its students and the school district by intentionally marketing to kids. At first glance, that may sound like a stretch — this is a public agency (Bullitt County School Distri…

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As a country, we should always do whatever we can to ensure that endangered wildlife species are protected so they will always be there for future generations to see. It’s sobering to realize that, as this editorial is being written, animal and bird populations across the planet are declinin…

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A new report from Moody's Analytics says that while states across the U.S. are better prepared than ever to weather a potential recession, Kentucky is in poor shape when it comes to having enough reserves on hand to survive an economic downturn. As The Associated Press reported Monday, the M…

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A Floyd County woman is facing felony charges after she was released from jail following a DUI arrest and allegedly stole a van from the Prestonsburg Fire Department. Chasidy D. Bentley, 31, of Betsy Layne, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Sam Reed on Wednesday evening for DUI, …

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The Kentucky Power Company is seeking an increase in its environmental surcharge to fund a $11.9 million clean coal project that’s required for a plant in Indiana. In a case in which the company is seeking approval of its environmental compliance plan from the Kentucky Public Service Commiss…

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The Green River Area Development District has been selected to be the pilot for a state and federal project, where regional agencies will identify vulnerabilities to critical infrastructure such as water utilities, power companies, communications and transportation. GRADD officials are partn…

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Two Nepali immigrants in the Louisville area will sue Kentucky, claiming its "certificate of need" law has prevented them from opening a home health care company. Standing in front of the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, Dipendra Tawari, Kishor Sapkota and their attorneys from th…

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Kentucky Board of Education members unanimously approved a legislative agenda Wednesday that they may not be able to see through. Education officials plan to push for full-day kindergarten, reading interventions for the youngest learners and more flexibility for schools in Kentucky's 2020 le…

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Six days before Gov.-elect Andy Beshear's inauguration, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said on several radio shows Wednesday morning that he lost reelection because of liberals' success in "harvesting votes" in urban areas, which is illegal. Bevin, who asked for a recanvass of the 2019 gubernatori…

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A Martin County mother was charged on Thanksgiving after she was accused of stabbing her 4-month-old son, according to Kentucky State Police. The baby’s mother, 38-year-old Katherine Stepp of Tomahawk, faces assault, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest and public intoxication charges. Step…

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Three months after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted in her car by a man she initially thought was an officer, a Keavy man has been arrested. Walter Earl Darling, 46, was charged Monday. Darling is not an officer but allegedly impersonated one before attempting to rape the victim, acc…

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A former soccer coach at Estill County High School — accused of rape of a minor and sending nude images to girls — was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday, according to court records and media reports. Andrew Hatton, 29, of Irvine pleaded guilty in August to one count of third-degree ra…

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Marion County buzzed with excitement when one of its own, a small-town girl with big-time aspirations, captivated her home community with a thrilling run through American Idol last year. Well, Marion County, get ready for round two. If you haven’t already heard, Layla Spring is returning to …

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One owner of a local hemp business says it's already difficult for farmers who grow the crop to find buyers for their hemp, and she worries that farmers, processors and others will face fresh difficulties when federal regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture become reality next ye…

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A Louisville man has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a Henderson resident who had apparently hidden it around his house. Henderson Police Detective Jake Isonhood charged 26-year-old Justin Boswell with theft over $10,000. The victim told authorities he kept more than $20…