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This month is the start of a new campaign to raise awareness about the First Amendment nationwide. The “Th1nk First” campaign was created in Nebraska, but media companies across the country, including this one, have since joined the effort. You have probably already seen newspaper advertisem…

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Kentucky’s two senators are among around a dozen targeted nationwide by a shadowy group using every trick in the book to conceal who they are and what their real motives are. If you’ve watched broadcast TV in Kentucky in recent weeks, you’ve probably seen the stoic woman warning you that leg…

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Gov. Matt Bevin suggested in a radio interview Tuesday morning that protesting teachers only caused "sickouts" while schools were in session because they wanted paid time off work, instead of protesting during the summer when it wouldn't affect students. The governor made the comments on the…

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The Kentucky State Fair has altered its entry guidelines in the aftermath of Saturday night's shooting scare, now requiring juveniles entering the fairgrounds after 6 p.m. to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 21. The new guidelines will go into effect on Wednesday, accor…

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A Las Vegas man was arrested Monday after he flew to Kentucky with hopes of convincing a high schooler to have sex with him, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Benjamin Margitza, 18, flew from Las Vegas to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Saturday night to …

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Speaking to faculty and staff Monday at Van Meter Hall, Western Kentucky University President Timothy Caboni aimed to turn the page on two tumultuous years when multiple rounds of budget and staffing cuts loomed large. “The past two years have been tough. Let me assure you, I understand how …

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A Marshall County grand jury has indicted a couple on Medicaid fraud charges, according to the Kentucky attorney general's office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control. Last week, the grand jury indicted Ray Dufay, 54, and wife Melissa Dufay, 51, previously of Calvert City, both on one count o…

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A Clark County judge ruled Monday that a city police officer can serve simultaneously as an elected county magistrate. In a nine-page ruling, Clark Circuit Judge Brandy Oliver Brown said the two positions are not incompatible, and Travis Thompson can continue serving in both roles. Thompson …

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After hours of testimony, largely from law enforcement and defense attorneys centering on the timeline of events from the day of the Marshall County High School shooting, the mother of accused shooter Gabe Parker took the witness stand. Mary Garrison Minyard was the final witness to testify …

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In the past few weeks, some Owensboro veterinarians have seen increased cases of canine infectious tracheobronchitis, commonly known as kennel cough. William Purdy, a managing veterinarian at Kentuckiana Animal Clinic, said his facility closed its dog boarding and grooming services last week…

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Monday’s latest chapter in the case of a school shooting that occurred in January 2017 in Marshall County was supposed to focus on whether or not the accused shooter had his rights violated. However, as the hearing dragged forward, it became a day of raw emotion for many, both on the witness…

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On a breezy afternoon in June, a pile of Louisville’s recycling goods stood shoved into a massive, fluttering mound as tall as a house. Plastic bottles, soft drink cans, yogurt cups, crumpled newspapers, cereal boxes, cardboard — all smelling of sour garbage. Collected from bins at homes and…

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Gov. Matt Bevin is at it again. He paid a visit to the Kentucky Democrats' booth at the state fair in Louisville on Saturday clad in a bright blue jacket decorated with many large images of President Donald Trump's face. The gesture was soon all over social media as people called the move "t…

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A conservative group is increasing pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put election security legislation up for a vote in the Senate by airing ads that target the Kentucky Republican and four other Republican senators in their home states. Republicans for the Rule of Law is…

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An Ashland doctor and her clinic have agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle accusations they defrauded Medicare and Medicaid and provided prescriptions for an addiction-treatment drug to too many patients. Dr. Rose Uradu and her clinic, Ultimate Treatment Center, entered into the agreement wi…

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State and local officials are grappling with the touchy issue of a tax refund to a bankrupt coal company that could cost the Harlan County school system enough money to pay two teachers. The school district has not disputed that Revelation Energy overpaid a utility tax to the district by $73…

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News that Nebraska freshman and former Western Hills High standout Wan’Dale Robinson won’t be charged with possession of marijuana after a citation this summer has been well received by people who know him. “I’m definitely excited with how things turned out,” said Dale Robinson, Wan’Dale’s father.

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Tucker Shelton and Dalton Underwood have been friends and teammates for some time now. The LaRue County seniors are on the offensive and defensive lines. Sure, they are opposites in ways, but football is a game both love and enjoy. Unfortunately for the pair, they have something in common in…

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The Caldwell County High School football team will begin its season on a somber note after losing its legendary coach and mentor last weekend. David Barnes, Caldwell County’s athletic director and head football coach, passed away shortly before 8 on Saturday morning at the age of 59. Reports…

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The Bardstown Fire Department is seeking the public’s help in trying to find out what caused a fire that destroyed a house under construction at 109 Wheeling Ave. late Sunday night. Maj. Todd Spalding, assistant fire chief and the department’s arson investigator, said the fire appears to hav…

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign's release from Twitter jail was mostly thanks to a national conservative chorus, but an assist from a liberal comedian didn't hurt. The cavalry included President Donald Trump's eldest sons, who have been railing about social media bias for q…

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I’m starting to understand what Gov. Matt Bevin has been complaining about, what with a pesky constitutional officer trying to thwart him at every turn, using the courts to try to stop him from exercising his powers to run this state as he sees fit. Seriously. If the people of Kentucky didn’…

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A former chief medical officer at Jewish Hospital says that an alternative proposal for taking over the hospital and other properties under KentuckyOne Health didn't involve spending taxpayers' money or tapping charitable foundations. Jeffrey Goldberg, a gynecological oncologist, said Friday…

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Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones publicly waded into the controversy over LEX18’s decision to fire him last week, saying on his radio show Monday that the campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath got him pulled from his television show last month. “I knew they had done it,” J…

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Two Winchester parents were indicted for wanton endangerment charges after police found their children living in a home infested with insects and covered in feces. Michael Wilburn, 41, and Laura Wilburn, 36, of 34 Franklin Ave., were arrested in July for second-degree criminal abuse charges …

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Construction of a long-awaited four-lane southern bypass around Mayfield has begun in earnest, with construction equipment visible and traffic impacted on existing roads. Dirt work on the Ky. 80 extension began in May. The project, slated for completion by Nov. 15, 2020, is 8% complete, acco…

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On average, 372 World War II veterans die each day. In September 2018, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that 496,777 American veterans were still living. And on Aug. 30, Ohio County native and World War II Army veteran Noble Midkiff will turn 100.

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Chronic Wasting Disease, also known as "zombie deer disease," has been documented within 80 miles of Kentucky's western border, prompting a containment plan worthy of any zombie film, especially given that CWD can be spread to other animals, including primates and potentially humans, accordi…

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The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office said a horse that apparently became spooked died when it was struck by a vehicle Thursday night, resulting in two people being injured.

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A bus driver for the Henderson Area Rapid Transit system has been charged with indecent exposure for his alleged actions toward a female passenger. According to a citation filed in the Henderson Judicial Center, Timothy R. Givens, 36, will be arraigned in Henderson District Court on Aug. 20.…

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Kentucky regulators uncovered a string of safety violations at GE Appliance Park after a worker died in an accident there last February, triggering fines totaling $98,000. The Kentucky Labor Cabinet reported that inspectors found problems with safeguarding and training those working around d…

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Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath's campaign says it had no role in the dismissal of potential primary rival Matt Jones from his Kentucky television show. Jones, who is mulling a run for Senate in 2020, announced on Twitter this weekend that he was fired as the host of "Hey Kentucky!" …

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Kentucky State Police officials are continuing to pursue possible charges against a teen who may have fired a gun Saturday night at the Kentucky State Fair, an event that was marred by chaos in the aftermath of a reported shooter. Two adults were arrested and seven unaccompanied teens were c…

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I’ve generally been skeptical of the notion of academic censorship of conservative views at the University of Kentucky, a place that’s hardly dominated by progressive students or sentiments. But UK recently got into a kerfuffle with a conservative student group that will give plenty of ammun…

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An investigation by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration showed 1,074 teachers violated Kentucky law when they participated in a “sick-out” during this year’s legislative session over concerns about their pension benefits, Labor Cabinet Secretary David Dickerson said Friday. Even though the acti…

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One August evening at the Newtown Christian Church, Pastor William Reilly asked a deceptively simple question: “When was the last time you saw that someone’s race or ethnicity mattered?”The crowd of about 50, both black and white, stayed mostly silent. Then Rev. Rodney Mason, a black pastor …

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Lexington radio and television host Matt Jones has been let go from his position as host of “Hey Kentucky!” on WLEX. Jones said in a tweet Friday afternoon that WLEX had “made the decision to end my time as host of @hey_kentucky due to my decision to write the ‘Mitch, Please’ book.” WLEX dec…

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A mother and grandmother were being arrested in Laurel County when sheriff’s deputies found a 16-day-old newborn in the floorboard of the van they were driving. The baby “had labored breathing, with ants crawling on it, a soiled diaper,” and there was no air conditioning in the van, accordin…

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No legs and no vision are no problem for retired U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Bradford. The 33-year-old Kentucky native is blind and a double amputee, but he just finished a 398-mile bike tour across his home state with a team from Operation Enduring Warrior. Bradford was injured in 2007 a…

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More than 200 people gathered for a Soil Collection Ceremony hosted by Focus on Race Relations Frankfort and the Equal Justice Initiative on Sunday at the Paul Sawyier Public Library to remember Marshall Boston and John Maxey, who were lynched from downtown Frankfort's Singing Bridge more th…

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The next few days are going to be some of the hottest days of the summer. Heat index values could hit the upper 90s on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Along with heat and humidity, there is a chance of thunderstorms. On Monday it will feel like 99 degrees outside, the National Weather Service said.

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Three years after a Bardstown man was found shot in an apartment above a nightclub, a suspect has been arrested for his murder. The Bardstown Police Department announced on Facebook Friday evening they had arrested 26-year-old Robert Zachary Tate and charged him for the 2016 murder of Michae…

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In recent weeks we’ve run several editorials warning motorists about the importance of care and caution required to make sure students remain safe as they return to school this month. In those editorials we have touched on the importance of adhering to laws regarding stopping for school buse…

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Faced with a life-or-death emergency, we all would like to think we could step up and do the right thing. But unless you’re in the moment, when moments matter most, how you react is unknown. Looking at a burning home in Elizabethtown’s Nicholas Ridge neighborhood, Jesse “J.T.” Bryant ran to …

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Dozens of community members and state officials came to witness the groundbreaking for the first film studio in Hart County. In a lot donated by the Bale family, Branscombe Richmond, an advisory member of the Southern Kentucky Film Commission who has appeared in movies such as “License to Ki…

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Six Eastern Kentucky musicians will come together for a special concert in Prestonsburg this month to help coal miners who were laid off and were not paid after Blackjewel went bankrupt. The ‘Benefit Concert for Coal Country” will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Mountain Arts Cent…

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The federal government has designated parts of far western Kentucky and all of Illinois as natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by extreme weather, including excessive moisture, flooding and flash flooding that occurred starting Sept. 1, 2018, into this summer. Five Kentuck…

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The University of Louisville decided to buy Jewish Hospital and the Frazier Rehab Institute, in part, to protect the research initiatives rooted there and to ease uncertainty among faculty. Losing employees was a fear, university President Neeli Bendapudi said, and a factor that fueled the s…