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Kentucky Must Pay Attorney Fees For Couples Who Sued Kim Davis, Judge Says

Taxpayers in Kentucky must pay more than $220,000 in attorney fees for the couples who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to avoid having to give them to same-sex couples. In July 2015, four couples — two same-sex and two opposite-sex — represented by the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against Davis. "Davis represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky when she refused to issue marriage licenses to legally eligible couples. The buck stops there," U...

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Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort, the president's eldest son and his former campaign chairman, are set to testify publicly next week before a committee probing Russia's attempts to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

In a statement issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump Jr. and Manafort are listed as witnesses scheduled to appear on Wednesday, July 26.

The two men are expected to be questioned about allegations of collusion with Russia to influence the election.

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An attorney for Gov. Matt Bevin argued during a hearing on Wednesday that county officials overestimated the value of the governor’s home, considering the mansion is old, in disrepair and has water damage.

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  A white nationalist has been fined, ordered to attend anger management classes and given a suspended jail sentence, resolving allegations that he physically harassed a woman who protested at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville last year.

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  Louisville’s federal prosecutor is asking a judge to implement a buffer zone around the city’s only abortion provider before a planned week of intense anti-abortion protests. Meanwhile, another proposed buffer measure before the Louisville Metro Council was discussed at a Public Safety Committee meeting, though no action was taken.

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Dignitaries from state and local government, and the military, will officially open the new Radcliff Veterans Center on July 21.

 Murray State University is hosting passenger vehicles on their Hopkinsville Campus during the August 21 solar eclipse.

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  Owensboro Health is beginning a new partnership with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center that will focus on sharing research and resources for clinical trials. Under the agreement, cancer patients being treated at Owensboro Health’s Mitchell Center won’t have to travel to participate in clinical trials.

The BBC has released salary information for its on-air talent for the first time, igniting simultaneous debates over the size, and the fairness, of the salaries — particularly over a conspicuous gender gap.

The public broadcaster has always included executive salaries in its annual report*. But this year, the government required the public broadcaster to reveal what the highest-paying presenters and actors make, too.

The resulting list includes approximate salary ranges for all 96 radio and TV staff making more than $195,000 a year.

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Officials say a man who served as a county chairman for the Kentucky Republican Party has been arrested in Tennessee and resigned from his position. 

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A Kentucky prosecutor has been recused from a murder case after the defense filed a motion based on her past relationship with the lead detective. 

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Despite the Trump administration’s support for the coal industry, the power sector is moving toward more use of natural gas. Even the Ohio Valley, where coal has long been king, the switch to gas is underway, with big implications for the region’s economy and environment. Glynis Board reports on two facilities that illustrate the power struggle underway.

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