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At this week’s Democratic National Convention, two presidents ran blocks for Hillary Clinton on an issue that has crippled her favorability in Appalachia: coal.

Both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton brought up coal in their speeches endorsing Hillary’s presidential bid.

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Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is spending the week traveling the state to hand out community grant checks and give a boost to GOP state lawmakers facing tough primary fights, including Representative Tim Wirgau of Buchanan.

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President Barack Obama addressed the Democratic National Convention among other high profile members of the party Wednesday night, including Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine. Matt Markgraf checks in with western Kentucky delegate and Murray State history professor Brian Clardy about his take on the speeches and his thoughts on the way the party will shift to a potentially more progressive platform in response to the momentum from Bernie Sanders' campaign.

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There are four finalists in the search for president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 

Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box unveiled the list Thursday.  

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Kentucky’s Chief Justice has been selected to head two national judicial groups. It’s the first time in a quarter century that a head jurist from the Commonwealth has held either of these posts.

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The man accused of murdering a Mayfield woman and her 17-year-old son nearly two years ago is requesting that his trial be moved because of a racial imbalance in the county in which it's to be held.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a new federal law can begin to turn the tide of drug fatalities in Kentucky and nationwide. 

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Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul admits his philosophy on expanding the Republican Party differs from its presidential nominee Donald Trump.  Paul held a town hall meeting Wednesday afternoon in downtown Lexington. 

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While Democrats officially voted to nominate Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday night, some supporters of former candidate Bernie Sanders continued to shout down speakers early in the night during Wednesday’s proceedings.

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A non-profit is recommending a Kentucky coal plant retire sooner than planned.

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