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Hillary Clinton has made history as the first woman to receive her party’s nomination for president, but it wasn’t without contention from her rival, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.  

Though he stayed in the running until the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Sanders did ultimately request that the party select Clinton as its nominee at the end of a roll-call vote Tuesday.

Paducah resident Aaron Bugg, a Kentucky delegate and staunch supporter of Sanders, is at the convention. He says he wasn’t surprised by the move but it doesn’t change how important Sanders’ campaign was to the democratic process.

Police training, racial profiling and minority officers were among topics that emerged in a community forum on race relations Monday night at Good Shepherd Church in Hopkinsville.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes portrayed Donald Trump as "an unsteady, unqualified bully" while offering insights about Hillary Clinton's personal side in a speech Tuesday afternoon at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray says he would spend more money on technology and improve roads in eastern Kentucky to help the region recover from the devastating effects of a declining coal industry. 

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A retail development group has acquired 20.5 acres in Hopkinsville for a new shopping center. Thompson Thrift Retail Group says the site at Fort Campbell Boulevard and Lovers’ Lane will be home to the 185,000 square-foot building, named Hopkinsville Towne Center.

The first night of the Democratic National Convention was headlined by high profile members of the party from First Lady Michelle Obama, Clinton rival Bernie Sanders and rising stars Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren. But perhaps most notable from last night were the vocal Sanders supporters. Western Kentucky delegate Brian Clardy spoke with Matt Markgraf this morning about his take on Sanders supporters in the Kentucky delegation and last night's speakers.

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives has unveiled a new online collection highlighting Tennessee’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage movement and passage of the 19th Amendment.  

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will address the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night and provide a personal endorsement for Hillary Clinton.

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In the wake of Lexington’s first Zika virus case in an infant, health officials continue to stress ways to fend off further cases in the area. 

Fayette County’s Health Commissioner admits it’s hard to predict the number of future infections.

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UPDATE, Tuesday: An arrest warrant has been issued for the Illinois man who pulled a gun inside the Cinemark Theater over the weekend. 

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