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The annual Fancy Farm political picnic in Graves County next month will see no shortage of GOP presence.

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State officials have appointed a committee to provide historical context for a statue of Jefferson Davis in the Kentucky Capitol. 

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The Senate has confirmed a Kentucky lawyer who equated abortion with slavery — calling them the "two greatest tragedies in our country" — to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge. 

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An attempted phone scam in Murray, Kentucky has been put on the state Attorney General’s scam alert list after callers posing as Veterans Affairs tried to convince a newly bereaved widow that her late husband owed them money. Donna Herndon lost her husband less than a month ago and has put her grieving on pause to get the word out about a scam that she said could potentially ruin someone’s life.

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A total solar eclipse will cross North America next month for the first time in nearly a century.  And Hopkinsville, Kentucky will be ground zero as day turns to night.  The rural town nestled in western Kentucky will offer the longest opportunity to view the eclipse in the entire world.

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NASA is warning unsafe eclipse glasses are being sold to consumers. 

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The Kentucky preliminary unemployment rate saw a slight increase of .1% in June.

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Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins is requesting information from the Calloway County Library Board related to taxing district funds being spent to further the education of library employees.

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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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