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State Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide Wednesday evening, two days after the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published accusations that he sexually assaulted a minor.

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Retired union coal miners are joining teamsters, iron workers and other union retirees in an effort to shore up their ailing pension plans, and they hope the ticking clock on a government spending bill will help.

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Kentucky has made some progress in improving the health of its citizens. The proof is found in some recent national ratings.

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University of Louisville officials met behind closed doors Wednesday with the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee in Atlanta.

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Kids enrolled in Kentucky’s Children’s Health Insurance program, known as CHIP, could lose their coverage in March if Congress doesn’t pass a bill to fund the program. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 92,728 Kentucky kids had health insurance through CHIP in 2016.

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Update: Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday

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From the pulpit of his Fern Creek church Tuesday, state Rep. Dan Johnson ignored calls for his resignation and said he plans to seek re-election next spring.

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says his efforts to sue companies that make powerfully addictive opioid-based painkillers have been stymied by the administration of the state's Republican governor. 

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The Discovery Park of America is anticipating its one-millionth visitor on Saturday - according to their records. 

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The president of the University of Tennessee at Martin Student Government Association said their resolution to support conceal carry on campus is a message to state officials to take up the issue.

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Update: Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday.   

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said that the state House of Representatives should look into expelling Rep. Dan Johnson, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old.

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