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A Kentucky attorney who fled the country to avoid prison before being captured has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve his escape and fraud charges.

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A 43-year-old Kentucky lawyer running for judge collapsed and died the day after he got the most votes in a primary election.

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The owners of a funeral home in Marshall County have plead guilty to fraud, theft and forgery.

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Addiction specialists say recovery is not the same for any two people. And organizations around the Ohio Valley, which has the nation’s highest rates of addiction, are trying to offer a range of programs to meet the needs. Ohio Valley ReSource reporter Aaron Payne looks at one such program that tries to tap into a person’s green thumb.

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Two small cities in rural west Kentucky have voted in favor of allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages.

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A six-member Tennessee Board of Parole is divided on whether to release a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute.

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The Council on Postsecondary Education presidential search committee will continue its work Thursday to find a replacement for Bob King who is retiring this summer.  King took over the reins of the statewide university governing organization in 2009.  

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A veteran Kentucky political observer expects the fall congressional race between incumbent Andy Barr and first-time candidate Amy McGrath to be competitive.

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  Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has appointed a west Kentuckian to a two-year term on the Plant Variety Protection Board.

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The Paducah City Commission has selected a new city manager after a months-long search.

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