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A Kentucky death row inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the state claiming he is being denied kosher food at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville. 

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The Democratic National Convention is getting underway this week in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton is expected to formally accept the party nomination. Murray State history professor Dr. Brian Clardy is a delegate from Calloway County. Matt Markgraf checked in with Clardy this morning from the convention.

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The percentage of Kentucky workers enrolled in high-deductible health insurance plans increased by nearly six times between 2006 and 2014.  A report released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows the growth of those plans is nationwide. 

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Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is openly disagreeing with his party’s presidential candidate over a longstanding international alliance.

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Murray State University will host a Hemp Education and Field Day held at the Curris Center next month. 

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On Monday, a court will hear arguments over the legality of some electronic betting machines that base outcomes on horse races that have already taken place. Specifically, the arguments will deal with machines that use cartoon representations of the historical horse races (machines that use video of horse races are being dealt with in a separate lawsuit).

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Hydroelectric generating capacity is on the rise with the construction of new power plants along the Ohio River in Kentucky and West Virginia. 

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Kentucky’s Secretary of State says Americans can expect a big contrast between this week’s Democratic National Convention and last week’s Republican gathering in Cleveland. Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is speaking at her party’s convention in Philadelphia.

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Kentucky is sending 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The convention kicks off today and culminates on Thursday when Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the party's nomination for president. 

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors carried out the explosive demolition of the four main spans of the old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge Monday morning.

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