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Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten.

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A day after both of Kentucky’s major political parties called for Rep. Dan Johnson to resign amid sexual assault allegations, Gov. Matt Bevin says he’s still reviewing the story and hasn’t formed an opinion on the matter.

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Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Diane Black can count Vice President Mike Pence among her supporters.

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 A fugitive on Texas’s top ten most wanted list was arrested Monday in Murray, Kentucky.

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A man has died after an incident at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in Paducah. The plant is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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  The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating State Rep. Dan Johnson for alleged sexual abuse in his church.

Johnson, a freshman lawmaker and pastor of Heart of Fire Church in the Fern Creek neighborhood, allegedly molested a 17-year-old girl on Jan. 1, 2013.

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Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson refused to resign and said an allegation that he sexually assaulted a teenager “has no merit” during a news conference Tuesday morning at his Fern Creek church.

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report from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting prompted calls for Rep. Dan Johnson’s resignation from across the state and political spectrum.

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Governor Matt Bevin is directing all flags at state office buildings lowered to half staff on Wednesday to honor a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in World War II and whose remains were recently returned home. 

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Illinois residents are being reminded that if they need health insurance coverage for next year they must register by Friday night.

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