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A prosecutor in the criminal case involving former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles says the alleged victim has received death threats and other harassment since the charges were filed. 

While Advanced Placement exam scores in Kentucky improved this year, the number of test takers went down.

The state Department of Education said in a news release last week that the number of students scoring at the top two levels in May is up between 4 and 5 percent from last year.

However, the number of AP test takers and the number of AP tests given by schools dropped slightly this year.

Scores of 3 or better can qualify students for college credit for the course, which officials estimate saves Kentucky students more than $23 million a year in college costs.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is promoting two executives following the announced retirement of its chief operating officer.

Joe Grimes has been named executive vice president in charge of generation and chief nuclear officer, while Mike Skaggs has been named executive vice president of operations. The changes are effective Oct. 3.

TVA Chief Operating Officer Chip Pardee plans to retire at the end of the year. Grimes has led the nuclear unit since joining TVA in 2013. Skaggs has spent 22 years at TVA.

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A new law meant to give some felons a second chance by expunging their criminal records is causing confusion and disagreement.

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Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. says the number of expungement requests have doubled since a new law went into effect allowing some convicted felons to clear their records.

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Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates disagree over a bill that would rescue the pensions and health benefits of thousands of retired union coal miners.

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Update: Governor Matt Bevin responds. Also updated with statement from Murray State University.

Kentucky's highest court says Governor Matt Bevin cannot cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says Tennessee historically has not spent enough on education, but officials are working to change that. 

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Kentucky is among a coalition of 21 states suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay. 

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The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has reinstated a priest who was suspended after being accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the 1980s. 

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