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A Kentucky school board has approved a property tax increase to fund a $13.5 million initiative to help prevent school shootings.

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In the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky's history, health officials are urging anyone who lives in a county where cases have been confirmed to get vaccinated.

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A Kentucky congressman with deep roots in agriculture will serve on the conference committee assigned to negotiate a final version of the next federal farm bill.

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Ex-state economic development commissioner Randy Boyd is waging his first attacks on businessman Bill Lee in Tennessee's four-way Republican gubernatorial primary.

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Lexmark says it's planning to lay off about 1,000 employees — about one-ninth of its global workforce — over the next year in the latest restructuring of the printer company.

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Fire departments and ambulance services in Illinois will share $2.2 million to purchase safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus and other needed tools.

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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has extended a contract with an Indiana law firm to investigate corruption in his Democratic predecessor's administration.

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Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has become the latest high-profile name involved in the Tennessee GOP governor's race by endorsing U.S. Rep. Diane Black.

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Kentucky is taking steps to counteract one of the fastest growing hepatitis C infection rates in the nation.

Papa John's founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn't know how to handle a "crisis based on misinformation" and that he made a "mistake" in agreeing to step down as chairman.

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