The Associated Press

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The former Kentucky House speaker who stepped down after signing a secret sexual harassment settlement is running for re-election.

Lisa Autry, WKYU

The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Republican lawmaker's yard in Kentucky has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement.

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A health care forum in Tennessee Friday showed a partisan split in the governor's race over Medicaid expansion.

photo via Kentucky State Police

Update:

Kentucky State Police say a preliminary investigation into a boat explosion on the Tennessee River Friday found an explosion resulted in a flash flare and subsequent small fire inside the tug boat.

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The Kentucky House has passed a bill to expand rape statutes to include instances when older adults have sex with 16 or 17 year olds.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a committee to develop a statewide plan for future water availability in the state.

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A Kentucky legislative panel has approved a bill to require health officials to track the success of state-funded substance abuse treatment programs.

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  A member of the Republican leadership team in the Kentucky Senate has introduced a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana.

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  A cancer care executive has told a legislative panel that smoking-related diseases are causing a higher death toll in Kentucky than the epidemic from opioid overdoses.

 

  Kentucky's "adoption czar" has left Gov. Matt Bevin's administration seven months into his

appointment, without explanation.

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