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Lexington’s governing body has taken a first step toward removing two Confederate statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. 

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A new Tennessee law requiring public school districts to provide student data to charter schools faces its first tests with pushback from districts.

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Preschool-age children enrolled in publicly-funded early childhood programs and schools in Illinois will be protected from expulsion under a new law signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.


Child welfare officials in Kentucky are inviting visitors to the Kentucky State Fair to donate backpacks for children who come into the foster care system.


The 101st Airborne Division is celebrating its 75th anniversary with events at Fort Campbell this week.

The lawmaker responsible for the school funding plan endorsed by the Senate over Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto says the House should vote to override too.

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Federal data shows the number of senior citizens in Tennessee who are hospitalized due to painkillers has more than tripled over the last decade.


Kentucky officials say the National Park Service has added eight sites around the state to the National Register of Historic Places.

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The newest 41 graduates of the Kentucky State Police Academy have received their diplomas and are ready for their first assignments.

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Tennessee republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee said he supports spending more public money on private school tuition.