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A man has been sentenced to three years in jail for driving through a Memorial Day cross display in western Kentucky. 

The Gleaner reports 28-year-old Anthony Burrus of Henderson was sentenced Monday on charges of criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. 


West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says President-elect Donald Trump has assured him he will help fight to secure long-term benefits for retired miners who face the loss of health care benefits this spring.


The search for Western Kentucky University's next president is narrowing with the current number of candidates under consideration dropping to four. 

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Kentucky's highest court has agreed to fast track a lawsuit between the state's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general over the leadership of the University of Louisville. 

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A popular rest stop on the Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway closed over the weekend. The Beaver Dam rest area, located at mile marker 75 in Ohio County, was a well known stop for western Kentucky drivers making trips to Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort. 

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Governor Matt Bevin says all of the bills approved by the state legislature will go into effect Monday. The state legislature passed seven bills during a rare Saturday session. 

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Justice reform groups have filed a lawsuit over a Tennessee law they say punishes the poor by revoking driver's licenses due to unpaid court fines.

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 Two  anti-abortion bills took the floor on Thursday for the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives.


The Senate has passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.



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Legislation reforming how labor unions and union dues operate moved through both chambers of the Kentucky legislature Thursday. Here's what cleared the House and Senate:

Republican state Senator Mark Green of Ashland City near Clarksville is the first among a bevy of potential candidates to take a formal step toward entering the Tennessee governor's race in 2018.