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The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says lawyers for the couples who sued to be issued marriage licenses in Rowan County are seeking to recover more than $233,000 in legal fees and costs.

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Governor Matt Bevin's spokeswoman is leaving to take a position with the Donald Trump campaign. 

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A female former substitute teacher in Kentucky accused of having sex with two male students has pleaded not guilty.

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People interested in joining the Kentucky State Police can apply through the agency's website.

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The Kentucky Department of Public Health reports it has confirmed that the flu virus is circulating in parts of the state.  

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment saw a decrease in Illinois in August, the fourth-straight monthly drop, but state officials are not celebrating.

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UPDATE Thursday

Two men accused of murdering two western Kentucky brothel workers 22 years ago have been acquitted.  

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The state says a 73-year-old Louisville man has died of West Nile virus. Health and Family Services Cabinet spokeswoman Beth Fisher told The Courier-Journal it is Kentucky's first death from the virus reported this year. 

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Update: A state judge has denied Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's request to block an expert witness' testimony about the University of Louisville's accreditation.

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Officials at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are looking for volunteers on National Public Lands Day to help clean up trails. 

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