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Several state agencies are working together on an initiative to highlight the importance of properly disposing of old medications.

A statement from Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America says the organization is partnering with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety and state police to launch MyOldMeds Kentucky during an event Tuesday at the Capitol.

Officials say it is one way to help fight prescription drug abuse, which has become a public health epidemic in the state.

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A Lexington man's conviction for violating the city's ban on begging has reached the Kentucky Supreme Court, which heard arguments in the case Friday. Police cited Dennis Champion, who was holding a homemade sign asking for money, for violating Lexington's panhandling ordinance during the holiday season in 2014. 

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A leaked email shows the Hillary Clinton campaign tried to get the Illinois presidential primary moved to a later date.  

The campaign believed such a delay might stop momentum for a moderate Republican candidate after the Super Tuesday primaries. 


Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and local officials have announced a training facility in eastern Kentucky to help out-of-work coal miners find jobs in advanced manufacturing.

The eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville plans to accept its first class in February. The 16-week program trains people to operate advanced computer numeric control machines. Bevin's office said workers in the field average about $20 an hour and said there are at least 200 vacancies within commuting distance of Paintsville.

The federal government has denied Kentucky’s request for more time to update its drivers’ licenses, potentially forcing residents to use passports to board domestic flights by 2018.


Two of the Republican Party's top leaders have hesitated to support a bill that would preserve the pensions and health care benefits for thousands of retired union coal miners. 

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The Kentucky State Fair Board says it has hired its next president and CEO.

Jason Rittenberry was chosen Tuesday to replace former President and CEO Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, who left in March to become CEO of the San Diego Convention Center. Rittenberry's hiring comes after a five-member search committee was appointed in May by fair board chairman Mark Lynn.

Rittenberry currently serves as chief strategy officer for Circuit of The Americas.

Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its ice cream products that contain cookie dough from an Iowa-based supplier.

The move announced Monday night comes after Aspen Hills recalled cookie dough supplied to ice cream makers after finding potential listeria bacteria contamination.

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The Kentucky Labor Cabinet will release a monthly report on the amount of unpaid wages it collects and returns employees each month.

Residents in wet precincts across McCracken County will no longer be forbidden from buying alcohol on Election Day.

The McCracken Fiscal Court voted unanimously Monday to repeal the county's longtime ban.

Commissioner Bill Bartleman says the ban originated in the 1920s or 1930s, when most voting locations were in bars or saloons and some candidates would bribe voters with alcohol before they entered the voting booths.