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Democrat James Mackler says he's dropping out of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee to replace Sen. Bob Corker, a move that appears to clear the path to the Democratic nomination for former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

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The wife of a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who killed himself after accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl says she will seek to replace him in the state legislature. 

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A coroner has ruled the death of a Kentucky lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations as a suicide.

  A Kentucky lawyer at the center of a Social Security fraud case is facing prosecution on charges he would have avoided if he had not vanished for six months to avoid prison.


  At least five attorneys have submitted their names as possible replacements for a Kentucky judge who announced his resignation after declaring his conscientious objection to handling adoption cases involving gay and lesbian adults.


A western Kentucky distillery has quickly risen to the highest rank of heritage member in the Kentucky Distillers' Association.

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Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says his efforts to sue companies that make powerfully addictive opioid-based painkillers have been stymied by the administration of the state's Republican governor. 

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State officials have launched a second sexual harassment investigation of a corrections officer whose alleged behavior led to a $1.6 million jury verdict earlier this year. 

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Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten.

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Tennessee gubernatorial candidate Diane Black can count Vice President Mike Pence among her supporters.