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A 50-year-old convicted sex offender living in western Kentucky has been arrested after being accused of using Facebook. 

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Tennessee lawmakers have approved a nearly $35 billion annual spending plan for the budget year beginning July 1, sending the measure to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.

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Two Hopkinsville artists are among nearly two dozen artists statewide whose work is represented in this year’s Governor’s Derby Exhibit. 

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McCracken County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the double homicide of a couple in their home just outside Paducah. 

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Kentucky's governor has signed a bill creating one marriage license form for straight and same-sex couples. 

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Hillary Clinton has jumped into the feud between Kentucky's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general over funding cuts to higher education.

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Update Tuesday Late Morning: Two deputy jailers have also been arrested for their alleged involvement in the escape. Fulton County Jailer Rickey Parnell tells local media that deputy jailers Monica Mayes and Jason Smith were arrested and charged with first degree official misconduct and second-degree escape. They have also been fired.

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A Tennessee bill that would allow mental health therapists to turn patients away based on the counselors' religious beliefs and personal principles has passed and is on its way to the governor.

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Four candidates have filed for seats in the Kentucky legislature that are not affiliated with either of the two major political parties.

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The head of the state Department of Human Services is expected to be questioned about her agency's oversight of a nearly $80 million federal food program.

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