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Louisville Slugger Field will host next spring's Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament, the first time the city and Kentucky will host the event.

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Approximately 7,000 Kentuckians on Baptist Health Plan will have to find a new insurance provider next year. The state’s fourth-largest insurer said in a letter to state officials they will no longer sell individual policies in the commonwealth. 

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The Republican Party of Kentucky has asked a state House candidate to drop out of the race after he posted several photos on Facebook depicting President Barack Obama and the first lady as monkeys. 

The Kentucky Division of Forestry says it's preparing for another active wildfire season as seasonal restrictions on outdoor burning take effect.

The agency says the fall forest fire hazard season is under way.

State law restricts open burning within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. during fall and spring forest fire hazard seasons. The fall season runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15.

Division Director Bill Steele says hardwood leaf litter is the most common source of combustible material in Kentucky forests.

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Officials in Kentucky are monitoring a day care center after an investigation found that employees required children to be hit before they could get a snack. 

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Kentucky's Democratic leaders have blasted Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for withholding $4.6 million from public school districts — money Bevin says he will release if the districts ask for it.

A former high-ranking Kentucky official is due in court for sentencing on his bribery conviction.

Tim Longmeyer pleaded guilty in April to using his influence as head of Kentucky's Personnel Cabinet to steer contracts to a public relations firm in 2014 and 2015. Longmeyer admitted to receiving more than $200,000 in kickbacks.

Longmeyer's sentencing is set for Thursday afternoon in federal court in Lexington.

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A police officer has been arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring near Fort Campbell. 

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The University of Louisville Foundation's chairman says the organization's assistant secretary has been placed on paid leave in another shake-up at the school's fundraising arm.

The Courier-Journal reports that in her role as assistant secretary, Kathleen Smith ran the foundation's day-to-day operations.

Smith also served as former UofL president James Ramsey's chief of staff. The 69-year-old Smith retired as the president's chief of staff earlier this month but had wanted to stay on through the end of the year at the foundation to complete some projects.


A Kentucky plumber who says he found it "intoxicating" to be admired for his computer skills received probation for his role in an international scheme that sent out millions of spam messages.

Ryan Neil Green is one of about 70 people charged worldwide after the FBI disabled an enterprise that infected at least 77,000 computers.