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Tennessee officials are advising people to take precautions after a horse in west Tennessee tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program would end routine dental and vision coverage for able-bodied adults in a state where more than half of population over 18 have had a tooth extracted because of decay or gum disease. 

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Republican Governor Matt Bevin has approved a contract of up to $500,000 to an Indiana law firm to investigate his Democratic predecessor's administration. 

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The University of Louisville School of Dentistry is using $2 million in federal funding to provide dental care for people with HIV or AIDS. 

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State budget officials say tax collections for Kentucky’s General Fund grew by nearly 4% in the past fiscal year, fueled by strong sales and individual income tax receipts.

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The project aimed at creating a vast fiber optic network to spread high-speed internet throughout Kentucky has run into delays.  

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A city administrator in western Kentucky has been arrested on drug-related charges. Kentucky State Police say an investigation led by its Drug Enforcement and Special Investigations unit led to the arrest of Marion City Administrator Mark Bryant last Thursday.

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Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul, known as an anti-debt crusader, piled up more than $300,000 in unpaid bills in his failed presidential campaign. The Lexington Herald-Leader says Rand Paul for President reported $301,108 in debts and $2,558 in cash on hand as of June 30 in its most recent Federal Election Commission filing.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there's a "great likelihood" he'll seek a seventh Senate term in 2020.

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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 64 Kentucky counties between June 2015 and June 2016. Jobless rates rose in 49 counties and stayed the same in seven others.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.6 percent.

Oldham County was next at 3.7 percent, followed by Shelby County at 3.8 percent, Fayette and Spencer counties at 3.9 percent and Anderson and Campbell counties had 4.1 percent rates.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 16.8 percent.

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