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More Kentucky families now qualify for financial aid to help pay for child care, thanks to increased funding from the state Legislature and a change in guidelines.

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Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor toured a coal mine and invited high school students to participate in her entrepreneurship competition Wednesday in western Kentucky.

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Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky has reached a milestone by welcoming its 1 millionth visitor.

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A Kentucky judge says he is reconsidering his order to reinstate former chairman Thomas Elliot to the Kentucky Retirement Systems board.

According to Elliott’s attorney, Elliott did not attend a special meeting of the board last week because of scheduled work meetings. 

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Retiring US. Rep. Ed Whitfield says he will resign early from office next week, triggering a special election for Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. 

Whitfield sent a letter Monday notifying Gov. Matt Bevin of the move.

 

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The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice says all of its 28 residential facilities are at 100 percent compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, or PREA.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

The absence of the former board chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems at official meetings is “not acceptable,” according to a judge who temporarily blocked the governor from removing the official.

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Kentucky House Democrats held an election-year special meeting Tuesday to discuss the state's public pension crisis and a proposal from Governor Matt Bevin to change the Medicaid program. 

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says there is "no evidence" that the voter registration system has been compromised and her office believes "it is not vulnerable to outside threats."

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Paducah traffic is restricted along a section of the I-24 downtown business loop due to a developing sinkhole between Kentucky Ave. and Broadway.  

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