Election night has wrapped and Republicans are celebrating. Here are five key points from the 2015 general election.

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  Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says there’s been a surge in the number of people voting absentee this election.

A Henry County teacher faces arraignment today on numerous charges regarding unlawful sexual contact with a student.  

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  Frustrated by the lack of legislative oversight in the state’s struggling pension systems, two Republican lawmakers say they are introducing a bill to make the agencies more transparent.

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After a week of mulling it over, State Representative Gerald Watkins of Paducah says he will not vie for Ed Whitfield’s 1st District congressional seat.

Whitfield announced in September he wouldn’t seek a 12th term.


A large majority of Kentuckians want state leaders to make the reduction of health care costs a top priority, according to a Kentucky Health Issues Poll released this week.

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  Preparations for Kentucky Republicans’ March 5 presidential caucus are officially underway.

Two new transportation projects are expected to boost Marshall County tourism and provide accessibility to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Gov. Steve Beshear was in Calvert City yesterday to announce funding for a project which will enhance and beautify U-S 62 and its interchange at Interstate 24.

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  The two major-party candidates for governor spent the majority of their hour long final debate on KET Monday night scrapping over differing facts and figures on issues such as the state’s Medicaid program, the ailing pension system and the job climate.

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State retirees and a member of the state Senate leadership are voicing sharp displeasure with a 25 percent raise given last Friday to the top official of the financially struggling Kentucky Retirement Systems.