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In the wake of Lexington’s first Zika virus case in an infant, health officials continue to stress ways to fend off further cases in the area. 

Fayette County’s Health Commissioner admits it’s hard to predict the number of future infections.

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On Monday, a judge heard arguments over the legality of a type of slot machine that bases outcomes on previously recorded horse races.

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Monday afternoon update:

On Monday, a judge heard arguments over the legality of a type of slot machine that bases outcomes on previously recorded horse races.

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A Tennessee man faces arson charges after torching a Paducah hotel room.  

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Public health officials in Lexington say the Zika virus has been confirmed in an infant born to a woman who traveled to a virus-prone area.  

Test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the infant was exposed to the virus in the womb.  

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[previous headline incorrectly indicated Cromer was to head the program, rather he is to serve as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Director]

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has named Will Cromer as the new chief of staff for the Deputy Director of TennCare, the state's expanded Medicaid program.  

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is praising local law enforcement for the first two arrests associated with a new unit orchestrated to target child predators.  

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After the troubled rollout earlier this year of Benefind — Kentucky’s new online portal for welfare services — state officials say they are still working out the kinks in the program.

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Gov. Matt Bevin wants a judge to throw out a court settlement made under former Governor Steve Beshear that would ensure that church-run foster care programs don't try to proselytize to children.

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U.S. Army investigators have concluded that a 101st Airborne Division soldier's death during a training exercise last year was preventable.  

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