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Amish Sue Auburn, KY Over Equine Diaper Law

Dec 26, 2016
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Two Amish men are suing the city of Auburn, Kentucky, in Logan County, saying a city ordinance is placing a substantial burden on their freedom of religion.

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Paducah officials are preparing to ask state officials for permission to use a special financing tool to pay for infrastructure in the city's downtown area.

A version of this story previously ran as part of The American Homefront Project, a national reporting collaboration from member stations WUNC, KUOW and KPCC.

It's easy to forget that the U.S. military still has troops taking turns serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. More than 13,000 of them are there now and as one group rotates in, another rotates out and the deployment cycles continue.

"This year there's been one big home run and a lot of scratch singles." That's how Red Sox fan and editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, sums up the year-that-was in public health.

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said Kentucky's switch to the federal marketplace could have confused some consumers during the first month of open enrollment.

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Crews across Kentucky are preparing for potentially extreme weather conditions during the winter months.

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A Louisville mall is banning a woman caught on video screaming racist and vulgar insults at another holiday shopper.  

The video of the unidentified woman shouting "go back to wherever the (expletive) you come from, lady" in a check-out line at the Jefferson Mall spread quickly on social media Tuesday.  

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Census estimates show Kentucky's population has grown slightly in the past year. The 2016 Kentucky estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau is 4,436,974 people, amounting to 0.27% or about 12,000 more people than 2015. 

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Vickie Sheehan is one of the lucky ones.

She gained health insurance in 2013 through the Affordable Care Act, buying coverage on the health exchange. Since then, Sheehan has undergone treatment for anal cancer.

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The holiday season food drive by Kentucky State Police has raised nearly 170 tons of food.

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