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For Kentucky workers who have health insurance through their employers, the number enrolled in high-deductible plans has risen sharply over the last eight years. 

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A historic building in downtown Hopkinsville that caught fire Wednesday night has been called a total loss. The Pete Postell Building, located on East Sixth Street was one of the oldest buildings in Hopkinsville and was named after its original owner, Peter Postell, a former slave.

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Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland has named Michael Duffy as the new manager of Kenlake State Resort Park in Hardin.

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Snipers shot and killed five Dallas law enforcement officers and injured another six at the end of a rally in downtown Dallas, where hundreds were protesting police shootings that happened in other parts of the country earlier this week.

Four of the officers worked for Dallas Police; the fifth was identified as 43-year-old transit officer Brent Thompson, of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART.

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After years of planning, fundraising and a legal battle with the state, the Ark Encounter theme park opens to the public Thursday near Williamstown, in Northern Kentucky.

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Dragon Boats line the shores of Kentucky Lake next week in an effort to raise funds for a local food charity.

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A state representative from Louisville is filing a bill to make it a hate crime to target police, firefighters or emergency personnel in Kentucky.

Republican Kevin Bratcher calls his legislation “Blue Lives Matter” — a response to the nationwide “Black Lives Matter” protests against police brutality toward African-Americans.

The House bill would make public safety workers a protected class under hate-crime law.

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A panel appointed to combat hunger plans to hold two regional meetings this week. The Kentucky Hunger Task Force will meet in London on Wednesday and in Lexington on Thursday. 

Net Gains: How Broadband Brings Jobs To Eastern Kentucky

Jul 5, 2016
Benny Becker | Ohio Valley ReSource

Kentucky is working on a multimillion-dollar plan to bring broadband internet to the eastern part of the state, home to some of the country’s most impoverished places. A federal report released this year found that from around a third to nearly half of rural residents in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia lack high-speed internet and the job opportunities that come with it. But a few areas are ahead of the curve. In Kentucky’s Jackson and Owsley Counties, broadband has already arrived and is already creating jobs.

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The first actress to play Superman's love interest on screen has died at the age of 95.

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