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On Oct. 5, The New York Times published an article detailing alleged sexual misconduct by film executive Harvey Weinstein that dated back nearly three decades.

The article featured evidence and interviews describing a pattern in which the film producer would invite young women to a business meeting, sometimes in his hotel room, and then sexually assault or harass them.

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in August and has been updated.

The national news this week has been dominated by accusations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore — both the allegations that he sexually assaulted at least two teenage girls and also that he attempted to date teenagers while he was in his 30s.

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL.org

  Representatives of Kentucky’s Military Heritage Commission refused to comment on the surprise removal of two Civil War monuments from downtown Lexington last month.

Library Special Collections, WKU

Today, Catholics are a prominent part of Kentucky politics.  Current State Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer, former U.S. Representative Anne Northup, and former U.S. Senator Jim Bunning are just a few examples.  But in 1960, for only the second time in U.S. history, a Catholic topped a major presidential ticket and Democratic nominee John F. Kennedy confronted the same issue that defeated fellow Democrat Al Smith in 1928: his religion.  Some Kentuckians feared Kennedy's faith, believing he would follow the Vatican over the U.S.

Land Between the Lakes via Facebook

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering free Christmas trees to those who want to visit and cut them down.

Alexander Korzh/123rf Stock Photo

Illinois Department of Insurance officials are quickly working to enroll residents through the health care marketplace in about half the amount of time as last year.

Kentucky State Police via Facebook

Authorities say four people have been killed in a plane crash in Kentucky.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) via Facebook

A soldier with the 101st Airborne Division has died in Iraq from what the Department of Defense says were injuries sustained during a non-combat-related incident.

The Penguin Project, Facebook

  A theater program that gives children with disabilities a chance to express themselves on stage in Murray and 26 other venues is the recipient of national honors.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

Several hundred people gathered on a sunny, but chilly Friday morning for the Paducah Veterans Day parade and ceremony. Nicole Erwin of WKMS News was on site to capture the events in photos. 

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