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FRANKFORT (AP) — Overhauling Kentucky's outdated technology for processing jobless claims could take up to three years, the state's labor secretary said Tuesday as lawmakers delved into problems with the pandemic-stressed unemployment insurance system.

FRANKFORT (AP) — A Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked a new parole board policy that would give dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences.

Republicans turned up pressure on Kentucky's Democratic governor Thursday to renew a contract with a Baptist-affiliated children's agency, reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say should settle the dispute between religious beliefs and gay rights.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled Thursday that he plans to offer incentives to entice more people back to work to help resolve labor shortages that Republican lawmakers and businesses blame on enhanced jobless benefits.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general challenged a new state parole board rule Friday, claiming the policy gives “the worst of the worst” another chance at having their life-in-prison sentences cut short.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday declared his state’s deadly fight against COVID-19 a “success story” as he prepared to end most pandemic restrictions, and said his state lessened the crisis because Kentuckians ultimately put science ahead of politics.

FRANKFORT (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor who twice ran for statewide office was indicted on wire fraud charges stemming from an alleged scheme that funneled more than $365,000 from a delinquent tax fund into personal accounts, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — The longtime state executive who inherited oversight of Kentucky's beleaguered unemployment insurance system during the COVID-19 pandemic is stepping down as labor secretary.

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert was suspended for two years by Churchill Downs on Wednesday after an additional drug test of Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the steroid betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby winner’s system.

LONDON (AP) — A Kentucky man who received a controversial pardon from then-Gov. Matt Bevin was rearrested Sunday, The Courier-Journal reported.Patrick Baker was convicted of killing Donald Mills. Mills' sister told the paper an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and …

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky ushered in the Memorial Day holiday weekend by relaxing pandemic-related limits on crowd sizes as the COVID-19 vaccination rate continues climbing above 2 million residents.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — A cultural clash pitting religious beliefs against gay rights has jeopardized Kentucky's long-running relationship with a foster care and adoption agency affiliated with the Baptist church that serves some of the state's most vulnerable children.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on a radio show he won't be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that he might change his mind if people who previously contracted the disease are getting reinfected at a greater rate than those who are vaccinated.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker has raised more than $500,000 since forming an exploratory committee signaling his interest in challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul next year in Kentucky.

Gov. Andy Beshear gave a pandemic pep talk for Kentucky's students Tuesday, saying their willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine empowers them to help "overcome a challenge that we adults can't do on our own.”

FRANKFORT (AP) — Cutting off the extra federal payments going to unemployed Kentuckians would hurt the state's economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

FRANKFORT (AP) — State government in Kentucky will receive more than $2.1 billion from the latest round of federal coronavirus aid — a smaller-than-projected amount due to the state's improving economic performance, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Overhauling Kentucky's outdated technology for processing jobless claims could take up to three years, the state's labor secretary said Tuesday as lawmakers delved into problems with the pandemic-stressed unemployment insurance system.

FRANKFORT (AP) — A Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked a new parole board policy that would give dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences.

Republicans turned up pressure on Kentucky's Democratic governor Thursday to renew a contract with a Baptist-affiliated children's agency, reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say should settle the dispute between religious beliefs and gay rights.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signaled Thursday that he plans to offer incentives to entice more people back to work to help resolve labor shortages that Republican lawmakers and businesses blame on enhanced jobless benefits.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general challenged a new state parole board rule Friday, claiming the policy gives “the worst of the worst” another chance at having their life-in-prison sentences cut short.

FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday declared his state’s deadly fight against COVID-19 a “success story” as he prepared to end most pandemic restrictions, and said his state lessened the crisis because Kentuckians ultimately put science ahead of politics.

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FRANKFORT, Ky (AP) — Kentucky's highest court heard clashing views Thursday on the scope of executive powers as it reviewed Republican-backed laws that were meant to limit the Democratic governor's authority to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FRANKFORT (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor who twice ran for statewide office was indicted on wire fraud charges stemming from an alleged scheme that funneled more than $365,000 from a delinquent tax fund into personal accounts, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — The longtime state executive who inherited oversight of Kentucky's beleaguered unemployment insurance system during the COVID-19 pandemic is stepping down as labor secretary.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's new law allowing scholarship tax credits to support private school tuition drew a court challenge Monday from an education group, which argues that the program is unconstitutional and undermines support for public schools.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued CVS Health, accusing its pharmacy chain of flooding the state with prescription opioids that contributed to the state's addiction woes.

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert was suspended for two years by Churchill Downs on Wednesday after an additional drug test of Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the steroid betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby winner’s system.

LONDON (AP) — A Kentucky man who received a controversial pardon from then-Gov. Matt Bevin was rearrested Sunday, The Courier-Journal reported.Patrick Baker was convicted of killing Donald Mills. Mills' sister told the paper an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and …

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky ushered in the Memorial Day holiday weekend by relaxing pandemic-related limits on crowd sizes as the COVID-19 vaccination rate continues climbing above 2 million residents.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — A cultural clash pitting religious beliefs against gay rights has jeopardized Kentucky's long-running relationship with a foster care and adoption agency affiliated with the Baptist church that serves some of the state's most vulnerable children.

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on a radio show he won't be getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but that he might change his mind if people who previously contracted the disease are getting reinfected at a greater rate than those who are vaccinated.

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LONDON - After more than a year following his arrest, a jury found Representative Derek Lewis of the 90th district not guilty for operating a motor vehicle under the influence at the conclusion of his trial in Laurel County District Court Wednesday.  

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker has raised more than $500,000 since forming an exploratory committee signaling his interest in challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul next year in Kentucky.

Gov. Andy Beshear gave a pandemic pep talk for Kentucky's students Tuesday, saying their willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine empowers them to help "overcome a challenge that we adults can't do on our own.”

FRANKFORT (AP) — Cutting off the extra federal payments going to unemployed Kentuckians would hurt the state's economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

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FRANKFORT (AP) — Kentucky's coronavirus-related capacity restrictions, as well as the state’s mask mandate, will largely end on June 11, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday.

FRANKFORT (AP) — State government in Kentucky will receive more than $2.1 billion from the latest round of federal coronavirus aid — a smaller-than-projected amount due to the state's improving economic performance, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was treated with an antifungal ointment containing the steroid betamethasone that may have caused the horse to fail a postrace drug test, trainer Bob Baffert said Tuesday.

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