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Pregnant woman fatally shot in Lexington while walking dog
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a pregnant woman due to give birth next month was shot and killed while walking her dog outside her Lexington apartment. Multiple media outlets report that the Fayette County Coroner's Office says 22-year-old Maryiah Coleman of Lexington died following the shooting Wednesday ...
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Univ. of Louisville planning new welcome center
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - University of Louisville officials have announced a new welcome center that will be built on the eastern side of campus near Interstate 65. The $2 million privately-funded facility is expected to open in fall 2017. The center will be located at the corner of Eastern Parkway ...
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Grants available to bring professional artists to schools
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Arts Council says teachers and administrators can apply to participate in a new program that will bring professional artists into schools. A statement from the Kentucky Arts Council says schools can apply to participate in the Showcasing the Arts program through Oct. 1. The ...
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Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits
WASHINGTON — Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol on Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families.
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Food producer relocates to southern Indiana from Illinois
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A manufacturer of gluten-free and allergy-friendly cookies and other foods says it has moved its production and distribution operations from suburban Chicago to southern Indiana. Enjoy Life Foods said Thursday it plans to create 200 new jobs in Jeffersonville by the end of 2017. It already ...
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Democrats rally around vulnerable House member
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some of Kentucky's top Democrats have rallied around a vulnerable House member as he introduced a bill that would exempt some veterans groups from state property taxes. Chuck Tackett won a special election in March, a big win for Democrats in Republican-heavy Scott County. Tackett replaced ...
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Judge: Elliott can participate in pension board meetings
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A judge has ruled ousted Kentucky Retirement Systems board member Thomas Elliott can still participate in meetings, but he won't have a vote. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to remove Elliott from the board. Elliott sued Bevin, one of several pending lawsuits testing the limits ...
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5 soldiers injured in hard landing during training
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Fort Campbell says five soldiers have been injured in a training exercise. A statement from the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border says the soldiers were injured when a helicopter made a hard landing. The statement says the soldiers were in the middle of a routine ...
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'Accused' podcast focuses on '78 murder of Elizabeth Andes
Two Cincinnati Enquirer journalists spent a year investigating unsolved 1978 case.         
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Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families, an issue that has divided Senate Republicans.
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Kentucky AG intervenes in university, school paper suit
Attorney General Andy Beshear acknowledged his attempted intervention was highly unusual       
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Black leaders call for change in school hiring practices
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A group of African-American leaders in Paducah are calling on the local school system to change their hiring practices after a white woman was hired as food service director instead of a black woman who had applied. The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/2cCBcgl) reports Pastor Alfred Anderson said ...
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TJ Leaf starts strong, but Bruins trail the Wildcats by three points at halftime
NCAA tournament live updates: UCLA's March Madness run ends in the Sweet 16 March 24, 2017, 10:05 p.m. Want to keep up with how you're doing in your office pool? We will post reports here as soon as each game ends, so get a pen and have your bracket handy. All updates UCLA UCLA March 24, 2017,...
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Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability…
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Highlights from the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16
        
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Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit.
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New Jersey man, in Chicago to visit family, reported missing
Police are looking for a 53-year-old man who went missing Friday from the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side.
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National briefs: At least one dead from Calif. storm
LOS ANGELES — A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind gusts of 60 mph and heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man while others were stranded in flooded areas and hundreds of flights were disrupted. 
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Kentucky exports up nearly 6 percent in 2016
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Officials say Kentucky shipped $29.2 billion in goods and services abroad last year, an amount that is up nearly 6 percent from 2015. Gov. Matt Bevin said in a statement this week that aerospace products and parts were the No. 1 item exported by the state, ...
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Senate OKs stricter standards to get disabled parking decals
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Disabled parking placards have proliferated across Kentucky, and a state lawmaker says it's time to crack down on abuses in issuing the decals. A bill that would limit an applicant to one parking placard was passed by the state Senate on a 35-0 vote Thursday. The ...
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Mitch McConnell likes what President Trump is doing — but not what he’s tweeting
The Senate majority leader’s job right now is to hold the GOP together. In an interview, he said he retains hope that Trump’s public proclamations will not sideline the party’s policy priorities.
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House panel advances bill to combat drug addiction
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A House committee has advanced a bill to combat Kentucky's drug-addiction problems by taking aim at drug dealers and the overprescribing of painkillers. The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday after winning an endorsement from Gov. Matt Bevin. The governor said no amount of ...
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Right to work’s fate uncertain in GOP-controlled House
Mother nature could play an outsized role in whether New Hampshire becomes the next so-called right-to-work state.The House vote today on the union-targeting legislation is expected to be razor thin. An overnight snowstorm that could dump up to a foot of snow on some communities may alter attendance...
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Governor's races in 2 states echo the White House contest
RICHMOND, Va. — A blunt and combative Republican who sneers at political correctness. Insurgent candidates striking populist notes. Establishment figures on the defensive. A former TV star with political ambitions.The governor's races this year in Virginia and New Jersey are unfolding in ways that powerfully echo the wild campaign for the White House.There is, for example, Corey Stewart, a tough-talking former Trump campaign chairman in Virginia who says President Donald Trump's victory has freed candidates to "simply be yourself."
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Edelblut confirmed as New Hampshire education commissioner
Republican Frank Edelblut will serve as New Hampshire’s next education commissioner, despite concerns from the public and state board of education about his lack of a professional background in public education.Edelblut, a businessman who homeschooled his children, was Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s...
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Ohio River bridge seen as infrastructure need gets heavy use
CINCINNATI (AP) - A bridge that carries highway traffic across the Ohio River near Cincinnati has been serving tens of thousands more vehicles a day than it was designed to handle. The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/2kSnJnH ) reports time and traffic are wearing on the Brent Spence Bridge, which is frequently ...
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Medicare post pick faces questions Indiana on contracts
Seema Verma and her small Indianapolis-based firm made millions through consulting agreements with at least nine states        
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Kentucky gets back on track vs. Tennessee
The Sports Xchange LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 13 Kentucky, which had dropped three of six games after starting the season 17-2, avenged one of those losses on Tuesday night.
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Unable to pass own spending plan, Rauner to weigh in on Senate version during Wednesday budget speech
After staying away from a controversial Senate budget blueprint for the last month, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday is expected to nod toward the stalled framework as a potential way forward to break state government's unprecedented stalemate. The Republican governor offered a preview of his third...
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1 dead in shooting at doctor's office
BEDFORD, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a person is dead following a shooting at a doctor's office. Trooper Josh Lawson told media that the shooting was reported shortly before noon Tuesday at First You Medical in Bedford, which is about 40 miles northeast of Louisville. Lawson said one ...
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Tom Cruise's mother dies, age 80
Mary Lee South encouraged son Tom Cruise to pursue his Hollywood career.         
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Work beginning to repair sinkhole-damaged Corvette
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky museum says a prized Corvette still covered in dirt and debris from its 2014 fall into a sinkhole has been moved from display to undergo repairs.
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Police kill burglary suspect in Louisville, Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Louisville, Kentucky, say a suspect in a home burglary who confronted officers was fatally shot, while an officer was being treated for injuries after being hit by the suspect.
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52 overdoses in 32 hours in one US state
Another week, another cluster of overdoses.
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Stealth drug ravages Louisville as deaths spike
Fentanyl-related deaths spiked to 139 from 26 between 2015 and 2016. That's five times more victims, according to Jefferson County coroner's...       
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Defending champion Villanova receives early No. 1 seed
The Sports Xchange Villanova, the defending college basketball national champion, was selected as the No. 1 overall seed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee.
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Man who impersonated 'Family Ties' star charged with rape
A man impersonating a “Family Ties” child star has been charged with first-degree rape, and is suspected of being a serial rapist.
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Family mystery solved decades after man was last seen
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — A painful family mystery has been solved after authorities in Ohio's Cuyahoga County recently identified a man killed by a train outside a Cleveland suburb nearly four decades ago using new technology.
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At convention, Michigan GOP plots to win in '18
Party Chairman Ron Weiser said winning elections in 2018 is the party’s top priority        
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Teens who left newborn in trash sentenced to probation
PADUCAH, Ky. — A judge has sentenced two teen parents to probation for leaving their newborn girl in a trash bin in western Kentucky. According to media reports, McCracken Circuit Judge Craig Clymer said during the sentencing hearing Thursday that he had to follow the juvenile code because a jury convicted the pair of wanton...
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1 day, 1 city: 43 overdoses, 1 death
Though the number didn't top a one-day total in November in Philadelphia, Louisville has less than half the population of the Pennsylvania c...       
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If Jim Renacci runs for Ohio governor, who might run to replace Renacci in Congress?
Republican operatives eager to assess the lay of the land recently tested eight potential candidates with 400 likely GOP primary voters in the 16th District. The poll identified each by title -- "Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor," for example -- and had a margin of error of about 5 percentage points. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci's increasing interest in running for governor raises a question: Who would run to replace the Wadsworth Republican in Congress? Renacci's oddly shaped 16th District takes in turf from Wooster up to the Cleveland suburbs. GOP leaders redrew the boundaries to favor him and to squeeze out Democratic Rep. Betty Sutton in an incumbent-versus-incumbent fight. Since beating Sutton in a relatively close race in 2012, Renacci twice has coasted to re-election against marginal opposition. An open seat could attract a top-tier Democrat, though most of the early speculation focuses on Republicans. New Ohio GOP Chairwoman Jane Timken lives in the district -- a fact that adds to the intrigue. TimkenSteel, the manufacturer run by her husband, is based there, too. Timken is not interested in the seat, a spokesman said. But her familiarity with the region makes her counsel valuable to potential candidates. The seat also could be an alternative for at least a couple of Republicans who are aiming for a spot on the statewide ticket but facing competitive primaries. Among the Republican mentioned as possibilities ... Mary Taylor: Yes, the lieutenant governor also is exploring a run for governor. But some Republicans might drop hints that she should run for the Renacci seat instead. That would clear some of the traffic jam in a gubernatorial primary field that, besides Renacci, is likely to include Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted. Republican operatives eager to assess the lay of the land recently tested eight potential candidates with 400 likely GOP primary voters in the 16th District. The poll identified each by title -- "Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor," for example -- and had a margin of error of about 5 percentage points. Taylor was the best-known of the bunch and led the hypothetical field, at 18 percent. But State Rep. Tom Patton of Strongsville wasn't far behind, at 13 percent. And a plurality of respondents -- 21 percent -- said they were undecided at this stage. Tom Patton: A base in the Cleveland suburbs gives the former state senator -- now in the Ohio House after being term-limited -- some crossover appeal with Democrats. It also affords him more access to the state's largest media market, which reaches much of this district. Frank LaRose: The state senator from Copley is eyeing a run for secretary of state but told cleveland.com this week that the seat would "be something I'd have to look at" if Renacci runs for governor. LaRose, who worked on Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign, was lukewarm on Donald Trump but took a job on the inaugural staff. He was third in the poll, at 12 percent. Rob Frost: The chairman of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party considered a run for Congress in a Cleveland-Toledo district five years ago and lives just outside the 16th, though residency is not a requirement. He said this week that it would be inappropriate to discuss potential candidates until Renacci makes his intentions clear, though he had kind words for Patton, one of his county's top Republicans. Frost registered at 11 percent in the poll. Christina Hagan: The state representative from Alliance is a favorite among conservatives and had some tough words for Kasich last year after the governor vetoed a measure that bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. She enthusiastically backed Trump for president last fall. A recent memo circulated among political operatives in Columbus suggested Trump's political team could back Hagan for the seat. She registered at 8 percent in the poll. Larry Obhof: The Medina legislator recently took over as Ohio Senate president. He is well-respected among his Republican colleagues. But how willing would he be to seek higher office so early in his leadership term? He tied with Hagan at 8 percent in the recent poll. Scott Wiggam: The former Wayne County commissioner recently succeeded longtime lawmaker Ron Amstutz in the Ohio House. He registered at 6 percent in the poll. Kristina Roegner: Like Hagan, this state representative from Hudson is one of the most conservative members of her caucus. She polled at 2 percent in the recent survey. Ron Amstutz: After term-limits forced him from the legislature, Amstutz became a Wayne County commissioner. He was not included in the poll, but given his high profile in the district and his past interest in the seat -- he considered running in 2008 -- he's worth mentioning, As for the Democrats ... A name to watch: Dean DePiero. The former Parma mayor and state legislator now lives in Strongsville. He said he has been encouraged to look at the race and "will be weighing my options" if Renacci, whom he thinks is strong in the district, doesn't seek re-election. And how about Betty Sutton? With the change in presidential administrations, she recently left her federal job running the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. Several Democratic sources said she is talking with party leaders about running for governor in 2018. "Like many Ohioans, I have been in deep thought about the future of our state and nation," Sutton said via email this week. "As one who has spent her life fighting for working families, it's clear that we have more work to do and I am considering what I can do to help."
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Assembly voting session canceled because of snow storm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's Assembly session has been canceled because of the snow storm. The Assembly was scheduled to meet on Thursday for votes on some several dozen bills. Among them was legislation sought by Republican Gov. Chris Christie to require state-regulated insurers to carry coverage for inpatient ...
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Republicans more likely to make pricey impulse purchases
How happy were Republicans after the election of Donald Trump? Jubilant, at least if measured by their purchases. According to CreditCards.com, four times as many Republicans made impulse purchases of $1,000 or more during this past holiday season than Democrats. That’s 8 percent of the Republicans surveyed compared to just 2 percent of the Democrats....
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Here’s what each state has Googled most since the election
“Can Obama run again?” Since the election, that question was Googled more by people living in New York than in any other state in the country, according to search data. Researchers from the real estate company, Estately, have used Google Trends to “measure search traffic for hundreds of terms, names, and questions” from all fifty...
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Cleveland State reportedly set to hire former Akron AD Mike Thomas
Former Akron athletic director Mike Thomas reportedly is being hired as the new athletic director at Cleveland State. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland State will announce Wednesday that Mike Thomas has been hired as the school's new director of athletics, according to multiple reports. Thomas would replace John Perry, who stepped down last month. Thomas had been athletic director at Illinois for five years before being released in 2015. He was athletic director at Akron from 2000-2005, and at Cincinnati from 2005-2011, before being hired at Illinois. Check back for more on this story.
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More Democrats are familiar with Stephen Bannon than Charles Schumer
Half as many Republicans have heard of Bannon as have Democrats.
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Democratic lawmakers want sanctuary status for Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Democratic legislators in Ohio are proposing to boost immigrant protections statewide in response to President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration. Legislation announced Tuesday would give Ohio sanctuary status. The bill is sponsored by two lawmakers from ethnically diverse northeast Ohio. The measure comes a day ...
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The Betsy DeVos confirmation vote shows that Mitch McConnell knows exactly what he's doing
There was never any real drama about whether she'd make it or not.
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The DeVos vote is a bad case study for the power of campaign contributions
Money helped DeVos get to be well-known. It didn't help her carry the day.
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