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Kentucky: State in the southeastern United States
Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the Southern United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it,, Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth. Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky split from it and became the 15th state to join the Union. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.


Married, off-duty cops surprised by armed robber during date night at Raising Cane's

A man tried to rob a Raising Cane's restaurant in Kentucky. Little did he know, an off-duty cop couple were having a date night inside.  
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Married, off-duty cops interrupt 'date night' to stop armed robbery attempt at restaurant

Dramatic video shows a Kentucky man allegedly attempting to rob a Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Louisville. Then, two off-duty cops stepped in.
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Married cops on date night foil armed robbery [Video]Married cops on date night foil armed robbery

Two off duty police officers on a date night sprung into action when they realised the chicken shop they were eating in was being robbed. The pair were eating at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in..

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Kodak Black's attorneys slam prison authorities for alleged constitutional violation [Video]Kodak Black's attorneys slam prison authorities for alleged constitutional violation

Kodak Black's attorneys have accused prison authorities of denying the incarcerated rapper his right to legal counsel and shipping him off to Kentucky without their prior knowledge.

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Louisville Kentucky Teen Expelled For Photo Of Rainbow Shirt And Cake At Her Birthday [Video]Louisville Kentucky Teen Expelled For Photo Of Rainbow Shirt And Cake At Her Birthday

Huffpo reports Kayla Kenney is a freshman at Whitefield Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. Kenney wore the rainbow shirt to a restaurant for her birthday and had a cake topped with rainbow icing. After..

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Kentucky Bills Seek To Ban 'Conversion Therapy' For Gay Children [Video]Kentucky Bills Seek To Ban 'Conversion Therapy' For Gay Children

"Conversion therapy" is a practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Bills aimed at the practice have been introduced in the Republican-dominated House and..

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Ex-Con Who Claimed To Be Missing Illinois Boy Faces Up To Two Years In The Slammer [Video]Ex-Con Who Claimed To Be Missing Illinois Boy Faces Up To Two Years In The Slammer

A former convict pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing the identity of an Illinois boy who has been missing for years. According to Reuters, a US prosecutor says the case drew national attention last..

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Woman tried to pass off dog urine as her own [Video]Woman tried to pass off dog urine as her own

A woman in Kentucky tried to pass off dog urine as her own to pass a police drug test.

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Kentucky officials ordered to pay $150,000 to man who wanted 'IM GOD' license plate

Transportation Cabinet officials will be out more than $150,000 after losing a legal battle to a man who wanted to put "IM GOD" on his license plate.  
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How a college student, a felon and 90K followers turned Kentucky into a gun sanctuary

In two months, nearly all of Kentucky's 120 counties have passed versions of a Second Amendment "sanctuary" resolution.
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Eastern Kentucky LB Michael Harris arrested after video shows him lifting police officer over head

Eastern Kentucky linebacker Michael Harris can be seen lifting a police officer over his head in a struggle. The former Auburn Tiger was arrested.
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Two injured in Kentucky fiery train derailment

A fiery train derailment Thursday morning in eastern Kentucky trapped and injured two crew members and caused a chemical leak into a river, authorities said. (Feb. 13)  
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Kentucky gun rally: Subdued crowd gathered outside state Capitol, clothed in sea of camo

More than 100 gun owners gathered outside Kentucky's statehouse Friday, saying they would resist attempts to chip away at Second Amendment rights.  
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Alexander asks about the differences in bipartisanship under Nixon and Trump.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, asked the president’s defense lawyers to respond to the question, too.
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Chief Justice Denies Senator’s Bid to Name Person Thought to be Whistle-blower

Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, read the name to reporters and posted it on Twitter after failing to get Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to say during President Trump’s impeachment..
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Chief Justice declines a question from Rand Paul that could have identified the whistle-blower.

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has said he wants to ask about the origins of the impeachment inquiry, but Chief Justice Roberts refused.
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Fossil suggests that sharks once swam in Kentucky

Researchers are stunned by this ancient shark fossil discovery at a Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Sharks in Kentucky? Researchers' minds are blown by this discovery at a national park

Preserved in the walls of Kentucky's Mammoth Cave were parts of a large shark head — from a shark that lived about 330 million years ago.
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Senate adjourns just before 3 p.m.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, drew scattered applause when he made a plea for brevity.
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Notre Dame football signee Landen Bartleson arrested, accused of stealing guns

Landen Bartleson, 18, was taken into custody Friday police in Danville, Kentucky, and accused of breaking into a business and stealing several guns.
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Deer trapped in freezing cold swimming pool rescued in Kentucky

A Lexington police officer rescued a deer trapped inside a freezing cold swimming pool at a home in Fayette County, Kentucky.
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2 GM engineers arrested after 100-mph Kentucky joyride in new Corvettes

Two General Motors engineers were arrested after allegedly street racing two 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingrays in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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'Send nudes': Highway sign in Kentucky hacked, and that's the naked truth

The sign's message, "Send nudes," was turned off quickly after reports started flowing in at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Thursday morning.  
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CNN settles defamation lawsuit with Kentucky teen in Lincoln Memorial case

(This Jan. 7 story corrects headline and paragraph 1 to say Lincoln Memorial, not Washington Memorial)
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Kentucky attorney general asks FBI to investigate ex-Gov. Matt Bevin's pardons

Former Gov. Matt Bevin has received criticism for pardoning or commuting the sentences of more than 650 people following his failed re-election bid.
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'Papa John' Schnatter's New Year's resolution? Eating 50 pizzas in 30 days

John Schnatter, the founder of Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John's, posted on Instagram that he planned to eat 50 pizzas in 30 days in the new year.
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'Papa John' Schnatter wears blue during Kentucky-Louisville rivalry game

Pizza chain founder and former Louisville booster "Papa John" Schnatter was spotted behind Kentucky bench wearing blue at UK-Louisville game.
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Prime Anchor: An Amazon Warehouse Town Dreams of a Better Life

In Campbellsville, Ky., the tech giant’s influences abound. The profits, not so much.
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Amid claims of 'political favoritism,' FBI is asking questions about former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's pardons

Federal investigators are looking into former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's last-minute pardons, some of which have drawn national criticism.
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6 more horses found shot and killed in Kentucky after gruesome discovery last week

A Kentucky animal rescue group said the horses were killed during the same shooting that killed at least 15 other horses along U.S. 23.  
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14 Horses Found Shot to Death at Abandoned Coal Mining Site in Kentucky

The Floyd County sheriff said that several of the horses were pregnant, and that the killing was probably premeditated.
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Kentucky school's dress codes punish girls harder than boys, causing them to miss class

The homecoming woes are indicative of a larger issue at JCPS schools: a dress code that stringently polices girls', but not boys', clothing.
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‘How? How? How?’: Victims’ Families Rage as Matt Bevin Defends Pardons

Prosecutors cried foul. A mother collapsed to the floor. The outgoing Kentucky governor’s clemency decisions have caused widespread outrage.
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'A very cruel act': At least 15 horses were shot and killed in Kentucky, police say

Authorities are investigating after at least 15 horses were reportedly found fatally shot Tuesday near a strip mining site in Eastern Kentucky.
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Ex-Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defends pardon of convicted child rapist

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defended his controversial last-minute pardon of a man convicted of raping a 9-year-old.
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Republican mega-donor urged ex-Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon convicted killer

Public records show prominent Kentucky banker Terry Forcht lobbied then Gov. Matt Bevin on behalf of Patrick Baker twice.
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Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin defends controversial pardons, blames outrage on 'political opportunism'

In an interview with The Courier Journal, Bevin dismissed critics calling for investigations but said he would welcome a federal investigation.
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Democrats rip McConnell after he vowed 'total coordination' with Trump White House on impeachment trial

Over Sen. Mitch McConnell's "total coordination" with the Trump White House, Rep. Val Demings, said the Kentucky Republican "must recuse himself."
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Ex-Gov. Matt Bevin defends flurry of pardons as Kentucky lawmakers call for investigation

Matt Bevin's fellow Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers called for the U.S. Attorney's Office to investigate the flurry of late pardons.
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Matt Bevin, Ousted in Kentucky, Sets Off Furor With ‘Extreme Pardons’

The outgoing governor pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 400 people as he left office, prompting calls for an investigation.
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Kentucky governor pardons convicted killer whose brother hosted campaign fundraiser for him

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned hundreds of people, including some convicted of homicide, on his final days in office.
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Kentucky nonviolent felons get voting rights back

Professing his belief in redemption, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights for more than 140,000 nonviolent offenders who have completed their..
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Skiing Santas, bird-friendly glass, insulin caravan: News from around our 50 states

Meth shipped in air fryer nets arrest in Kentucky, another Bush aims to start political career in Texas, and more
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Supreme Court leaves Kentucky abortion ultrasound law in place, draws fiery criticism from ACLU

The Kentucky law requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions.
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U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place Kentucky abortion restriction

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a Kentucky restriction requiring doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking an abortion, turning away a challenge arguing that the..
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A Kentucky mom couldn't find a Christmas story about a brown boy. So she wrote her own

"I like this book because it makes me feel like Christmas. And I like feeling like Christmas," said Nick Cummings, whose mom wrote a book inspired by him.
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Kentucky governor pardons man serving life sentence for sexual abuse of 6-year-old stepdaughter

Bevin said he and the presiding judge over Paul Donel Hurt's case believe he was "wrongly convicted and imprisoned for nearly 20 years."
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Kentucky photographer: As a Christian, I shouldn't be forced to work same-sex weddings

My highest aim in life is to honor God. I can't celebrate a wedding that devalues how seriously I take marriage, as a symbol of Christ and His church.
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Man dresses up as Santa to deliver presents to kids in need – continuing dad's 42-year tradition

For 42 years, Mike Howard dressed up as "Mountain Santa," delivering thousands of toys to kids in Harlan County, Kentucky. Two years ago, he died, but his legacy didn't because his son, Jordan, has..
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President Trump Bet Big This Election Year. Here’s Why He Lost.

In Louisiana and Kentucky, Mr. Trump’s political pleas appeared to energize Democrats and political moderates as much as his own base, sending turnout in cities and suburbs soaring.
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Louisiana governor's race is the latest test of Trump's clout

On Saturday, the final governor's race of the year is the next test of how much Trump's clout can lift a candidate. In Kentucky, the GOP candidate lost, but in Mississippi, the Republican won
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Gov. Matt Bevin concedes in Kentucky gubernatorial election

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he will not contest results showing Democrat Andy Beshear winning the Kentucky governor's race. (Nov. 14)  
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: After Kentucky win, Dems look to Louisiana

This Saturday, Louisiana will hold an election between incumbent Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards and Republican businessman Eddie Rispone
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