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A chef from Paducah is competing in Bravo’s next season of Top Chef.

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The federal government will pay $4 million to help build concrete piers to support the weight of a planned 2.5 million-square-foot aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky.

Candidates for Kentucky’s 5th District State Representative addressed state issues at a Tuesday forum in Murray. Democratic candidate David Ramey and Republican candidate Larry Elkins answered questions ranging from the state’s service tax to higher education funding at the forum hosted by the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce and Murray State University Town & Gown.

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A pharmacist in west Kentucky was charged by a federal grand jury indictment for stealing medications.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has released voter registration totals ahead of the general election on Nov. 6.

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Calloway County Judge/Executive candidates discussed local issues at a forum on Tuesday. Independent Bill Marcum, Democrat James Gallimore and recently-appointed Republican Incumbent Kenny Imes spoke about the library expansion, what to do with payroll tax revenue and calls to remove the Confederate monument on the court square among other issues.

Veterans Party of America candidate Vincent Costello did not attend the forum.

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Kentucky leads the nation in the number of children in the state who lived with relatives other than their parents between 2016 and 2018. According to recent data from the Census Bureau, 9 percent of Kentucky’s kids lived with relatives other than their parents during that time period, which is double the national rate.

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Kentucky will pay four women a total of $1.5 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from their time working as prison guards at Little Sandy Correctional Complex in northeastern Kentucky.

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The Candidates for Murray Mayor kicked off a forum Tuesday night with differing opinions on top priorities.

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A $9.5 million federal grant project in west Kentucky aims to better prepare students to enter the workforce in computer science and other STEM-related fields.

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