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A Catholic diocese in Kentucky has permanently suspended a priest accused of sexual abuse.

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Kentucky education officials say five of the state's public schools have been named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

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Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen on Monday faced some backlash from a Tennessee crowd for once again declining to say how he would vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says the application period has opened to participate in the state's hemp pilot program next year.

Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the goal is to keep strengthening the effort to put hemp on a "responsible path toward commercialization."

In 2018, Kentucky's farmers planted 6,700 acres (2,711 hectares) of hemp, up from 3,200 acres (1,295 hectares) in 2017. The research program started with 33 acres (13 hectares) in 2014.

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About 400 guns have been stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Memphis, Tennessee, and authorities are concerned about the theft's potential effect on public safety in this city and elsewhere.

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Western Kentucky has received a $1 million donation from former Hilltopper football player Joe Micatrotto and his wife Sunshine and school officials say it's the largest gift from an ex-student athlete.

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a REAL ID extension allowing current state driver’s licenses for air travel and for visiting military bases.

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Democrat Amy McGrath's campaign says she has raised more than $3.6 million in the past three months in her effort to defeat Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in Kentucky.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee is no longer contracting with Tennessee, alleviating questions circling him about possible conflicts of interest should he be elected in November.

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The Conestoga wagon that brought early settlers from Virginia in the 1800s, the hat Andrew Jackson wore to his presidential inauguration in 1829 and an 1863 Civil War cannon are several familiar artifacts that will be integrated in the new Tennessee State Museum.

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