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The Kentucky Supreme Court has issued new mandates to limit in-person proceedings and restrict access to judicial facilities as the coronavirus continues to spread in Kentucky.

Kentucky Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. said in an email to court personnel last week that court activities must be restricted to protect the public and court staff. Nearly all of Kentucky’s 120 counties are in the critical or red category, the highest level of average daily cases based on population.

The orders become effective on Nov. 30 and affect every county.

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Senate Republicans unanimously voted on Thursday to renominate Senate Speaker Randy McNally to a third term in the top legislative leadership position.

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Trump administration should aid President-elect Joe Biden in his transition.

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A third Kentucky police officer who was involved with a now-defunct youth mentoring program has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a juvenile female in the group. 

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A woman who sat on the Breonna Taylor grand jury says she believes their investigation was incomplete. She spoke to The Associated Press. 

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Gov. Bill Lee has appointed a new head of the state's Department of Insurance and Commerce. Lee announced Thursday that he appointed Carter Lawrence to the open position. 

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Tennessee officials have announced a partnership to help about 500,000 people receiving unemployment benefits earn a college degree, while they fulfill work search requirements. 

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Officials say a federal grant is being used to help establish and improve farming opportunities for veterans. 

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After reviewing new evidence, a Tennessee judge has overturned the conviction of a man serving life in prison for a 1998 slaying. 

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Two restaurant owners in Kentucky are offering free food and drinks to anyone who turns in merchandise promoting President Donald Trump.