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  Tennessee will funnel $300,000 of federal coronavirus relief dollars to help cover the cost of 90 additional police cadet scholarships as part of Gov. Bill Lee’s initiative to strengthen policing.

McCracken County Sheriff's Office

  A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy investigating a stolen vehicle fatally shot a suspect after the man pointed a gun at him.

Tennessee Correction Department

Gov. Bill Lee says he delayed the execution of a Tennessee death row inmate because he did not believe the amount of resources needed to pull off an execution in the middle of a pandemic was the “right thing to do.” 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s prominent role in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic has become Topic A in his bitter campaign against Democratic challenger Amy McGrath in Kentucky. 


The state of Illinois has collected $52 million in taxes from legal adult-use marijuana sales.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public feedback as part of a study on transportation issues in Mayfield. 


A fence will go up around the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion in response to a spring demonstration during which armed protesters gathered outside the home and then hanged Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy.

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Federal prosecutors are seeking prison time for Kentucky’s former Democratic Party chief when he is sentenced this week, but attorneys for Jerry Lundergan are seeking probation.

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A woman travelling in a motorized wheelchair near a Kentucky Walmart discovered a rattlesnake under her seat on Sunday.


The Illinois governor on Tuesday approved a massive expansion in voting by mail, a plan derided by Republicans nationally.