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A new program in Kentucky is training veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience to become Federal Aviation Administration certified.

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Fruit of the Loom says it is cutting about 100 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Kentucky.

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A pilot charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of three people in western Kentucky has pleaded not guilty.

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  The owners of Maximum Security are suing the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and race stewards.

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Kentucky's chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state's registered voters to turn out for the primary election. Secretary of State Alison Grimes said it appears turnouts next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections.

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The nation's largest public utility is getting a new leader.

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Paul Ray's father died from colon cancer in 2008. He was 63 years old and refused to have a colonoscopy, telling his son that area of his anatomy was "an exit only."

The Kentucky Farm Bureau says its latest Marketbasket Survey shows overall food costs rose slightly in the first quarter of 2019. It says the average overall cost of food in the first three months of this year was $118.64 in Kentucky, up 1.85% from $116.44 in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Farm Bureau says previous surveys showed slight decreases in food costs in the second half of 2018. It says the survey for the first quarter of 2019 shows the price of pork products rose 5.7% and the price of grains increased nearly 4.7% since the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has announced plans for an additional $20 million to fund state park improvements.

Bevin announced the kickoff of phase II of the "Refreshing the Finest" initiative on Friday alongside officials with the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet and Kentucky State Parks.

The first phase launched in 2016 and invested $18 million in maintenance and operational improvements. Last year, lawmakers allocated an additional $20 million for projects inclduing replacing park lodge roofs, upgrading campgrounds and fixing swimming pools.

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State officials in Kentucky have delayed the start of some new eligibility rules for a portion of its Medicaid population.

Kentucky is one of 36 states to expand its Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama's health care law to cover more people. President Donald Trump's administration gave Kentucky permission to require those people to do things like get a job, go to school or do community service work to maintain their coverage. The Bevin administration calls these rules the "community engagement" requirements.

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