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Nashville voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a plan to pay for a $5.4 billion mass transit system that called for a new light rail system, expanded bus routes and the building of a downtown underground tunnel.

Unofficial vote totals show the measure being defeated by nearly 30 percentage points.


  A new fellowship program at Western Kentucky University aims to prepare students with autism to enter the workforce by providing broadcasting experience.

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Edward Kovari's 18-day ordeal began Sept. 12, 2016, when some guys in a van showed up to take him from a jail in Virginia to Texas, where he was wanted on charges that he had stolen a car.


  Bruised by their fight over pensions, Kentucky teachers are mobilizing like never before to support legislative candidates who pass a key political test: support for public education.


Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will lead a state delegation on an aerospace trade and business trip to Canada next month.

By USCapitol ("In God We Trust" Plaque) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill to require public schools to prominently display the national motto, "In God We Trust." It would take effect immediately if Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signs it.

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Reports of sexual misconduct nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017 at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. 

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Kentucky could soon begin charging a fee for multiple disabled parking placards. The state Senate passed House bill 81 on Wednesday. The bill would charge $10 for a duplicate disabled parking placard.


Kentucky could become the only state in the country without access to a poison control center.

Via Representative Linda Belcher, Facebook and J.Tyler Franklin, WFPL

  A special election in Kentucky to replace a state representative who killed himself last year includes both the man's widow and a retired teacher who held the seat for six years.

Voters in House District 49 go to the polls today to choose between Democrat Linda Belcher and Republican Rebecca Johnson.