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The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.

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Lexington mayoral candidate Linda Gorton is outlining her roadmap for the city she hopes to lead in a wide-ranging 27-page booklet, released on Tuesday. 

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

Kentucky has been granted an extension to comply with a federal ID law that affects plane travelers. Kenton County Circuit Court Clerk John Middleton tweeted Monday that Homeland Security granted an extension for REAL IDs compliance.

'Purple Purse' Program Raises Funds For Domestic Violence Survivors

Oct 2, 2018
Kentucky News Connection

It can take more than courage to leave an abusive situation, as money concerns often prevent survivors of domestic violence from getting away from their abuser. And this month, the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence is asking folks across the Commonwealth to help raise money to provide emergency assistance for survivors of domestic abuse.

Amazon Employees Are Getting A Pay Raise

Oct 2, 2018
Associated Press

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday that the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. Employees at Whole Foods, which Amazon now owns, will get the same pay hike. Amazon's hourly operations and customer service employees, some who already make $15 per hour, will also see a wage increase, the Seattle-based company said.

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote this week on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

A judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a former public health dentist at the University of Kentucky who said he was fired for publicly criticizing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program can go to trial.

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The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote this Wednesday on new minimum high school graduation requirements. If the measure passes, starting in the fall of 2019, high school freshmen would have to pass a college or work ready exam that includes reading and math.

Kentucky Moves Up In The Polls

Oct 1, 2018
UK Athletics

Kentucky's offense showed the intensity that helped earn its first Top 25 in nearly 11 years. When things sputtered afterward against South Carolina, the Wildcats' defense rose to the challenge with clutch plays to ensure their new-found status ended on a high note. They have moved from number 17 to 13 in the Associated Press Poll.

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