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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking lawmakers to grant his office the power to request special grand juries, a move that also requires a green light from the state's highest court.

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The grant, which stretches over four years, will largely be used for naloxone kits to be distributed through the Health Department, and to supply deputies at the Sheriff’s Office. Naloxone is the life-saving drug given to someone who has overdosed on opioids.


Kentucky officials say a regional conference is planned in the state to spotlight issues that promote healthy aging.

The Administrative Office of the Courts says a community forum is being held to discuss improving outcomes for children and families involved in the Kentucky foster care system.

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Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, wants a second term in office.

Kentucky state police say a homeowner fatally shot a man whose truck got stuck trying to leave his property. The man's friend then got a gun and traded fire, shooting the homeowner in the abdomen.

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Kentuckians got their first look Monday at the commonwealth's upgraded driver’s licenses and travel IDs, which are designed to better thwart counterfeiters. 

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Recently confirmed CIA Director Gina Haspel says one of her top priorities is to invest more heavily in collecting intelligence against nation state adversaries as well as Islamic extremists.


Higher education officials in Kentucky are reporting a big increase in the number of high school students taking dual credit courses through a college or university.

Karyn Czar

Crews are investigating a chemical spill inside UK's Good Samaritan Hospital.   UK Healthcare Administrator JJ Housley tells WUKY’s Karyn Czar that firefighters were called out to the hospital on South Limestone around 5 this morning.