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A 4-year-old boy struck by a University of Kentucky freshman's car has died.  Citing a release from the university, news outlets report Marco Lee Shemwell died Monday, two days after being hit near the football the stadium during Kentucky's game against Murray State.


The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky plans to announce a statewide flu prevention campaign.  An organization statement says a coalition that also includes the Kentucky Medical Association and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care will announce the multimedia campaign Tuesday. It says the Focus on Flu campaign aims to minimize the impact of the virus in the upcoming season.

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A complaint about an election in a Kentucky county is being investigated by the state attorney general.

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University of Kentucky officials are expressing concern over a double-digit drop in the number of black freshmen enrolled at the school.  Despite a push for more diversity, UK enrolled 50 fewer black freshmen for the fall semester, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

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The University of Kentucky has launched the public phase of a $2 billion-plus fundraising campaign, laying out a set of goals that include expanding student scholarships and boosting medical research in a state struggling with high rates of cancer and other chronic illnesses.

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The Kentucky Personnel Board has voted to investigate Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' use of the state's voter registration database.

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Lexington voters interested in checking out smaller down ballot races this November have an opportunity to hear from local candidates in a series of forums starting Saturday.

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Health officials in northern Kentucky say there have been three human cases of West Nile virus reported there over the summer.

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Lexington city leaders pulled the plug on a celebrated and scrutinized proposal for a new city hall Thursday evening, in a vote that left many conflicted. 

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Candidates in a competitive Kentucky Congressional district are complaining about a pair of allegedly misleading TV ads airing weeks ahead of a pivotal election that could help determine which party controls Congress in the second half of Republican President Donald Trump's first term.