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Millions of dollars are being spent to influence your vote in Kentucky's US Senate race between Democrat Amy McGrath and GOP incumbent Mitch McConnell.  As Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock tells us much of the money comes from outside groups.  One in particular says it will spend $10M on behalf of McConnell, part of an overal strategy of keeping the Senate under GOP control.

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President Donald Trump urged the Republican-run Senate to consider “without delay” his upcoming nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election. The White House was moving quickly to select a nominee, likely before the first presidential debate 10 days away, for the seat held by Ginsburg, who spent her final years on the bench as the unquestioned leader of the court’s liberal wing.

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Kentucky's highest court heard arguments Thursday in a case that could nullify the governor's COVID-19 related executive orders - and put new restraints on future actions.

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Lexington voters will have six in-person polling sites to choose from when voting in the general election, but the city will be encouraging residents to vote by mail in possible.

Kentucky’s Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case testing the legality of Gov. Andy Beshear’s orders to control the coronavirus outbreak with restrictions on public behavior. 

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Kentucky continues to ramp up its contact tracing and disease tracking initiatives, but the efforts are receiving pushback from some quarters.

Josh James / WUKY

Delivery of absentee ballots to Lexington voters appears to be back on schedule.

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It's been a little over a week since fall sports were given the green light to start their official seasons, but some school programs are already in danger of being shut down for not observing COVID-19 safety rules.

Study Shows Fewer Teens Are Vaping

Sep 16, 2020
Associated Press

In 2019, there was a record number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes. 28% of high schoolers and 11% of middle schoolers canvassed by the National Youth Tobacco Survey admitted to vaping. The same survey conducted this year found usage dropped eight percent with high school students and six percent with middle schoolers.

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From imposed lockdowns to travel bans — since early this year, countries, states and cities have used mandates and regulations as part of an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Now, popular destinations are in the process of reopening in phases. But you may be wondering — is it safe to travel?  Dr. Greg Davis talks with Jason Hope, director of international health, safety and security at the University of Kentucky. He manages the health and safety aspects of international education. Additionally, Hope works closely with all students petitioning to travel for UK purposes to higher-risk destinations.


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