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Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. She was 93.

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For the second time in seven months, Kentucky's Republican governor called lawmakers back into a special session Friday to deal with the state's pension problems.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has formally set the agenda for a special legislative session that begins Friday. The lone issue in his formal call on Thursday is pension relief for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies strapped by surging retirement costs.

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After years of rising death tolls from a surge in drug addiction, Kentucky officials are reporting the first statewide drop in drug overdose deaths since 2013. 

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UPDATE: 

With temperatures in the 90’s and the National Weather Service having issued an Extreme Heat Warning, Lexington Emergency Management has activated its Phase 3 Heat Alert.

 

The combination of heat and humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness, especially with the very young and elderly. Everyone is advised to drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous activity during the middle of the day and check on elderly neighbors.

Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky.

What began as a 300-word comfort blanket Appalachian tale has turned into an award-winning film. Now, seven years after the project began, Bethany Brooke Anderson is bringing Burning Kentucky home to the Bluegrass. “Burning Kentucky is an Appalachian tale about a girl who tries to find the missing pieces of an event that killed her family. And once she pieces together the mystery she has to decide between basically revenge or love.”

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President Donald Trump is "absolutely not" a racist, Kentucky's strongly pro-Trump governor said Wednesday while sidestepping questions about the president's tweet declaring that four congresswomen of color should go back to the countries from which they came.

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

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The International Carbon Conference is underway this week at the Lexington Convention Center. WUKY’s Dan Collins has more on what’s new in the world of Carbon.

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