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Politics & Government

Mr. Calipari goes to Washington

University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach John Calipari made the rounds in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, posting photos of himself on the National Mall and with legislators. Cal was on Capitol Hill to support Kelly Knight Craft in her nomination as ambassador to Canada.

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Road network in Appalachia has created billions in benefits, study says

A highway network in Eastern Kentucky and other areas of Appalachia has created billions of dollars worth of benefits, according to a study released Thursday. Economic activity associated with the Appalachian Development Highway System has helped create or support more than 168,000 jobs in the 13-state Appalachian region, with $7.3 billion in added income for workers in 2015, the study said.

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Frankfort works to remove abandoned vessels from the Kentucky River

The city of Frankfort has been working this week to remove abandoned vessels from the Kentucky River in the city limits. A barge and crane from Ohio-based Aquarius Marine pulled two sunken houseboats and another vessel out of the river Wednesday. Emergency Management Director Tom Russell said the remaining two boats would be removed and all would be offloaded on Thursday. Most of the boats abandoned on Frankfort’s banks sank 20 or more years ago, Russell said.

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Richmond man indicted on 79 sex-crime charges

A Madison grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old Richmond man on 79 sex-crime charges, including two counts of second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree sexual abuse and five counts of second-degree sodomy. He also was indicted on 32 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and 38 counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance.

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Protest at the Ark Encounter park

Group protests the anniversary of the opening of the Ark Encounter park in Williamstown.
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Protest at the Ark Encounter park 1:25

Protest at the Ark Encounter park

Restoring the Bell House: 'We're crazy old house people' 4:12

Restoring the Bell House: 'We're crazy old house people'

Mayflies swarm gas station 0:55

Mayflies swarm gas station

Spokesman defends Amish man convicted of selling improperly labeled salve 1:17

Spokesman defends Amish man convicted of selling improperly labeled salve