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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday proposed a massive budget increase for Kentucky education, releasing a plan that calls for the state to fully fund pre-kindergarten programs for every 4-year-old.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has signed legislation pushing back this year's filing deadline for political candidates in Kentucky — a necessary step as lawmakers rush to finish redistricting.

Daphne Goff noticed there was something different about her son Gavin shortly after he turned 2. Having raised three older children -- now ranging in age from 23 to 14 -- the mother felt her "surprise baby" couldn't communicate with her.

Project Warm Feet broke records this year, as the yearly charity drive led by the staff members of the Battle of Richmond Battlefield Park gathered a whopping 4,207 pairs of socks this year to donate to needy people.

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TRI-COUNTY--The Omicron variant has made its way to Kentucky. On Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the first confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the state.

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DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — In the desperate hours after the massive storm struck, Andy Beshear took time out from his duties as governor of the hardest-hit state early Saturday to do what a lot of his fellow Kentuckians were doing.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor declared the state's chronic nursing shortage to be an emergency Thursday, taking executive actions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to boost enrollment in nurse-training programs.

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Lexington, Ky., -- The cost of Thanksgiving dinner may rise this year, but University of Kentucky extension specialists say people should not let rising costs take away from the holiday cheer.  

With President Joe Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (also known as the bipartisan infrastructure framework, or BIF) into law on Monday, it will largely be up to state governments to figure out how the funding is disbursed to their communities over the next few years.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The University of Louisville has opened a 10,000-square-foot space dedicated to research, education and collaboration in automation and robotics on the University of Louisville campus, known as the Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute, or LARRI.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP, has launched a new tool to help veterans, military families and their caregivers explore healthcare options available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the Department of Defense.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – For the first time during the month of October, the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky was significantly below 1,000 on Monday as the number of deaths continues to decline.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The summer spike in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant continues to lose steam in Kentucky as the number of new cases, positivity rate, red zone counties and hospitalizations all declined through the end of the workweek.

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Every October, the Bluegrass State breaks into reds, oranges and yellows as Mother Nature prepares for winter. With the many forests Kentucky has to offer, the state is one of the best places in the nation to observe the transition of summer into autumn. 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Ford Motor Company, already a large employer in Kentucky, will be hiring even more in the future, as the company announced Monday evening it is building two facilities in Hardin County to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, creating 5,000 new jobs.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear said on Monday that he saw some encouragement in the latest COVID-19 numbers in Kentucky, while emphasizing he still wants to wait to ensure there is a trend.“We are not only plateauing, but we may be seeing a decrease,” he said during a Capitol press …

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – The federal Drug Enforcement Administration, including its Louisville office, issued a rare Public Safety Alert on Monday, warning Americans of an alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Legislation proposed for the 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly would make state funding for the entire cost of full-day kindergarten a permanent part of the budget.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Last week saw the third-highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky since the start of the pandemic, Gov. Andy Beshear said during a press briefing at the State Capitol on Monday.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – With legislation that put the decision in the hands of local school districts, the vast majority of Kentucky’s public school districts will continue to have mandatory mask usage for all students, staff and visitors, according to the Kentucky School Boards Association.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky saw its fourth-highest daily total of new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and 49 more Kentuckians have lost their lives to the virus, pushing the total number of deaths in the state to more than 8,100.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Lawmakers passed a bill banning a statewide mask mandate in schools in favor of leaving the decisions to local districts during the special session that was completed Thursday, but it did not address mandatory vaccination. 

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers, many not wearing masks, voted Thursday to scrap a statewide mask mandate in public schools and shifted masking decisions to local school boards, acting in a special session as the state's worst COVID-19 surge threatens to overwhelm hospitals.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just 90 adult intensive care beds are available in Kentucky as strained hospitals confront the surging delta variant of the virus, Gov. Andy Beshear reported Thursday.

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