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The latest County Health Rankings report for Kentucky shows little change in the top and bottom quarters of the standings, with most of the bigger shifts among counties in the middle.

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While the Pulaski County Fiscal Court did not meet Tuesday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Judge-Executive Steve Kelley and District 3 Magistrate Jimmy Wheeldon were featured in a brief Facebook video to open bids for upgraded 911 equipment.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing not to back down after armed protesters gathered near his home and hung him in effigy, the governor of Kentucky on Tuesday condemned their use of “fear and terror” in a demonstration fueled by coronavirus restrictions.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a handcuffed black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander's video showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go for…

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The University of Kentucky will use portions of its contingency fund to save nearly 100 school jobs in the next fiscal year amid continuing furloughs at the school, the university's president said in a news release.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to “go big,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants for the next relief bill, or hit “pause,” as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When Martha Kebede’s adult sons immigrated from Ethiopia and reunited with her in South Dakota this year, they had few work opportunities.

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While many spent their Memorial Day weekend out on the lake, others made waves in Frankfort by holding a protest against Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear that involved hanging an effigy of the Democrat.

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Kicking off the unofficial start of summer was something of a wild card as the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend got underway Friday, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Laurel County man will serve 10 years in prison in connection to a September 2018 shoplifting incident that left a store employee injured.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered tho…

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States are spending billions of dollars stocking up on medical supplies such as masks and breathing machines during the coronavirus pandemic. But more than two months into the buying binge, many aren’t sharing details about how much they’re spending, what they’re g…

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BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump honored America’s fallen service members on Monday as he commemorated Memorial Day in back-to-back appearances in the midst of the pandemic.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear was hung in a tree near the State Capitol on Sunday during what was billed as a protest rally in defense of constitutional rights, drawing sharp political rebukes, according to local news reports.

Whether it's swimming, boating or fishing, summertime is water recreation time for millions of Kentuckians, particularly in the South Kentucky RECC service territory, which is home to Lake Cumberland. To protect yourself and your loved ones, beware of electrical hazards near water.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - McGregor Scott of Somerset, Ky. successfully completed four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, May 22, with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science and a commission as a U.S. Navy Ens. …

Our Brenda Williams, who has been an employee of the Pulaski County Extension Office for several years, will be retiring on June 5. We invite you to a "drive-by" and help us celebrate this occasion on Friday, June 5 from 1:00 to 2:00. As you drive by, the Extension Office Staff will be on th…

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One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it's during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place. As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in over grazed pasture fields with poor stands of desira…

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Questions about restaurant employees wearing masks, yard sales and general safety in the age of COVID-19 were answered by Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) officials during this week’s question and answer session.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fire engulfed a warehouse on San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday, sending a thick plume of smoke over the waterfront and threatening to spread to a historic World War II-era ship before firefighters brought the flames under control.

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump visited one of his golf clubs Saturday at the start of Memorial Day weekend as he urges U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million.

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As businesses across the commonwealth are reopening amid loosened COVID-19 restrictions, Modern Systems Inc. is offering a new body temperature detection camera system which can ensure that those needing monitor the temperatures of their employees, customers and guests can do so safely and a…

1957: When America was great, and seeds of the Queen City of the Cumberlands were being planted.

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A news release issued by the Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center said it housed the Pulaski County nursing home resident who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week. But in an immediate retest, the resident tested negative.

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Darlene Carrender age 70, of Bronston, Kentucky, wife of Thurman Carrender passed from this life Friday, May 22, 2020 at her home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 202…