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Ky. hemp production rising in second year of crop's comeback

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's second hemp crop in decades is expected to surpass 1,700 acres, up from a few dozen acres a year ago, as the versatile crop's comeback starts to attract interest from processors looking to turn it into products, state agriculture officials said Tuesday.

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Covington former impound lot soon to become BMX bike track

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Construction has begun on Covington's former impound lot to transform it into a BMX bike track.

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Derby winner nears return to track for Preakness prep

BALTIMORE (AP) — American Pharoah is set to return to the track Thursday for his first jog since winning the Kentucky Derby.

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Comer calls abuse allegations untrue, vows to stay in race

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor James Comer has flatly denied he abused his college girlfriend, one day after she outlined several accusations in a letter to a newspaper and threatened to bring down his campaign two weeks before Election Day.

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Hardin father pleads not guilty in death of 6-month-old son

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — A Hardin father has pleaded not guilty in the death of his 6-month-old son.

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Pizza delivery driver stabbed, robbed; still makes delivery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville pizza delivery driver who was carjacked, robbed and stabbed still managed to make his delivery, which happened to be at a local emergency room.

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Pizza delivery driver stabbed, robbed; still makes delivery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville pizza delivery driver who was carjacked, robbed and stabbed still managed to make his delivery, which happened to be at a local emergency room.

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McConnell, Paul introduce tax code change for bourbon makers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's two U.S. senators have introduced legislation they say will level the playing field for American bourbon and whiskey producers.

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National drug czar attending Kentucky drug court graduation

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — National drug czar Michael Botticelli is speaking this week in south-central Kentucky as 13 people graduate from drug court.

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159th Combat Aviation Brigade being inactivated Thursday

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A Fort Campbell brigade formed from several units that date back to the Vietnam era is being inactivated during a ceremony this week.

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Tourism impact climbs in Kentucky, tops $13 billion

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Tourism's economic impact is up in Kentucky, and Gov. Steve Beshear says last year's total was more than $13 billion.

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GOP running mates test messages before statewide audience

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The running mates in Kentucky's contentious Republican primary for governor tested their candidates' messages before a statewide television audience Monday night in the first of two pivotal debates ahead of the May 19 election.

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Philly lawyer joins effort to restore Ali's childhood home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A real estate investor wanting to restore Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky has a new business partner in his corner.

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Police: 3 killed Canadian tourist after Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death while fighting off three people who robbed him at random during a crime spree amid the festivities of the famed horse race, police said Monday.

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Kentucky GOP adding to its rolls but Democrats hold majority

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As much as they publicly despise him, Kentucky Republicans will likely miss Democratic President Barack Obama when he leaves office in 2017.

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School board votes: Contract terminated with search firm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Fayette County school board's search for a superintendent will continue, without a firm that had been hired to help find the right candidate.

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Teen surpasses goal; raises $12,000 to restore war monuments

ALEXANDRIA, Ky. (AP) — A teenager has raised more than $12,000 in donations to restore aging World War II monuments in Campbell County.

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School board votes: contract terminated with search firm

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Fayette County school board has voted to terminate its contract with PROACT Search Inc.

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Survey: States spent $1B-plus to clear winter snow and ice

BOSTON (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, forcing state transportation agencies to spend more than $1 billion to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.

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Police: Man tries to run over 2 people after shoplifting

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Hopkinsville man is charged with robbery and police say he attempted to run over two people trying to stop him.

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Kentucky State Police fatally shoot man in confrontation

CHAVIES, Ky. (AP) — Police have fatally shot a man in eastern Kentucky after a confrontation.

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2 separate fatal shootings happen on Kentucky Derby day

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police are investigating separate fatal shootings, one occurring before the Kentucky Derby and one after.

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Auction of Fish and Wildlife goods to be Monday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Boats, trucks, weapons and other items will be up for bid Monday at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spring auction of surplus and confiscated items.

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Simms returning to Morehead State for commencement

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback, network analyst and Morehead State standout Phil Simms is returning to the campus in eastern Kentucky this week to be honored during Morehead's spring commencement.

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Safe driving course offered for Kentucky teenagers

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Schools throughout Kentucky may participate in a safe driving course for teenagers, put on by Kentucky State Police, the National Safety Council and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Inc.

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Fort Knox to show off energy independence at ceremony

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — Fort Knox will display its ability to operate without external power during a ceremony this week, an achievement expected to save the post $8 million a year and prompted by a crippling ice storm a few years ago.

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Kentucky Derby win raises expectations for American Pharoah

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert barely had 14 hours to digest his Kentucky Derby victory with American Pharoah before hearing the inevitable question.

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Derby winner American Pharoah a go in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.

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Friends remember 6 people killed in Wayne County crash

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — Four children and two adults who were killed in a collision on a Wayne County highway are being remembered by friends.

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Police investigate fatal shooting near Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place near the Kentucky Derby.

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Owner of nearly 100 cars reflects on hobby

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Phil Wheeler's garage at his home has become an attraction for car enthusiasts over the years, which makes sense because he has about 40 cars in his showroom and about another 50 cars that he hasn't restored yet in another building.

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Colonel Sanders statue in works for Corbin park

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — The southern Kentucky town where Colonel Harland Sanders developed Kentucky Fried Chicken is honoring the man again later this year.

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The Latest: Keep black cats away from Baffert

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — 9:45 p.m.

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American Pharoah gives trainer a long-awaited 4th Derby win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite.

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Espinoza on a Derby roll with 2nd straight win, 3 overall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Victor Espinoza is getting pretty good at winning the Kentucky Derby.

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Jaguars choose mostly from major programs in NFL draft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Forget scouring the country. Don't bother looking for hidden gems. No need scouting every pro day.

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Mr. Irrelevant: Louisville TE Christian last pick in draft

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The 10th Louisville Cardinal chosen in the NFL draft earned the title "Mr. Irrelevant."

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American Pharoah crosses finish line first in 141st Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah crosses finish line first in 141st Kentucky Derby.

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Private Zone wins Churchill Downs Stakes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Private Zone was the front-running winner in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes as Bayern faded badly Saturday in his season debut.

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Century Aluminum Co. sends lockout notice to union local

HAWESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Century Aluminum Co. in Hawesville has given the United Steelworkers local a lockout notice for its 570 members.

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Louisville homeowners forbidden from repairing flooded homes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gerald and Nancy Barton are in a fix. After an April 3 storm flooded their Louisville home, they had to tear out the floorboards and the bottom half of the wallboards. But they can't get the permits they need to repair the damage.

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Fayette school board to discuss contractor allegations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Fayette County school board is holding a special Sunday meeting to discuss allegations involving the company it hired to find a new superintendent.

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Students to propose tourism ideas for Kentucky Lake

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — High school students in western Kentucky are trying to come up with a way to promote Kentucky Lake.

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Ravens fill 2 more needs in 4th round of NFL draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens found potential replacements for two departed players in the fourth round of the NFL draft.

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International Star scratched from 141st Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — International Star was scratched from the Kentucky Derby early Saturday, leaving 18 horses to run for the roses.

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Mother dog dies in fall from cargo hold of small plane

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A mother dog has died after falling from the cargo hold of a small plane that had just taken off from Lexington's Blue Grass Airport, but her five puppies are safe.

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4 children, 2 adults killed in Wayne County highway crash

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — Four children and two adults are dead following a collision on a Wayne County highway.

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KENTUCKY DERBY: Things to watch at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert jokes that his last Kentucky Derby victory was so long ago, he doesn't remember.

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Jets take Devin Smith, Lorenzo Mauldin on draft's 2nd day

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets had the need for speed, and got their man in the second round of the NFL draft.

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Jets take Louisville linebacker Mauldin with 82nd pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have drafted Louisville linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin in the third round with the No. 82 overall pick, acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans.

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Bills pick offensive guard Miller in 3rd round of NFL draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have selected offensive guard John Miller with the 81st pick in the NFL draft on Friday.

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Avenge wins Ultrafleet Stakes by a head at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Avenge overcame traffic trouble to win the $78,550 Ultrafleet Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a head Friday at Santa Anita.

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Lovely Maria wins Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kerwin Clark's biggest career win initially left him tearful, reflective and eventually grateful.

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