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Amid Overcrowding, Kentucky Considers Reopening Private Prisons

State prisons are at capacity, county jails are overcrowded and the state is recommending transferring about 1,600...

Rand Paul Pushes For Criminal Justice Reform At Louisville Stop

Sen. Rand Paul stopped at a Louisville Goodwill on Friday to talk about ways to help people with criminal records...

New WKU Budget Funded Mostly Through Student Tuition and Fees

The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has approved a $402 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year...

GM Announces $290 Million Investment at Bowling Green Corvette Plant

Kentucky officials say General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million at the automaker's Corvette plant in...

Bluegrass Music Legend Ralph Stanley Dies at 89

Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley, who helped expand and popularize the bluegrass sound, has died. He was 89....