Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, seen here at a GOP event in April, overstepped his authority when he imposed a 4.5 percent budget cut on the state's university and community college system, the state's supreme court says. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving

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From Farm To Distillery, Heirloom Corn Varieties Are Sweet Treasures

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Software coders (from left) William Stevens, Michael Harrison and Brack Quillen work at the Bit Source office in Pikeville, Ky., in February. The year-old firm has trained laid-off coal workers to become software coders. Sam Owens/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is following through on a promise he made to drop the state-run health insurance exchange in favor of the federal HealthCare.gov. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky Governor Tells Feds He Will Dismantle State's Insurance Exchange

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In Kentucky, The Coal Habit Is Hard To Break

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Kentucky Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin campaigns at a Louisville Chick-fil-A in May. David Stephenson/AP hide caption

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Meet Matt Bevin, The Political Outsider Who Is Now Kentucky's Governor

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