Kentucky Kentucky

Democratic candidate Linda Belcher thanks her supporters in Shepherdsville, Ky., following her victory Tuesday in the special election to fill the vacant seat for the Kentucky House of Representatives 49th District. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Stewart Walker attends a prayer vigil Tuesday for students killed and injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun at Marshall County High School. Harrison McClary/Reuters hide caption

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School Shootings Are Sad, But No Longer Surprising

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A student at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., allegedly opened fire Tuesday on his classmates, killing at least two people. Stephen Lance Dennee/AP hide caption

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Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday following a report alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in January 2013. He is pictured here at his Louisville church on Tuesday. Behind him is his wife, Rebecca, who says she plans to run for his seat. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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At his church on Tuesday, Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson defended himself against accusations that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in January 2013. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Eric Conn, who was sentenced in absentia to 12 years in prison after fleeing justice this summer, has been arrested in Honduras. He's seen here in a photo released by the Public Ministry of Honduras. Public Ministry of Honduras hide caption

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Though the filling is not actually totally transparent, the name of the pie has stuck around since it first appeared in Kentucky newspapers in the 1890s. J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL hide caption

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Abortion rights opponents gather during a rally in downtown Louisville earlier this summer. A federal judge issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside the EMW Women's Surgical Center. Dylan Lovan/AP hide caption

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A federal judge on Friday ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorney fees for same-sex couples and others who sued Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Cloud Computing (2), ridden by Javier Castellano, gallops out after winning the 142nd Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico race course as Classic Empire (5) with Julien Leparoux aboard finishes for second, Saturday, in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Kim Davis attends President Obama's State of the Union address in January 2016. The clerk for Rowan County, Ky., is being sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses on religious grounds in 2015. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kevin Butt, Toyota's regional environmental sustainability director, at a facility that uses methane to generate clean electricity to help run Toyota's auto plant in central Kentucky. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Big Business Pushes Coal-Friendly Kentucky To Embrace Renewables

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