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Hillary Thornton


Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Hillary:

UK exploring plans to demolish Kirwan-Blanding Complex

The University of Kentucky's Kirwan-Blanding Complex will be demolished, but UK has to figure out how they're going to do that safely. → Read More

Secretary of state honors four as 'iconic Kentuckians'

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes invited the four to a Medallion Ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. → Read More

Pre-filed bills aims to create a better process for moving inmates in Kentucky

Not all jails across the state operate the same way. Some have different levels of care and capabilities for inmates, and many are over capacity. → Read More

Gov.-elect Beshear: Inauguration Day will be open to the public

Inauguration Day is set for Dec. 10. It will begin with a breakfast, then a worship service followed by the traditional parade through downtown Frankfort ending at the Capitol. → Read More

State Board of Elections certifies election results

Kentucky's State Board of Elections voted unanimously Thursday to certify election results. → Read More

Josh Hicks to challenge Rep. Andy Barr for 6th District seat

The Fleming County native posted his campaign launch video on social media on Tuesday. It's titled 'Be Somebody.' → Read More

Kentucky bill aims to curb violence toward sports officials

Lawmakers say the goal is to prevent “highly charged” situations from escalating at sporting events. → Read More

Gov.-elect Andy Beshear: "It's time to get to work"

Governor-elect Andy Beshear is looking forward to taking over and moving on. → Read More

One-on-one with Gov. Bevin before the recanvass

If the election results stand after the recanvass, Bevin says he will be Beshear's 'number one cheerleader.' → Read More

Centre College's exit polling examines voter trends in governor's race

'Approximately 15 to 16 percent of Kentucky Republicans voted for Beshear, while only about five percent of Democrats voted for Bevin,' said Dr. Benjamin Knoll. → Read More

Secretary of State talks processes for re-canvassing, contesting election results

5,000 votes may sound like a lot, but in a statewide election, that’s close. With the results as close as they are, many Kentucky voters are left wondering, what happens next? → Read More

Beshear's 'Team Kentucky' bus begins Friday's campaign push in Maysville

The 'Team Kentucky' bus will end Friday with a stop at West Sixth Brewery in Lexington. → Read More

As Election Day approaches, how many are expected to show up and vote?

Time is running out for candidates to shore up votes ahead of Tuesday’s election. → Read More

Jury recommends life without parole for Dawan Mulazim

A jury has recommended a sentence of life without parole for a man convicted in the 2014 murder of Jonathan Price. → Read More

Candidates for Kentucky governor prepare for busy week campaigning

Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, and Attorney General Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, both kicked off the final days of their campaign. → Read More

Lt. Governor candidates hit campaign trail day after debate

After months of campaigning, we are now two weeks away from Election Day. → Read More

Lexington woman's home targeted in rental scam

A Lexington woman says she got a surprise days after putting her home on the market. → Read More

McConnell, HHS secretary in Lexington to discuss UK opioid grant

It is the largest single grant in the history of the University of Kentucky at $87 million. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited UK, alongside Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, officially launching the Healing Communities study. → Read More

Concerns raised over Lexington's dwelling unit proposal

On Thursday, a meeting was held after a proposal to allow homeowners to build onto a home or new structure raised debate in the Lexington community. → Read More

Forum in Lexington discusses medical marijuana in Kentucky

Health leaders from across the state met today in Lexington to talk about medical marijuana. → Read More