A race to the finish: The Kentucky Derby, by the numbers

May 2, 2019
Get your pastels and mint juleps ready, the hottest horse race of the year is on the horizon.
Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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With Obamacare ad dollars slashed, expect lower enrollment

Oct 30, 2017
Healthy people need a reminder to sign up for insurance.
Two people discuss health plans available from the Affordable Care Act with an agent.
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A former coal miner's take on the declining industry

Jun 23, 2017
It's a small part of Kentucky's economy, but it plays a big role in politics.
Courtesy of Gary Bentley

Are foreign automakers feeling pressured by Trump?

Apr 10, 2017
Toyota is investing $1.3 billion to upgrade 30-year-old equipment at its manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. The factory is going to start producing a new Camry in June. The automaker says this investment has been in the works for years…

Kentucky coal country hangs on to Trump's promise

Feb 8, 2017
Though jobs have fallen to their lowest level in 118 years, there is hope that coal production will come back.
A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound in Kentucky.
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What median income can buy depends on where you live

Sep 17, 2013
The Census releases U.S. median income data today. We visit two families to compare what it's like to live at the national median income and local median income.
Lily Liu’s family makes about $50,000 a year, which is about the same as the national median income. But she lives in Paducah, Ky., which has a local median income of about $30,000 a year.
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Tobacco crop threatened by excessive rain in Kentucky, Georgia

Jul 15, 2013
Tobacco is a drought resistant plant. But this year, the weather has been anything but dry in major tobacco growing states like Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.

Rand Paul predicts 'Big, bad, ugly' budget deal

Nov 30, 2012
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) joins us to share his thoughts on the ongoing negotiations to avoid the 'fiscal cliff.'