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Democrats have been dominating early voting, but Republicans are slowly narrowing the gap. Here in Kentucky, in-person early voting will continue tomorrow across the state. Election Day is nine days away.

The Republican-led Senate has voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections.

The pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives, including our voting options this year. LEX 18 went to the polls to see if COVID-19 and the impact have affected any decisions for voters.

Sunday's report includes 1,462 new COVID-19 cases. This week's total number of new cases passes the previous high by more than 1,600.

Franklin County remains in the "orange zone" with 14.3 reported cases per 100,000 population as some students are set to return to the classroom tomorrow.

More than 90,000 Kentuckians have tested positive for COVID-19 since March 6. Many who are diagnosed with the virus are either asymptomatic or quickly recover. But some patients battle COVID-19 for much longer than two weeks.

In case you missed tonight's forecast at 6, here's what the start of your work week looks like. Meteorologist Emily Goodman also looks ahead to Halloween 🎃

Archbishop Gregory is one of 13 churchmen who will be elevated to a cardinal’s rank on November 28.

After a gloomy weekend, not much changes for Monday. Keep the jackets around-highs are still forecast only in the low/mid 50s with lots of clouds.

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After a hard-fought race marked by angry rhetoric about teachers and the intervention of national politics, Kentucky voters finally got the chance to make their decision at the ballot box.

Someone discovered a cached web link that we used during June's primary election to post Associated Press election results. The old link was still populating current AP data and showed test results, which is part of the preparation the AP does in advance of elections. (1/2)

Tonight there was a huge fight at the Henry Clay Tates Creek girl's game. We'll have more at 11.

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WCPO reports that the brief confrontation — 29-year-old Dallas Frazier climbing out of a pickup and repeatedly punching 61-year-old protester Mike Alter in the head — was recorded and quickly posted to Facebook by a fellow protester.

Video shows many protesters leaving the area near the federal courthouse in Portland as smoke filled the air. The actions came just hours after the head of the Department of Homeland Security called the protesters “violent anarchists.”

The largest of the state's wildfires, the August Complex fire, is now California's largest wildfire on record, burning 471,185 acres since Aug. 17. The blaze began as 37 different fires before each merged into the massive group.

The results shown were not valid. They were simply part of a test. We regret the discovery of the cached web link and have removed the data from that page. We apologize for any confusion. (2/2)

BREAKING: Congressman Andy Barr's wife, Carol, passed away unexpectedly at the Barr's family home in Lexington on Tuesday.