Why 2014 was the year of pot

    Support it or not, there’s no denying that this was a watershed year for marijuana. Within hours of the new year, the nation saw the first legally sanctioned sales of marijuana for recreational use in modern history. Throughout, states considered and often passed expanding access to the drug and, as recently as last …

10 things to know for the 140th Kentucky Derby

      By BETH HARRIS Associated Press LOUISVILLE — The garland of red roses. The solid gold trophy. An estimated payday of $1.24 million. All those spoils await the winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby to be run on May 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. A full field of 20 3-year-olds is expected …

Kentucky Secretary of State Will Challenge McConnell in Senate Race

    By TRIP GABRIEL Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state, announced on Monday that she would take on Senator Mitch McConnell in what is likely to be one of the most costly, high-profile and sharp-elbowed races of 2014. Ms. Grimes, who has only held public office since January 2012, stepped forward after …