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Bridge blown up over Lake Barkley
River and road traffic were halted while the 86-year-old bridge was demolished in western Kentucky.
US shutdown: Senator Paul condemns spending 'hypocrisy'
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul holds up a budgetary vote by vowing to make lawmakers "uncomfortable".

Kentucky hopes to benefit from Trump's economic plans

Kentucky is renowned for bourbon and horse racing but its economy needs more investment
Kentucky is renowned for its bourbon and horse racing, but the people of the state are hoping President Donald Trump's economic strategy will bring more investment.

The BBC's Will Bain has been gathering the views of people in Louisville.

(Picture: United States President Donald Trump.  Win McNamee/Getty Images.)
Kentucky school shooting: 'Students started screaming'
Two people have been killed and 17 injured in a high school shooting in the US state of Kentucky.
Kentucky lawmaker's emotionally candid resignation speech
Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover says he descended into depression after claims of sexual harassment.
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Projected for Trump

State projected at: 19:00 EST (00:00 GMT)

8 electoral votes

Congress

Senate
2 seats, 1 up for election

Republican Rand Paul has been re-elected, defeating Democrat Jim Gray. The other seat is held by Republican Mitch McConnell.

Democrats

0 seats
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Republicans

2 seats
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Independents

0 seats
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Elected senator

Rand Paul

Rand Paul

Republican

House of Representatives
6 seats, all up for election

Democrats

1 seat
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Republicans

5 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Independents

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.