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Lexington’s new police chief says maintaining and building on community trust will be a top priority for the department under his leadership.

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In response to the increasing number of flu cases, on Monday UK HealthCare began implementing temporary inpatient visitation restrictions at UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital and Eastern State Hospital. Kimberly Blanton, enterprise director for infection prevention and control, says the temporary measures are designed to help protect patients, visitors and staff from exposure to the flu and will be in effect at all UK Healthcare inpatient units.

The Public Service Commission has approved a solar power project planned by Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric in Mercer County.

KY: Home to the Last of America's Chemical Weapons

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Blue Grass Chemical Activity.

The U.S. has destroyed 90 percent of its chemical weapons - but thousands of aging rockets, laced with deadly nerve agents, remain in storage near Richmond.  The Blue Grass Army Depot holds 523 tons of chemical agent, and will be the last of the country's nine storage sites to destroy its stockpile.

Deaths and injuries at the nation's coal mines have been declining since a West Virginia underground mining disaster killed 29 workers less than five years ago.  Coal mines are on pace this year to set a new low mark in mining deaths. So far in 2014 there have been 15 coal mine-related deaths, and with less than a month left in the year, the number could stay below the record 18 set in 2009.

Devin Booker had 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday.  Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever.

A new documentary being aired in Kentucky will introduce viewers to the colorful characters who craft bourbon.  "Kentucky Bourbon Tales:  Distilling the Family Business"  draws from oral history interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.  The program's director Joanna Hay and Nunn Center Director Doug Boyd recently stopped by our studios to talk about the special project.

Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer has hired a new campaign director.  Comer announced in an email Friday night that Edwin King will be campaign director and spokesman for the campaign beginning Jan. 5.

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is putting his political clout behind a proposal to allow local governments to temporarily raise taxes to help pay for big construction projects.  Stumbo and the top House Republican, Jeff Hoover, said Friday they will be lead sponsors of the local-option sales tax proposal during next year's legislative session.

It's Official: Shannon Woodson Is UK's New Offensive Coordinator

Dec 19, 2014
West Virginia University Athletics

Shannon Dawson, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at West Virginia University, will join the Kentucky football staff in the same roles, Head Coach Mark Stoops announced Friday.