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Gray Stands Behind Decision On Confederate Monuments

Mayor Jim Gray is defending his decision to move swiftly after an Attorney General opinion cleared the way for the relocation of two Confederate statues downtown.

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Kentucky Chief Justice Says Judges Need Pay Raises

Oct 20, 2017
kentucky.gov

Kentucky's Chief Justice says he will ask state lawmakers to give judges raises of 10 percent over the next two years to bring their salary more in line with the national average.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Mayor Jim Gray is defending his decision to move swiftly after an Attorney General opinion cleared the way for the relocation of two Confederate statues downtown.

Samantha Lederman

With its picturesque views steep tradition and hospitality it’s little wonder people across the region look forward to spending an afternoon at Keeneland, especially during the fall race meeting.   Recently ten area children and their families did just that.  Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman introduces us to some of the participants of the track’s 10th annual Make-A-Wish Day.

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A former Urban-County Council member has been sentenced to three years of probation, and three weeks of jail-time for her role in a payroll check scheme.

Louisville Trustees Fire Athletic Director Tom Jurich

Oct 18, 2017
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Louisville trustees have fired athletic director Tom Jurich in the wake of its involvement in a national federal investigation of college basketball.  The Board of Trustees voted 10-3 on Wednesday to fire Jurich after 20 years as the school's AD. Jurich, 61, had been placed on paid administrative leave Sept. 27 by interim university President Greg Postel. Louisville's Athletic Association fired men's basketball coach Rick Pitino on Monday.

Tiny Libraries To Go Up All Over Lexington

Oct 18, 2017
Alan Lytle

Lexington Public Library Officials have a message they want to get out to area readers; if you can’t make it to the library, the library will come to you.  To that end they announced a partnership with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to place 50 tiny libraries all around town.

Free doses of a life-saving drug are being given out at the Fayette County Health Department.

Kentucky To Move All New Hires To 401-K Style Plan

Oct 18, 2017
Associated Press

Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plan are awash in red ink.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

The twin Confederate monuments at the heart of Lexington have been removed. The surprise conclusion to a years-long public debate happened relatively swiftly and without fanfare Tuesday evening.

Bevin: Pension Fix To Be Announced Soon

Oct 17, 2017
Associated Press

After months of private negotiations, Kentucky's Republican governor says he is close to calling state lawmakers back into session so they can make changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.

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