Opioid Epidemic Costs At $500 Billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars.

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Samantha Lederman

Dressage - the ballet of horse sports, is often perceived as a little serious, perhaps even a tad stuffy.  It definitely is the more reserved of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines.  But last weekend at the National Dressage Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park, there was a new "sheriff" in town.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman has the story.

Southern Lights Returns To KY Horse Park

Nov 16, 2017
Kentucky Horse Park

A holiday tradition resumes this week when the annual Southern Lights holiday festival opens at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Man Behind Bars For Carjacking

Nov 16, 2017
Associated Press

A man is accused of carjacking a teacher who police say stopped to help crash victims on her way to work in Kentucky.

Feds Say Rainbow Crosswalks In Kentucky Pose Safety Hazard

Nov 15, 2017
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A rainbow-colored crosswalk honoring the LGBT community in Lexington, Kentucky, is a distracting safety hazard and should be removed, a federal official says.

Judge Rules For, Against Kentucky Political Rivals

Nov 15, 2017

A Kentucky judge says the state's Republican governor can reorganize some government boards when the legislature is not in session, but he can't write new laws.

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Kentucky’s secretary of state is getting behind medical marijuana – by convening a task force to study the issue and propose a framework for implementation in the commonwealth.

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A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky says he has asked a state ethics commission to investigate a sexual harassment settlement involving four members of the House of Representatives.

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Mayor Jim Gray says a new cable competitor is coming to Lexington. Fiber optic company MetroNet is also committed to realizing the mayor’s goal of making Lexington a “gigabit city.”

Kroger Back On Board For Leaf Collection Bags

Nov 15, 2017

Kroger is once again accepting the City’s coupons in exchange for yard waste bags.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with native Lexingtonian, Tara Loyd, co-executive director of PIVOT, an organization that is breaking cycles of poverty and disease.  Right now the public health group is engaged in fighting plague in Madagascar.


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