Kentucky Teen Charged As Adult In Fatal School Shootings

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A 15-year-old boy accused of opening fire inside his Kentucky high school will be tried as an adult on murder charges.  Gabriel Ross Parker was indicted on two murder charges and 14 assault charges for the Jan. 23 shootings at Marshall County High School. Two 15-year-old students were killed in the shootings, with many more injured.

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A bill capping the amount of money the attorney general’s office can pay outside attorneys hired to help fight major cases against well-funded corporations passed the Kentucky House Thursday.

KY Dems Hope State Issues Trump GOP Loyalty

Feb 16, 2018
Associated Press

Their grip on power in Kentucky's legislature was swept away by the Trump wave of 2016, but Democrats are fighting back with their biggest lineup of candidates in years. But their main advantage in a state that's surged toward the GOP might be President Donald Trump's absence atop the ticket in November — and unrest about a contentious first year under Republican rule in Frankfort.

Another Kentucky City Implements Needle Exchange Program

Feb 15, 2018
Associated Press

A south-central Kentucky community has approved a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users.The Glasgow Common Council gave final approval Monday to a municipal order that will allow the Barren County Health Department to give drug users clean needles in exchange for dirty ones.

Famed KY Theatre Leased To County

Feb 15, 2018
KY Department of Travel and Tourism

An amphitheater that has hosted the musical "The Stephen Foster Story" for 60 years has been leased to a local government in Kentucky that will make repairs to the facility.

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The Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and as part of our observance of Black History Month WUKY's Alan Lytle recently sat down with PG Peeples, the long-time executive director of the non-profit.  In this 30 minute conversation PG talks about the early days of the agency, including coordinating with President Nixon's Secret Service for the 1971 memorial service of National Chapter President Whitney Young.  He also discusses some of the major accomplishments of the organization over its first half century.

Kentucky Falls To Auburn

Feb 15, 2018
Associated Press

No. 10 Auburn remains on the path toward a potential Southeastern Conference title and Kentucky is still mired in a slump. It has more commonly been the other way around.

Pension Bill Won't Include Mandatory 401(k)-Style Plan

Feb 14, 2018
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

The Kentucky Senate's top Republican leader says a forthcoming bill to overhaul one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems will not include a mandatory move to a 401(k)-style plan.

February is American Heart Month and there's good news for people who were born with certain heart defects.  Studies show congenital heart patients are living longer thanks to medical advances that were not available 40 to 50 years ago.  Dr. Greg talks with Andrew Leventhal, director of the Congenital Heart Program at UK Healthcare.  He encourages patients who had procedures as children to schedule follow up visits well into their adulthood in order to head off future complications.

Kentucky Jailer Indicted For Perjury

Feb 14, 2018
Associated Press

A former Kentucky county deputy jailer has been indicted again on charges stemming from inmates' complaints of mistreatment after his former boss was charged with perjury.