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Legislative Research Commission

The Republican candidate for governor is hoping to saddle Democrats with the blame for the recent six-figure settlement reached between the Legislative Research Commission and former staffers who accused a lawmaker of sexual harassment.

AP

A bipartisan chorus of Kentucky lawmakers and officials are decrying President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which they say will deal a serious blow to the state’s coal and manufacturing sectors.

lexingtonky.gov

Lexington’s Urban County Council awoke to find one seat at the horseshoe empty Monday. Veteran 12th district council member and local business leader Ed Lane passed away Sunday.

Fayette County Public Schools’ new superintendent began his first day on the job Monday.

Lawsuit Filed Over Death Of Central Kentucky Inmate

Aug 3, 2015
Andrew Bardwell (Wikicommons)

A lawsuit has been filed over the death of an inmate at the Jessamine County Detention Center. The Advocate-Messenger reports the administrator of Corey D. McQueary's estate says in the lawsuit that Fiscal Court, the jailer and a deputy did not provide appropriate supervision and a safe environment for the 33-year-old McQueary. An autopsy report showed McQueary died last year of "acute methadone toxicity."

civilwar.org

The date for a public meeting in Lexington on two Civil War statues and a historic marker noting the history of slave trading has been rescheduled.  Mayor Jim Gray's office says the meeting, which had been set for Aug. 24, was changed to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Council Chamber at the Government Center.

historyky.gov

Police are investigating the breaking of a historical marker about slavery in Lexington.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that police responded to a call on July 25 and found the cast-iron sign, which was valued at more than $1,500 by a city Parks and Recreation official, broken and lying on the ground.

Associated Press

Matt Bevin turned Kentucky's famous political circus on its head on Saturday by ignoring his Democratic opponent and saving his jabs for the event itself.

ymcaky.org

As summer vacations wind down for Fayette County students, the YMCA of Central Kentucky is once again hosting a series of Back to School rallies across Lexington.

Ashland Incorporated

Ashland Inc. has announced plans to build a new 145,000-square-foot office building on its Lexington campus between Blazer Parkway and Palumbo Drive.

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