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Fayette County Public Schools

Fayette County Public Schools, in partnership with Scholastic, has launched a read-aloud mentoring program that aims to pair 300 community volunteers once a month with K-5 classrooms in 29 participating schools across the district.   WUKY's Karyn Czar attended the big announcement Tuesday.

Investigators say a former employee of a missing attorney wanted for fraud helped him escape across the border. The federal indictment accuses Curtis Wyatt of crossing the US-Mexico border at an Arizona pedestrian checkpoint this past April to check out security measures for his boss, Eric Conn. Within days he did the same thing at a New Mexico checkpoint.

Samantha Lederman

Mention the tiny island nation of Barbados and what comes to mind…sunny beaches, palm trees, tropical breezes.  It might be time to add three day eventing to that list.  WUKY Horse Capital Reporter Samantha Lederman explains why.

KSP Deputies Kill Murder Suspect

Oct 16, 2017
Lex-18

Kentucky State Police say sheriff's deputies killed a murder suspect who had shot at them.

Louisville Fires Rick Pitino Amid Federal Investigation

Oct 16, 2017
Associated Press

UPDATED:

Louisville's Athletic Association has officially fired coach Rick Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that its men's basketball program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

Scandals Aren't Hurting Enrollment At UofL

Oct 16, 2017

Statistics show that the University of Louisville's enrollment and growth have been relatively unscathed so far during a series of scandals at the school. UofL's enrollment increased 4 percent between 2005 and 2016. But some are wondering how long the university's luck can last.

Kentucky Banks Team Up To Start P3 Infrastucture Fund

Oct 16, 2017
Lane Report

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss a decision by six Kentucky-based banks to launch a first-of-its kind investment fund to support public-private partnership or P3 projects.

Ky. AG Beshear Denies Involvement In Opioid Settlement

Oct 13, 2017
Associated Press

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general walked out of a politically-charged hearing about opioid addiction Thursday, further heightening tensions between him and the state's Republican leadership.

Josh James / WUKY

Developers broke ground on a new hotel at The Summit at Fritz Farm Thursday. The $24 million dollar development is only the second of its kind so far.

CentrePointe Project Picks Up New Local Investor

Oct 11, 2017
The Webb Companies

The Lexington Herald Leader is reporting that a new investor has signed on to help with the CentrePointe construction project.  The Webb Companies announced on Wednesday that Lexington-based Greer Companies is investing money and manpower into the venture.

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