Lexington

Local/Regional News
8:58 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Lexington's WEG Bid Picture Improving

Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park
Credit Kentucky Horse Park

It's getting down to the nitty gritty for Lexington's attempt to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

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6:00 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Kentucky Writers to be Inducted into State Hall of Fame

The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning is hosting its second annual Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Induction Thursday.

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Local/Regional News
12:45 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Mellow Mushroom Raises Funds for Missing Employee

A Lexington pizza restaurant is raising funds to help search for a lost employee.

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12:34 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters Announces New Leadership

BBBS Chairman Alan Stein, Incoming President and CEO Ralph Coldiron, and current President Eric Ward.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass has announced Ralph Coldiron as their next President and CEO.

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11:04 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Louisville Ford Plant To Make New Lincoln Vehicle

Lincoln MKC Crossover Vehicle
Credit photo provided

A regional collaboration between Lexington and Louisville appears to be paying off.  The Ford Assembly plant in Louisville will make Lincoln MKC's.

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10:47 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Councilman Ford Hosts Town Hall Meeting

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Councilman Chris Ford spoke with residents of the city’s first district in a town hall meeting at Embrace Methodist Church Monday.

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7:06 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Tea Party Activists Rally Against Health Reforms

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Tea party activists will gather in Lexington on Tuesday to push to "defund" federal health care reforms.

Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin and For America Chairman L. Brent Bozell III will lead the first of a series of rallies in Lexington at 12:30 p.m.

Martin and Bozell complained in a statement that they're fed up with politicians who say they're doing all they can to oppose the Affordable Care Act but are refusing to cut off funding to it.

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5:08 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Town Hall Organizer Says Event Proves People Can Tackle Tough Issues Respectfully

Kentucky Poet Bianca Spriggs

LEXINGTON, Ky.-- Kentucky Poet Bianca Spriggs, the organizer of this week’s Town Hall Meeting on the George Zimmerman case says the good far outweighed the bad and she hopes Tuesday's event paves the way  for more open dialogue on tough issues.

Spriggs told WUKY she was a bit on edge after she announced the Town Hall Meeting through social media. 

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1:08 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Lexington Assembles Task Force To Deal With Heroin

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- There have been 28 heroin overdoses in Lexington so far this year - six more than all of 2012 and more than five times the number two years ago.  Those figures have prompted officials in Lexington to form a task force to deal with a spike in heroin overdoses in the city.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the task force has implemented several initiatives to stem the problem. The programs focus on public education as well as training for law enforcement and emergency workers dealing with overdoses.

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8:10 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Lexington Officials Mark Smoke-Free Anniversary

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington-Fayette County was the first local government in Kentucky to pass a smoke-free ordinance, and officials this week are marking the 10th anniversary of its passage.

The University of Kentucky's Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy sponsored a celebration Monday with speakers including Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, UK nursing professor and center director Ellen Hahn and local and state officials.

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