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8:40 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Mondays With The Mayors: Jim Gray, Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mondays With The Mayors returns this week with a new chat with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  He discusses his top priorities for the the New Year, working with the new Urban County Council, and the upcoming State of the Merged Government address coming up later this month.

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11:31 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Three People Killed In Early Morning Fire

Crews spent several hours Wednesday morning fighting a house fire on Buckingham Lane that claimed three lives.
Credit Alan Lytle

LEXINGTON, Ky. –  Investigators are expected to be on the scene most of the day combing through the charred remains of a house fire on Buckingham Lane in Lexington.  The blaze early Wednesday morning claimed three lives.  Battalion Chief Ed Davis says the victims were an older couple and their paraplegic son.

“There is a possibility that medical conditions could have hindered their escape from the fire.  We don’t know that yet and again we’re investigating that.  That will all be a part of the investigation.”

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WUKY In Depth
8:45 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Mondays With The Mayors: Jim Gray, Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In our final 2012 installment of Mondays With The Mayors, we visit with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  The top administrator of Kentucky's second largest city discusses his decision to seek re-election, Lexington's rebounding economy, and the lingering problem of the city's police and fire pension program.  Mondays With The Mayors will return from hiatus in January 2013.

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1:18 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Bigger, Un-Deadlier Thriller Parade Planned For Lexington

Thousands of people are expected to take over downtown Lexington with the 11th annual Thriller Parade Sunday October 28th.
lexingtonky.gov

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Lexington’s 11th annual Thriller reenactment takes over downtown this Sunday. As Josh James reports, organizers expect another record crowd.

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2:00 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Public Forums to Focus on Ky. House, Urban County Council Candidates

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington chapter of the League of Women Voters will host two public forums this month for local candidates running in the November 6th General Election. The invited participants are seeking office in the Kentucky House of Representatives and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.

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3:21 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Lexington Council Approves Fireworks Ban

LEXINGTON, Ky. - If you’ve got Roman candles and bottle rockets left over from the 4th of July, Lexington is not the place to light them.

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10:14 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

International Law Firm Locating Service Center In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky.  --  An international law firm based in Boston is locating a global services center in Lexington, creating 250 jobs beginning next spring.

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4:20 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Kentucky Theatre Seeking Donations for Repairs, Digital Switch

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s been twenty years since the community rallied to save Lexington’s Kentucky Theatre. Now a group of volunteers say it’s time for another round of renovations.

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5:20 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Federal Grant to Help Lexington Hire More Firefighters

Congressman Ben Chandler (right) announced the grant Tuesday alongside Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (center) and fire Chief Keith Jackson

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington is getting a boost in public safety in the form of a $2.6 million dollar grant to hire more firefighters.

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3:17 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Mayor Names 31 to Commission on Homelessness

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After hearing from 116 volunteers, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named 31 people Thursday to a new Commission on Homelessness.

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