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Legislative Research Commission

Republican state Sen. Brandon Smith has been acquitted of driving under the influence of alcohol.

lexingtonky.gov

It’s just about time to officially dive in to summer as area pools prepare to open their gates Saturday. And this year, the Lexington Parks Department has eliminated one particular inconvenience that has annoyed local pool-goers for more than a decade – the lack of a credit card payment option.

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says the state could step in if Fayette County Public Schools officials don’t take timely action to address persistently low-achieving schools.

Husband, Wife Plead Not Guilty In Bourbon Theft Ring

18 hours ago
Karyn Czar / WUKY

An attorney says the wife of the alleged leader of a bourbon theft ring in Kentucky was unaware of the whiskey barrels found on her property that unraveled the scheme.

Lexington Is Number 61

20 hours ago

Lexington moves up a notch in the latest U.S. Census estimates.  The city has grown by 5.1% in the last census, which ranks it 61st in size in the nation.  That’s up from the 62nd spot in 2013. 

Girl Scouts To Discuss Transgender Policy

21 hours ago

The leader of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana says the group will discuss its policy on welcoming transgender children next week following criticism from conservative groups at the national level.

Woodford Humane Society

Memorial Day weekend means plenty of cookouts and festivities – including one geared toward residents of the canine variety.

SCAPE/Landscape Architecture of New York

Plans to create a linear park linking the Isaac Murphy Art Garden to Cox Street moved one step closer to becoming a reality this week as Urban County Council voted to draft a resolution supporting an application for a $13 million dollar federal grant to begin the process.

Another Kentucky City Passes Smoking Ban

May 21, 2015
insidekentuckyonehealth.org

Officials in Middlesboro have passed a ban on smoking in public places.

Kentucky's Unemployment Rate Falls

May 21, 2015
bizjournals.com

Kentucky's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in April, the lowest it has been in 14 years.

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