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Lawsuit Filed Over Death Of Central Kentucky Inmate

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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."

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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.

Alltech Bringing Distillery & Brewery To Pikeville

Jul 31, 2015
Kentucky Forward

Ground has been broken for a combined brewery and distillery in downtown Pikeville in eastern Kentucky. Alltech says its Dueling Barrels Brewing & Distilling Co. is expected to open in spring 2017 at a cost of $13 million. Alltech said Thursday the facility will feature its own range of beers and spirits, including a legal moonshine and bourbon.

The latest Bluegrass Poll puts Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway with a slight edge over Republican Matt Bevin in the upcoming election.

Social Worker Who Tried To Help Girl Gets 3-Day Suspension

Jul 31, 2015
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A Boone County social worker who faced possible termination for checking up on a 7-year-old girl whose case had been closed by another worker has received a 3-day suspension.

AP

Organizers behind the local piece of a coordinated international event dubbed “The Big Latch On” see the initiative as a way to lessen stigmas surrounding breastfeeding, especially in public.

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