Local/Regional News

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
facebook

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.

This morning, just before 8:00 a construction crew that was working near the Woodlawn Glenn Dorms on UK’s Campus hit a two-inch gas line that feeds into the buildings. 

AP

As debate continues in Frankfort over the amount of leeway communities should have when designing local needle exchanges, Lexington health officials are entering the final stages of crafting the city’s program.

Food Stamps Being Used At More Farmers' Markets

Jul 30, 2015
ky.gov

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says food stamp benefits can be used at an increasing number of farmers' markets in the state.

Mobile App For Kentucky State Police Now Available

Jul 30, 2015
Kentucky State Police

People who want to report a crime, access forms and submit confidential tips may now do so through a mobile app for Kentucky State Police.  But police say it's not for use in an emergency, and people should still use 911 for such events.

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