Local/Regional News

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.

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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. 

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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
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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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Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says colleagues in his chamber will be voting on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood next week. The move comes in the wake of controversy over a series of secretly recorded videos showing representatives of the group discussing fetal tissue donations.

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Cyclists on Lexington’s south end have a new route to the University of Kentucky through the Arboretum Woods. Officials hope the just-unveiled shared use path will help solve two perennial problems.

The parent of a student in the Fayette County Schools system has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education claiming her son his friends were repeatedly harassed during the 2013-14 school year. 

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