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Debris Field Raises Price Of New Lexington School

It’s going to cost $1.2 million more to build the newest elementary school in Fayette County. A brand new elementary school on Athens Boonesboro Road is under construction and set to open next school year. But contractors found a hitch during construction. Workers uncovered debris that goes down at least ten feet and spans the size of a football field. The debris is construction material and isn’t hazardous but still needs to be removed.

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Lexington Sergeant Accused Of Stalking

3 hours ago
Lexington Police Department

A Sergeant with the Lexington Police Department since 2007 has been reassigned after a woman he was allegedly dating files a restraining order against him.

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It’s going to cost $1.2 million more to build the newest elementary school in Fayette County. A brand new elementary school on Athens Boonesboro Road is under construction and set to open next school year. But contractors found a hitch during construction. Workers uncovered debris that goes down at least ten feet and spans the size of a football field. The debris is construction material and isn’t hazardous but still needs to be removed.

Teacher Candidacies Surge In Wake Of Spring Walkouts

19 hours ago
Josh James / WUKY

The spring of teacher uprisings has given way to summer, but these are anything but lazy days for educators continuing the fight through their own election campaigns.

Josh James / WUKY

Amid calls to return campaign dollars from the political action committee of embattled Congressman Chris Collins, Sixth District Rep. Andy Barr says he’s planning to donate $3,000 to a veterans’ charity.

Lexington Launches Free Bus Pass Program For Homeless

Aug 13, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

A Kentucky city has launched a pilot program that aims to connect homeless people trying to find employment and housing with transportation resources.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky will start offering new driver's licenses in January, becoming one of the last states to comply with a federal travel law passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, requiring states to upgrade the security of their driver's licenses.

Family Fun Guide: 2018 Woodland Art Fair

Aug 13, 2018
Lexington Art League

The Lexington Art League's Mark Mozingo and Sarah Buckles with Lexington Parks and Recreation are here to preview this year's Woodland Art Fair.  WUKY is a sponsor of the event.

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WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Warren Nash Executive Director of the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky, and Mariam Gorjian, new Ventures Manager with the Center.   Their 2018 Entrepreneurs' Boot Camp kicks off  on August 30th.

McConnell Praises Trump's Tough Trade Stance Toward China

Aug 10, 2018
AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has praised President Donald Trump's tough trade actions against China and says any efforts by Congress to block the president's use of tariffs would likely "not be achievable."

Allison Perry / UK PR

The American Cancer Society ranks Kentucky as the worst in the nation when it comes to both cancer incidence and mortality rates, but the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center has earned its own designation in the fight to combat the diseases.

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NOT REAL NEWS: A Look At What Didn't Happen Last Week

Aug 13, 2018

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

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NOT REAL: 'The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists' — Winston Churchill

Donkeys are not being bred with mules to create a stronger animal to carry overweight tourists on the steep terrain of the Greek island Santorini, as several online news sites reported this week.

Alexandra Dimopoulou, a representative with the Greek-based Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation, said the reports are false. "No, it isn't true that Santorini locals are breeding donkeys with mules to accommodate heavier tourists," she said.

A 22-year-old Columbia University student accused of child sex crimes did not work as an official for Hillary Clinton's campaign as multiple online sites are reporting.

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