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Fayette County Detention Center

The University of Kentucky has suspended a student and the fraternity he pledged after the death of a 4-year-old boy hit by the student's car.

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Kentucky will host Southeastern Conference foes Florida, Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee among eight home contests on its 2019 football schedule.

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For the second year running, a nationwide survey is placing Kentucky among the least diverse states in the country. 

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CIA Director Gina Haspel will return to the University of Louisville next week to discuss national security and her career in the spy agency.

Scott County Sheriff's Department

The Scott County Sheriff's Deputy who was shot while helping apprehend a fugitive from Florida is paralyzed. Deputy Jamie Morales was injured during a shoot-out with serial bank robger Edward Reynolds who was wanted in several states. Reynolds was killed. Morales was hit and has undergone numerous surgeries. His doctors say he is 90% paralyzed. A fund for Deputy Morales has been set up at Whitaker Bank.

Buffalo Trace Distillery

The Kentucky Distillers' Association created the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2001 to recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on Bourbon's stature, growth and awareness. It is the highest honor given by the signature industry. And this year’s class includes a man we introduced you to in 2017 when WUKY’s Alan Lytle took a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.

Fayette County Detention Center

A 4-year-old boy struck by a University of Kentucky freshman's car has died.  Citing a release from the university, news outlets report Marco Lee Shemwell died Monday, two days after being hit near the football the stadium during Kentucky's game against Murray State.

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The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky plans to announce a statewide flu prevention campaign.  An organization statement says a coalition that also includes the Kentucky Medical Association and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care will announce the multimedia campaign Tuesday. It says the Focus on Flu campaign aims to minimize the impact of the virus in the upcoming season.

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A complaint about an election in a Kentucky county is being investigated by the state attorney general.

Screenshots from Barr and McGrath Campaign ads

Just when you thought this Sixth Congressional District Race couldn’t get any nastier between Republican incumbent Andy Barr and Democratic Challenger Amy McGrath, the respective campaigns are now crying foul over some recent TV ads, plus you might not have noticed but there's a mayoral contest going on in Kentucky's second largest city.  We talk politics this week with Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock.

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