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Jefferson County Public Schools

Kentucky's interim education commissioner says he's offered the state's largest school district a settlement to avoid a takeover, but has yet to receive a response.

State Cancels Attorney's Contract, Attorney Sues

Jul 31, 2018

A Kentucky county attorney has sued the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services for ending its contract with him to collect child support payments. Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley filed the lawsuit last week in Franklin County Circuit Court.

Getting Accepted To WKU Will Be Tougher Next Year

Jul 31, 2018

An official at Western Kentucky University says the school will have stricter admission policies next year. An email from Provost David Lee says the school will no longer accept students with a cumulative, unweighted grade-point average that's below 2.0.

Undercover Video Shows Pig Abuse But Also Common Practices

Jul 31, 2018
Mercy For Animals

Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike.

Trump Looks At 3D Gun Issue

Jul 31, 2018
Associated Press

President Donald Trump says he is consulting with the National Rifle Association over whether it makes sense for a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun.

Associated Press

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin had some choice words for California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at a weekend confab in Colorado hosted by the Koch brothers' network.

Robbery Suspect On The Lam Near I-75

Jul 31, 2018
LEX-18

Police are searching a wooded area off the interstate for a man who robbed the Ramada hotel on North Broadway. Lexington Police say the suspect went into the hotel around 1:00 Tuesday morning with a gun, pointed it at the clerk and demanded cash. He then ran to a Dollar General store nearby where he had parked a stolen truck for his getaway. The only problem was he locked himself out. He used the shotgun to break a window, threw the firearm inside then ran off into the woods. The suspect was wearing jeans and a dark hoodie. If you have any information please call Lexington police.  

McConnell Dismisses Talk Of Government Shutdown

Jul 30, 2018
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no plans to shut down the government over President Donald Trump's push for border wall funds.

The Lexington Theatre Company is set to open their second show of the season, 'A Chorus Line.' It's a show that's near and dear to Artistic Director Lyndy Franklin Smith's heart. Click the Chorus Line icon to hear why.

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UK Student Drowns In Mediterranean Sea

Jul 30, 2018

The Times of Israel is reporting the the body of a missing UK student has been found. 19-year old sophomore TeNiva Jones and two other students were swimming in in the Mediterranean Sea Sunday night when they got caught in strong currents that pulled them out to sea. The two friends were able to swim back to shore and call Israeli officials for help.

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