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Worries of violence accompany 2020 GOP convention choice

Charlotte, the North Carolina city selected for the 2020 Republican national Convention, has a history of diversity and inclusiveness that has sometimes been difficult to achieve. The Democratic-leaning city was … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:52 am


WWII hero’s lost Purple Heart returned to his family

A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:50 am


Thousands lose power in storm. It might take a while to get it back.

More than 100,000 Kentucky Utilities and LG&E customers were without power as of just before 10 p.m. Friday. About 50,000 of them were in Fayette County, and about 12,000 were … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:43 am


Braves star 2B Albies likely to sit with tight hamstring

All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves will probably miss a couple of games after an early exit because of tightness in his right hamstring. Albies was pulled … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:41 am


Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police

A man suspected of fatally shooting a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. Justin Waiki … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:39 am


The Latest: 300 mourn victims outside tourism boat business

The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:37 am


The Latest: Woman wounded during shootout with suspect

The Latest on the search for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Hawaii police officer (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A police spokesman in Hawaii says a woman … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 2:27 am


Who does the KGB want for county magistrate?

Slemp says that Donald Trump is a disgrace to egomania. Slemp talks like that around educated people and talks regular around regular people. But Slemp said that after the President’s … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:42 am


Lexington doctor: I know the fear of fleeing a violent nation for family safety

My family is an immigrant family. I grew up in a violent Latin American country, and used to live in fear. As a kid, I got used to hiding under … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:31 am


School tax hike well-researched

The Fayette County school board has asked for an increase in property taxes to fund much-needed safety improvements and mental-health resources. After attending the July 18 special meeting, and as … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:28 am


Closing store won’t be missed

Walmart on Richmond Road is closing. Good riddance to a rotten store. The Herald-Leader article said it employed over 200 people. But, funny thing, it only seemed like five people … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:27 am


FBI agent could do his job

Here’s my perspective on the Peter Strzok hearing recently concluded by two House of Representatives committees. The hearing focused on the allegation that Strzok, recently in charge of counterespionage for … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:26 am


Is the check in the mail?

The erasure of John Schnatter’s name from buildings and programs he funded at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky is undoubtedly warranted. But shouldn’t they have also … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:26 am


Bag the bag complaints

This is what it’s come down to — the color of one’s plastic shopping bag. For shame, shoppers. Some were afraid people would think they had actually frequented Dollar General … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:25 am


Aerial footage : Trees blocking Park Ave. in Lexington

Aerial footage of fallen trees blocking Park Ave. in Lexington following Friday's storms in Lexington. … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:21 am


We want our KET in E. Ky.

Here in Eastern Kentucky, KET went off the air in January for anyone with a satellite dish. In these hills and hollows it’s very difficult to get a decent signal … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 1:12 am


Kentucky just put doctor shopping into law to help coal companies avoid paying for black lung

On July 14, the coal industry’s doctor-shopping was enshrined in Kentucky law as a spate of new laws took effect. One of them, House Bill 2, makes it harder for … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:39 am


He thought his Chihuahua escaped and fell seven stories. The truth was more sinister, SF cops say

At first it looked like an accident. A 4-year-old Chihuahua named Dunky was lying in the street dead when its owner returned to the garage where he had parked during … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:22 am


A transgender student used the boy’s restroom. A student says it violated his rights

A 15-year-old high school student and his mother want to roll back an Oregon school district’s policy that allows transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:08 am


In ’68, a young GI’s beliefs are rattled by another country’s Declaration of Independence

“All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” July 4, 1968: I pondered … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:04 am


Weather throws kinks into Kentucky’s PGA Tour event. Here’s the plan moving forward.

After play was completed in the first round of the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville on Thursday, officials tried to get out … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 July 2018 | 12:02 am


Trump tariffs put Kentucky Republicans in a political bind

Republican voters in Rep. James Comer’s conservative Kentucky district are staunch fans of President Donald Trump, unfazed by his seeming coziness with Russian president Vladimir Putin. But there is a … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 July 2018 | 8:22 pm


‘Preying upon Hispanics...’ Former deputy clerk sentenced for tampering with records.

A former deputy clerk in Fayette District Court was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to tampering with public records. James Anthony Blythe, 27, must also repay … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 July 2018 | 8:03 pm


Neighborhood that fought school redistricting three years ago poised for another round

In 2015, when Fayette County Public Schools officials redrew attendance boundaries in anticipation of new schools being built, parents who lived in Andover Hill successfully opposed scenarios that could have … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 July 2018 | 6:31 pm


Backstreet Boys, George Strait help Berea’s first responders in lip sync challenge.

Berea’s police and fire departments used Backstreet Boys and George Strait in their Friday response to a lip sync challenge making its way through the country’s emergency workers. The video … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 July 2018 | 6:19 pm


Rate of choking black-lung disease hits 25-year high in Kentucky, Central Appalachia

More than 20 percent of long-time underground coal miners in Central Appalachia, which includes Eastern Kentucky, have black lung, the highest level recorded in a quarter of a century, according … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 July 2018 | 5:04 pm


Lexington’s school safety tax was approved. Will a battle to recall it be next?

The morning after Fayette County Public Schools board members approved a property tax increase intended to make its schools among the safest in the America, Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:08 pm


Storm downs trees and power lines throughout Lexington; thousands without electricity

A storm that rolled across Central Kentucky late Friday afternoon left trees and power lines down all over Lexington. More than 50,000 Kentucky Utilities customers were without power, according to … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 July 2018 | 11:37 am


Rand Paul uses donor cash for European trips, while little goes to candidates

Sen. Rand Paul has used political donations to spend more than $11,000 at restaurants in Italy and Malta and thousands more for European hotels and limousine services in connection with … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 July 2018 | 9:46 pm


As Hepatitis A spreads, this Kentucky county requiring vaccinations for food workers

As Hepatitis A spreads in Kentucky, Boyd County and the city of Ashland recently passed measures requiring all food service workers to be vaccinated against the virus, and a neighboring … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 July 2018 | 1:08 pm








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