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Hundreds remember fallen veterans on Memorial Day at Camp Nelson | Lexington Herald Leader Hundreds remember fallen veterans on Memorial Day at Camp Nelson
Hundreds people walked among thousands of tombstones Monday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. The tombstones marked the lives of individuals who had served in conflicts such as the Vietnam and … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
‘Lunch Fairy’ wants to save Fayette students from a cold cheese sandwich | Lexington Herald Leader ‘Lunch Fairy’ wants to save Fayette students from a cold cheese sandwich
Two Florida high school juniors who founded an organization called School Lunch Fairy want to donate money to prevent Fayette County Public Schools students with unpaid cafeteria bills from getting … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
Traveler alert: Accident on I-75 in Rockcastle County slows traffic | Lexington Herald Leader Traveler alert: Accident on I-75 in Rockcastle County slows traffic
A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County shut down that major interstate route for several hours late Monday afternoon. By 3 p.m. both lanes of I-75 near mile … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
Windows shattered at Herald-Leader building; suspected bullet damage found | Lexington Herald Leader Windows shattered at Herald-Leader building; suspected bullet damage found
Several windows were shattered at the main office of the Lexington Herald-Leader in downtown Lexington, amid suspected signs of small-caliber bullet damage to the building. The Herald-Leader filed a report … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
How To Make A Perfect Travel Itinerary | Kentucky Kernel How To Make A Perfect Travel Itinerary
Look, I already know I'm the dictionary definition of a Type A person. I've had every class of my college career planned since I was a senior in high school. I love spreadsheets way too much for someone under the…
Kentucky Kernel | May 29, 2017
Adjunct professors often struggling financially | Kentucky Kernel Adjunct professors often struggling financially
In the U.S., half of all professors are adjuncts rather than tenured professors.
Kentucky Kernel | May 29, 2017
Rabies case reported in Shelby County | Lexington Herald Leader Rabies case reported in Shelby County
The death of a Shelby County puppy is the first in more than two decades to be caused from rabies, health officials say. The 3-month old puppy, a Great Pyrenees, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
Man stabbed in Lexington following Sunday night argument | Lexington Herald Leader Man stabbed in Lexington following Sunday night argument
Police say a man was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center after he got stabbed Sunday night. Police say they were called to an apartment on Lima Drive … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
Bevin, facing ethics complaint, blasts journalist over reporting about his mansion | Lexington Herald Leader Bevin, facing ethics complaint, blasts journalist over reporting about his mansion
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, facing an ethics complaint about the unusually low purchase price of the Anchorage mansion he's living in, took to Twitter on Saturday to personally attack a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
Lexington police investigate late Sunday night shooting which left one injured | Lexington Herald Leader Lexington police investigate late Sunday night shooting which left one injured
Lexington police are investigating a Sunday night shooting which left one person injured. The shooting happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Honey Jay Court, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
Kentucky domestic violence shelters report increasing numbers | Lexington Herald Leader Kentucky domestic violence shelters report increasing numbers
When Connie Kingrey-Knapp walked away from her abusive marriage and stepped inside Barren River Area Safe Space on June 14, 1993, she slept without fear for the first time in … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
Looking beyond Memorial Day | Lexington Herald Leader Looking beyond Memorial Day
On this day we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this awesome country, we also mark the unofficial kickoff to summer. Unofficial is the key word here, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 29, 2017
School transformed into home for female veterans gets nearer to opening | Lexington Herald Leader School transformed into home for female veterans gets nearer to opening
Homeless female veterans are closer to having a place to call home. Lady Veterans Connect is transforming the former Clark County Trapp Elementary School into a home for female veterans … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
Week ahead: Brass Band Festival, Free Friday Flicks, Southland Jamboree and more | Lexington Herald Leader Week ahead: Brass Band Festival, Free Friday Flicks, Southland Jamboree and more
Monday ‘Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of Veterans’ Camp Nelson National Cemetery will host this Memorial Day ceremony. Guest speaker Dan Cook, retired Navy Captain, Chaplain Corps., will lead the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
Deputies find animals without food, water in Frankfort pet store, plus a dead rat | Lexington Herald Leader Deputies find animals without food, water in Frankfort pet store, plus a dead rat
Numerous animals were removed from a Frankfort pet store after police found several animals without food or water. Deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched around 3 p.m. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
UK softball suffers comeback elimination loss to Oregon | Kentucky Kernel UK softball suffers comeback elimination loss to Oregon
With their backs against the wall, the UK softball team played what would be their final game of the season in the Eugene Super Regional, hoping to stave off elimination and preserve their season.
Kentucky Kernel | May 28, 2017
Arrests made following robberies, murder in Franklin County | Lexington Herald Leader Arrests made following robberies, murder in Franklin County
Frankfort police have made arrests following a late Friday attempted robbery and murder at a gas station. Police arrested James Andrew Johnson Jr., 22, and Emmanuel Gunpay Bush, 24, both … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
Do you have ‘bicycle face’? New shop hopes to contribute to contagion. | Lexington Herald Leader Do you have ‘bicycle face’? New shop hopes to contribute to contagion.
“Bicycle face” was a malady physicians made up in the 1890s to scare women away from cycling, a new and popular pastime that gave them unprecedented mobility and independence. Women … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
Pike USPS employees, including former postmaster, charged with misappropriation of funds | Lexington Herald Leader Pike USPS employees, including former postmaster, charged with misappropriation of funds
The former postmaster of the Pikeville Post Office and an employee were indicted last week in separate cases, charging they misappropriated U.S. Postal Service funds. According to court documents, a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
Kentucky funeral services set for ex-MotoGP champion Hayden | Lexington Herald Leader Kentucky funeral services set for ex-MotoGP champion Hayden
Funeral services have been arranged in Kentucky for motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden, who died in Italy five days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle. The … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
Another round of severe storms possible today | Lexington Herald Leader Another round of severe storms possible today
Our stormy Saturday is giving way to a stormy Sunday across much of our region. Additional clusters of strong to severe storms are on the move today, creating additional issues … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 28, 2017
Lexington enforcement operation results in recovery of $9,000 in shoplifted property | Lexington Herald Leader Lexington enforcement operation results in recovery of $9,000 in shoplifted property
Lexington police say a recent enforcement operation identified 20 people who have been stealing from stores in the Hamburg and Richmond Road areas, leading to the recovery of about $9,000 … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 27, 2017
Complaint Raises Questions About Kentucky Governor, Mansion (Updated) | WUKY Complaint Raises Questions About Kentucky Governor, Mansion (Updated)
The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group says he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's reported connection to a Louisville-area mansion.
WUKY | May 27, 2017
White House Adviser Differs With Coal-Loving President | WUKY White House Adviser Differs With Coal-Loving President
President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the coal industry and regularly promises to "put our miners back to work." But one of his top White House advisers apparently does not share Trump's affinity for coal.
WUKY | May 27, 2017
ColorTyme manager says homeless crowd ate his customers’ food before police arrived | Lexington Herald Leader ColorTyme manager says homeless crowd ate his customers’ food before police arrived
The manager of a Lexington rent-to-own store says Customer Appreciation Day was ruined after being overrun by homeless people who ate the hot dogs and hamburgers he’d cooked. Jerry Paulley, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 27, 2017
Transylvania University holds 2017 commencement | Lexington Herald Leader Transylvania University holds 2017 commencement
Transylvania University in Lexington held commencement ceremonies Saturday for 215 graduating seniors. The ceremony was held in front of Old Morrison on campus. Bill Farmer, president and CEO of United … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 27, 2017
Stars skip a beat as UK is defeated in game one of Eugene Super Regional | Kentucky Kernel Stars skip a beat as UK is defeated in game one of Eugene Super Regional
Friday, the UK softball team played game one of their weekend series against No. 3 Oregon, fighting for a chance to advance to the Women’s College World Series.
Kentucky Kernel | May 27, 2017
Canadian universities gaining popularity among American students | Kentucky Kernel Canadian universities gaining popularity among American students
The joke that we’d all move to Canada if Trump won the presidency seems to be coming to life for some American students, but politics aren’t the only reason for the move.
Kentucky Kernel | May 27, 2017
Cats eliminated from SEC Tournament | Kentucky Kernel Cats eliminated from SEC Tournament
No. 3 seeded UK baseball was eliminated from the SEC Tournament on Friday evening after being upset by the No. 11 seeded South Carolina Gamecocks with a final score of 3-1.
Kentucky Kernel | May 27, 2017
Teen dies, man arrested after boat carrying four capsizes | Lexington Herald Leader Teen dies, man arrested after boat carrying four capsizes
A 16-year-old boy died and a man has been arrested following a boating accident in Bourbon County. Thomas Lane was pronounced dead at Bourbon Community Hospital after being pulled from … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 27, 2017
Gas station clerk dies after being shot during attempted robbery | Lexington Herald Leader Gas station clerk dies after being shot during attempted robbery
A gas station employee died after being shot during an attempted robbery in Frankfort late Friday. Two employees were closing the store and walking across the parking lot at the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 27, 2017
Race or rave? Hundreds run through Kentucky Horse Park after dark | Lexington Herald Leader Race or rave? Hundreds run through Kentucky Horse Park after dark
Glow sticks, strobe lights and neon took over Kentucky Horse Park as The Glo Run hosted its third Lexington 5K race on May 26, 2017. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
Powerful friends: Weisenberger Mill, University of Kentucky and private company team up to improve hydroelectric system | Ace Weekly Powerful friends: Weisenberger Mill, University of Kentucky and private company team up to improve hydroelectric system
At first blush, most would not think that the Weisenberger Mill and the University of Kentucky have much in common. Perhaps, that is what makes this unique partnership so, well, powerful. These two Kentucky icons have been serving the people of the Commonwealth since 1865 but it was a recent collaboration that has brought these […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
Love, Death, Marriage, and Health Care: a Kentucky Story | Ace Weekly Love, Death, Marriage, and Health Care: a Kentucky Story
“I do believe that most people probably end up wishing they’d taken more chances in life, risked more, had more fun. I doubt that people agonize over those days they were late to work or regretted missing school on the day when the visiting missionaries showed slides of the leper colony. I don’t know any […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
Alfalfa sells | Ace Weekly Alfalfa sells
After 44 years in business, Alfalfa, on Main Street in downtown Lexington, has announced new owners will be taking over later this summer. As one of Lexington’s oldest restaurants, Alfalfa opened in 1973 with a limited menu that incorporated fresh, local foods before it was cool. The menu has grown, but still sticks closely to […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
Where to Eat for Mother’s Day 2017 in Lexington | Ace Weekly Where to Eat for Mother’s Day 2017 in Lexington
Sunday, May 14 Azur hosts Mother’s Day Brunch from 11 am to 2 pm with menu items including brunch mac n’ cheese, sea grits, and asbury breakfast casserole. Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise at 12 pm at the Belle of Louisville. “Show Mom how much she means to you by giving her a special day to […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
Ace Eats Out – May 2017: Lexington food and restaurant news and events | Ace Weekly Ace Eats Out – May 2017: Lexington food and restaurant news and events
Here is some of the latest news from the Lexington restaurant scene: NEWS  InstaCart Express will be launching delivery service for their Instacart Express membership program in Lexington through popular local stores, including Costco, Kroger, Whole Foods Market, Petco and Meijer. Instacart Express offers unlimited same day, one-hour deliveries. The delivery area will cover over […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
Shake Shack Opens at The Summit in Lexington | Ace Weekly Shake Shack Opens at The Summit in Lexington
Shake Shack’s grand opening at The Summit in Lexington happened on Thursday, May 11 at 11 am. Shake Shack is a modern day “roadside” burger stand that originated in New York City in 2004. The restaurant is known for its 100 percent all-natural Angus beef burgers and spun-fresh frozen custard. Their menu has additional items such as crinkle […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
Ace May 2017 (Digital Edition) | Ace Weekly Ace May 2017 (Digital Edition)
Click here to page through the May 2017 digital edition of Ace, or pick it up now on newsstands everywhere in Lexington, KY. Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about Ronni Lundy’s sweep of the Beard Awards (the Culinary Oscars, if you will), the new Lexington Art League retrospective on Robert Thrashing, Chef […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
What’s Open, What’s Closed, What’s Happening Memorial Day in Lexington 2017 | Ace Weekly What’s Open, What’s Closed, What’s Happening Memorial Day in Lexington 2017
State and federal government offices will close in observance of Memorial Day 2017. Courthouses and post offices will be closed for Memorial Day 2017. There will be no U.S. mail delivery on Memorial Day 2017. Area banks in Lexington are closed for Memorial Day 2017. Lexington public libraries will be closed on Memorial Day 2017. […]
Ace Weekly | May 26, 2017
Bevin Touts Record Business Investment Numbers | WUKY Bevin Touts Record Business Investment Numbers
Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky has surpassed its record for business investments in less than half a year. The record pace has been fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements.
WUKY | May 26, 2017
Signs will commemorate history of Lexington’s black community | Lexington Herald Leader Signs will commemorate history of Lexington’s black community
A consortium of community, business and nonprofit leaders has committed $55,000 to erect historical markers and interpretative signs commemorating and celebrating the history of Lexington’s black residents. Together Lexington has … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
New Orleans removed its Confederate monuments. What will Lexington do? | Lexington Herald Leader New Orleans removed its Confederate monuments. What will Lexington do?
The fate of two controversial Confederate-era monuments on the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse is still up in the air nearly 18 months after an arts review board … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
Should Trump ‘shut down’ states like Kentucky? Of course not. But ... | Lexington Herald Leader Should Trump ‘shut down’ states like Kentucky? Of course not. But ...
A Princeton University professor’s column in USA Today has been generating a lot of social media buzz in Kentucky, and it’s no wonder. Steven Strauss, a visiting professor at Princeton’s … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
One injured in shooting in Winburn | Lexington Herald Leader One injured in shooting in Winburn
Lexington ambulance crews took one person to the hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in the Winburn area Friday afternoon. Lexington police were called to an area around the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
Fayette County Courthouse restoration reveals architectural jewels. Take a look. | Lexington Herald Leader Fayette County Courthouse restoration reveals architectural jewels. Take a look.
The small, cherub-like faces have long been hidden behind layers of dirt and grime. Thanks to careful and specialized cleaning, those small faces etched into the stone of the windows … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
How to improve Lexington? Redesign it for 8-year-olds and 80-year-olds. | Lexington Herald Leader How to improve Lexington? Redesign it for 8-year-olds and 80-year-olds.
The problem with most cities is that they are designed for cars instead of people. And even when they are designed for people, it is rarely the people they should … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
Woman pleads guilty in robbery connected to Richmond officer’s death | Lexington Herald Leader Woman pleads guilty in robbery connected to Richmond officer’s death
A woman pleaded guilty Friday to two criminal charges in connection with the 2015 robbery that Richmond police officer Daniel Ellis was investigating when he was fatally shot. The investigation … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
Ethics complaint filed against Bevin over purchase of Anchorage home | Lexington Herald Leader Ethics complaint filed against Bevin over purchase of Anchorage home
A government ethics watchdog filed a formal complaint Friday against Gov. Matt Bevin, accusing him of violating Kentucky’s ethics code as he moved his family to a new house in … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017
What’s the No. 1 law violation in Kentucky’s public schools? | Lexington Herald Leader What’s the No. 1 law violation in Kentucky’s public schools?
In Fayette County and all Kentucky public schools, marijuana/hashish use and possession was the number one law violation committed by students on school property in 2015-16. In Kentucky, that accounted … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | May 26, 2017