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The cost of helping Eric Conn in a massive disability fraud? 25 years in prison. | Lexington Herald Leader The cost of helping Eric Conn in a massive disability fraud? 25 years in prison.
A Pikeville psychologist convicted of taking part in the largest Social Security disability fraud in U.S. history should serve 25 years in prison, a judge ruled Friday. Alfred Bradley Adkins … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
Chris Bailey’s forecast: Fall temps to fight back | Lexington Herald Leader Chris Bailey’s forecast: Fall temps to fight back
We continue to deal with steamy temps across our part of the world, and that’s causing frustration for us fans of fall. Hang in there, my friends, much cooler weather … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
3 arrested in connection with Kentucky funeral home burglary | Lexington Herald Leader 3 arrested in connection with Kentucky funeral home burglary
Three people have been arrested in connection to a break-in at a funeral home in Kentucky where several items were taken from a man whose body was awaiting burial. Leitchfield … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
Beshear hires Morgan & Morgan, three other law firms to go after pain pill industry | Lexington Herald Leader Beshear hires Morgan & Morgan, three other law firms to go after pain pill industry
Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Friday that he will partner with four law firms to investigate and potentially sue drug manufacturers, distributors and retailers that contributed to Kentucky’s opioid abuse … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
White nationalist flyers appear at University of Louisville | Lexington Herald Leader White nationalist flyers appear at University of Louisville
Campus police in Kentucky are investigating a series of flyers promoting a white nationalist group at the University of Louisville. The Courier-Journal reports that university police learned about the U … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
Southern Indiana student missing 13 years declared dead | Lexington Herald Leader Southern Indiana student missing 13 years declared dead
MADISON, Ind. (AP) – A southern Indiana college student who disappeared more than 13 years ago has been declared dead by a judge. The judge’s order sets the date of … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
Danville woman dies after two-vehicle collision in Lincoln County | Lexington Herald Leader Danville woman dies after two-vehicle collision in Lincoln County
A Danville woman died Friday after a two-vehicle collision in Lincoln County, Kentucky State Police said. Angela M. Peters, 38, was taken to Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, where she … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
Kentucky Football vs the University of Florida | Kentucky Kernel Kentucky Football vs the University of Florida
Stephen Johnson walks in the Cat Walk before the game against the University of Florida on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky was defeated 28 to 27. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff
Kentucky Kernel | September 24, 2017
UK Football vs. Florida | Kentucky Kernel UK Football vs. Florida
Kentucky kicked Austin MacGinnis misses the game winning field goal during the game against the University of Florida on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky was defeated 28-27. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff
Kentucky Kernel | September 24, 2017
Kentucky Football vs. Florida Gators | Kentucky Kernel Kentucky Football vs. Florida Gators
The Cat Walk crowd before the game against the Florida Gators on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky was defeated 28-27. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff
Kentucky Kernel | September 24, 2017
Why aren’t your kids in school? Kentucky has a truancy problem. See how bad it is. | Lexington Herald Leader Why aren’t your kids in school? Kentucky has a truancy problem. See how bad it is.
Kentucky parents, your kids have a serious school attendance problem. Consider this your collective note from the principal’s office. And then consider these astounding stats: ▪ In the 2015-2016 school year, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 24, 2017
Are You Carrying the Right Credit Card for Your Financial Goals? | Kentucky Kernel Are You Carrying the Right Credit Card for Your Financial Goals?
(StatePoint) If you’ve ever been confused by how to find the right credit card, you’re not alone. A recent national survey found that consumers are overwhelmed by the many credit card offers they receive, and find the process of selecting…
Kentucky Kernel | September 23, 2017
Ready, set, guests: 3 paint projects for fall entertaining | Kentucky Kernel Ready, set, guests: 3 paint projects for fall entertaining
(BPT) - “Despite the hectic chaos that comes with the back-to-school season and adapting our family schedules, I find fall to be the perfect time to tackle my home to-do list,” explains Cyndy Aldred, the do-it-yourself paint blogger behind The…
Kentucky Kernel | September 23, 2017
UK Education Abroad helps students prepare to study abroad | Kentucky Kernel UK Education Abroad helps students prepare to study abroad
A UK Education Abroad & Exchanges workshop helped students prepare to study abroad.
Kentucky Kernel | September 23, 2017
Lewis Honors College makes changes to benefit students | Kentucky Kernel Lewis Honors College makes changes to benefit students
The first dean of the Lewis Honors College met with honors students to discuss upcoming changes in the college and to brainstorm ideas for a college mission statement.
Kentucky Kernel | September 23, 2017
Department of Education rescinds Obama-era sexual assault guidelines | Kentucky Kernel Department of Education rescinds Obama-era sexual assault guidelines
The Department of Education has rescinded the Obama-era policies on sexual assault on college campuses found in the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and the 2014 document called Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence.
Kentucky Kernel | September 23, 2017
Barnhart denounces poster, urges generosity from fans | Kentucky Kernel Barnhart denounces poster, urges generosity from fans
UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart denounced a poster that has been spreading around social media.
Kentucky Kernel | September 23, 2017
After less than a year, Kentucky Arts Council director resigns | Lexington Herald Leader After less than a year, Kentucky Arts Council director resigns
Lydia Bailey Brown has resigned as executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council. In a Thursday afternoon email to arts council members, board chairwoman Mary Michael Corbett said Brown submitted … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 23, 2017
One man killed in Newtown Pike car wreck | Lexington Herald Leader One man killed in Newtown Pike car wreck
A Missouri man was killed and a passenger taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries in a two-car crash on Newtown Pike late Friday night. Lexington police said a van … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 23, 2017
Dog dies in fire after home’s residents left for UK football game | Lexington Herald Leader Dog dies in fire after home’s residents left for UK football game
A dog died after a fire at a home on West Maxwell Street Saturday evening. Lexington Fire Department Major Chris Burke said some residents of the home at 726 West … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 23, 2017
New road opens along South Broadway | Lexington Herald Leader New road opens along South Broadway
The Newtown pike extension named Oliver Lewis Way was officially opened to a ribbon cutting from mayor Jim Gray. The new road extension connects West High street with the South Broadway and Bolivar street intersection. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Tips to Throw the Best Movie Night Ever | Kentucky Kernel Tips to Throw the Best Movie Night Ever
1. Know your audience.
Kentucky Kernel | September 22, 2017
Pet Owners: Tips to Maintain a Beautiful Home | Kentucky Kernel Pet Owners: Tips to Maintain a Beautiful Home
(StatePoint) For all the companionship pets provide, it’s fair to admit that they can mess up a clean, tidy home pretty quickly.
Kentucky Kernel | September 22, 2017
Kentucky Women's Soccer VS South Carolina | Kentucky Kernel Kentucky Women's Soccer VS South Carolina
South Carolina forward Savannah McCaskill heads the ball during the game against UK on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Lexington, Ky.The Cats lost 0 to1. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm| Staff
Kentucky Kernel | September 22, 2017
Plan for logging in Daniel Boone National Forest threatens rare flowers, groups argue | Lexington Herald Leader Plan for logging in Daniel Boone National Forest threatens rare flowers, groups argue
Federal officials did not do enough to look for rare and threatened species when evaluating a project that would include the most commercial logging in the Daniel Boone National Forest … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Will DeVos Guidelines Upend Campus Sexual Assault Policy? One UK Expert Is Skeptical | WUKY Will DeVos Guidelines Upend Campus Sexual Assault Policy? One UK Expert Is Skeptical
The director of the University of Kentucky’s Center for Research on Violence Against Women says she suspects universities with well-established sexual assault policies aren’t likely to abandon them – despite new guidance from the Trump administration.
WUKY | September 22, 2017
Accused killer’s use of welfare card helped police track him down | Lexington Herald Leader Accused killer’s use of welfare card helped police track him down
An accused killer’s use of his Kentucky welfare benefits card led police to him a couple weeks after he robbed and murdered a woman in a Somerset church, according to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Stabbing suspect arrested; steak knife used in robbery | Lexington Herald Leader Stabbing suspect arrested; steak knife used in robbery
A man accused in a Lexington stabbing and robbery in April was arrested Wednesday. James Mays, 50, allegedly got upset with a homeowner on Pimlico Parkway on April 2 and … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Report: Faulty repairs caused fatal Army helicopter crash | Lexington Herald Leader Report: Faulty repairs caused fatal Army helicopter crash
An improperly installed part caused a helicopter to crash in rural Tennessee, killing the two 101st Airborne Division pilots aboard, according to an Army report. A U.S. Army Aircraft Incident … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
‘They took hardworking people.’ Word of immigrant detentions spurs Nicholasville rally. | Lexington Herald Leader ‘They took hardworking people.’ Word of immigrant detentions spurs Nicholasville rally.
Dozens of people gathered outside Fiesta Mexico in Nicholasville on Wednesday night to show support for Hispanic residents one day after a rumored U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation at … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
UK Art Museum Holding Inaugural Y'Art Sale This Saturday | WUKY UK Art Museum Holding Inaugural Y'Art Sale This Saturday
Saturdays are always a big day for yard sales and the UK Art Museum hopes to cash in on the concept. They’ve solicited the help of 16 businesses and individuals to hold a community wide Y’Art Sale this weekend.
WUKY | September 22, 2017
T-shirt lets Kentucky fans show disdain for Florida, help with Irma | Lexington Herald Leader T-shirt lets Kentucky fans show disdain for Florida, help with Irma
University of Kentucky football fans can support the team for Friday’s game against Florida and help out Hurricane Irma victims at the same time. Wildcat Wearhouse, a retailer specializing in … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
McConnell shows off prized accomplishment to Kentucky: Justice Neil Gorsuch | Lexington Herald Leader McConnell shows off prized accomplishment to Kentucky: Justice Neil Gorsuch
Whenever U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted with questions this summer about the lack of Republican legislative accomplishments, he trotted out three words: “Justice Neil Gorsuch.” Like a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Confederate president labeled a ‘hero’ in Kentucky’s Capitol. That may soon change. | Lexington Herald Leader Confederate president labeled a ‘hero’ in Kentucky’s Capitol. That may soon change.
A plaque describing the president of the Confederacy as a patriot and a hero could be removed from the Kentucky Capitol in an effort to give more historical context to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
UK athletics director condemns ‘offensive’ Hurricane Irma sign before Florida game | Lexington Herald Leader UK athletics director condemns ‘offensive’ Hurricane Irma sign before Florida game
Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart on Thursday condemned an offensive banner that has been floating around social media this week that references Hurricane Irma and the Florida football team. “An … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Man pleads guilty in high-speed DUI crash that killed EKU student | Lexington Herald Leader Man pleads guilty in high-speed DUI crash that killed EKU student
A Georgetown man pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter in the death of a passenger in a car he drove about 120 mph while drunk, but the victim’s mother objected to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
See UK students use Lexington's first 'pedestrian scramble' | Lexington Herald Leader See UK students use Lexington's first 'pedestrian scramble'
The intersection of Prall Street and South Limestone was converted into Lexington's first "pedestrian scramble." All stoplights turn red on cars to allow pedestrians to use the entire intersection to cross. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Drone's-eye view of tobacco cutting | Lexington Herald Leader Drone's-eye view of tobacco cutting
A crew cut tobacco in a 16 acre plot on Bob James' farm in northern Jessamine County in September 2017. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
‘Angst’ and ‘uncertainty’ draw hundreds of teachers to town hall on pensions | Lexington Herald Leader ‘Angst’ and ‘uncertainty’ draw hundreds of teachers to town hall on pensions
Wearing badges that said “A Pension is A Promise,” an estimated 200 members of the Fayette County Education Association asked state lawmakers to protect their pensions at a town hall-style … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | September 22, 2017
Graham-Cassidy Comes Under Fire In Kentucky | WUKY Graham-Cassidy Comes Under Fire In Kentucky
Republicans’ latest health care overhaul appears on the ropes with Sen. John McCain’s announced opposition, but Kentucky critics continue to warn of the bill’s possible effects on the commonwealth.
WUKY | September 22, 2017