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New Lexington Convention Center plans includes changes for Rupp too. | Lexington Herald Leader New Lexington Convention Center plans includes changes for Rupp too.
Newly-released designs of the long-awaited expansion of the Lexington Convention Center include changes to Rupp Arena along with new exhibition, ballroom and meeting space that would be built to the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 20, 2017
A patient. A smoke. A broken finger. A criminal charge. Lexington ER visit goes awry | Lexington Herald Leader A patient. A smoke. A broken finger. A criminal charge. Lexington ER visit goes awry
A Lexington man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly broke the finger of a St. Joseph Hospital security officer who tried to prevent him from lighting a cigarette, according to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 20, 2017
New videos show gas blast at Murray State residence hall | Lexington Herald Leader New videos show gas blast at Murray State residence hall
  New surveillance video obtained by the Murray State News shows the moment Richmond Hall exploded on campus from a gas leak. One of the videos has gotten more than … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 20, 2017
Crumbling health bill dents McConnell image as top tactician | Lexington Herald Leader Crumbling health bill dents McConnell image as top tactician
When the banner Republican effort to scuttle and rewrite President Barack Obama's health care law crumbled this week, the falling debris popped a hefty dent into Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 20, 2017
Juvenile trying to hide weapon during traffic stop shoots friend | Lexington Herald Leader Juvenile trying to hide weapon during traffic stop shoots friend
A juvenile who was trying to hide a pistol during a traffic stop in Jessamine County early Wednesday accidentally shot his friend, according to the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office. The … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 20, 2017
Laurel County grandmother, husband charged in abuse of 12-year-old | Lexington Herald Leader Laurel County grandmother, husband charged in abuse of 12-year-old
A Laurel County grandmother and her husband have been charged in the sexual abuse and punishment of a 12-year-old child, according to the sheriff’s office. Robert Douglas Smith, 46, is … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 20, 2017
Horses run from national cemetery onto four-lane divided highway | Lexington Herald Leader Horses run from national cemetery onto four-lane divided highway
Motorists on U.S. 27 in Jessamine County faced some tense moments Monday when two horses ran from Camp Nelson National Cemetery and headed south in the northbound lanes of the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
Fire damages two-story brick house near West Sixth Brewing | Lexington Herald Leader Fire damages two-story brick house near West Sixth Brewing
Firefighters had to take extra precautions working a house fire in the 400 block of West Sixth Street in Lexington Wednesday. Hot temperatures outside can complicate fighting any flames. The … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
Lexington opening cooling centers as heat index approaches 100 | Lexington Herald Leader Lexington opening cooling centers as heat index approaches 100
Lexington is opening three cooling centers this week as temperatures are expected to top 90 degrees. Admission to city pools will also be half price through Saturday, city officials said … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
Grandma’s Kroger comment card praises employee, not grandson who tells her to ‘Google it’ | Lexington Herald Leader Grandma’s Kroger comment card praises employee, not grandson who tells her to ‘Google it’
A grandma who wishes that her grandson could be more like the “fine young man” who helped her at the Kroger store on Euclid Avenue is getting lots of attention … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
Shillito pool closed until 5 p.m. today for maintenance | Lexington Herald Leader Shillito pool closed until 5 p.m. today for maintenance
Shillito pool at 300 Reynolds Road in Lexington will be closed until 5 p.m.Wednesday for maintenance. All swim lessons will be moved to Southland Aquatic Center, city officials said. Lexington … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
GOP parts ways with county chairman after indecent exposure arrest results in tasing | Lexington Herald Leader GOP parts ways with county chairman after indecent exposure arrest results in tasing
A Kentucky Republican Party county chairman has resigned after he was arrested in Tennessee and charged with indecent exposure and resisting arrest in a department store, the GOP and police … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
Pedestrian Hit By Lexington Police Cruiser Dies | WUKY Pedestrian Hit By Lexington Police Cruiser Dies
A 50-year old man who was hit by a Lexington officer driving a police cruiser Wednesday morning has died.
WUKY | July 19, 2017
U of L foundation fires chief financial officer | Lexington Herald Leader U of L foundation fires chief financial officer
The University of Louisville's foundation, which has been beset by financial turmoil, has fired its chief financial officer. Media outlets report Jason Tomlinson was fired after the foundation board met … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
Pedestrian struck by Lexington police cruiser | Lexington Herald Leader Pedestrian struck by Lexington police cruiser
A pedestrian was struck by a Lexington police cruiser around 2:30 Wednesday morning on Euclid Avenue near Woodland Avenue. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
Pedestrian struck by Lexington police officer | Lexington Herald Leader Pedestrian struck by Lexington police officer
A pedestrian was struck by a Lexington police officer in a cruiser early Wednesday, according to media reports. The man had life-threatening injuries, according to WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 19, 2017
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Biochar was one of the top five teams of 2017's GSE Demo Day, coming up with the idea for an organic charcoal.
Kentucky Kernel | July 18, 2017
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Sixty high school students divided into teams and pitched various businesses to a packed theater of parents, local professionals and others.
Kentucky Kernel | July 18, 2017
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ContactMe, who pitched an app for contact users, was another one of the top five teams of 2017's GSE Demo Day.
Kentucky Kernel | July 18, 2017
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Leaf Web designed a net to catch falling autumn leaves and was one of the top five team of 2017's GSE Demo Day.
Kentucky Kernel | July 18, 2017
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Judges at Demo Day listen to numerous business pitches by the GSE participants.
Kentucky Kernel | July 18, 2017
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QuickClick Glasses pitched a design for customizable glasses frames, making them another one of the top five teams of GSE's Demo Day.
Kentucky Kernel | July 18, 2017
KSP trooper shoots man who came at him on an ATV | Lexington Herald Leader KSP trooper shoots man who came at him on an ATV
A state trooper shot a man in Whitley County after the man tried to run over him with an ATV, state police said. State troopers and Whitley County sheriff’s deputies … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Lexington woman loses $500 in scam that started with a Facebook message | Lexington Herald Leader Lexington woman loses $500 in scam that started with a Facebook message
A Lexington woman lost $500 in a scam that started with a message on Facebook Messenger. Phyllis White, 62, said she received a message from what appeared to be one … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Waiver Tweaks Likely To Further Shrink Medicaid Rolls | WUKY Waiver Tweaks Likely To Further Shrink Medicaid Rolls
Kentucky’s latest revised Medicaid waiver is expected to trim more Kentuckians from the Medicaid rolls than the original draft. Whether that’s a good or bad thing depends on whom you ask.
WUKY | July 18, 2017
Caulk reorganizes staff, makes new hires in Fayette County schools | Lexington Herald Leader Caulk reorganizes staff, makes new hires in Fayette County schools
In response to criticism from state evaluators, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk on Tuesday announced a staff reorganization and new hires aimed at improving the district’s support to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
He clears brush, rebuilds stone walls at nature park. Keeps him busy at 92. | Lexington Herald Leader He clears brush, rebuilds stone walls at nature park. Keeps him busy at 92.
When one of his younger volunteers at the Lower Howard’s Creek Nature and Heritage Preserve couldn’t get the all-terrain gator started, Bill Crankshaw climbed behind the wheel and fired it … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Lexington skateboard options double in 2 years with Valley Park opening | Lexington Herald Leader Lexington skateboard options double in 2 years with Valley Park opening
Semaj Harris put a tentative right foot on the front of his loaner skateboard on Tuesday, pushed off the ground with his left and took off across the 6,200-square foot … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
The Valley Park Skate Spot grand opening | Lexington Herald Leader The Valley Park Skate Spot grand opening
The Valley Park Skate Spot not only has it's grand opening but is also having a two day free clinic. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Blue Grass Airport runway reopens after fuel leak; flights affected | Lexington Herald Leader Blue Grass Airport runway reopens after fuel leak; flights affected
A Blue Grass Airport runway was closed for nearly an hour Tuesday afternoon while emergency crews cleaned up a fuel leak. A private plane, which was diverted to Blue Grass … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
School board, superintendent seeks dismissal from student dragging lawsuit | Lexington Herald Leader School board, superintendent seeks dismissal from student dragging lawsuit
The Scott County school board and Superintendent Kevin Hub are seeking to remove themselves from a lawsuit stemming from an incident in which a teacher dragged a student through a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Equine Troop partners with WeeCan Autism and Behavioral Consultation | Lexington Herald Leader Equine Troop partners with WeeCan Autism and Behavioral Consultation
A group of children within the state of Kentucky participate in the Equine Troop which is an 8 week course with horses teaching life skills and ways to build relationships. This group partnered with WeeCan allowing children with disabilities to ride horses for therapeutic relief. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
McConnell gives up on repeal and replace for GOP health care bill | Lexington Herald Leader McConnell gives up on repeal and replace for GOP health care bill
After Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran said Monday evening they would not vote to advance the GOP healthcare bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Proposed statewide school rating system not strong enough, groups say | Lexington Herald Leader Proposed statewide school rating system not strong enough, groups say
The latest draft of Kentucky’s proposed statewide system of evaluating schools — the new accountability system — is not strong enough. That’s the message that business, civil rights, community and … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
KEA wants to join Beshear’s lawsuit against Bevin over education board | Lexington Herald Leader KEA wants to join Beshear’s lawsuit against Bevin over education board
The Kentucky Education Association on Monday went to court to join Attorney General Andy Beshear’s lawsuit against Gov. Matt Bevin’s reorganization of education boards in the state. KEA filed a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Woodford hopes to start program for purchase of development rights | Lexington Herald Leader Woodford hopes to start program for purchase of development rights
The Woodford County Rural Land Board is gauging public interest in a program for purchase of development rights similar to Fayette County’s, except the Woodford program would be privately funded. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Proposed Medicaid changes ‘like putting lipstick on a pig,’ state officials told | Lexington Herald Leader Proposed Medicaid changes ‘like putting lipstick on a pig,’ state officials told
FRANKFORT The Bevin administration’s recent request to the federal government to make changes that would further restrict access to Kentucky’s Medicaid program is “like putting lipstick on a pig,” Harriette … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Kentucky attorney charged with defrauding insurance clients | Lexington Herald Leader Kentucky attorney charged with defrauding insurance clients
A Kentucky attorney is facing charges in federal court that he defrauded clients out of their insurance settlements for $550,000. The U.S. Attorney's office in Louisville says James Grant King … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Man accused in shooting that paralyzed 11-year-old, may have been involved in another shooting | Lexington Herald Leader Man accused in shooting that paralyzed 11-year-old, may have been involved in another shooting
The man accused in a June shooting that left an 11-year-old girl paralyzed may have also been involved in a hit-and-run and shooting 15 minutes after, a Lexington police detective … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Student wins the Paul Kevin Burberry Award | Lexington Herald Leader Student wins the Paul Kevin Burberry Award
Awards & Honors ▪ The University of Kentucky Human Development Institute recently named Lisa Dunkley as the winner of the 2017 Paul Kevin Burberry Award. Dunkley recently completed the Graduate Certificate … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Community art project will create banners for Main Street | Lexington Herald Leader Community art project will create banners for Main Street
The 2017 Nicholasville Now Paint-the-Town Banner Event will be held Thursday at the Blue Building at City/County Park. Painting times will be at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Applications are … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Revolutionary Kids Day to include crafts, games, reenactors | Lexington Herald Leader Revolutionary Kids Day to include crafts, games, reenactors
The Jack Jouett House Historic Site in Versailles will host its sixth annual Revolutionary Kids Day from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Visitors are invited to experience life in … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Toddler dies after being found in pool near home | Lexington Herald Leader Toddler dies after being found in pool near home
Police say a toddler who was pulled from a pool shortly after being reported missing has died. Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley told media that officers were called Saturday afternoon … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Chris Bailey’s forecast: Heat wave slowly sets in | Lexington Herald Leader Chris Bailey’s forecast: Heat wave slowly sets in
If you’re a fan of true summertime heat and humidity, we have the forecast for you. The hottest air of the summer is settling in and will develop into a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Mixed martial arts fighter dies after losing match | Lexington Herald Leader Mixed martial arts fighter dies after losing match
A mixed martial arts fighter has died after losing a match in Kentucky. Gary Thomas of Hardrock MMA promotions, which put on the event, told The Courier-Journal that 37-year-old Donshay … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
Teen missing, believed to have drowned in Kentucky lake | Lexington Herald Leader Teen missing, believed to have drowned in Kentucky lake
Authorities are searching for a teen believed to have drowned in a Kentucky lake. Local news outlets report Lt. Jeremy McQueary with Kentucky Fish & Wildlife said authorities were called … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 18, 2017
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Cross this river from Schöna, Germany to Hrensko, Czech Republic
Kentucky Kernel | July 17, 2017
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The hike up to Pravcicka Brana
Kentucky Kernel | July 17, 2017
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Kentucky Kernel | July 17, 2017
Traffic alert: Man o’ War, Alumni roadwork starting tonight | Lexington Herald Leader Traffic alert: Man o’ War, Alumni roadwork starting tonight
Roadwork to lengthen the turn lanes from Man o’ War Boulevard onto Alumni Drive will begin Monday night, bringing some impact on traffic, according to a news release. The project … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | July 17, 2017