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  • Donors contacting Lexington to get Confederate statues moved, Mayor Jim Gray says

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said Sunday the city has already received offers from people willing to donate money to pay to move two Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse on Main Street. Those offers come just one day after Gray announced he wants to move the controversial statues.

  • Louisville police presence ‘disturbing and antagonistic,’ BLM group says

    By Thomas Novelly
    The Courier-Journal
    Louisville police officers are facing criticism from local activists groups and others for using tactics that heightened tensions at a Black Lives Matter march Sunday.
    “It escalated quickly. The police started driving their cars in front of us. Then they said, ‘It’s time to get our bats,’” said Democratic State Rep. Attica Scott, D-41. “The closer we get to the East End, it became more of an issue.”

  • Check out the lineup for this year’s Kentucky State Fair free Turf Concert Series

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair announces the lineup for its Turf Concert Series, which runs throughout the fair, Aug. 17-27. The series features a wide range of musical artists and there’s a different concert every night, for a total of 25 bands. All shows are free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair.
    Thursday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. — “Elvis Extravaganza” Tribute to the King plus Tribute to “The Statler Brothers”
    Friday, Aug. 18, 8 p.m. — Ginuwine and TONY! TONI! TONÉ!

  • What’s new at the state fair?

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair opens today and runs through Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center and is the largest summertime attraction in the Commonwealth. The 11-day celebration stays true to its 113-year heritage, while each year offering fairgoers exciting new experiences, food, music, animals, exhibits, entertainment and more.
    ·New Kentucky State Fair App
    Fairgoers can make the most of their experience with the Fair’s new app, free on Google Play and the App Store:

  • Supreme Court of Kentucky adopts Open Records Policy for court system’s administrative records

    FRANKFORT, Ky. ― The Supreme Court of Kentucky has approved an Open Records Policy that guides how the public accesses the administrative records of the state court system. The seven Supreme Court justices voted unanimously to adopt the policy, which will take effect Aug. 15, 2017.
    This is the first Open Records Policy for the Administrative Office of the Courts, the operations arm of the court system. The policy is in the form of an Administrative Procedure of the Court of Justice, which carries the weight of law under the Kentucky Constitution.

  • Bevin suggests possibility of two special sessions on public pensions and tax reform

    By Joe Sonka
    Insider Louisville
    Uncertainty grew over the weekend concerning the anticipated special legislative session tackling tax reform and Kentucky’s troubled public pension system this fall, as Gov. Matt Bevin suggested Friday that it might only cover pensions, leaving tax reform to a subsequent session.

  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services to offer wellness information at Kentucky State Fair

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this month can get information and expert guidance on health, wellness and family assistance programs at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit.

  • Woman accused of lighting husband on fire

    By Dean Manning
    Corbin/Whitley News Journal
    A Keavy man is in critical condition after police say his wife doused him with gasoline and set him on fire in the midst of a domestic dispute Monday night.
    Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene on Woodland Court off of Paris Karr about 8 p.m.
    However, both the husband and wife, identified as John and Vera Wooten, had left the scene as she drove him to St. Joseph –– London Hospital for treatment of what police described as severe burns over 50 percent of his body.

  • Poll: One in 12 Kentucky 10th-graders have attempted suicide

    Kentucky Press News Service
    By MELISSA PATRICK
    Kentucky Health News
    A 2016 survey found that 8.2 percent of Kentucky’s high-school sophomores — about one in 12 — said they had attempted suicide at least once in the previous 12 months. That may seem high, but the national rate is even higher: 9.4 percent.
    “We need to take that seriously,” Dr. Julie Cerel, a psychologist and professor at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work and president of the American Association of Suicidology, told Kentucky Health News.

  • Kentucky State Police to conduct traffic checkpoints

    CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. – The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of August 1st through August 31st.