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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin addresses the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce dinner, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at Heritage Hall in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin addresses the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce dinner, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at Heritage Hall in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

President Trump Calls Bevin Family, Congratulates Twins For Graduating

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Governor Matt Bevin tweeted that he had received a personal call from President Donald Trump overnight. According to the governor's post, President Trump called to discuss the Kentucky economy and the governor's "Think Kentucky" program. After that conversation, the president inquired about the Bevin family. The governor's twin children will be graduating high school tomorrow, and the President spoke to the two teens to personally congratulate the...

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Storms And Humidity Rising Memorial Day Weekend

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It's back to a full bore summer feel to your StormTracker forecast this Memorial Day weekend as the wind shifts to the southwest, humidity surges and highs stay elevated in the low to mid 80s. Showers & storms will ramp up then fall- isolated to a few Friday, likely Saturday, scattered Sunday and down to just a few for Memorial Day. We're closely tracking the potential for tropical development in the Gulf this weekend. Depending on the track & evolution of that low we may see... More>>

Former Jackson County Treasurer Indicted On Federal Charges

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -A former Jackson Co. treasurer accused of stealing $160,000 has been indicted on federal charges. Beth N. Sallee, 37, of McKee, Kentucky, was charged in a 10-count indictment with four counts of wire fraud, four counts of theft from a program receiving federal funds, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.  A date for Sallee to appear in court has not yet been scheduled.    The indictment alleges that Sallee misused her position to w...

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Man Killed In I-64 Hit-And-Run Identified

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Clark County coroner has identified the man killed in a hit and run crash on I-64 Friday morning.

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Active Shooter Taken Into Custody At Indiana Middle School

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(WTHR) - At least two people are reported to be injured after a reported shooting in Noblesville, Indiana. Noblesville West Middle School, near Indianapolis, is on lockdown, according to WTHR. Police are on scene.

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INTERACTIVE: Grilling Fire Safety

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Warm weather and grilling go hand in hand. However, there are a few things you need to know to keep yourself and those around you safe. 

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Missing Frankfort Man Found Safely

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The sheriff’s office and emergency management are attempting to locate a 76-year-old man.  Billy Wayne Caudle is described as a white male, 5’9”, 180 lbs., with hazel eyes. He was last seen Thursday morning in Frankfort. wearing khaki pants and a polo shirt.  Officials say he drives a 2008 burgundy Toyota van with license plate number 498-HTK (Kentucky plate).

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UK Announces Initial Details On Upcoming Rupp Renovations

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics)– Originally announced when UK agreed to a new lease in December 2016 and formalized the agreement earlier this year, upper-level chair-back seating and new club areas are coming to Rupp Arena starting with the 2019-20 season. On Friday, UK announced initial details on the upcoming renovations. This next phase of Rupp renovations comes on the heels of the addition of a new center-hung scoreboard, ribbon boards, new sound system and lighting tha...

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Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself In To Face Sex Crime Charges

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NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police Friday morning to face the first criminal charges to be filed against him after months of misconduct allegations from scores of women that destroyed his career and set off a national reckoning known as the #MeToo movement. Weinstein, 66, stepped from a black SUV wearing a blazer and carrying books under his arm, and lumbered into a Manhattan police station before a crowd of news cameras. He didn’t respond to sho...

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Police Arrest Couple Involved In Multiple Burglaries

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A couple was arrested this month in connection to a string of burglaries. Police say they arrested Kevin M. Wilson, 22, on Monday in relation to multiple shed and garage burglaries. Detectives identified Wilson along with his girlfriend, Taylor L. Cox, 24, as potential suspects for the increase in shed and garage burglaries in several areas throughout the city. Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined Wilson had been lin...

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Family Fears Kentucky Man is Victim in Detroit Shooting

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DETROIT, MI (LEX 18/WDIV) - A Lexington family is driving to Detroit to possibly identify its son after two men shot and killed each other over a woman Thursday morning.  Phillip Hudson's family members are praying everything they heard about this morning isn't true. "I heard a bunch of gunshots, and then I waited a minute and I heard the police sirens," said one woman who lived nearby the shooting.  Hudson's sister said it's likely he was one of the two men who...

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Man Arrested In Connection To Roosevelt Boulevard Shootings

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested in connection to two shooting last weekend.

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Prepare For Busy Roads This Memorial Day Weekend

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- High gas prices aren't stopping millions of drivers across the country from hitting the road this holiday weekend. Friday will be one of the busiest travel days of the year, so along with your bags... pack your patience. Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but for many families, the summer feeling starts today as people pack up to head out of town. AAA expects more than 40 million Americans to travel somewhere this weekend, and 36 million ...

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Stabbing Suspect Arrested After Multi-County Chase

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Garrard & Jessamine Counties (LEX 18) - Deputies say a double stabbing led to a multi-county chase and the suspect's arrest in Garrard County.  They say it started Thursday evening with an incident on Cartersville Road near Lancaster, where they say two men were stabbed and badly hurt. We're told the victims were flown to UK hospital with serious injuries. Authorities say the suspect later went to a relative's house in Nicholasville where he took an unspecifi...

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Formal Sentencing Today In Laurel County Murder

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is set to bee sentenced Friday for the death of his estranged girlfriend. In April, a jury found Joseph Nestor guilty of murder and evidence tampering for the death of 25-year-old Amber Decker. Decker's body was found inside a plastic box near Nestor's burned out home in 2015. The jury recommended life in prison for the murder and five years for evidence tampering, to be served concurrently. Nestor's formal sentencing is scheduled for ...

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What’s New On Netflix And What’s Leaving In June?

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(Digital Trends)-- Numerous house-produced series return this June, providing viewers with plenty of binge-watching potential. The second seasons of Marvel’s Luke Cage and female wrestling comedy GLOW will appear on the streaming giant, along with the long-awaited series finale of Netflix’s cult favorite sci-fi show Sense8. EVERYTHING NEW ON NETFLIX IN JUNE June 1 101 Dalmatians Assassination Games Blue Jasmine The Boy Busted! (Season Finale) The C... More>>

How An Alexa Speaker Recorded, Shared A Private Conversation

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(CNN)-- An Amazon Echo user in Oregon says she was shocked to learn her Echo had recorded a conversation with her husband without them knowing, then sent the audio file to one of his employees in Seattle.

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Morgan Freeman Apologizes In Wake Of Harassment Accusations

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(AP)-- Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized on Thursday to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior, after CNN reported that multiple women have accused the A-list actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on movie sets and in other professional settings. “Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” the actor, now 80, ... More>>

Voting Begins Throughout Ireland In Major Abortion Decision

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DUBLIN (AP) - Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions. The referendum Friday will decide whether the eighth amendment of the constitution is repealed, which would open the way for more liberal legislation. The amendment, in place since 1983, requires authorities to equally protect the right to life of a mother and that of a fetus, from the moment of conception. Prime Minister Leo V... More>>

Explosion In Canadian Restaurant Wounds 15 People

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TORONTO (AP) — An explosion caused by an “improvised explosive device” ripped through an Indian restaurant in a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Peel Region Sergeant Matt Bertram said two suspects with their faces covered to conceal their identity entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant late Thursday, dropped some sort of IED device and fled. “We have no indication to call it a hate crime or any kind of terrorism... More>>

N. Korea Demolishes Nuclear Test Site As Journalists Watch

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PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched. The explosions at the test site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast were supposed to build confidence ahead of a planned summit next month between Kim and President Donald Trump. But Trump canceled the meeting ... More>>

Trump Cancels Summit, Citing 'Open Hostility' By North Korea

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang and abandoning for now a meeting that held the promise of a historic peace deal but also the risk of diplomatic meltdown. In a letter to Kim announcing his decision to back away from the June 12 summit, Trump pointed to America's vast military might and warned the rising nuclear power against any "fool... More>>

State Health Commissioner Talks About Hepatitis A In Facebook Live

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(LEX 18) State health officials said only about 20 cases of Hepatitis A are reported in Kentucky per year, but this year, they've already seen more than 600.  In a Facebook Live Thursday morning, the Commissioner of Public Health wanted to inform and reassure Kentuckians on the topic of Hepatitis A, especially since several cases around the state involved restaurant employees.  "I know a lot of folks worry, 'if I go eat out somewhere, am I at risk?' What I w...

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Traffic Light Outage Causes Traffic Issues

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A traffic light outage downtown caused some traffic issues for drivers in Lexington. Police said that traffic lights at four intersections went out. They are located on Main Street and Vine Street between Broadway and Mill Street.  Traffic units are running the lights now using power inverter boxes. The lights are expected to be repaired around 11 p.m. Police are not sure why the outage happened.  More>>

Making A Difference: Wedding Dresses Made Into "Angel Gowns"

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ky  (WAVE 3) Two Kentucky women are using their sewing skills to create free burial gowns for babies who don't survive to term or past childbirth.  Amy Labriola and Bev Miller repurpose wedding dresses and make what they call "angel gowns" for the babies that never make it home.  "We both have had three healthy babies each and feel very fortunate for that, but we know people have not," said Labriola. "Some of them are stillborn,...

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Agronomist Talks About The Rain's Affect On Crops

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Starting this weekend, we have daily rain chances for the next week and farmers are holding their breath, hoping that the soil will eventually have a chance to dry out so they can plant the rest of their crops. "We've received it in what seems like surges at times, where we've just had a week on end with nothing but rain as it feels," said Chad Lee, an Agronomist at the University of Kentucky.  With more than half the year to go, we've already g...

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UK Football Player Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (KSR) - A Kentucky Football player was arrested on drug charges Thursday. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Marcus Walker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine). Walker signed with UK in 2015 and was set to play this fall. 

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Experts Give Tips To keep Bears Away From Home

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(LEX 18) Wildlife experts want people to put away any food or trash outside of their homes to avoid contact with black bears.  "Even young bears, mama bears with cubs - they're out and they're all hungry," said John Hast, the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Bear Program Coordinator. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife experts started getting calls about bear sightings in early April and just this week, one bear was spotted in Corbin and one in Bell County. Experts say that if ...

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Caretaker Accused Of Stealing From Disabled Patient Has Extensive Criminal Background

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A caretaker is in jail accused of stealing from the man she was assisting. According to an arrest warrant, 42-year-old Glenda Moore allegedly withdrew cash from an ATM using the man's debit card. The victim had given Moore his card so she could make food and personal item purchases for him, as he has a physical impairment. After a time in the VA Hospital earlier this year, he noticed unauthorized transactions totaling nearly $1,750. Moore, who w...

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Fallen Officers Honored At EKU Memorial

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RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Five Kentucky law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty were honored Thursday. Louisville Metro Police Officer Nick Rodman's name was added to the memorial. Rodman, a Georgetown College graduate, died in the line of duty last year.  Jason Ellis was also added. Ellis was with Bardstown Police when he was shot and killed while removing debris from the road. His murder...

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Water Restored To Corinth Water District Customers

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CORINTH, Ky (LEX 18) Officials tell LEX 18 that the water line in Corinth has been repaired and water has been restored to about 1,000 households that had been without water since Saturday.  They are under a boil water advisory, but there is no indication of when that advisory will end. 

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Student Disciplined After Toy Gun Found At LTMS

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A toy plastic gun caused a scare at a Lexington school. According to school officials, a student was found with the toy gun and was disciplined. The principal of the school sent a letter home to parents. He encouraged families to keep an eye on what students put in their backpacks. You may read the letter in full below: Dear Lexington Traditional Magnet School Families: One of my top priorities as principal at LTMS is to make sure we have open lines ... More>>

Forest Service, Partners Host Kids Fishing Derbies

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WINCHESTER, Ky., (LEX 18) – In recognition of Free Fishing Weekend, the Daniel Boone National Forest and partners will host several kids fishing derbies on the first two Saturdays in June.  In addition to free fishing derbies for kids, no fee permit will be required to use boat ramps outside of developed campgrounds at Cave Run Lake or Laurel River Lake on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. Kentucky provides free fishing days each year during the first weekend in J... More>>

Some Evidence To Be Sealed In Murder Of Pikeville Police Officer

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB)  - The man accused of murdering a Pikeville Police officer was back in court Thursday. According to East Kentucky Broadcasting, John Russell Hall made his first appearance in Pike Circuit Court since his arraignment on a murder charge in Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton's death. Hall is accused of shooting and killing Hamilton on the night of March 13th at Hurricane Creek. Hall was allegedly a suspect in a theft investigation and was well-... More>>

Harvey Weinstein To Face Charges Related To Alleged Sexual Misconduct

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(NBC News) - Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to be charged Friday in New York in connection with alleged sexual misconduct, according to a person familiar with the case.

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Woman, Boyfriend Sentenced To Prison For Husband's Slaying

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A woman and her boyfriend have been sentenced to decades in prison in the killing of her husband. The Kentucky New Era reports Jessie L. Goslyn and Jarred Tabor Long were sentenced Wednesday for the 2012 killing of Fort Campbell soldier Vincent Goslyn Jr. Goslyn was sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison and Long was sentenced to 30 years. The newspaper reports that Goslyn is accused of luring her husband to a remote area by having Long pose as a stranded ... More>>

Former Ky. Education Commissioner Appointed As President Of Southern Regional Education Board

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18 )-  The former Kentucky Education commissioner has a new job. Stephen L. Pruitt will serve as the next president of the Southern Regional Education Board.  SREB’s Executive Committee unanimously selected Pruitt, 49, after a months-long nationwide search. He will succeed Dave Spence, 73, who has been SREB president since 2005 and informed the Board in June 2017 of his intention to retire this summer.  “I am honored by the opportunity... More>>

Bus Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Student, Teacher

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A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by crossing three lanes of traffic in an apparent attempt to make an illegal U-turn, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. Authorities charged Hudy Muldrow Sr., 77, with vehicular homicide, also known as death by auto, in the deaths of 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas and 51-year-old teacher Jennifer Williamson. More than 40 others were injured, s... More>>

Bevin's Legal Team Files Response To AG Lawsuit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team filed their official response to Attorney General Andy Beshear’s political lawsuit against Senate Bill 151, Kentucky’s recently enacted pension reform law. In a statement, Governor Bevin called SB 151 "the Commonwealth’s most meaningful attempt to protect the pensions of Kentucky’s public workers and teachers." They called Attorney General Beshear "opportunistic" f... More>>

North Broadway Branch Of Chase Bank Closing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Northside branch of Chase Bank in Lexington is closing. The bank, located on North Broadway will close on July 19. That branch will consolidate with the Winchester Road location. That location is 1301 Winchester Road.  More>>

Kentucky Draws Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The two winningest programs in college basketball will face off for a fifth straight season in 2019 as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which the two leagues announced Thursday. The Kentucky men’s basketball team will host Kansas on Jan. 26 at Rupp at a time to be determined later. Going back to the 2014-15 season, the two schools have played one another every season in either the SEC/Big 12 Challenge or the State Farm Champions Classic. It w...

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Recently Adopted Child, 1, Left In Truck Dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a recently adopted 1-year-old girl whose father left her in a truck has died. News outlets cite a release from Metro Nashville police saying the adoptive father "reportedly forgot" about the child after dropping off her sibling at day care on Wednesday. The girl's adoptive mother found the child around 5:40 p.m. in a car seat inside the pickup truck parked outside their home. It's unclear how long she was in the vehicle. According t... More>>

Group Says UK's Bias Team Is "Speech Police"

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX News) - The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education is calling the University of Kentucky "Bias Response Team" a "literal speech police" organization. According to Fox News, the group is criticizing the team that encourages students to report anti-bias dialogue. It's been in effect at the school since 2016. “It is understandable that universities want to stay attuned to the campus climate in order to create an environment ... More>>

Tunnel Ridge Road Reopens In The Gorge

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POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Forest Service has announced that Tunnel Ridge Road will reopen in the Red River Gorge sometime Friday. Because of bad weather, the road rebuilding project was delayed several times, including Auxier Ridge. It has been completely reconstructed. The road offers access to some of the most popular parts of the forest. It's been closed since the winter months.

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Federal Board Recommends Seat Belts On All New School Buses

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal transportation panel on Tuesday recommended to states that all new large school buses be equipped with both lap and shoulder seat belts, which the board chairman called a "tried and true" safety protection. The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates transportation disasters, approved the recommendation Tuesday in Washington. The board also recommended requiring collision-avoidance systems and automatic emergency brak... More>>

Woman Injured In Car Vs. Tree Accident

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman is injured following a single-vehicle accident. It happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 192, 18 miles east of Somerset. Sheriff's officials say Vera L. Johnson, 86, of Somerset, apparently left the roadway due to unknown causes. The 2018 Kia Optima she was operating hit a guard rail and several trees before coming to a rest several yards from the roadway. The Pulaski County Rescue Squad and volunteers from ... More>>

President Trump Cancels Summit With Kim Jong Un

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(NBC) - President Donald Trump has cancelled his summit with Kim Jong Un, calling it "inappropriate" at this time. BREAKING: President Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un. pic.twitter.com/5zyAwuUwEk — NBC News (@NBCNews) May 24, 2018

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Report: Detroit Pistons Want UK Alum Dwane Casey For Head Coach Job

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DETROIT (Click On Detroit) - The Detroit Pistons are reportedly looking to hire a UK duo for their team.  According to Click On Detroit, the Pistons want to hire former Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey for their head coaching gig. Casey played for UK in the 70s and was recently let go from the team despite being named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The team also reportedly wants to hire former cat Tayshaun Prince for a front office gig....

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Favorite Military Movie State By State

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(Reviews) - According to a study by the website "Reviews,"  Kentucky's favorite military-themed movie is "The Great Escape."  'Reviews' analyzed IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes to find each state's favorite film. Most films had a local connection, for example, the favorite film in Pennsylvania is "Gettysburg." What's your favorite military film? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Check out the complete list here. 

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Lexington Launches Task Force On Neighborhoods In Transition

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)--  Vice Mayor Steve Kay and Councilmember James Brown announced the creation of the Task Force on Neighborhoods in Transition on Thursday morning.  The group, comprised of Urban County Councilmembers, city developers, planners, historians, residents and other community members, will meet monthly to discuss the complicated topics of infill and redevelopment, preservation and gentrification. The Task Force will also attempt to identify ways to protect ... More>>

Memorial To Be Held For Slain Bardstown Officer On 5th Anniversary Of His Death

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police in Bardstown will be holding a memorial ceremony in honor of Officer Jason Ellis on the fifth anniversary of his death. Bardstown Officer Jason Ellis was gunned down on the Bluegrass Parkway on May 25, 2013. He was on his way home when he stopped to clear brush off the Bluegrass Parkway and was ambushed and murdered. The crime remains unsolved. The memorial will be held Friday at 10 a.m.at the Highview Cemetery in Chaplin, Ky.  If you hav...

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Pointing Gun At Officers

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is behind bars Thursday morning after he is accused of pointing a gun at law enforcement. It happened around 11 p.m. Monday on Rough Creek Road, approximately five miles east of London. Officers went to the residence to notify a male subject there that his wife had apparently wrecked her vehicle. 35-year-old Coty Jones came to the front door, picked up a sawed off shotgun and pumped a shotgun round inside it pointing the weapon at the r... More>>

Driver Arrested In Old Richmond Road Accident

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A driver is facing a DUI charge after crashing into a fence and tree on Old Richmond Road. Police say a woman wrecked just a few miles past Delong Road about 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning. The road was shut down for a couple hours to clear the scene. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Man Injured In Alleged Drive-by Shooting

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in Lexington. It happened just before midnight Wednesday on Daniel Court off Village Drive. Police say they received several calls of multiple shots fired in the area just after 11:30 p.m. Once on scene, they saw a man in his 30s who had been shot in the hand as he was walking down the road. The victim told police someone inside a white car driving by fired shots at him. Police say they found a couple ...

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Jefferson Co. District Court Judge Candidate Dies Hours After Winning Primary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3/Courier Journal)  Less than 24 hours after winning the primary race, an attorney running for Jefferson County district court judge has died.  WAVE 3 News reports that Attorney Danny Alvarez was a candidate for Kentucky District Court 30 Division 9 court judge. He was supposed to face Tanisha Ann Hickerson in November.  Exact details of his death have not been released, but the Courier Journal cites the candidate's campaign manager, Jon...

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East Sixth Street House Fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- No one was injured in an early morning Lexington house fire. It happened around 4 a.m. on East Sixth Street...

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North Korea Demolishes Nuke Test Site With Series Of Blasts

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PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) - North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists. The explosions at the nuclear test site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast were centered on three tunnels at the underground site and a number of buildings in the surrounding area. The planned closing was previously announced by leader Kim J... More>>

North Korea Slams Pence As Summit With Trump Grows Shakier

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TOKYO (AP) — North Korea has lobbed another verbal salvo at Washington ahead of an increasingly embattled plan for its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump to meet next month, calling Vice President Mike Pence a “political dummy” and saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table. The outburst at Pence, issued in the name of a top Foreign Ministry official, comes on the heels of another sharp...

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Foundation Wants Permanent Memorial For Fallen EMS Workers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky's fallen emergency medical services workers were honored with a candlelight vigil Wednesday night.  Friends, families, and current EMS workers gathered in Frankfort at the Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial site to honor the lives of the 29 Kentucky EMS workers who have died in the line of duty.  Currently the state has memorial sites for fallen officers and firefighters, but no permanent site for fallen EMS workers. But the found...

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Community Gathers At Lexington High School For Bullying Rally

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A group of teens and their families gathered at Lexington Catholic High School on Wednesday night with one message in mind... "it's over now -- stop the bullying." The rally was hosted by a former Lexington police chief, along with a victim of bullying. Former Police Chief Anthany Beatty and his wife Eunice gathered the crowd last night to inspire teens to be more empathetic toward others.  The couple hopes to inspire teens to also say ...

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  • Three Wildcats Advance to Eugene on NCAA East Prelims Thursday

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    The first three Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships required to qualify to the NCAA Outdoor Championships finals site on Thursday.   Fred Dorsey, Ellen Ekholm and Jacob Thomson all booked return trips to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships will be held June 6-9 with their performances on Thursday in Tampa, Florida. And then six more Wildcats from first-round track prelims on Thursday into quarterfinals where trips to Euge...
    The first three Wildcats earned the top-12 finishes at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships required to qualify to the NCAA Outdoor Championships finals site on Thursday.   Fred Dorsey, Ellen Ekholm and Jacob Thomson all booked return trips to Eugene, Oregon where the NCAA Championships will be held June 6-9 with their performances on Thursday in Tampa, Florida. And then six more Wildcats from first-round track prelims on Thursday into quarterfinals where trips to Euge...
  • Brad Calipari Headed to Europe for Basketball Trip

    Brad Calipari Headed to Europe for Basketball Trip

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    Kentucky men’s basketball junior Brad Calipari is headed for a second tour with the Global Sports Academy. After an eight-day basketball trip to Croatia last summer, Calipari and his team will travel to three European countries this year.  Calipari and the Global Sports Academy will begin play on Friday during their eight-day tour through Belgium, Germany and Holland. Calipari is one of 10 collegiate players from eight different schools traveling to Europe this week. ...
    Kentucky men’s basketball junior Brad Calipari is headed for a second tour with the Global Sports Academy. After an eight-day basketball trip to Croatia last summer, Calipari and his team will travel to three European countries this year.  Calipari and the Global Sports Academy will begin play on Friday during their eight-day tour through Belgium, Germany and Holland. Calipari is one of 10 collegiate players from eight different schools traveling to Europe this week. ...
  • Kentucky Men’s Tennis Exits NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

    Kentucky Men’s Tennis Exits NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

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    The Kentucky men’s tennis team exited the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Wake Forest University. Will Bushamuka was eliminated in the second round, while the duo of Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois lost in the first round. Bushamuka was forced to retire in the first set in his match against No. 4 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest. Bushamuka was down 5-0 when he withdrew. Bushamuka will finish his spring senior season at 12-9 and 5-8 aga...
    The Kentucky men’s tennis team exited the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Wake Forest University. Will Bushamuka was eliminated in the second round, while the duo of Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois lost in the first round. Bushamuka was forced to retire in the first set in his match against No. 4 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest. Bushamuka was down 5-0 when he withdrew. Bushamuka will finish his spring senior season at 12-9 and 5-8 aga...
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  • APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

    APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot mode sped up before crashing

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    A new police report says a Tesla that crashed in Utah while in Autopilot mode accelerated just before it smashed into a stopped fire truck.
    A new police report says a Tesla that crashed in Utah while in Autopilot mode accelerated just before it smashed into a stopped fire truck.
  • Chief: Body is likely that of missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

    Chief: Body is likely that of missing 5-year-old Kansas boy

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    Police say a small, decomposing body found in central Kansas is likely that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February.
    Police say a small, decomposing body found in central Kansas is likely that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February.
  • Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

    Former NAACP leader exposed as white faces fraud charges

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    A once prominent black civil rights leader in Washington state who was later exposed as white is facing charges of welfare fraud.
    A once prominent black civil rights leader in Washington state who was later exposed as white is facing charges of welfare fraud.
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