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EKU Case Dining Hall “represents community”

The food itself might nourish the body, but there’s something about a campus dining hall that feeds the soul.
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Shelter offers tips for helping the homeless when it’s cold

Hope Center offers tip on how to help the homeless get through the winter months.

Neighbors worry violence is on the rise in their small town

Some people in Winchester are wondering how safe their city is anymore after a shooting in broad daylight yesterday afternoon between two car loads of people.  

New program to combat con artists targeting veterans

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General announces the launch of "Mission Veterans Protected."
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Lexington makes move to help citizens connect to more services

The city of Lexington has joined Nextdoor, a private social network, to improve city and county-wide communications.
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Cold weather plan activated in Lexington again

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Weather Plan has been activated in Lexington.
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Legend holding National Anthem tryouts

The Lexington Legends are hosting tryouts to sing or perform the National Anthem and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
Candlelight Vigil

Hundreds in vigil for school shooting victims

Hundreds of people have thronged a park in Benton, Kentucky, where they've lit flickering candles for the victims of Tuesday's shooting at Marshall County High School in their rural community.

Kentucky community grapples with cause of school shooting

Stunned by a deadly school shooting, a grief-stricken community in Benton is struggling to understand how one of its own could have unleashed such terror.
Child Abuse

Training offered to help organizations prevent child abuse

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Organizations that serve children are invited to participate in training that aims to help prevent child sex abuse. A statement from...

Benefit this weekend for Cynthiana restaurant destroyed by fire

Maiden City Brewing Company and Red State BBQ are holding a fundraiser for Paula's Restaurant.

MLK Day celebrations

List of events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

KY power awards grant to assist low income residents

The $50,000 American Electric Power Foundation grant was given to Christian Appalachian Project by Kentucky Power.

Free trash disposal day

Fayette County is offering a free trash disposal day on Saturday.

Community action council kicks off LIHEAP

Some people can't afford to stay warm in the winter, so the community action council steps in.

Energy assistance program to help those in crisis

The Community Action Council’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program (LIHEAP) will begin taking applications next week.

Columbia Gas presents NiSource Charitable Foundation grant to Fisher House

Columbia Gas of Kentucky on Thursday made a special investment to help veterans families' receiving treatment at Lexington's VA Medical Center with a grant from the NiSource Charitable Foundation for the construction of a Fisher House on the grounds of the VA's Leestown Road property.

Lexington rapper delivers coats to needy children

Lexington rapper and community advocate Devine Carama delivered donated coats to less fortunate children in eastern Kentucky on Thursday.

Local Humane Society burglarized twice in one month

Staff at the humane society say while the amount of cash stolen during these two thefts may seem minimal to most, it's had a huge impact on both the facility and employees.

Frankfort Walmart donates shopping spree to girl whose Christmas decorations were stolen

Kaylee Smith was given a free shopping spree at Walmart in Frankfort, but you might be surprised by who she was shopping for.

Up next, Small Business Saturday

Thousands of people went shopping for Black Friday, and while you may be worn out, the sales aren't over just yet.

Catholic Action Center hosts community Thanksgiving dinner

While many people probably enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving meal with their families, not everyone had that opportunity.

Catholic Action Center does last-minute prep for Thanksgiving community dinner

Inside the Catholic Action Center, there are people working all through the night to make sure that everything is in place for Thursday's meal.

Habitat for Humanity builds home for Lexington family

Day one of the build has passed and the walls have gone up on one woman's dream for her and her family.

Lexington Public Library unveils ‘Tiny Library’ program

Lexington Public Library unveils the 'Tiny Library' program to make reading more accessible to the community.

Frankfort Police Department strives for better relationship with community

Frankfort police stopped in McDonald's Tuesday, but they weren't looking for the Hamburglar.

Paris church community collecting donations for Harvey victims

People in Texas have been cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey for about a month now. A Bourbon County community is trying to help out, but says it needs you! They have just a little more than a week left to help fill up a cargo trailer of supplies, headed for Texas. 

Talley’s Barbecue gives back to Lexington community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Talley's Barbecue set up Sunday at Clean Sweep Car Wash on South Broadway for a back-to-school lunch. Chef Love Talley grilled...

Coffee with cops in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Once again police in Lexington are getting to know the people they serve. "Coffee with Cops" was hosted at Bicycle Face...

Donations flood into the Lexington Humane Society

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The community has come through in 10 fold to help the Lexington Humane Society. Ashley Hammond, the Senior Manager of Donor Relations for...

Richmond police cooling off while reaching out

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Richmond Police Department hosted something kind of like a pool party Saturday. They invited community members to "Dunk a cop". It kicked off...

Pioneer Playhouse – Death by Darkness

Pioneer Playhouse located in Danville is Kentucky's Oldest Outdoor Theatre. It was founded in 1950 by Eben C. Henson, and continues to be run by the Henson family. The historic theatre opens on June 9 with a "Kentucky Voices" original play, back by popular demand: Death by Darkness, a mystery set in Mammoth Cave in 1842.

Community Action Council – Unlimited Impact Event

They are holding a big event Wednesday night at the 5/3 Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park from 4 to 8 PM. It is a free...

Community Action Council – Grants and Funding

They are holding a big event Wednesday night at the 5/3 Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park from 4 to 8 PM. It is a free...

Regional program for deaf, hard of hearing set in Paducah

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will hold a regional outreach program next week in Paducah.

Picnic aims to improve relationship between police and community

Despite the rain, great weather for a picnic Saturday. About 1,500 people enjoyed one at Douglas Park in Lexington.

Valvoline celebration raises estimated $40K for Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Preliminary figures show that Valvoline Inc. raised an estimated $40,000 for Lexington Habitat for Humanity from the Valvoline™ Community Celebration on May 13.

Community Health Fair – Clark Regional Medical Center

Katy Hedge and Ed Mastrean, with Clark Regional Medical Center, come to the studio to tell Matt Groves how they're celebrating 100 years of making communities healthier.

I DO program list for Lexington youth

The city of Lexington has announced their 2017 “IDO” program list for Lexington youth during the Fayette County Public Schools summer break.

Community mourns death of firefighter

Montgomery County firefighter, 52-year-old Dewon Wells has died.
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No arrests after Pulaski Co. shooting injures one

Kentucky State Police say a man was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment after being shot Monday evening at a home on Suncrest Drive in the Bend of Lakes community of Pulaski County.
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Community groups sought to host Kentucky Proud dinners

Kentucky agriculture officials say community organizations are being invited to apply to host Kentucky Proud dinners that showcase local food products.

3rd Community Springfest

Community Springfest organizers Rayann White and Travis Lilley come by the studio to tell Katie Solove about the upcoming Community Springfest happening on April 15th.

BGCF: Make someone ‘hoppy’ this Easter with Giving Cards

The Blue Grass Community Foundation is offering residents a chance to include some charity along with chocolate in this year’s Easter basket by purchasing a Giving Card.

Winchester forum to discuss overdoses, Narcan training

The Clark County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy will be holding a community forum Thursday evening to discuss overdose prevention.
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New community flag unveiled at Lexington Christian Academy

Students from Lexington Christian Academy, along with Mayor Jim Gray and Councilmember Amanda Mays Bledsoe, were on-hand Thursday morning at the school as Lexington new community flag was unveiled.

Police investigating bomb threat at Lexington mosque

The Kentucky chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations is asking state and federal law enforcement to investigate a bomb threat at a Lexington mosque as a hate crime.

The Art & Culture of West African Drumming – Joan Brannon with DrummingWorks

Spring is the perfect time to reinvent and freshen up your look! Brook White, stylist at Posh Salon & Spas shows us some trendy spring hairstyles that'll help revive your style!

Faith Leaders Summon Community to Stand Together

A group of local religious leaders have come together to ask all people to unite against threats, harassment and acts of violence in Lexington.
Food Pantry

Community Pitches in to Expand Jessamine Co. Food Pantry

A recent blog entry from God's Pantry Food Bank tells the story of how the community rallied around Paul Huber, the executive director of the Jessamine County Food Pantry since 2012, to expand the facility and provide more food assistance for the families that need it.

Volunteers Start Setting Up the Faith and Community Christmas Store

Volunteers are busy setting up for the annual Faith and Community Christmas Store.

Mom 2 Mom – Faith & Community Christmas Store

ABC 36's Sarah Pannell heads over to Southland Christian Church, where she talks to Janelle Earley about this year's Faith & Community Christmas Store.
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Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling: Lottery Tickets are not Child’s Play

The Kentucky Lottery Corporation endorses and participates in a worldwide effort to remind parents -- and all adults -- that gambling is an age-appropriate adult activity. In fact, in Kentucky, it is illegal for anyone under 18 years of age of age to purchase a lottery ticket.
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Health Dept. Offers Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving

As many prepare to share holiday meals with family and friends, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department recommends these safe food handling tips.

God’s Net Needs Blanket Donations

Volunteers with God’s Net say they desperately need blankets.

St. Joseph Closes Out Breast Cancer Awareness Month With “Pink-A-Boo”

In honor of the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the staff at Saint Joseph Hospital hosted a "Pink-A-Boo" event on Monday.
Pumpkin Halloween

Trick or Treat Times for Central Kentucky Towns

Most central Kentucky communities will have trick or treating on October 31st, but not all.

Lexington combines homeless facilities

Lexington’s homeless population will soon be getting a new facility.
Pumpkin Halloween

Parking plan released for Little Goblins Galore Halloween party

Little Goblins Galore is a Halloween party thrown by Lexington Parks and Recreation at McConnell Springs each year that's about fun, not fright.
Strut, Smile

Strut Your Smile fundraiser to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Members of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry are preparing to host the 10th annual Strut Your Smile fundraiser to support their commitment of restoring lost smiles to victims of domestic violence

Lexington Center requesting quotes for High Street project

The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) is seeking proposals to qualify a developer(s) to develop a mixed-use project in the heart of downtown Lexington.
Heroin Needle

Community forum on addiction & recovery to be held Tuesday in Rowan Co.

Counseling group A Center 4 Change will host a community forum to address recovery and treatment of addiction on October 4th in Morehead.
Pumpkin Halloween

With Halloween coming up, Kentucky One Health issues safety tips

With the costumes, pumpkin carving and sweet treats of Halloween around the corner, KentuckyOne Health is encouraging families to practice safety first during the holiday.
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City of Lexington: We want zombies!

A post on the City of Lexington's Facebook page says it's not too late to register for this year's Thriller and Halloween Parade.

New Animal Shelter in Boyle County

After four years of planning and fundraising, the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society is about to debut its new shelter.
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KSP accepting Trooper Cadet applications

The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its next Academy class. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/career.html

Jefferson Street Soirée set for Sept. 14

September in Lexington signals the start of two events – sales and soiree.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises over $200K

The Alzheimer's Association of Lexington says that over 1,700 people participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday at the Fayette County Courthouse, and raised over $200,000 to fund care, support, and research programs into the debilitating disease.

Drive Kentucky Summer Lifesaver blood drive enters final days

The PODS® moving and storage company will be hosting the last days of Kentucky Blood Center's Drive Kentucky Summer Lifesaver blood drive this week.
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Inaugural Rowan Co. Pride Fest happening Saturday

One year after Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in defiance of a federal court order, the Rowan County Rights Coalition will be hosting the inaugural Rowan County Pride Festival.
Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope to host 4th annual overdose awareness event

In memory of lives lost, to raise awareness about overdose prevention, and to celebrate the hope found in recovery, Voices of Hope - Lexington, Inc. are sponsoring their 4th annual overdose awareness event.
Louisiana, Flooding, Flood

KY Div. of Surplus Property sends supplies to Louisiana

As soon as Keith McNeil saw the news about the flood ravaged areas in Louisiana, he knew the Kentucky Division of Surplus Properties (DSP) had items that would be useful for helping flood victims and cleanup efforts.
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KSU Class of 2020 to kick off Pay it Forward Frankfort event

More than 250 Kentucky State University freshmen, faculty and staff will participate in service activities in the Frankfort community from 10:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, August 27.

Students turn out for UK’s FUSION 2016 event

Hundreds of University of Kentucky students took time on Tuesday pitching in to help the community at the UK FUSION 2016 event.
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Beshear: Kentuckians involved in HSBC settlement may file claims beginning Aug. 24

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced on Monday that the nearly 1,400 Kentucky borrowers eligible for relief through a settlement agreement with HSBC mortgage lender may file a claim starting August 24.
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Freshmen, others make connections during “Big E Welcome”

Well over 2,000 first-year students received a “Big E Welcome” when they arrived at Eastern Kentucky University on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

EKU Aviation enters aircraft in Louisville flugtag competition

The Millennial Falcon will soon take flight in Louisville!
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Community colleges in coal counties get grants

Eight Kentucky Community and Technical College System sites are receiving coal county grants from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.
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God’s Pantry Food Bank announces interim CEO

On Tuesday, God’s Pantry Food Bank Board of Directors announced that Ame Sweetall has been appointed Interim CEO of the Food Bank, and will take over following Marian Guinn’s departure later this month.
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Lexington job fair to be held Wednesday at Clarion Hotel

The busy hiring season is here!
Fayette County Public Schools

FCPS releases important reference & contact info for parents

Fayette Co. mothers and fathers will be sending their kids off to school tomorrow, but the school system wants parents to know that they have multiple channels through which they can keep track of their children's activities.
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“Cutz and Curlz” cleans up kids for class

Central Kentucky students are getting ready to head back to class, and the girls and boys around Clark Co. are going back with a fresh haircut.
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ALDI to hold job fair in Lexington on Saturday

Supermarket chain ALDI is looking to fill 83 jobs, and is hosting a job fair on Saturday, August 13, to staff the positions.
School bus

KSP Cautions Motorists to be Aware of Back-To-School Travel

As thousands of Kentucky students head back to school this week, Troopers are urging motorists to remain cautious behind the wheel and help prevent injuries and deaths that result each year from school bus-related crashes.
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Tickets for Opera House’s “Broadway Live” series on sale Monday, Aug. 8

Individual show tickets for Broadway Live at the Opera House’s 2016-2017 40th Anniversary Season go on sale Monday, August 8th at 10:00 a.m.

Childcare Network giving away school supplies for elementary students

In an effort to offset the financial strain of back-to-school supplies, Childcare Network is holding an event to assist parents with providing the necessary tools needed for their children to succeed academically.

“Hiring Our Heroes” job fair aims to employ vets; coming to Whitaker Bank Ballpark

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Lexington Legends are hosting the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair on August 4th at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Peaceful Playground

Peaceful playground teaches valuable lessons

Members of the community came together on Monday to make sure students at one school have a peaceful playground this school year.
Kentucky Blood Center

KBC: Donate blood, get a $10 gift card

Kentucky kids are getting ready to head back to school, and Kentucky Blood Center wants to help those parents with their back-to-school-shopping needs.

Health department releases August mosquito-spraying schedule

To help control mosquitoes as part its “Fight the Bite: Day and Night” campaign, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will continue to conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer.
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Catholic Action Center asking for donations

The Catholic Action Center and Community Inn is reaching out to the public for donations of supplies.

Douglass Pool closed

Lexington Parks & Recreation has announced that Douglass Pool has been closed until further notice due to a plumbing/mechanical issue.

5 things the BBB wants you to know about “Pokemon Go”

It's the nation-wide, overnight blockbuster app of the year. Pokemon Go has been downloaded millions of times in its first week, and while there is plenty of fun to be had, the Better Business Bureau is warning people that "catching them all," may need to come with some caution.

Frankfort Police working with heavy hearts

Law enforcement officers all across the country have heavy hearts because of what happened in Dallas, Texas.

Freedom March planned in downtown Lexington Saturday

A Freedom March will be held in downtown Lexington on Saturday to raise awareness about violence in the community and around the nation.

Cari Boyd named new principal of Georgetown Middle School

Cari Boyd is the new Principal of Georgetown Middle School. Boyd has served as Dean of Students at GMS for three years.
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Lextran to run extended schedule on July 4th

Getting around Lexington on Independence Day will be a snap thanks to an extended Lextran schedule.

Lexington firefighters get “in gear” for Bluegrass 10K

Lexington's annual Bluegrass 10K is set for 7:30 a.m. on July 4th, and the competition just got a little bit hotter.

Salvation Army kicks off 10th annual LemonAiD drive July 1

For the tenth year, LemonAiD volunteers will be helping people in the Bluegrass cool off while aiding homeless children and their parents.

Health Dept.: Take precautions against mosquito bites this holiday weekend and beyond

On Mosquito Control Awareness Week, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is reminding residents that the holiday weekend is the perfect time to look in and around your home for ways to control mosquitoes that can carry viruses.

This 4th of July, know what you can use, before you light the fuse

Lexington's Police and Fire Departments are reminding residents that not all fireworks are created equally, and some are illegal in the city.
Temperature Tips When Grilling, Cooking Meats

Health Dept. issues tips on food safety during 4th of July holiday

A few extra food precautions can help keep your Fourth of July holiday from turning red, white and "ew."

Community remembering 10-year-old killed in hit and run

The Science Hill Community is rallying together to remember a 10-year-old boy who died after an apparent hit-and-run.

Entertainment schedule for Lexington Pride Festival released

The Lexington Pride Festival is set to be celebrated this Saturday, June 25 at the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington.
God's Pantry Food Bank

God’s Pantry Food Bank to participate in Summer Food Service Program

God’s Pantry Food Bank is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.

Lexington mosquito-spraying schedule released

To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer.
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Swim-A-Thon event helps grieving families

While one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage or stillbirth, their grieving families all too often suffer in silence. This Saturday, local nonprofit Miles With Maeve is raising support and awareness for them.
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FCPS: Free meals available for children all summer

Fayette County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which provides free meals for all children age 18 and younger.

Avoid Zika virus with these tips from FCPS

A flyer from Fayette Co. Public Schools focuses on steps Kentuckians can take to avoid the Zika virus.
Mural Painting Camp

Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites sponsor mural painting camps

The City of Frankfort’s Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Department is partnering with the Frankfort Rotary Club, Capital City Museum and Full Circle Studio & Gallery to sponsor the 2016 Kentucky River Children’s Mural Painting Summer Camps.
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Kroger to host hiring fair at Lexington locations

Kroger in Lexington, as well as around the state, will be holding a job fair on Saturday May 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..
Awesome Inc U

Awesome Inc U’s developer bootcamp to guarantee job placement

Awesome Inc U has announced a 3-month full-time training program for adults interested in computer programming as a profession.
Stamp Out Hunger

“Stamp Out Hunger” food drive to be held Saturday

Saturday, May 14, marks the 24th anniversary of America’s largest-single day of giving — the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall

As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables.

Arbor Day event combines Douglass Park renovation, safety

It takes a lot of hands to renovate a park that’s been around for 100 years. 100 hands, to be specific.

Students, teacher honored at Rotary Club event

It was a big day at the Rotary Club of Lexington, where some exceptional students were honored on Thursday.
Medication Disposal

Free med toss event this weekend

Citizens are encouraged to clean out their medicine cabinet this weekend and properly dispose of unwanted, unused or outdated prescription drugs at Lexington’s annual spring Med Toss event.
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Watershed Conference features middle school researchers

Students from several Kentucky middle schools attended the Watershed Conference on Wednesday, presenting their own watershed research projects.
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Centre College Class of 2015 achieves 98% employment and graduate school placement

According to data recently compiled by Centre College, 98 percent of the Class of 2015 is either employed or pursuing advanced study since graduation this past May.

Elementary students meet their high school pen pals in Lexington

Pen pals became in-person friends at Athens-Chilesburg elementary on Tuesday.
Rabbits, Bunnies

I just found bunnies! What do I do?

Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control are alerting residents to a higher chance of finding baby rabbits during this time of year, and that despite the temptation, it is very hard to successfully raise baby bunnies by hand.

Special Olympics track & field meet held at BSHS

Hundreds of athletes competed in the Special Olympics track and field meet at Bryan Station High School in Lexington on Saturday.
Main Street Clean Sweep

Join the Main Street Clean Sweep for Earth Day

Help keep downtown Lexington clean and green on Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd!

Police and Fire Departments set to rumble in flag football game

The Frankfort Fire Department and Police Department will be participating in a Charity Flag Football Game on Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. on the Franklin County High School football field.
Mountain Mushroom Festival

Mountain Mushroom Festival to kick off Saturday

Fans of morel mushrooms and Kentucky agate will get their fill this weekend in Irvine at the Mountain Mushroom Festival.
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LPD unveil “Text-A-Tip” feature

On Thursday, the Lexington Police Department announced the availability of Text-a-Tip, a tool for citizens to anonymously submit crime-related information.

IEA National Finals begin at Kentucky Horse Park

Over 600 of the nation's leading middle school and high school equestrians are at the Kentucky Horse Park for the 2016 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals. The competition will run through Sunday.
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Students soar at Transylvania University’s Superhero Day

On Monday, students from Arlington and William Wells Brown elementary schools, as well as Sayre School, got the hero treatment at Superhero Day, as part of Transylvania University's Community Engagement Through the Arts class.

Health department to hold annual rabies clinic May 5

An upcoming clinic will give Lexington pet owners a shot at a low-cost rabies shot.

Lafayette sophomore tapped for Rose Parade national band

Music for All has selected Claire Howell, a sophomore at Lafayette High School, to participate in the Bands of America (BOA) Honor Band in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Cigarettes & Smoking

Kick Butts Day held on UK campus

Kick Butts Day, an annual event to increases awareness about the impact of tobacco use at the University of Kentucky and throughout Kentucky, was recognized on the Rose Street walkway on Tuesday.
Hazardous Household Waste

City to collect household hazardous waste

Lexington will host a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.
GoVoteKY, Register

Voter registration deadline for primary elections one week away

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 17 Primary Election is next Monday, April 18.
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Lextran to shuttle between Keeneland, Commonwealth Stadium Apr. 16

Lextran will provide shuttle service between Keeneland Racecourse and Commonwealth Stadium for double the action Saturday, April 16th, with a noon kick for football and a 12:35 p.m. opening post time at Keeneland.
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Madison Co. Youth In Action to hold awards ceremony for law enforcement

The Madison County Youth in Action Team is calling for nominations for their Law Enforcement Officer of Year Awards.
Drunk Driving DUI Arrests

Like the ponies but not the pints? You can be a Keeneland HERO

Keeneland wants their fans to be heroes -- designated driving heroes that is.
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EKU faculty member appointed to common core think tank

An Eastern Kentucky University faculty member has been appointed to the Learning First Alliance’s Get It Right Practitioner Think Tank.
Kentucky Heritage Council

Kentucky Heritage Council documents Main Street investment

The Kentucky Heritage Council says the program to promote commercial downtown districts documented $76 million of investment in 44 communities in 2015.
God's Pantry Food Bank

God’s Pantry Food Bank increasing senior service in Fayette Co.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) in Fayette County, through God's Pantry Food Bank, has recently increased the senior service and is looking for eligible seniors to apply.

Worldwide Staffing to hold job fair in Frankfort

Job seekers will be able to meet potential employers at a job fair in Frankfort held by Worldwide Staffing later this week.
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Free health care screenings at Jessamine Co. Health Check-up Day

Jessamine County’s Annual Health Check-up Day and the Annual Healthy Family Community Resource Fair have joined forces to offer the 2016 Jessamine Health Check-up Day on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Jessamine County Career and Technology Center (JCTC).
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KY Equine Humane Center to hold “Stock the Barn” fundraiser

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center will be hosting their annual fundraiser, "Stock the Barn," on the evening of April 16, 2016 at Manchester Music Hall in Lexington.
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KU celebrates Earth Day with free tree seedling giveaway in Lexington

Kentucky Utilities Company will join other local Earth Day activities across the state by giving away free redbud tree seedlings. The giveaway will take place on April 21, at the Lexington Operations Center located at 500 Stone Road.
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Try the Y for free in April

Every Tuesday in April, the YMCA of Central Kentucky is inviting the community to give the Y a try for free, no strings attached.
Rice Leach

Lexington Commissioner of Health dies at 75

Dr. Rice Cowan Leach, a life-long Public Health servant and Lexington’s Commissioner of Health, died Friday, April 1, following a battle with cancer. He was 75.
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UK to ‘Light It Up Blue’ for autism awareness

You’ll see blue on the University of Kentucky campus Saturday night, April 2, as iconic Memorial Hall, as well as the Lyman T Johnson, Central II, Haggin, Woodland Glen I, Champions Court I and Champions Court II residence halls will be lit with blue lights in honor of World Autism Awareness Day.
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Students spend time with KSP in Harlan

On Thursday, a group of ten Knox Co. Central High School students paid a visit to Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan to learn more about police work.
Dr. Richard Day

Day elected faculty regent at EKU

Dr. Richard Day has been elected as faculty regent at Eastern Kentucky University.

“Life is Cool” comes to Pulaski Co.

4th grade students throughout the Pulaski Co. school system are learning about making healthy choices during the "Life is Cool" program, running Tuesday and Wednesday.
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New partnership aims to help college-going adults

Kentucky Adult Education and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority will launch a partnership on April 1 aimed at helping qualified adults transition or return to college or technical school.
City Barbeque

City Barbeque raising funds for traumatic brain injury assistance

March is National Brain Injury Awareness month, and City Barbeque is wrapping up it’s campaign to help raise funds and awareness on the issue.

Madison Co. Sheriff’s Office to host “Battle of the Badges” b-ball tournament

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the 1st Annual “Battle of the Badges” basketball tournament at Madison Central High School Gymnasium on March 26, 2016.
Bad Decisions, Royal Springs Middle School

Bad decisions make for good education in Scott Co.

On Thursday, over 700 students took part in a unique event exploring the nature of bad decisions and consequences.

Sand sculpture rises at Triangle Park

A sculpture made from 20 tons of sand is taking shape in downtown Lexington at Triangle Park.
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Corbin afterschool Program Wins National Award

An afterschool program in Corbin will receive $10,000 dollars after winning the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award, a national award from The Afterschool Alliance.
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Kentucky American Water to conduct spring cleaning

You may see Kentucky American Water crews in your area this spring opening fire hydrants and letting them flow for a period of time.
Life is Cool

“Life is Cool” for Sandersville Elementary students

Students at Sandersville Elementary school learned about the human body, and how to make smart decisions about what they put in it at the "Life Is Cool" program on Wednesday.
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Fayette Co. students pitch business plans

High school students in Fayette Co. showed off their business acumen at a Junior Achievement event on Tuesday.
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County-wide clean up scheduled in Jessamine Co.

Jessamine Co. Environmental Services has scheduled a county-wide cleanup, running from April 9-16.
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App aims to improve literacy at Frankfort Independent Schools

A parent-training session will be held on Thursday at Frankfort High School, as Frankfort Independent Schools (FIS) unveil a new app aimed to connect the community and improve literacy among students
Empty Bowls

2016 Empty Bowls event seeks to raise awareness of local hunger

Students, potters, and the public will come together on Wednesday, March 30 to raise awareness of local hunger needs at the annual "Empty Bowls" event and meal. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Commons, located in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College campus.
Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

Taziki’s looking to hire 50 in Lexington

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, coming to Lexington on Southland Drive in April, is looking to hire up to fifty positions for the new restaurant.

KET to host House & Senate candidates on Kentucky Tonight

Voters can hear from the candidates for the 2016 primary races for U.S. House and U.S. Senate starting Monday on KET's Kentucky Tonight program.

Workforce training initiative adds chapter in NE Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin says a workforce training initiative has expanded into northeastern Kentucky.

Lexington Kiwanis Club to host annual Chili/Spaghetti Day

The Lexington Kiwanis Club will be hosting its annual fundraising Chili/Spaghetti Day from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at Cavalry Baptist Church in downtown Lexington.
Tranplant Games, Team Kentucky

Transplant Games flag comes to UK HealthCare

The Transplant Games of America's National Flag Tour stopped at UK HealthCare on Thursday to celebrate organ donors and recipients on its way to the 2016 Games in Cleveland this June.

Police search Western Elementary looking for Mr. Lepre Chaun

Police in Georgetown feel like they have some solid leads after an investigation on a pesky visitor to Western Elementary.
Mouthmobile, Healthy Mouth Movementvideo

“Mouthmobile” bringing free dental care to Frankfort veterans Friday

The Aspen Dental “Mouthmobile,” a fully-equipped dental office on wheels, is stopping in Frankfort of Friday to provide local veterans with free dental care.

KY Post Offices holding passport fairs this weekend

Several Post Offices in Kentucky will hold passport fairs this weekend for first-time passport applicants or for those seeking to renew a passport. Locations and times below.
Antonio Reese, Car, Donation

Car donated to family of victim injured in Lexington shooting

A Lexington family received a very special gift on Wednesday, that will hopefully help them put behind an extremely painful memory.
Rice Leach

Dr. Rice Leach named 2016 Public Health Hero

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health has selected Commissioner of Health Dr. Rice Leach as the 2016 Public Health Hero.

Former BSHS students rally around friend, raise awareness for kidney donations

As part of National Kidney Month, former Bryan Station students hosted a kickoff to promote awareness of the critical need for living kidney transplant donors.

1,500 expected at Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5K Run/Walk

A 5K honoring the life and legacy of Officer Daniel Ellis will be held Sunday, March 19, at the Richmond Centre Mall in Richmond.
Emmanuel "Manny" Caulk

FCPS Superintendent to hold “Talk with Caulk” meetings

The Superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools is inviting the community to “Talk with Caulk” next week.
Fire, Flames

KY Div. of Forestry: Don’t let rains fool you – fire threat real

The Kentucky Division of Forestry reminds Kentucky landowners and homeowners that wildfires can strike any time where grass and brush are dry enough to burn.
Yard Waste Program

Regular yard waste removal to resume

As the spring season continues to develop in the Commonwealth, so do extra lawn trimmings and general vegetation.

UPDATE: Group returns after delivering 2nd truckload of water to Flint

A Lexington Hip-Hop artist is back from Flint, Michigan.

Georgetown PD to hold tribute for victims of violent crime

The Georgetown Police Department will be holding a tribute as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week to honor victims of violent crime.
Emerald Ash Borer

City plans to have 78 ash trees removed

Lexington's Division of Environmental Services says seventy-eight dying ash trees, along two major roadways, will be removed by a city contractor this month.

LPD asks for community feedback

The Lexington Police have released a feedback survey for all members of the community to complete, if they wish.
National Register of Historic Places

11 Kentucky sites approved for Register of Historic Places

Eleven Kentucky sites have been approved for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Food Lunches lunch school

Fayette Co. Schools offering after-school meals to at-risk students

Several sites in Fayette County Public Schools now provide free after-school meals for low-income students through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program

Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart to play bluegrass show

Organizers of the International Bluegrass Music Museum's annual concert fundraiser say Old Crow Medicine Show, Lee Ann Womack and Marty Stuart have been added to the show's lineup.
True Beauty Prom Dressesvideo

Fayette Co. schools collecting prom dresses

Prom season is right around the corner, but buying that prom dress can be pretty expensive.

Open house planned for opening of Mine Training Facility

The Kentucky Coal Academy is planning an event next month to mark the opening of its new Mine Training Facility in southeastern Kentucky.
Bailey Fordvideo

Blood drive to support eight-year-old Versailles patient

Eight-year-old Baily Ford of Versailles is fighting a big fight
Lexington Legends Big L baseballvideo

Lexington Legends to hold job fair Saturday

The Lexington Legends will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Phillip Lanter

CRMC employee saves lives by the gallon

The Clark Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is recognizing a radiologist for a life-saving commitment to blood donation.
Dr. Jay Box

Ky. Community college system president picked for new board

The president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System has been picked for a new board that will advocate for community colleges at the federal level.
Valentine's Party, Children's Hospitalvideo

Valentine’s party held at Kentucky Children’s Hospital

Valentine's Day is this weekend but patients at a local children's hospital got to celebrate it a little early.
Winter Weather Plow

State crews treating and plowing in Central KY

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews are hard at work treating and plowing roads in Central Kentucky.

UPDATE: Anderson Co. family still in need of new driveway for disabled son

Previous heavy rain and impending winter weather have an Anderson County family realizing just how precarious their situation is, especially when it comes to accessibility to their rural home.
Health Stethoscope

Investigation continues in possible salmonella outbreak

The Estill County Health Department is investigating a possible Salmonella outbreak in the community.

Group gathers water for second trip to Flint

Devine Carama, director of Believing In Forever, Inc., is conducting a second "Fresh Water For Flint" water drive to combat the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Waste management posts Presidents’ Day collections, closings

Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Health Dept. seeks nominees for Public Health Heroes

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is accepting nominees for their 13th annual Public Health Heroes Award.
Movie Tavern

Movie Tavern completes renovations at Brannon Crossing

After six months of construction, Movie Tavern has officially converted the formerly-known AmStar theater at Brannon Crossing into to a cinema-eatery

Cabela’s announces opening date of Lexington store

On Thursday, Cabela’s announced plans to celebrate the official grand opening of its new Lexington store on Wednesday, March 16, with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, family activities, guest appearances and more.

Heating assistance funds available for residents in need

As the region’s unusually mild temperatures decline into those more typical of the season, some area residents may have trouble keeping their homes comfortable.
Souperbowl of Caring

Kroger, God’s Pantry Food Bank team up for “Souperbowl of Caring”

This Saturday, February 6th, select Kroger stores in Lexington will be hosting God’s Pantry Food Bank volunteers for the annual “Souperbowl of Caring” food drive.

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