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Task Force and residents comment on redevelopment in targeted neighborhoods

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - A city task force in Lexington wants people in poor neighborhoods targeted for redevelopment to take a survey. The idea behind...

Lexington PD: no credible threat on 20th night of protests after bomb threats shouted during council meeting

Lexington Police tweeted Wednesday night there is no credible threat to protesters or the downtown area after bomb threats were shouted during an Urban County Council meeting earlier in the day.

Georgetown set to vote Monday night on Fairness Ordinance

Georgetown's City Council is scheduled to vote Monday night on adding the LGBTQ community to its existing fairness ordinance.

Walking trail and shelter added to Lexington park

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The city of Lexington announced on Tuesday that they have added walking trails and a shelter to Mt. Tabor Park. They...

Coroner says he needs more employees to help deal with all the overdose deaths

How bad is Kentucky's overdose problem? So bad, the Fayette County coroner wants another deputy coroner hired just to handle the problem.

Urban County Council supports effort to legalize medical marijuana use

Medical marijuana is illegal in Kentucky, members of the Urban County Council in Lexington say it's time to change that.

City attorney resigns, says council didn’t take his advice

A city attorney in Kentucky says a conflict with the city council led to his resignation.

Urban County Council passes resolution for Spectrum cable issues

Lexington is continuing its battle with Spectrum, the council voted on a new resolution to give the company a 30 day deadline to fix certain issues or face daily fines.

UPDATE: City OKs step to remove Confederate statues

Lexington's Urban County Council on Tuesday took the first step toward removing two Confederate statues from the lawn of a former courthouse downtown.

Kentucky governor creates charter schools advisory council

Kentucky's Republican governor has created an advisory council to help guide state regulators as they prepare for charter schools.

Lexington looking to pass new ordinance to combat panhandling

Lexington's Urban County Council is trying to pass a new ordinance that looks to decrease panhandling in the city.

Lexington Council approves $25K loan for management district

A new management district that its backers hope will make downtown Lexington cleaner and safer is getting a jump start thanks to a $25,000 loan from the city of Lexington.

Lexington council approves $2.6M for police body cameras

The Lexington Urban County Council has approved a $2.6 million, five-year contract for body cameras for Lexington police.

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.

Mayor proposes Lexington’s budget

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has decided how he’d like to spend your tax money.

Report shows 59 percent gain in degrees, credentials

A new report shows the total number of postsecondary education degrees and credentials awarded in Kentucky grew by 59 percent over a 10-year period.

AG: Rocket Docket Initiative saves $2.8M in 3 months

The Attorney General, along with members of the Prosecutors Advisory Council (PAC) announced on Wednesday that the Rocket Docket Initiative has saved taxpayers an estimated $2.8 million in local jail costs from August 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015.

Urban County Council to vote on minimum wage hike

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council is expected to take a final vote on whether to raise the minimum wage at a meeting Thursday evening.

Lexington gives first approval to minimum wage increase

Lexington officials have given preliminary approval to a proposal that would increase the city's minimum wage.

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Official: Kentucky State University needs funds to stay open

Kentucky State University announced in August that it owes about $13 million.

Crank and Boom named Small Business of the Year by Commerce Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Customers of all ages know its flavors, from brownie sundaes to boozy treats and everything in between. However, what some...

Lexington Humane Society needs your votes to win $12,000

The Lexington Humane Society is nominated to win $12,000 from Freshpet's Fresh Start Program.