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2018 was record year for pedestrian deaths in Lexington

The Lexington Police Department says more pedestrians were hit and killed in Lexington in 2018 (14 total) than any other year since the city began tracking those statistics in 1996.

Samsung apologizes over sicknesses, deaths of some workers

Samsung Electronics apologized Friday for illnesses and deaths of some of its workers, saying it failed to create a safe working environment at its computer chip and display factories.

Two hepatitis A related deaths reported in Franklin County

The Franklin County Health Department reports two people have died from hepatitis A infections.
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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.
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State announces partnership with UK and U of L to help state medical examiners

We've talked a lot about the opioid crisis in Kentucky. It's causing all kinds of problems and it's putting a strain on the state's medical examiners.
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Lexington woman gets maximum sentence for DUI deaths of police officer and veteran

It's the maximum, 20 years behind bars, for 28-year-old Suzanne Whitlow.
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Number of flu-related deaths in Fayette County rises

The number of people in Fayette County who have died from the flu this season has risen to 12, according to the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.  
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UPDATE: Woman pleads guilty in deadly DUI crash

A woman responsible for the 2016 deaths of a Louisville police detective and a University of Kentucky employee pleaded guilty Friday, according to court records. 
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US coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low

Coal mining deaths surged in the U.S. in 2017, one year after they hit a record low.
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DEVELOPING STORY: Two people dead after shooting in Winchester

Winchester police confirm two people are dead, after a shooting Tuesday night.
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Beshear announces effort to combat opioid overdoses

Kentucky's attorney general has sued a pharmaceutical company he says directly contributed to more than 190 opioid overdose deaths in the state.
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Report: Overdose deaths climbed by 7.4 percent in 2016

Officials say overdose deaths in Kentucky have increased to unprecedented levels.
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Straight Talk w/Ray the D.A. – Overdose Deaths

Former Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Larson sits down with Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn to talk about the changing face of overdose deaths Ginn has witnessed since taking on his position in 2003.
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Federal mine safety agency warns about miners working alone

Federal mine safety officials are warning mine operators about several on-the-job deaths this year of miners who were working alone.
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AP: Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.
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UPDATE: Reward offered for info on 2015 Christian Co. triple murder

Family members of Calvin and Pamela Phillips, killed back in November of 2015, are now offering a $100,000 dollar reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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Boyle County Sheriff’s Office investigating two heroin deaths

The Boyle County Sheriff's Office isn't messing around according to a Facebook post about recent heroin deaths.

Police: Shootings not connected to youth football game

Police say a shooting in which two people were killed and five injured occurred in a Kentucky park near a youth football game, but was not connected to it.

Two employees die in separate work-related accidents at Montaplast

Two employees have died in separate work related accidents in less than a week at Montaplast of North America in Frankfort.

Man charged with murder in deaths of Butler County couple

A Morgantown man has been indicted in the deaths of a retired pastor and his wife last month in southcentral Kentucky.

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