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Ex-officer acquitted in death wants to return; chief says no

A former Kentucky police officer once fired and acquitted of murder has applied to work with the department again, but the chief says it isn't going to happen.

Fire call at same house two days in a row

For the second day in a row, Lexington firefighters were called to a home on Swigert Avenue.

Police officer files whistleblower lawsuit after demotion

A police officer in Kentucky has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against his department, saying he was demoted for challenging police leadership and sharing information with local government leaders.

Lexington PD use mounted unit to try and stop neighborhood violence

In an effort to help fight crime in Lexington the police department has expanded one of its more unique units.

GPD: Threat of violence at Scott Co. High School not credible

The Georgetown Police Department released a statement on Facebook Wednesday morning regarding a threat of violence directed at Scott County High School on Tuesday.

Teen who beat brain tumor gets to be cop for a day

A Leestown Middle School student is enjoying a very special birthday on Monday, living out his dream job as he hits 13 years old.

UK hosts play addressing sexual assault

This weekend the UK Theatre Department is showcasing a play that addresses the issue of sexual assault in a digital world.

Nicholasville PD now carrying Narcan to fight overdoses

The Nicholasville Police Department says that all officers have completed training in using the overdose-reversing drug Narcan and are now required to carry the drug.

1 man injured after Henderson house explosion

A man has been burned after an explosion ripped through a Henderson house.

Patty Dunaway appointed state highway engineer

Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet says it has hired a woman to serve as state highway engineer for the second time in the cabinet's history.

Flu remains widespread in Kentucky

Kentucky health officials say that the flu is continuing to rage across the state and is expected to continue to be a problem well into next month.

Kentucky officials slow down state tax refund returns

The Kentucky Department of Revenue has slowed down issuing state tax refunds because of concerns of identity theft and other forms of fraud.

Health department investigates possible salmonella in Estill County

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

Chefs to help prepare meals in some Kentucky schools

Chefs will help schools in eight Kentucky counties start preparing meals using fresh, local foods as part of two farm-to-school pilot projects.

Kentucky taking comment on draft version of elk plan

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is reviewing proposed guidelines for management of the state's elk herd and wants the public's ideas and opinions.

Whooping cranes confirmed in Hopkins County

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says five federally protected whooping cranes have been confirmed in Hopkins County, and the birds have been spotted in other counties as well in the last couple of weeks.

UK program uses $5M grant to help students navigate college

A program at the University of Kentucky is using a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help first-generation and low-income students navigate college.

Lexington Fire Dept: Be safe with your space heater

As temperatures cool down, it’s likely you’ll want to heat your home or business up. But before you turn on that heat source, there are some things the Fire Department wants you to remember.

KY American Water donates $9,000 to fire & rescue organizations

Kentucky American Water is recognizing 18 volunteer and professional fire and rescue organizations with a total of $9,000 dollars in donations.

Few days left to see bobcat kitten at Salato Center

A young bobcat at Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort is growing, and officials say there are only a few days left to see her as a kitten before the season ends.

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Classmates and teachers remembered CJ as a sweetheart who was a friend to everyone and went out of his way to bring joy to others. He cared about school and worked hard in class – always putting forth his best effort and making the most of every opportunity to learn.