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Walmart getting rid of ‘greeters,’ disabled community reacts

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar blue-vested "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being ill-treated by a chain that styles itself as community-minded and inclusive.

Disabled woman says her customized bike was stolen

A disabled woman is seeking justice after she says her customized bicycle was stolen.

Protesters rally for Poor People’s Campaign in Frankfort

On Monday people across the country kicked of the 40 day Poor People's Campaign which looks to bring awareness to issues affecting the vulnerable in our country.

Bevin appoints group to help disabled, others get jobs

Kentucky's Republican governor has appointed an advisory group to study policies that will help foster children, the disabled and others get a job.

Deceased teen’s caretakers charged with manslaughter

The mother and grandparents of a disabled teenager who died from an infection caused by open bedsores have pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges.

Disabled teen dies from bedsore infection, 3 charged

A Kentucky prosecutor says the mother and grandparents of a disabled teenager have been charged with manslaughter after he died from an infection caused by open bedsores.

Advocates for disabled plan rally at Kentucky Capitol

Advocates for the disabled are gathering for a rally at Kentucky's Capitol to highlight the importance of state-supported services for the disabled.

State receives grant to train disabled people for careers

Kentucky has been awarded a nearly $4.4 million five-year federal grant to train and employ people with disabilities in the Eastern Kentucky and Louisville metropolitan areas in information technology, manufacturing and healthcare fields.

Advocates push awareness about sexual assaults on disabled

Advocates are focusing attention on the high number of physical and sexual assaults perpetrated against people with disabilities.

Kentucky organization receiving $270K grant to help disabled

A Kentucky organization that promotes programs to help families of children with disabilities is among centers across the country receiving a total of nearly $14 million in five-year grants.

Chief, officer charged in connection with inmate put on bus

A northern Kentucky grand jury has indicted a police chief and police officer in connection with a mentally disabled inmate who was driven to Louisville and placed on a bus to Florida last spring.

Fast-food worker praised for feeding disabled customer

One simple act of kindness is getting a lot of attention.

Ky. police accused of shipping mentally ill man to Florida

A published report says the Kentucky Attorney General's office is investigating a police department after a mentally ill jail inmate was shipped to Florida instead of to a mental hospital for an evaluation.

Cyclists Ride Through Central KY For Disabled People

A group of riders are making their way on a long journey in hopes of raising half a million dollars for disabled research and care.

Guardian Accused of Scamming Mentally Disabled Relative

A caregiver has been accused of conning a mentally disabled relative out of over $900.

Arrest Made After Alleged Somerset Care Facility Neglect

Coty King was arrested on two counts of neglect after encouraging a disabled patient to hit another disabled patient at a Somerset care facility he worked at.

Carroll County Couple Accused Of Locking-Up Disabled Daughter

State Police said Billy Ray Mertz, 46, and Robin Mertz, 34, of Carrollton, locked their 23-year old daughter, who suffers from Down Syndrome, in a room for weeks at a time.

Elementary Students Learn To Value Their Abilities

It's Special Needs Awareness Week at Cassidy Elementary

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Judge blocks Kentucky virus limits on racetracks, child care

A judge has blocked some limits on auto racetracks and child care facilities implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, reasoning that they are value judgments best left to individuals.
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UPDATE: 38-year-old New Circle victim identified

Two vehicle crash has raod still closed.

City at crossroads, should rename Cheapside, business owners say

Time to recognize the "atrocities perpetrated there."