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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.
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Lexington’s Rainy Day Fund to increase by $2.3 million

The Urban County Council voted today to move more than $2 million into the city’s Rainy Day Fund.
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Ford expanding truck plant in Louisville

Ford Motor Co. has revealed that it intends to boost the size of its stamping facility, body shop and materials handling at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.

EKU employees to receive salary increase

EKU President Michael Benson announced an across-the-board salary increase for all full-time and part-time benefited employees Wednesday.
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Fayette Co. school board to vote on increased property tax

The Lexington Herald-Leader says the Fayette Co. school board plans a vote on august 24 on whether to raise property tax rates.
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Possible Lexington minimum wage increase on hold

People from different organizations throughout the county joined together to rally in Phoenix Park to raise awareness about the minimum wage and need to increase it.
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Corps increasing fees for group picnic shelter reservations

Fees for group picnic shelter reservations will be going up next year at 14 of the 16 lakes managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Huntington District.
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Proposed electric increases fuel governor’s race

Rising electric bills are playing an outsized role in the race for Kentucky's next governor.
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Hearing set next week on proposed utility rate increases

People who want to comment on proposed rate increases for Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities will have a chance during a hearing next week in Frankfort.
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Lexington council to consider minimum wage increase

Lexington officials will soon begin discussions on a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next three years.
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Airport sees increase in passengers in 2014

For the first time in almost a decade, there's been an increase in the number of passengers flying through the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.
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Kentucky Utilities Wants To Raise Rates

Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric said they planned to ask for permission to raise rates.
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Berea Police Seeing Increase In Burglaries

Police in Berea say they have seen a slight increase in burglaries and want families to take steps to avoid being victimized.
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Big Rivers Electric Customers to See Price Increase

Rates for Big Rivers Electric Corp. customers will be going up, but they won't rise as much as expected and customers won't see the price bump until next year.

State Police to Join I-75 Crackdown

Kentucky State Police are teaming up with law enforcement from five other states along the Interstate 75 corridor to try to reduce traffic fatalities.
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Study Shows Heroin Overdoses Increasing in Ky

A new report from the Kentucky Injury and Prevention Research Center reveals that while drug overdoses appear to be leveling off, there's been a sharp rise in deaths from heroin use.
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AAA: Gas Prices May Go Up 40-50 Cents In Coming Weeks

According to AAA, drivers should look for gas prices to increase between 40 to 50 cents in the next couple of months.
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Meat Prices Beefing Up

Beef is a big business in Kentucky. The Commonwealth is the biggest beef producer, east of the Mississippi River. If it’s on your shopping list, get ready to spend more for it.

UPDATE: ‘Kynect’ Enrollments Up 121% Since Thanksgiving

The state says 100,000 people have now enrolled in its new health exchange program.

UPDATE: ‘Kynect’ Enrollments Up 121% Since Thanksgiving

The state says 100,000 people have now enrolled in its new health exchange program.

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