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Rupp, convention center staff furloughed due to COVID-19 cancellations

The financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak is being felt at Rupp Arena and Lexington's convention center in the form of furloughs and pay-cuts.
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Madison Southern HS student speaks out about reported racism

A sophomore student says she was the target of reported racial harassment.

UPDATE: Three-year old boy dies after accidental shooting

A three-year old boy in Lexington died days after accidentally shooting himself in the head, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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Two O’Charley’s locations in Lexington and Frankfort closing

Craig Barber, president of O’Charley’s, confirmed two locations in Kentucky will close on Sunday.

Newspaper chain McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection

McClatchy, the publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader and dozens of other newspapers nationwide, is filing for bankruptcy protection.

Detectives point to gang retaliation in 2019 Lexington homicide

A detective testified Thursday that a shooting in Lexington last year was an act of gang-related retaliation, according to the Lexington-Herald Leader.

Rules on what can be brought into statehouse under review

Governor Andy Beshear says rules that decide what people can and cannot bring into the state Capitol are being evaluated.

Report: Woman says she doesn’t remember alleged role in dog attack case

A woman charged with murder in a deadly dog attack case says she doesn't remember the incident, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Principal indicted on child porn charges in Winchester

A grand jury charged 54-year-old Phillip Todd Wilson with 17 child pornography possession and distribution charges.

Girls-only STEM academy to be held in Lexington

Officials hope to start the program next fall with 150 girls in kindergarten through second grade.

Justices rule in favor of newspaper seeking records

The justices ruled in favor of a newspaper seeking documents related to a sexual harassment complaint against a Republican lawmaker.

Bankrupt hospital in Pineville sold to regional bank

Bankrupt Pineville Community Healthcare in Bell County has been purchased by First State Bank of the Southeast, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Man admits not reporting father’s death to collect SS checks

A Pike County man admits he didn't report his father's death and collected his Social Security checks for nearly a decade, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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Tates Creek High School could get new building instead of renovation

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Tates Creek High School would get a new building, rather undergoing a renovation, under a new proposal pending before the Fayette County school board.

Police: Principal of Kentucky high school charged after not reporting abuse of students

The principal of McCracken County High School has been suspended with pay and charged with two misdemeanors after allegedly not reporting abuse of his students, according to court records.
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Reducing speed limits in Lexington

Speed limits in Lexington will go from 35 to 25 miles per hour due to the substantial number of pedestrian deaths in 2018.
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Council not moving forward with new city hall at Herald-Leader

Efforts to move Lexington City Hall to the Herald-Leader building have been set back.
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Publisher of Lexington Herald-Leader to step down

The editor and publisher of a newspaper in Kentucky announced Wednesday that he will be stepping down.
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Kentucky education board seeks money for emergency loan fund

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that those districts are facing the challenges due to a change in the way the unmined coal tax is calculated and declining revenue collections.
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State pays $43K, settles suit alleging child abuse cover-up

A Kentucky agency accused of seeking to cover up mistakes made in a child abuse case has settled a whistleblower's lawsuit against it.

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