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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.

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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Lexington Herald-Leader signs contract to sell its downtown building

The Lexington Herald-Leader has signed a contract to sell its downtown building on Midland Avenue, according to the newspaper. 
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Lexington Herald-Leader receives emails from individual claiming to be Eric Conn

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-It has surely been an interesting weekend at the Lexington Herald-Leader. The paper says it's been getting emails all weekend from a person...

Police probe whether damage at newspaper caused by gunfire

Several windows were shattered at the Lexington Herald-Leader, and police are investigating whether the damage was caused by gunfire.

UPDATE: KSP release photo of cocaine, meth flown into Blue Grass Airport

State Police released photos of drugs they say were flown into Lexington last week on a private plane from California.
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Courts administrative arm investigated for vehicle auctions

The Administrative Office of the Courts says it is being investigated for possible irregularities with its employee-only auctions of surplus vehicles.

Black History Month – Rufus Friday

We're still celebrating Black History Month with Alexis Mathews! This time she features Lexington Herald-Leader President and Publisher, Rufus Friday! Take a look at his journey as a successful African-American in a tough newspaper industry!

High-rise development deal on Newtown Pike dead

A proposed $34 million development deal on Newtown Pike in Lexington is dead, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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Herald-Leader prints last issue in Lexington

The Lexington Herald-Leader has printed its last issue in Lexington.
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AG: UK trustees should have kept minutes from dinner session

The Kentucky attorney general's office says the University of Kentucky board of trustees wasn't required to post a detailed agenda for a meal before its regular meeting but violated the Open Meetings Act by not keeping minutes from the dinner session.

“Above Suspicion” begins filming in Lexington, extras wanted

The movie "Above Suspicion" started filming in Lexington on Tuesday.
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FBI agent: Illegal campaign contributions went to Andy Beshear and Jack Conway

Former state Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer arranged for illegal campaign contributions to go to current Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and failed Gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway, according to court records that a judge agreed to unseal following a request by the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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State to pay $250K to newspapers over child abuse records

The state will pay a $250,000 penalty to Kentucky's two largest newspapers to settle a lawsuit over obtaining records of child abuse deaths and serious injuries.

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