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University renaming park to honor first black faculty member

The University of Louisville's Freedom Park is being renamed in honor of the university's first African-American faculty member.

Officials: Amusement park closed due to code violations

Officials say a carnival-themed amusement park in Cave City has been closed due to code violations.

Water pours onto Richmond Rd. as water main breaks

A contractor putting in a pipe at Jacobson Park hit a water main, causing a break that shot water into the air and onto Richmond Road.

New pickleball courts come to Kirklevington Park

Mayor Jim Gray, local government officials, and several players celebrated the opening of six new outdoor pickleball courts at Kirklevington Park on Wednesday.

Cleanup days set at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Two cleanup days are set for this month at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in southeastern Kentucky.

Park says pipeline proposal poses threat to cave’s resources

The National Park Service says a plan to change an aging pipeline near Mammoth Cave National Park from carrying natural gas to natural gas liquids poses a threat to the cave's ecological systems.

Revolutionary War re-enactment planned at Ky. state park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is hosting an annual re-enactment of a Revolutionary War battle next month.

5 western Kentucky state park races start next week

The Western Kentucky State Park Race Series starts up next week with the first event at Kenlake State Resort Park near Aurora.

Candidates for governor propose privatizing parks

Kentucky's two major nominees for governor said Tuesday the state should consider privatizing at least some of its public parks as a way to save money to deal with upcoming budget issues.

Healing and support service at Douglass Park

Police and clergy continue to work with the community to bring people back to Douglass Park after a fatal shooting last month.

12 people injured in amusement park ride accident

Authorities say at least 12 people were injured when a swing ride at an amusement park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, tipped over.

New details emerge in homicide investigation

Police have released additional information as they continue searching for a suspect in connection to a homicide on River Park Circle in Lexington.

Visitors to Kentucky’s national parks can earn patch

Visitors to all five national parks in Kentucky can earn a special free commemorative patch in recognition of the National Park Service 2016 centennial.

Kentucky park opening area for rappelling, rock climbing

Carter Caves State Resort Park in northeastern Kentucky is opening a new activity area for rappelling and rock climbing.

Basketball coach hopes to inspire kids after shooting in park

Police are looking for whoever fired a gun during the Dirt Bowl Basketball Tournament Sunday night in Douglass Park.

New Skate park at Berry Hill Park

With a flow bowl, snake run, stairs and rails, the new skate park is ready for all manner of skateboarders.

Eastern Kentucky park to become wildlife tourism attraction

An empty Eastern Kentucky industrial park will be transformed into a wildlife center that officials hope will become a key tourism attraction.

Rabies vaccination clinic Thursday at Douglass Park

A rabies vaccination clinic at Douglass Park will offer $3 dollar vaccinations from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Spring cleaning set for Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

A spring-cleaning day is scheduled at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in southeastern Kentucky.

Ky. communities benefit from visits to Lincoln Historic Park

A new report shows that visitors to the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky spent $13 million last year in nearby communities.

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Shots fired into truck with child inside, search on for shooter and vehicles

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects in two cars after shots were fired along I-64.

Scott County Schools working to implement ‘test to stay’ plan

He wants the District to have everything in place and the Health Department on board before moving forward.

Accused shoplifters lead officers on foot chase in Lexington

Two men were charged in the shoplifting case along with a woman who had unrelated outstanding warrants, according to Lexington Police.

KEA applauds plaintiffs as Ky court hears challenge to private school vouchers

Law is unaccountable to the public, which makes it unconstitutional to the people, argues plaintiffs and public-school proponents.