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State officials discuss Zika threat, response measures at summit

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles, representatives from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), renowned experts and response partners gathered in Lexington on Thursday for the 2017 Kentucky Zika Summit.

Bevin administration not estimating GOP health bill’s impact

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it will not calculate how the proposed GOP health care plan will impact Kentucky, a state where more than 400,000 people got health insurance through an expanded Medicaid program under a previous Democratic governor.

Pence to visit Louisville to promote health plan

Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday as he tries to make the case for repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Fayette County Public Schools Announce School Safety Plan, Don’t Provide Many Details

Superintendent Manny Caulk announced a new five prong school safety plan Tuesday.

Parking plan released for Little Goblins Galore Halloween party

Little Goblins Galore is a Halloween party thrown by Lexington Parks and Recreation at McConnell Springs each year that's about fun, not fright.

Broadband providers can soon participate in assistance plan

Broadband providers will be able to participate in a program that offers subsidized service to low-income households starting Dec. 1.

Coal ash pond plan approved by Public Service Commission

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved compliance plans totaling nearly $1 billion by the state's two largest utility companies to close and cap ponds that store coal ash from power plants.

University of Kentucky to lay off up to 75 people

The University of Kentucky says it will lay off up to 75 people as part of a reorganization plan to cut $6 million in spending.

Fayette schools superintendent details “Blueprint For Student Success”

Citing less than favorable student performance in reading and math, along with nearly fifty percent of students under-performing in the classroom; Fayette County Public Schools is presenting a plan to improve.

Scott County residents pushing back against proposed stockyards relocation

A meeting between the Bluegrass Stockyards and Georgetown's authority on water also drew a crowd of curious and concerned citizens.

Kentucky cancels public hearings after court ruling

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavley has canceled a series of public meetings on the EPA's proposed clean power plan after the U.S. Supreme Court delayed the plan from going into effect.

Jefferson County Public Schools stops requiring some tests

Jefferson County Public Schools has announced it is not requiring teachers to give students diagnostic tests for the rest of the year.

Clinton promotes plan to protect miner benefits

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is promoting her plan to protect health and pension benefits for retired coal miners during a visit to Kentucky on Friday.

Feds, states, others oppose Patriot Coal reorganization plan

Patriot Coal's latest reorganization is drawing opposition from the federal government, regulators in four states, environmentalists and others.

More transparency shows more fees for state pension plan

After promising more transparency in its expenses, Kentucky's pension plan for public employees has reported investment fees that are more than double what's been previously made public.

AG candidate Beshear offers plan to combat child abuse

Democrat Andy Beshear says he would create a division in the attorney general's office to crack down on child abuse if he is elected as Kentucky's top law enforcement officer in November.

Officials unveil plan to improve oral health in eastern Ky.

Kentucky officials have announced a plan to improve oral health in eastern Kentucky by recruiting more dentists to the region.

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a high-profile legal test.

Comer to announce health care plan

Republican candidate for governor James Comer says he will reveal details of a health care plan on Monday that he says will move people off of Medicaid and into private insurance.

GOP lawmaker targets Obama climate plan

House Republicans are targeting a key element of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, this time with a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.

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High School Highlight Reel: 09-25-20

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) - COVID-19 led to numerous postponements and cancellations for the high school football schedule. Despite the problems, high school team still...

Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.
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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”