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Phone companies adopt eight principles to help fight scam calls

Officials announced Thursday that 51 attorneys general and several major phone companies are working together to stop scam calls.

UPDATE: Name of driver who hit pedestrian on Bellefonte Dr. released

The Fayette County coroner has identified the pedestrian that was hit and killed on Bellefonte Drive.

Madison County proposes rehab center instead of new jail

Some leaders in Madison County want to build a drug rehab center to hopefully reduce a county jail's overcrowding problem.

House panel advances bill to combat drug addiction

A House committee has advanced a bill to combat Kentucky's drug-addiction problems by taking aim at drug dealers and the overprescribing of painkillers.

Lexington Announces City Will Hire More 911 Operators

After its response time to a weekend barn fire came under critique, Lexington has announced its E911 service will hire more phone operators. The new staff members will handle non-emergency calls. According to the city, those calls make up about 53% of calls to the E911 Center. The hope is specifically tasking people with answering those calls should keep 911 operators free to answer emergencies. It is something Mercury Equine Center owner Eric Reed says comes too late for him.

Community to discuss heroin problem in Rowan Co.

In the wake of a rash of heroin overdoses, and with the toxic drug still in the area, community leaders, healthcare providers, and law enforcement will lead a panel discussion in Rowan County Tuesday evening.

FBI reaching out to high schools to combat drug problem

The FBI is reaching out to high school students in Kentucky as part of the strategy to combat the state's illegal drug scourge.

Central KY Police Seeing More Underaged Moped Riders

Warmer temperatures and closed schools has resulted in a number of older kids hopping on their mopeds and hitting the streets. According to Berea police, that's becoming a real problem.

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Five-day July race meet at Keeneland generates $63 million handle

Keeneland held its unprecedented race meet in July after being forced to cancel racing in the spring due to the coronavirus.

UK golfers finish 1-2 in Lexington City Golf Championship

Jacob Cook edged his teammate Cooper Parks by one stroke to win the Lexington City Golf Championship.
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