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Pension bill omits some police death benefits

A proposal to overhaul Kentucky's troubled public pension system would inadvertently eliminate line-of-duty death benefits for some police officers in roughly half of the state's law enforcement agencies, sending Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration rushing to fix the 505-page bill before calling a special session of the state legislature to vote on it.

Kentucky sets record for degrees, credentials awarded

Kentucky's public and independent colleges and universities conferred a record 70,146 degrees and credentials during the 2016-17 academic year.

Search on for Fulton County escapee

State Police are asking for the public's help finding an escapee from Fulton County.

Kentucky city debates moving Confederate statue

A tense public debate is ongoing in a Kentucky city about whether to move a statue of Confederate Gen. Lloyd Tilghman.

Big Bone Lick visitor center updates completed

A four-year project to update the visitor center at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site has been completed.

Former public university foundation execs led nation in pay

Four former executives at the embattled University of Louisville Foundation led the nation in pay to public university foundation employees in 2014, leaving them potentially liable for IRS penalties.

Bevin hints at possible pension changes in interview

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has criticized some state workers for inflating their public pension benefits.

Open records policy set for administrative court records

Kentucky's Supreme Court justices have approved an open records policy to guide how the public accesses administrative records in the state court system.

Lexington Public Library – Discover Summer

The Lexington Public Library has a full line-up of summer reading activities for our kids to keep their brains active in the summer months when away from school

Closing of Duke Energy ash pond in northern Kentucky finalized

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved Duke Energy's plan to close and empty a coal ash pond at a northern Kentucky power plant

Kentucky needs $700 million more per year for pension debt

Independent consultants say Kentucky taxpayers need to spend an extra $700 million each year to keep their troubled public pension systems afloat.

Kentucky’s retirement debt soars after pessimistic outlook

Kentucky's public pension debt grew by roughly $2 billion on Thursday when state regulators made dramatic changes to long-held investment assumptions.

Meeting asks for public input on bike, pedestrian needs in Lexington

An open house will be held Tuesday evening at West Sixth Brewing which will give residents an opportunity to share their opinions about bike and pedestrian facilities and needs throughout the Lexington area.

Lexington Parks & Recreation seeking public’s input on golf courses

Fore! The City needs to hear what you think about Lexington’s five golf courses.

UK invites public to welcome veterans back from Honor Flight on Saturday

The University of Kentucky is inviting the public to join in welcoming home veterans returning from the UK Honor Flight.

Pension system’s woes could be worse than previously thought

Kentucky's public pension system, which officially faces an $18.1 billion unfunded liability, might be in worse shape than previously thought.

Bill would standardize Bible classes in Kentucky public schools

Kentucky's public schools would have to offer a course about Bible history and require students to pass a civics test before graduating under a pair of proposals that are advancing in the state Senate.

UPDATE: Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Lawrence Co.

Kentucky State Police are asking for help from the public in finding a wanted fugitive from Lawrence County.

Clark Co. Public Schools to Hold Career Fair

A career fair will be held in the Central office Auditorium of Clark County Public Schools, located at 1600 West Lexington Avenue in Winchester, on Thursday, January 26 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Clark Co. Shelters Ask for Help as Critical Supplies Run Low

The Clark County Animal Shelter and Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter say they are in immediate need of supplies and are hoping the public can help them out.

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Homicide investigation underway in Richmond

Investigating impacting traffic for drivers

Serious crash, injury in Lexington on Alumni, New Circle

All inbound lanes of Alumni Drive at New Circle closed

UPDATE: Kentuckians donate more than $721,000 n Give Day

A milestone reached today for the 9th annual Kentucky Gives Day, a day dedicated to encouraging donations to non-profits.

Lexington drivers worried about gas price increase

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