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Siren testing to happen Wednesday in Fayette County

The Division of emergency Management says that, with the possibility of severe weather on Thursday, and recent installation of new equipment, they will be conducting outdoor siren tests from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Alert Day – Passport Health Plan/The American Diabetes Association

Lisa Bellafato, with Passport Health Plan, and Lisa Edwards, with the American Diabetes Association, sit down with Katie Solove to talk about The American Diabetes Association's "Alert Day," coming up on March 28th.

Statewide tornado/severe weather alert test Friday

A statewide tornado/severe weather alert test is scheduled for Friday, March 3 at approximately 10:07 a.m. EST.

REMINDER: Statewide tornado drill will proceed on March 3

Emergency Management is reminding all Kentuckians that a statewide tornado drill will proceed as scheduled on Friday, March 3rd.

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.

14 Inmates Test Positive for Meth After Drug Brought Into Jail

The State Journal is reporting that 14 of 20 women in a jail pod tested positive for methamphetamine, after an investigation revealed that an inmate had hidden the drugs in her body while being incarcerated.

Kentucky Agency to Pay Test Fees for Qualifying Students

The Kentucky Department of Education says it will underwrite the cost of Advanced Placement exams for students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Education officials say it's part of an effort to increase access to the rigorous coursework.

Kentucky AP exam scores up amid fewer test takers

While Advanced Placement exam scores in Kentucky improved this year, the number of test takers went down.

Uber to use autonomous cars to haul people in next few weeks

Ride-hailing service Uber says it will start hauling passengers with self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in next several weeks.

EKU to test sirens Saturday

Officials at Eastern Kentucky University are alerting residents that they will be testing the sirens on campus Saturday.

EKU to test siren messages August 6

Nearby neighborhoods can expect additional sirens and messages when Eastern Kentucky University conducts a test of its own alert and notification system on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 12:20 p.m.

Siren testing at Jacobson Park Wednesday

Lexington Emergency Management says that they will be testing warning sirens at Jacobson Park on Wednesday.

Charter school bill clears Senate committee

A proposal to introduce charter schools in Kentucky on a test basis has cleared a state Senate committee, but the measure faces long odds of becoming law.

Estill Co. releases results of drinking water tests

Emergency management officials have released results of a test on drinking water in Estill Co., after Judge-Executive Wallace Taylor learned of radioactive waste being dumped in the county landfill.

Bill would make high school students pass citizenship test

Kentucky High School students would have to pass the same test given to people seeking U.S. citizenship in order to earn a diploma under a bill that has cleared the Senate Education Committee.

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.

Auditor: 3,090 untested rape kits in Kentucky

The state auditor says 3,090 sexual assault kits across Kentucky have never been tested.

KSP Receives $1.9 Million To Test Backlogged Rape Kits

Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories have received a 1.9 million dollar grant from the District Attorney of New York County for DNA testing on un-analyzed sexual assault kits in Kentucky.

Former breath test operator fired after admitting to lying

A former breath test operator for Louisville's corrections department has been fired after admitting to lying on a report and in testimony under oath.

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.

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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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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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