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Body found floating in container on Kentucky Lake identified

KSP identified the person found in a container floating on Kentucky Lake as 41-year old Traci L. Jones, of Texas.

“It’s a step in the right direction,” says Midway mayor; Declares Juneteenth official holiday

Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift signed an executive order Wednesday that recognizes the day.

Man accused of kidnapping child in Texas arrested in Elizabethtown

A man accused of kidnapping a 14-year old girl in Texas on Tuesday was arrested Thursday night in Elizabethtown, according to the FBI.

Coroner needs help finding deceased Lexington man’s family

The Fayette County Coroner's Office says it needs help finding the family of 68-year-old Michael Kenneth Smith.

Police unsure why man went on West Texas shooting rampage

Police say they are not sure why a man with a misdemeanor on his record and no warrant for his arrest erupted in a spate of violence.

Odessa police chief: 21 shot, 5 killed in Texas shooting

Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke says that at least 21 people have been injured by gunfire and five killed in a shooting in West Texas.

El Paso suspect’s mother called police concerned about gun

The El Paso shooting suspect's mother called the Allen, Texas, Police Department weeks before the shooting.

President orders flags lowered after weekend mass shootings

President Donald Trump is ordering all American and state flags lowered to half-staff immediately at public office buildings in honor of the victims of the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

How to talk to kids about the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Back to back mass shootings, hundreds of miles apart -- first in El Paso, Texas, and then less than 15 hours later in Dayton, Ohio.

Bath County High School students prep for solar car competition in Texas

Kentucky's first high school solar car team is preparing to compete in Texas.

Texas lawmakers want to make clear guns allowed in churches

Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would make it clear that licensed permit holders' have a right to carry handguns in places of worship.

Eying Supreme Court, abortion foes promote tough state bans

Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.

Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

Emergency crews in Texas are working to control a large fire burning at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal that has spread to eight storage tanks.

World War II veteran asks for 100 birthday cards

A World War II veteran living in Texas has received thousands of birthday cards, after asking for just 100 for his upcoming birthday.

Is Beto back? O’Rourke’s Trump counter-rally teases 2020 run

It's not easy to drown out President Donald Trump, but Beto O'Rourke showed he's willing to try.

In Texas, Trump backs wall while O’Rourke rallies opponents

President Donald Trump charged ahead with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise.

Five Houston police officers injured in shooting; two suspects dead

Shooting that hurt 5 officers started with warrant attempt

Search continues for Emily Wade

Police, family, and friends are still searching for a missing Harrison County woman recently moved to Ennis, Texas.

Texas landowners dig in to fight Trump’s border wall

Rather than surrender their land to the federal government, some property owners on the Texas border are digging in to fight President Donald Trump's border wall.

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Mercer County delays in-person classes, online begins Sept. 3

Superintendent Dennis Davis had to cast the tie-breaking vote after the four-member board was split 2-2, according to The Harrodsburg Herald.

Madison County pushes back start of school; will begin virtually

The Madison County Board of Education reluctantly on Thursday night voted to push the start of school to September 2, and begin the school year with online learning only.  

Lexington woman questions her positive coronavirus test

A Lexington woman says she believes her rapid coronavirus test was a false positive.

Application deadline set for FCPS Virtual Learning Academy

FCPS students who want to commit to a full semester of online learning only, must apply by noon, Tuesday, August 18.