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Monday | Lexington Herald-Leader

HealthFirst announces new site for north side clinic during meeting about Southland construction

HealthFirst Bluegrass officials assured about 20 concerned residents Monday that construction of its $11.7 million public health clinic on Southland Drive will be as quick and clean as possible, and it also announced the new location for its north side clinic.

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Related Topix: Lexington-Fayette, KY

Monday Jul 28 | Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette County: 18 back-to-school rallies planned for Saturday

Photo of heron captures first place in show Dr. Michael Huang, an internal medicine physician in Lexington, won first place with his photo, Blue Heron at Daybreak, in the Hit Me With Your Best Shot photo show at Gallery 104 in La Grange.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Photography, Arts, Education Etc., Chilesburg, KY

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

STEAM Academy and UK offer summer labs and research experience for Lexington high school students

STEAM Academy student Stephanie Bamfo, right, and, Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, an associate professor in the UK College of Pharmacy, worked on a project at a UK lab on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Storm damages more than a dozen Lexington homes, knocks out power to 10,000

Residents clean up debris at 1984 Cathy Lane, which suffered roof damage and a carport that ended up in the neighbor's driveway, in the Highlands subdivision off Georgetown Rd. in Lexington, Ky., Sunday, July 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Lexington, KY, Weather, Lexington-Fayette, KY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Man charged in 87-year-old man's beating death in Lexington

Lexington police charged a man with murder Wednesday in the beating death of an 87-year-old man earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, University of Kentucky

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

City takes first tentative steps toward restoring old Fayette courthouse, two years after closing

Paint on the interior dome of the old Fayette County Courthouse is peeling, and pigeons have taken over much of the space.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Murder charge against driver in fatal crash goes to grand jury

Angel Albeno Mejia, 24, of Winchester, was charged with murder in a fatal crash on eastbound Interstate 64 in Fayette County that killed a Somerset woman on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Winchester, KY, Lexington, KY

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ky. must change its stand-your-ground law to make it fairer

What may have started out as an ordinary evening in February 2012, ended with a dead teen-ager and a national controversy that is still unresolved.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense

WKYT

Investigates: 'The Great Divide' over school redistricting

A group of neighborhood parents showed up to the last Fayette County redistricting forum with red shirts and the name of their subdivision, Stuart Hall, printed on the front.

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Related Topix: Country, Lexington, KY, Chilesburg, KY, Family, Kids

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Crowd of nearly 10,000 gathered at civil rights event in Lexington in 1867

An IndieGoGo campaign has been launched to raise funds for a related educational media project about a Lexington family titled, The Hathaway Family: A Journey from Slavery to Civil Rights, the seventh episode in The Kentucky Archaeology & Heritage Series.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Kentucky, Harrodsburg, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette County: Bike ride will benefit Ky. Refugee Ministries

The third annual Walnut Hill Cycling Ride, a Bluegrass Cycling Club event featuring routes of various distances for all levels of riders, will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday to benefit Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Young Achievers honors top 4th- and 7th-graders

The Young Achievers program has named a school winner for each participating elementary and middle school in Fayette County for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Photography, Arts, Chilesburg, KY

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Business Journal

Heiner contributes $4 million to his campaign for governor

WFPL-FM reports that the move puts Heiner, a Republican and a former member of Louisville Metro Council, far ahead of any potential candidates.

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Related Topix: Lexington-Fayette, KY

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette County: Nominations sought for Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Class of 2015

The Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, held July 21-27 at the University of Kentucky's Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center, is seeking volunteers to house players and officials, and to help with the tournament and transportation.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Family, Kids

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WKYT

Klothes 4 Kids kicks off with record demand for school gear

The annual Lexington Rescue Mission Klothes 4 Kids back-to-school clothing drive kicks off this week with record demand for clothing from Fayette County Public Schools leaders.

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