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Tuesday Jul 8 | 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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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Ky. lacks means to avert violence; Lawmakers should act so death is not in vain

Yet too often - usually in retrospect - the combination of mental illness and access to firearms is such an obvious tragedy in the making that we are bewildered because no one intervened.

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Related Topix: Somerset, KY, Pulaski County, KY

WKYT

Boy who died at Transylvania pool identified

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Fayette County coroner's office identified the boy as 13-year-old Ricky Harris III.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette County: Community Actions seeks nominations of those who fight poverty

Community Action Council is accepting nominations for an outstanding business or organization and a person who have contributed to the prevention, reduction and elimination of poverty in Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and/or Nicholas counties.

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Related Topix: Lexington-Fayette, KY

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Retired suburban developer has a plan for downtown Lexington

The speculative rendering at left shows an architect's conception of the kind of infill buildings and streetscape improvements that could be done along Short Street in gaps where buildings were torn down several decades ago.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Lexington-Fayette, KY

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

HealthFirst board ties up loose ends for Southland clinic

Oct. 1, 2010: A $11.7 million federal grant for a new public health clinic was approved for HealthFirst Bluegrass.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Lexington-Fayette, KY

WKYT

Unemployment rates drop in 103 Kentucky counties

11 counties saw their rate rise. The rate stayed the same in six other counties.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Campbell County, KY, Jackson County, KY

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WKYT

Lexington Fire Department gives July 4th safety tips

Under Kentucky law, many Kentucky counties can sell and use powerful fireworks, but that's not the case in Fayette County.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

Mon Jun 23, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette County: Commission on Human Rights seeks Hall of Fame nominations

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is accepting nominations through July 15 for the 2014 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

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Sun Jun 22, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Federal program will allow Kentucky schools to provide more students with free meals

Free meals will be available in 2014-15 to more students, no matter their families’ incomes, through the Community Eligibility Provision, a federal program that started in 2010 as a pilot in Kentucky and other states.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Jefferson County, KY, Education Etc.

Sat Jun 21, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

At Truckapalooza, Lexington honors waste collectors and shows off garbage trucks

When Dion Henry's father, Ronald Henry, worked for the city of Lexington collecting garbage in the 1960s, he carried bins on his head.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Collecting, Life, Hobbies, Lexington-Fayette, KY

Fri Jun 20, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Crash kills Lexington woman

Margaret Elery was pounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital at 12:38 p.m. due to multiple blunt force trauma after a collision at Briarwood Drive and Georgetown Road, according to a Fayette County coroner's news release.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, University of Kentucky

Wed Jun 18, 2014

WKYT

Local health officials comment on mosquito-borne illness

This week, WKYT has been tracking the latest on the Chikungunya, or Chic-V, a mosquito-borne illness that's making its way around the U.S. The cases are getting closer to Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Lexington-Fayette, KY

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Tom Martin: Hammond Communications president says company evolves, thrives in digital age

Tom Martin's Q&A appears every two weeks in the Herald-Leader's Business Monday section.

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Related Topix: Lexington-Fayette, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette County: Maserati Mingle Friday at Courthouse Square

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will host a Maserati Mingle from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lexington's Courthouse Square.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Early childhood education workshops to be held in 25 Kentucky school districts

Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday that Kentucky will finance workshops for parents on early childhood education in 25 school districts in the fall.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Steve Beshear, US Governors

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