Thursday Mar 13
Senate panel approves new version of bill letting schools eliminate up to 10 days of instruction
The Senate Education Committee quickly approved a bill Thursday that would let school districts eliminate as many as 10 instructional days missed because of bad weather, although the latest version of the bill puts more conditions on school districts.
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Thursday Mar 13
Unemployment rate falls in 109 Kentucky counties
Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties between January 2013 and January 2014, while 11 county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
As deadline nears, many uninsured Fayette County residents haven't signed up
Anita Denson, a patient account representative at Bluegrass Community Health in Lexington, is assigned to helping people sign up for health care.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Former HealthFirst director North gets $80,000 in severance deal
HealthFirst Executive Director William North, right, talked to HealthFirst board chairman Thomas Lester, left, and HealthFirst building committee chairman Tom Burich on July 25, after Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen and Mayor Jim Gray released the results of the audit of HealthFirst Bluegrass during an afternoon news conference.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Tom Eblen: Seeking signs of spring after a winter of discontent
As I watched mounds of snow and ice all over town melt late last week, I hoped they would be the last I would see for many months.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Condoleezza Rice Headlines McConnell Fundraiser at Rupp Arena
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is headlining a fundraiser in Lexington, Ky., Thursday for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a spokesperson for the campaign confirmed.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Kentucky high school juniors have only one chance to take ACT: March 18
Parents of high school juniors should make sure their kids are at school March 18 to take the ACT exam, according to the Fayette County Public Schools.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
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Heiner enters governor's race
Republican Hal Heiner said Tuesday he wants to use his business experience to steer state government away from the "same path of mediocrity," as the former Louisville councilman entered next year's wide open race for Kentucky governor.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Heiner To Enter 2015 Kentucky Governor's Race
Former state Republican Chairman Bob Gable said Heiner is teaming with another urban Republican as his running mate.
Concerned Lafayette band member creates Save FCPS Arts Facebook page
When Lafayette High senior band member Robert Craig heard that some music teaching positions could be cut in Fayette County, he started a Facebook page last week to spread the word and stop it.
Is it safe to schedule summer vacation? Fayette County school officials say not yet
"The district has never considered using spring break for winter make-up days," district spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said Monday.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Citing new same-sex marriage ruling, Fayette judge allows step mother to adopt her wife's son
On Tuesday, Joan Callahan legally became David Crossen's stepmother after 25 years of parenting him alongside his mother, Jennifer Leigh Crossen.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
A timeline of the HealthFirst proposed clinic project
Oct. 1, 2010: A $11.7 million federal grant for a new public health clinic was approved for HealthFirst Bluegrass.
Former Fayette schools employee pleads guilty to abusing boy
Jason Thompson taught a Pop Culture Dance class where students learned hip-hop, Missy Elliot style, at Mecca Dance Studio, 209 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY, Wednesday, January 21, 2004.
Mayor Gray asks Ky. leaders to allow voters to decide on sales tax increase for projects
Mayor Jim Gray urged state leaders Thursday to allow cities and counties the option of asking voters to support a sales tax increase for local projects and initiatives.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
House panel narrowly OK's bill limiting eminent domain power
In front of an overflow crowd Wednesday afternoon, the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee passed to the House floor a bill clarifying that eminent domain can't be used for natural gas liquids pipelines.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Fayette school board approves $1.4 million contract with health department for nurses
The Fayette County School Board on Monday approved a $1.4 million contract with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department for school nurses in 2014-15.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Lexington mayor to be deposed in lawsuit over jail inmate's death
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will have to give a limited deposition in a wrongful death lawsuit involving a jail inmate, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Wier has ruled.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Thousands without power after overnight storms
Although most of the Commonwealth avoided major storm damage overnight thousands of people, especially in the eastern part of the state woke up in the dark Friday morning.
Worker dies of injuries sustained at University of Kentucky construction site
A 24-year-old man died Thursday, a day after he was struck by a piece of plywood at a construction site on the University of Kentucky campus.