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17 hrs ago | 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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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

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