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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.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
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.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
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.
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.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
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.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
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.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
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.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
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.
Thu Jun 26, 2014
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.
Unemployment rates drop in 103 Kentucky counties
11 counties saw their rate rise. The rate stayed the same in six other counties.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
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.