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Tuesday | Lexington Herald-Leader

Versailles City Council opens its consideration of city-county government merger

The Versailles City Council on Tuesday gave first reading to an ordinance that would create a commission to study a city-county government merger.

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Related Topix: Woodford County, KY, Midway, KY, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY

Tuesday | Lexington Herald-Leader

Versailles City Council opens its consideration of city-county government merger

The Versailles City Council on Tuesday gave first reading to an ordinance that would create a commission to study a city-county government merger.

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Related Topix: Woodford County, KY, Midway, KY, Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Friends say woman who died in Interstate 64 crash was 'miss social butterfly'

Emily Rhoads died Saturday of injuries sustained Friday in a traffic accident on Interstate 64. Her organs were donated, per her wishes.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Midway, KY, University of Kentucky

Lexington Herald-Leader

Merlene Davis: NAACP program's goal is to get children and their parents ready for kindergarten

If you are the parent or guardian of a 3- to 5-year-old who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2015, you can apply for the free monthly meetings of the Ready to Learn Academy, which will be held at the Russell School and Community Center, 520 Toner St., from October through March.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lexington, KY, Lexington-Fayette, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington woman dies after wreck

Emily Rhoads Kapp, 27, was in one of three cars that collided in a construction zone at mile marker 63, near the Midway exit, according to a news release from the Fayette County coroner's office.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Midway, KY, University of Kentucky

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WKYT

Inmate walks away from Blackburn Correctional Complex in Fayette County

John Stamper, 48, walked away from the minimum-security prison in Fayette County.

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Related Topix: Blackburn Correctional Complex, State Prisons, Prison, Madison County, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

State cuts money to keep courthouses clean, causing concern in Fayette and 19 other counties

The state courts system has cut the amount of money it is paying Lexington and 19 other local governments to keep courthouses clean and maintained, causing concern among some county officials.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Lexington-Fayette, KY, Woodford County, KY, Nicholasville, KY

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Versailles mayor wants a study of a possible merger with Woodford County, Midway

Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott said Friday that it's time to study whether merger of the Versailles, Midway and Woodford County governments would be beneficial to residents.

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Related Topix: Woodford County, KY, Versailles, KY, Midway, KY, Lexington, KY

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette coroner candidate files ethics complaint against incumbent

A Republican candidate for Fayette County Coroner has filed an ethics complaint against incumbent coroner Gary Ginn alleging that Ginn works part time but receives a full-time salary.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Lexington Herald-Leader

Council could repeal Fayette's ban on Election Day alcohol sales later this month

A measure lifting the ban on Election Day alcohol sales in Fayette County could be passed by the end of this month.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Program to fund free breakfast, lunch for all students at 27 Fayette County schools

Elementary Schools: Arlington, Booker T. Washington Primary Academy, Booker T. Washington Intermediate Academy, Breckinridge, Cardinal Valley, Deep Springs, Dixie, Harrison, James Lane Allen, Julius Marks, Lansdowne, Mary Todd, Millcreek, Northern, Russell Cave, Southern Elementary, Tates Creek Elementary, William Wells Brown, and Yates.

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Related Topix: Cardinal Valley, KY, Deep Springs, KY, Russell Cave, KY, Education Etc., Bryan Station, KY

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington Health Department top-notch

At its August meeting on Monday, the Board of Health will celebrate the accreditation of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

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

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fear keeps some parents from immunizing kids, but health officials continue to tout benefits

Back-to-school vaccines are available for $19 through a program at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department that is offered for children without insurance or those served by Medicaid.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lexington-Fayette, KY, Vaccinations, Health, Medicaid, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 05, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Toddler hit by car in southeastern Kentucky dies

Kentucky State Police say the driver of a 2013 Ford Mustang told police he didn't see the girl when he pulled onto a roadway Monday in Barbourville.

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Related Topix: Barbourville, KY

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Fayette County: WaterFest is Thursday

Kentucky American Water will hold WaterFest, its annual open house, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at 2300 Richmond Road.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

YMCA distributes 8,000 back-to-school backpacks in Lexington

Volunteers distributed hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies to students including Robert Riley, 15, at the "Preparing For Success" back-to-school rally at Imani Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Heroin deaths rose across Ky. in 2013Heroin deaths rose across Ky. in ...

Heroin deaths rose across Ky. in 2013 Fatal drug overdoses held steady for third straight year, report shows Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1rXKqog Megan Snyder, a forensic scientist in the Chemistry Unit with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in London, Ohio, holds a black tar heroin sample.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Campbell County, KY, Jefferson County, KY, Kenton, KY

WKYT

Health department offering back-to-school immunizations

As Fayette County students prepare to head back to school, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is making sure they have plenty of opportunities to get their required vaccinations.

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

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Drug overdose deaths in 2013 increased in Fayette; Eastern Kentucky rates are state's highest

A report issued Thursday by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy showed that the state's largest increase in raw numbers of overdose fatalities occurred in Fayette County, with 86 deaths in 2013 compared to 74 in 2012.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Eastern, KY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

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

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