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Woman climbs atop Singing Bridge, leading to 4-hour standoff

Donna Haliburton had a story to tell, but no one would listen - until Monday. At 9 p.m. police received a call that a woman was atop downtown Frankfort's "Singing Bridge," Capt. Lynn Aubrey told The State Journal. Haliburton, 56, wasn't coming down until some listened, preferably Lexington's NBC aff

THE STATE-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 11:38:43

Changes in cable lineup unfortunate but necessary

Duplicative offerings of the major broadcast networks - CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX - is a luxury the Frankfort Plant Board, nor its cable customers, can still afford. FPB estimates that the cost of basic cable will go up $11 a month next year if the cable provider continues to carry major network affilia

THE STATE-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 14:38:00

'Coffee with a Cop'

Under new leadership, the Frankfort Police Department is aiming to mend fences and build relationships with the community. "Coffee with a Cop" is one way the department is hoping to bridge the gap between citizens and law enforcement. Members of the FPD and Franklin County Sheriff Office will be ava

THE STATE-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 11:38:35

LexArts names Diane Boyer director of major gifts as organization moves to expand fundraising efforts

LexArts is pleased to announce that Diane Boyer has joined the staff as Director of Major Gifts. Her responsibilities will include leading efforts to increase fundraising through the strengthening of the united arts fund's major gifts program. Diane Boyer Boyer's fundraising career began as Executiv

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-19 06:06:40

Proposal: 'Mobile library,' not branches

The Scott County Public Library has no immediate plan to build branches in either Sadieville or Stamping Ground, the library board's chair said Monday. But that does not mean the agency is not focusing on ways to increase services to those areas. "What if, instead of building a building in Sadievill

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

GPD says it will help addicts get into treatment

The Georgetown Police Department announced a program Tuesday to help addicts into residential treatment if the addicts voluntarily come forward. Police Chief Mike Bosse said the program, dubbed "Operation Hope," will help arrange for persons with addictions to go into treatment programs and provide

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-19 16:03:00

Cross country: Fryer, Luckett lead SC sweep at home meet

Buy Now Scott County girls leave the starting line at the Double S Stampede cross country meet Saturday in Georgetown. Erin Luckett won the race for SC, while Bailie Colcord was third.Kal Oakes The Cardinals swept the individual and team titles Saturday in the eighth-annual Double S Stampede, hosted

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

State to reimburse county for road access

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has agreed to ease Scott County's cost of building a new high school - at least slightly. Bevin has okayed a $58,757 reimbursement to Scott County Fiscal Court to cover the county's cost of building two access roads on Betsy Way to serve the new $59.1 million Great Crossing

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Secretariat owner Chenery first supporter for Old Friends

Michael Blowen appreciated Penny Chenery, in part, he says, because she appreciated him. "She was the first person of note to not think I was the village idiot," said Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm. In fact, he said, Helen Bates "Penny" Chenery - owner of l

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Board looks at data, mapping future plan

The Scott County Board of Education spent Saturday working on its strategy for handling school district issues, including making sure its students are equipped with essential skills and its schools recruit and retain talented teachers. The board met in a morning-long special session in an Elkhorn Cr

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Georgetown PD launches "Operation Hope"

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- Police in Georgetown have launched a new program to help those struggling with drug addition find treatment rather than be arrested. The program is being called "Operation Hope" because those involved say it looks to bring a little hope to those who may currently feel hopeles

WTVQ - 2017-09-19 22:18:33

Georgetown police launch program to help drug addicts on road to recovery

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky community has a new program designed to get help for drug addicts. The Angel Program started in 2015 in Massachusetts. Now, Georgetown is among the first cities in Kentucky to launch the program. Organizers say the Operation Hope Angel Program is police-l

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-19 18:31:00

State Senator running for Pike Co. Judge-Executive

Pikeville, Ky. (WKYT) - State Senator Ray Jones has filed a letter of intent to run for Pike County Judge-Executive in 2018. The Appalachian News-Express says the Senate Democratic Floor leader filed the paperwork Friday. He can now start raising money to finance a campaign. According tot he News-E

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-18 16:56:00

Gov. Bevin names appointees to Ag Development Board, Kentucky Emergency Response Commission

The Agricultural Development Board is comprised of 15 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Board was created in 2000 and serves to distribute 50 percent of the state's monies received from the Masters Settlement Agreement for the general purpose of agricultural development within t

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-18 23:02:26

Free popsicles at the opening of new Clifton neighborhood Cocoberry Pop

It's a good week for popsicles! Summer's heat is still coming on strong even though we're technically nearing the first day of fall. A favorite popsicle shop in the Beechmont neighborhood is opening a second location in Clifton this week, and they'll give away free frozen treats on a stick to celeb

COURIER-JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 16:01:36

What's old is new again: Reclaimed wood is chic and big business

Everything at Lexington's newest mega shopping/retail complex The Summit at Fritz Farm, on Nicholasville Road at Man o' War, is brand new except for the parts that aren't which makes the whole place even more fashionable. That would be the reclaimed wood, both inside and out. Inside The Barn at The

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2017-09-17 15:30:00

Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

(BPT) - Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations. Be

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-18 19:01:00

Be safe while getting social to avoid social media scams

(BPT) - For many people, social media has become a part of our daily lives. We follow friends on Facebook, share our opinions on Twitter and highlight our latest creative projects on Instagram or Pinterest. According to Statista, 78 percent of all Americans have a social media profile, and that adop

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-18 15:39:01

Good health at any age: What women should watch out for

(BPT) - Being healthy is a common goal for many people, but good health does not have a finite endpoint; it's an ongoing process that unfolds over a lifetime. For women, aging can bring on surprising health changes as they move through the decades of their life. From good nutrition and proper exerci

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-18 15:01:00

How Libraries Are Changing in Communities Nationwide

(StatePoint) As we become increasingly reliant on digital content available on-demand, what happens to our repositories for printed material? The answer may be simpler than you think: Libraries aren't just about books any more. Most have shifted focus from their collections to the communities they s

NEWS-GRAPHIC.COM - 2017-09-18 05:00:00