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Two shootings in Lexington send three to hospital

Two shootings that occurred Wednesday night in Lexington are not believed to be related, according to police. The first shooting occurred at around 5 p.m. outside Gleneagles Apartments on Polo Club Boulevard near Interstate 75 and Man O' War Boulevard, where police responded to a call of shots bein

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2017-09-21 11:33:00

Lexington church, family life center to be sold at auction to pay off debt

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington church is set to be auctioned off next month. The property at 1155 Georgetown Road, which houses Imani Baptist Church and Family Life Center, is listed on the Fayette County Master Commissioner's website as being scheduled to sell at auction October 19. The websit

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 04:55:00

Lexington Police respond to shooting on Polo Club Boulevard

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Police said the shooting happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday night on Polo Club Boulevard in the Hamburg Area. Police said one man was shot in the leg and was taken to UK Hospital. Police think the victim knew the shooter.

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 05:38:00

Lineman restoring power after Hurricane Irma falls to death

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida lineman who was working to restore power following Hurricane Irma is dead after falling from a parking garage. The Sun Sentinel reports that 26-year-old Scott Christopher Reid Jr. was killed Sunday morning when he fell from the fifth floor of the Westin Fort L

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-22 00:47:00

Fire destroys former Cumberland hardware store

CUMBERLAND, Ky. (WYMT) - A fire in downtown Cumberland, Ky. destroyed a building that used to be Maynard's hardware store. Fire officials say the fire started just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and fire officials say they do not believe the building had

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 17:58:00

Lexington hosts talk on race relations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The community is invited to participate in a discussion on race relations at the Lyric Theater tonight. The conversation, hosted by Kentucky Humanities, will include a panel discussion from various experts on the topic. Organizers say the discussion will be a Q and A style eve

WTVQ - 2017-09-21 23:42:18

Online petition for pets at new Lexington restaurant gains attention

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - An online petition pushing for dogs to be allowed on the porch of a new local restaurant is gaining more attention. The petition surfaced after the local health department said FDA rules prohibit animals on the premises of restaurants. The petition is calling for the Lexingt

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 18:50:00

Maria regains its major hurricane status

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - 2 a.m. The U.S. National Hurricane Center reports Maria has regained its major hurricane status, rising to a Category 3 storm early Thursday. An update from the Miami-based center says maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph with higher gusts. Maria's fier

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 08:28:00

Maria dips blow major hurricane status

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Maria has lost its major hurricane status, dropping to a Category 2 storm after raking Puerto Rico. But forecasters say some strengthening is in the forecast and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday. An update fr

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-20 23:49:00

The State Of Hate In Kentucky

Within hours of last month's deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the national media descended on the small northern Kentucky city of Florence, where alleged murderer James Alex Fields grew up. This was not the first time a national spotlight shone on Kentucky in the wake of racially-

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 22:05:04

'We've Never Gone Through This': Hurricane Maria Knocks Out Puerto Rico's Electricity

Puerto Rico is trying to start the process of recovering from Hurricane Maria - and it's doing so after the powerful storm blew homes apart, filled roads with water and tore at its infrastructure. Flash floods are persisting, and the island has no electricity service. "We are without power, the who

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 13:54:52

Panel Votes To Remove Plaque That Calls Jefferson Davis 'Hero'

A panel has unanimously voted to remove a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda that labels the president of the Confederacy as "patriot, hero, statesman." African-American leaders have called for the removal of the statue for years and the call was renewed f

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 21:51:05

NAFTA Talks Have Ohio Valley Pork Producers Nervous

Talks on renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, are set for later this month and farm country is concerned about the potential fallout from a trade dispute. Pork producers are especially nervous about the implications of a threat from President Trump to place a 20 percent tari

WEKU.FM - 2017-09-21 21:50:02

Pair of legislative panels hear sobering accounts of impact of opioid crisis in Kentucky

At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients. That's one example of the "very desperate situation" the opioid-abuse crisis has created, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Dave Adkisson said while testifying before a panel of state legislators Wed

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-22 07:18:20

Chef Foster: Step out of your comfort zone with fall offerings and experience a new level of eating local

The fall season in Kentucky can become a series of culinary acrobatics, twists and turns that jolt us out of our summer reverie and force us into cooking contortions we haven't experienced in a long time. Many "pulled muscles" result, some of which can be happy accidents on our menus, while others

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-22 06:58:02

US rescuers arrive to help in Mexico quake

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Rescuers and search dogs from Southern California are in Mexico to help following the country's deadly earthquake. The U.S. ambassador to Mexico says that a search and rescue team from the Los Angeles County Fire Department has arrived with "experts and tons of equipment." Ambass

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-21 17:38:00

Physicians at UK Markey Center first to perform unique procedure to treat ovarian cancer

Physicians at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center are the first to perform a unique procedure to treat a rare and persistent type of ovarian cancer. Surgical oncologist Dr. Lauren Baldwin and radiation oncologist Dr. Jonathan Feddock collaborated on the procedure, which involved resectin

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-22 06:29:29

KET CEO Shae Hopkins to co-chair Organization of State Broadcast Executives Board of Directors

Shae Hopkins, KET executive director and CEO, was recently elected to serve a two-year term as co-chair of the Organization of State Broadcast Executives (OSBE) Board of Directors. "I'm very honored to have been elected as co-chair of the OBE Board of Directors. This is a testament to the respect th

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-22 06:26:04

Unemployment rates dropped in 32 counties last year; Woodford, Shelby lowest in state

Unemployment rates fell in 32 Kentucky counties, stayed the same in three and rose in 85 counties between August 2016 and August 2017, according to the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Woodford Cou

KYFORWARD.COM - 2017-09-22 06:16:50

Non-profit sponsors free pet adoptions for hurricane animals

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- The Bissell Pet Foundation has organized "Empty the Shelters Hurricane Relief". For the next two days, the non-profit organization is sponsoring free adoptions for all pets transported from hurricane disaster areas to local shelters. "Now is such an important time to choose

WKYT 27 - 2017-09-22 05:31:00