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State treasurer says ghost of Elvis spotted in vault; was ‘king’ looking for unused tickets?

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  With Halloween approaching, Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants Kentuckians to know that even bean counters can get into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion. He claims to have witnessed the ghost of Elvis in the state treasury vault!   The …

Lexington ends Election Day liquor sales ban dating back to when people voted in saloons

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This Election Day on Nov. 4 will make history in Lexington … not because of the candidates or voting results, but because it will mark the end of a ban on Election Day liquor sales.   Lexington Vice Mayor Linda …

Nearly 50,000 rent-controlled apartments
in Kentucky in danger of disappearing soon

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In just over five years, Kentucky Housing Corporation estimates the commonwealth could risk losing more than 49,000 rent-restricted units. If those units disappear, many Kentuckians would not be able to afford safe, quality housing.   To ensure Kentucky families do …

Aviation Museum of Kentucky added to list of participants in Vietnam War Commemoration

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The Aviation Museum of Kentucky located at Blue Grass Airport joins several state and national organizations as an official participant in the national Vietnam War Commemoration.   Participants are required to conduct two events supporting the commemoration each year from …

Ky. State Police honor 25 civilian employees; Walton resident given Civilian of the Year

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  The Kentucky State Police have honored 25 civilian employees for performance and public service, and named Dacia Wood of Walton was the KSP Civilian Employee of the Year. Wood has worked for the KSP for eight years and is …

Fall 2014 candidate forums can be viewed on multiple channels before voting on Nov. 4

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Candidate forums for 2014 races are now available for viewing on several channels including the Lexington Public Library Cable Channel 20, the Fayette County Public Schools Cable Channel 13, WKYT-TV and YouTube.   Forums viewing schedule is as follows:   …

Traffic Report: Oct. 27-31
A road work heads up for the week

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Work done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted.   Special Notes:   Traffic is expected to be heavy in the downtown area near Rupp Arena on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, for four Garth Brooks …

Fayette’s Driver’s License Office moving
to new facility; ribbon cutting planned

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Fayette County residents will soon benefit from a new Driver’s License Office designed to better serve the public. The Driver’s License Office at 162 W. Main St. is moving from its current location in Lexington to the Village East Shopping …

Two workshops scheduled for public to give input in Armstrong Mill West Small Area Plan

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  A series of workshops for residents and other stakeholders will take place to discuss the Armstrong Mill West Small Area Plan on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 11, both from 6-8 p.m. at the Gainesway Community Center at …

Local government officials urge state lawmakers to boost enhanced 911 funding

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  Local government officials across the state plan to ask the 2015 General Assembly to increase the wireless fee for enhanced 911 service as more Kentuckians move from wireline to wireless phones.   Local governments say they want state lawmakers …

What will make Lexington more livable, age-friendly? Survey seeks senior citizens’ ideas

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A survey that begins circulating today will give Lexington’s senior citizens a chance to tell officials what the city can do to be more livable – and age-friendly.   The Livable Lexington survey is spearheaded by the Lexington’s Senior Services …

Lexington police purchase body armor vests with LEPP grant from Homeland Security

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has been awarded a state Law Enforcement Protection Program grant for $13,750 to purchase body armor vests.   LEPP grants went to 30 law enforcement agencies for a total awarded of $170,832. The grants are administered …

Child care providers whose clients receive aid may need to join state quality rating system

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced proposed changes that will improve access to high-quality child care for children who qualify for the Child Care Assistance Program.   Under a new proposed regulation, child care providers who give subsidized …

Joint Resolution 19 puts Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week in October

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Designating the third week of October as Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week, more than a dozen legislators and retired teachers turned out in Frankfort to witness or ceremonially sign the bill known as House Joint Resolution 19.   Gov. Steve …

Initial phase of Mountain Parkway expansion set to begin west of Magoffin Co.’s Salyersville

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More than 50 years after the Mountain Parkway opened, Gov. Steve Beshear and Eastern Kentucky leaders marked the beginning of the Mountain Parkway Expansion – a 46-mile transformational construction project to improve mobility, safety and economic development in the Appalachian …

Virtual solar energy story map tours state projects as part of Energy Awareness month

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  In celebration of October as Energy Awareness month, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence has released the virtual solar energy story map. For those unfamiliar with a story map, a story map uses geography to present information …

Five state cities recognized as ‘Enterprise Cities’ by the Kentucky League of Cities

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  Five cities from across the Commonwealth have been recognized as Enterprise Cities award winners by the Kentucky League of Cities.   Since 1999, the awards have been given to municipalities that have demonstrated “entrepreneurship, innovation and excellence in local …

Newly created task force ready to tackle bullying in schools; first meeting scheduled

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The Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force will hold its first meeting Oct. 22, beginning its work to study bullying in schools and recommend practices and policies to help foster safer, harassment-free school environments.   The meeting will be at …

Candidates’ forum Oct. 30 part of domestic violence awareness efforts in Lexington area

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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month continues in October, Lexington’s Domestic Violence Prevention Board continues to reach out to citizens and professionals.   A candidates’ forum on Thursday, Oct. 30, will focus on interpersonal and family violence. It will be held …

Traffic Report: Oct. 20-24
A road work heads up for the week

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Work done between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted.   Special Notes:   Expect heavy traffic during the month of October on Versailles Road, Man o’ War Boulevard and New Circle Road for Keeneland’s Fall Meet, which continues …