Daily Archive: April 20, 2016

Apr 20

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department prepares for Zika

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Health officials are pushing Congress for more money to fight Zika. “We can’t just not address this. this is really a very important thing,” says National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Director, Dr. Anthony Fauci. At the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, officials will soon be starting a survey to help keep …

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Apr 20

Date set to turn in unused prescription drugs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A date has been set for people to turn in unused prescription drugs as part of the national ‘Take Back’ program. Collection will take place April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at any Kentucky State Police Post. State Police partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to remove potentially …

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Apr 20

Seeking ‘fresh start,’ Bevin removes pension system chairman

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has issued an executive order removing the chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees. Thomas K. Elliott was reappointed to the board by former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear last year. His term does not expire until 2019. Bevin said the Kentucky Retirement Systems needs “a …

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Apr 20

Glasgow plant to close, lay off 191 employees by mid-2017

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) – Dana Corp. employees in Glasgow have learned the plant will close by mid-2017. The Glasgow Daily Times reports the company plans to reduce employment by half by the end of the year. The plant employs 203 people and produces gear sets, shafts and secondary gearing components for commercial vehicles. Dana Holding …

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Apr 20

Hall of Fame Jockey Day set for Friday at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  On Friday, Keeneland will honor one of the largest contingents of Racing Hall of Fame jockeys ever assembled. Fans are invited to help celebrate these riding legends during a day filled with recognition, highlighted by an autograph signing from 2-3 p.m. on the North Terrace. Among the jockeys scheduled to appear …

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Apr 20

Rain chances return for Thursday and Friday

Overview: Rain chances return for late Thursday into Friday, with temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s. The weekend looks to be dry, with more sunshine and temperatures in the lower 70s Saturday, and around 80 degrees on Sunday. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies with the chance for a few rain showers continue, with an …

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Apr 20

Richmond police to name building in honor of slain officer

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Richmond Police Department says it is naming its building to honor a slain police officer. Officer Daniel Ellis was killed in the line of duty last fall. Police say he was investigating a robbery when he was shot. Ellis died two days later at the hospital. Richmond police say the city …

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Apr 20

Man convicted in 1986 murder denied parole

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man convicted of the 1986 murder of a Lexington restaurant manager learned his fate after a parole board hearing this morning. Eric Hayden has served 30 years of a life sentence that was handed to him after police accused Hayden and his roommate, Clarence Jones, of murdering Clay Nelson. Clay …

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Apr 20

Bevin restores some money to colleges and universities

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WTVQ) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has restored some state funding to public colleges and universities. Bevin had ordered spending cuts of four and a half percent over the next three months for all state colleges and universities. He wants to spend the money on the state’s public pension debt instead. On Tuesday, …

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Apr 20

Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis’ lawsuit against Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples that included her name. Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing it violated her religious beliefs. The American Civil Liberties Union sued …

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