Daily Archive: May 9, 2016

May 09

Steele Road in Woodford County to be closed Tuesday for repairs

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – A stretch of KY 1685/Steele Road in Woodford County is scheduled to be closed Tuesday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for asphalt repairs, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The closure will be between KY 1659/McCracken Pike (MP 4.922) and KY 2331/New Cut Road (MP 6.047). Alternate routes …

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May 09

Bye Bye Kentucky

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May 09

Strong to severe storms possible late Tuesday

Overview: Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will continue Tuesday through Thursday, with a few rain showers still possible for Friday and Saturday. A few thunderstorms may be strong to severe Tuesday afternoon and evening, with damaging winds, heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and hail possible. Tuesday through Thursday will remain warm, with highs in the upper …

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May 09

Big Bertha comes down

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Solid Blue fans said goodbye to a special lady Monday. For 40 years, she attended every basketball game, and every concert. She has kept a watchful eye over thousands of events at Rupp Arena. But Monday, was her last day. “Definitely going to miss the big spaceship hanging from the rafters …

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May 09

Democrats criticize influence of money in politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP)- Several underfunded candidates have piled on Democratic front-runner Jim Gray for putting his own money into his campaign for a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat. Six Democratic candidates met in a forum shown statewide on Kentucky Educational Television on Monday night, days ahead of the state’s May 17 primary. Candidate Ron Leach called …

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May 09

Unsettled weather continues through midweek

Overview: Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will continue Tuesday through Thursday, with a few rain showers still possible for Friday and Saturday. A few thunderstorms may be strong to severe Tuesday afternoon and evening, with damaging winds, heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, and hail possible. Tuesday through Thursday will remain warm, with highs in the upper …

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May 09

AG: Funds secured to help end rape kit backlog

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced $4.5 million in funding to help end Kentucky’s rape kit backlog. Leading advocates for ending the backlog and seeking justice for victims, Eileen Recktenwald, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, and survivor of sexual assault, Michelle Kuiper, joined Beshear to make …

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May 09

UPDATE: Reward offered for information on string of arsons

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are investigating a house fire that was started in Madison County on Jacks Creek Road around 10:00 am this morning. The fire was reported by a former Madison Co. firefighter who saw smoke billowing from the residence and started fighting it with a garden hose, according to troopers. …

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May 09

Nothing was found after Firefighters evacuated UK building for odor

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Fire Department evacuated the Plant Science Building on UK’s campus Monday afternoon because of an unfamiliar odor. The building on Veterans Drive was evacuated so the crews could investigate a smell. Just before 6:30 p.m. the fire department said nothing was found and it was safe to re-enter the …

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May 09

Study: Radon exposure linked to cancer in women

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTVQ) – A new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS,) reveals a positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of blood cancer in women. Radon is a naturally occurring byproduct of the decay of radium, and is a known human lung carcinogen. In the study, researchers found that …

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