Daily Archive: March 1, 2018

Mar 01

HS hoops highlights & scores (3-1-18)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Scott County didn’t disappoint in Richmond Thursday night. The Cards dropped 114 points in a win over Madison Southern. Check out highlights of the 114-36 win over the Eagles plus Lafayette’s 51-39 victory over Woodford County in the video. See scores from across the state below. BOYS BASKETBALL 1st Region Quarterfinal …

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Mar 01

Cooler, yet drier weather returns for Friday and the weekend

Overview:  Drier and cooler weather return Friday into the weekend, with morning low temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s, and afternoon highs in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees.  Scattered rain showers return late Monday into Tuesday, with highs in the 50s. Chilly weather develops for midweek next week, with the chance …

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Mar 01

200 refugees rejected by Australia have now settled in US

AP Photo/Rick Rycroft CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Friday that his country will not consider options for resettling refugees languishing on Pacific islands until the United States fulfills its promise to take up to 1,250 of them. More than a year after President Donald Trump reluctantly agreed to honor an Obama administration …

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Mar 01

Parents, officials scramble for US school security upgrades

AP Photo/Kelly Kissel LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Kentucky, parents have pooled money to pay an armed officer to begin patrolling schools. A mayor outside Cleveland, Ohio, is urging a security levy to pay for guards. And a town in New Jersey has begun assigning off-duty police to stand vigil inside all its school buildings. …

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Mar 01

Some parents and students upset over school safety meeting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A meeting in Lexington was supposed to be about school safety, but angry students and parents wanted to talk about something else that happened Thursday. “Superintendent Caulk didn’t even acknowledge today at the beginning of this meeting what happened,” said Alexandra Pallos, a mother of two Henry Clay High School students. …

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Mar 01

$22.5 billion state spending plan passes House, moves to Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A $22.5 billion state spending plan that would shore up funding for public education and public safety while ensuring that Kentucky meets its obligation to fund the state employees’ and teachers’ retirement systems passed the state House Thursday on a 76-15 vote. House Appropriations and Revenue Chair Steven Rudy, R-Paducah, said House …

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Mar 01

Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers score political victory over Delta

ATLANTA (AP) — Pro-gun Georgia lawmakers scored a political victory Thursday over Delta Air Lines, making good on Republican threats to deny the company a hefty tax break after it cut ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Florida high school. The state House and Senate within …

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Mar 01

Woman testifies about horror of finding kids slain by nanny

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan apartment was eerily quiet, unusual for a home with three little kids. All the lights were off, except for the glow of a bathroom light. That’s where Marina Krim found her two children – covered in blood, slaughtered by the family’s trusted nanny. “It’s like a …

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Mar 01

Valley View Ferry remains closed due to high water

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Valley View Ferry remains closed indefinitely due to high water conditions on the Kentucky River. The paddlewheel ferry shuttles vehicles across the river between Madison and Jessamine counties. When the ferry is not operating, the suggested alternate route between Nicholasville and Richmond is US-27S to Lancaster in Garrard County, then …

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Mar 01

Not guilty plea from parents accused of starving son

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The parents charged with the death of their special needs son in Winchester pleaded not guilty to murder on Wednesday. Albert Christy and Patsy Christy were arrested Monday in connection to the death of 20-year-old Logan Christy, who had Down Syndrome. Authorities were called to the Christy’s home on December 12, …

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