Daily Archive: June 13, 2018

Jun 13

Mostly sunny, warm, and less humid for Thursday & Friday

Overview:  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight as a cold front moves across Kentucky. Temperatures will stay in the low to mid 80s Thursday and Friday, with temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s for the weekend and early next week. Dry weather continues through the weekend, with only isolated thunderstorms …

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Jun 13

Death investigation underway at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – It appears a person found dead Wednesday night along a hiking trail in a state park in Floyd County died of natural causes, according to State Police. A person hiking on the trail in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park found the body around 8:00 p.m., according to investigators. State Police say …

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Jun 13

AAA: Gas prices up 55-cents a gallon in KY from a year ago

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Consumers are spending $69 more a month to fill-up compared to last summer. According to AAA, gasoline expenses are accounting, on average, for seven percent of an American’s 2018 annual income, a one and half percent increase since summer of 2017. With strong summer consumer gasoline demand expected in the months ahead, …

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Jun 13

Top official overseeing child protection plans to resign

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The top official overseeing child protection in Kentucky plans to resign from her job as commissioner of the Department for Community Based Services. Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokesman Doug Hogan tells The Courier-Journal that Adria Johnson has informed officials that she plans to resign. Hogan said Monday that the …

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Jun 13

Road reopens in Floyd County after mudslide

MCDOWELL, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky 122 in the McDowell community of Floyd County reopened after being closed Tuesday by a mudslide that was triggered by heavy rain, according to the state. Both lanes of the road were covered in several feet of mud and trees on Tuesday.  The slide happened around 6:30 a.m., according to …

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Jun 13

US Open hopes ultimate test doesn't feature trick questions

The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock Hills. A year after Jim Furyk tied the U.S. Open scoring record at Olympia Fields, the 2004 U.S. Open was so bone dry and lightning …

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Jun 13

Raising the Bar

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three athletes from Kentucky have qualified for a national lifting competition in Michigan this weekend. Two of them are from right here in Lexington. Bryan Kennedy caught up with them before they hit the road north. Check out the video to see how young, local talent (including a 9-year-old!) looks to …

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Jun 13

UK’s Floreal headed to Texas

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – UK Track and Field head coach Edrick Floreal is leaving Lexington for the Texas Longhorns. Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart has issued the following statement after Texas announced the hiring of former Kentucky track and field/cross country head coach Edrick Floréal: “We are grateful to Edrick for his work leading our program …

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Jun 13

Poor People’s Campaign protests new Capitol policy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) — The Poor People’s Campaign says it’s being denied its right to free speech after the Capitol put in a new policy regarding campaign protesters entering the Capitol. This new 2 x 2 policy means no more than two protesters can enter the Capitol at a time. State Police say this policy …

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Jun 13

The Latest: Fowler hopes some Brady magic rubs off

The Latest on the U.S. Open, golf’s second major championship of the year (all times local): 1 p.m. Rickie Fowler couldn’t have found a better athlete than Tom Brady to play a round of golf with two days before the U.S. Open. After all, Brady owns five Super Bowl rings and three NFL MVP awards. …

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