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Apr 13

911 dispatchers recognized this week

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – This is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, where 911 emergency dispatchers are recognized for the important work they do on a daily basis.<br /><br />The City of Lexington has 60 emergency call takers who answer an estimated 600,000 calls a year.&nbsp; The center’s director says the job is rewarding, …

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Apr 13

Mom continues fight against violence

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — One year ago today, 21-year-old Antonio Franklin Junior was shot at Duncan Park. The next day he died. Despite the pain throughout the year, his mother has vowed to make Lexington a safer place.<br /><br />&quot;Today I feel the pain,&quot; says Anita Franklin.<br /><br />Anita Franklin wears a necklace …

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Apr 13

Proposed Fayette County school boundaries available online

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – To see the proposed elementary, middle and high school boundaries and the final recommendations of the Fayette County School Rezoning Committee, <a href="http://www.fcps.net/zones" target="_blank">click here</a>.<br /><br />The final meeting of the school rezoning committee will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Norsworthy Auditorium, …

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Apr 13

More than 40 people show interest in Fayette Supt. job

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – More than 40 people have already expressed an interest in becoming the next Superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools, which is three times the number of candidates the district had four years ago, according to John Price, Fayette County Board of Education Chair.<br /><br />At a meeting Monday afternoon, …

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Apr 13

Valley View Ferry resumes operations

<div class="StoryBlock"> NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Valley View Ferry has resumed operations after being closed due to high water.<br /><br />The paddlewheel ferry shuttles vehicles across the Kentucky River between Madison and Jessamine counties.<br /><br />The ferry began operations in 1785.</div> Brought to you by Automated Marketing .

Apr 13

Vehicle goes up in flames on Nicholasville Road

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- There were big flames today on Nicholasville Road in Lexington after a vehicle caught fire. <br /><br />Investigators say it started around 2:45 p.m near New Circle Road. Firefighters arrived and put the fire out. The fire department says no one was hurt. However, it did cause some traffic problems …

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Apr 13

Franklin Sheriff: Probe of stolen Kentucky bourbon expands

<div class="StoryBlock"> FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky sheriff looking into the theft of barrels filled with Wild Turkey bourbon says the case involves significantly more stolen bourbon than previously thought and will eventually result in multiple indictments.<br /><br />Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says investigators uncovered a new &quot;major development&quot; Monday that will …

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Apr 13

Woman and three dogs home during house fire

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Fire Department says it was called to the 500 block of Toner Street, near downtown, around 2 p.m. Monday for a house fire. They think the fire started in a back bedroom on the first floor, but aren’t sure what caused it yet. Both floors were damaged …

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Apr 13

UPDATE: Lexington roads reopened after gas leaks

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – <span id="ctl00_ctl00_ctl00_ctl00_ctl00_Main_Main_Main_Main_Main_Content_B0___BlockBox_ctl02" class="UserFont_Default">Roads have been reopened after two different gas leaks caused evacuations and road closures near University of Kentucky’s campus Monday. <br /><br />The first leak occurred on the campus near Oldham Court and Columbia Avenue. Fire officials say a construction crew hit the gas line, causing the …

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Apr 13

Last minute tax tips

<div class="StoryBlock"> LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – With the tax return deadline two days away on April 15, accountants advise you to be sure you got your paperwork mailed in on time.<br />&nbsp; <br /> Representatives from credit counseling service Apprisen say filing electronically can be easier and more convenient. They say it’s a good idea …

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