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Missing a beat, should high school athletes undergo heart screenings

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Lexington, Ky. (WKYT)-Should high school athletes be screened for heart conditions? While it seems the number of students suddenly dying of cardiac arrest has become more prevalent, cardiologists say its still rare. WKYT's Amber Philpott looks at the debate over early screening and why one University of Kentucky doctor says the focus on just student athletes might mean others are missed.

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Fayette schools push anti-bullying message

Posted: 08/20/2013 - Fayette County school buses are carrying placards this year urging students to report cases of bullying when they see an incident happening.

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Merck suspends sales of cattle feed additive

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Merck is suspending sales of its cattle feed additive Zilmax in the U.S. and Canada while it studies a possible link between Zilmax and lameness in cattle.

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Free flow of racy content a headache for parents

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Comedian George Carlin joked about the "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television," a social commentary back in the 1970s about the pitfalls of censorship.

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IKEA recalls 2 models of children's beds

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Swedish furniture chain IKEA is recalling two models of children's beds for repair, citing complaints over a metal rod that can break and potentially cause harm.

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Lexington family's journey to losing pounds together

Updated: 08/15/2013 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 66.2% of Kentucky adults are overweight and many admit to getting no physical activity at all. Amber Philpott has the story of one Lexington family's journey and their refusal to be a part of that statistic. Why they made the decision to get healthier together and in turn saw the weight drop.

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STEAM Academy opens Wednesday in Lexington

Posted: 08/13/2013 - It's called "the most innovative school in Kentucky." Wednesday is the first day for a new school in an old school building. STEAM Academy welcomes 150 Freshmen who were chosen by lottery. We visited during orientation to see what all the excitement is about in Lexington.

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Area blood supply still in need

Posted: 08/12/2013 - The Kentucky Blood Center says the areas supply of negative blood is still in need. It's holding a special event this week in hopes of getting people to donate.

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Officer poses as teen girl to catch predators

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Kenton County officials have recently recognized the efforts of an officer who poses as a young teen on the Internet in order to catch predators.

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Reality Check: High cost of back to school shopping

Updated: 07/29/2013 - We are smack dab in the middle of summer, yet school is right around the corner and for many parents that means finding a way to pay for all those school supplies. WKYT's Amber Philpott went in search of why it costs so much and found one teacher who says she does her homework for parents to try and save them some money.

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