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Bevin: 'Utterly unnecessary' to jail Rowan County clerk
- Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor said he absolutely supports a county clerk that is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
WKYT Exclusive | Versailles leaders discuss Shaun King's critical comments
- Rev. Floyd Greene said, "I think the problem is bigger than Versailles." Greene said he's not surprised there is a microscope on King. "Anytime a person starts speaking with a prophetic voice, he's inviting trouble."
WKYT Investigates | Only 1 in 4 dropouts back in school in Lexington
- A new truancy law went into effect this summer, mandating that school districts find dropouts under 18 and get them back into school. In Fayette County, they have only been able to get 25 percent of their dropouts back into school. WKYT’s Mark Barber is investigating the challenges surrounding the new truancy law.
Lexington mother, others want to raise awareness for heroin
- Seth Wasilkowski, 19, was taking heroin. Wasilkowski died Dec. 3rd, 2014. He was one of the 108 overdose death last year in Fayette County. This year's numbers aren't trending any better. As of mid-July, there have been 82 overdose deaths in Fayette County.
WKYT Investigates | Campus police clear up common misconceptions
- UKPD Chief Joe Monroe said university officers have the same amount, if not more than local law enforcement training than sheriff's departments in the state.
WKYT Investigates | Earlier report prompts changes for high school helmets
- Scott County Superintendent Patricia Putty said after our initial story aired, central office and booster money bought more than 70 new Riddell Revolution Speeds, which are five star helmets.
WKYT Exclusive: Hunting for Ginseng, officials worry popularity will hurt growth
- "Unless we have good stewardship of Ginseng, good harvest effects that. If you are digging out of season, if you are not letting the berries mature, these things impact the Ginseng plant," said Anna Lucio with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
WKYT Investigates | Federal funds uncertain for Kentucky's broken roads
- According the U.S. Department of Transportation, for the past six years Congress has passed 33 short-term measures rather than funding transportation for the long term.
WKYT Investigates | New device could eliminate blind spots on school buses
- Kentucky buses don't have audible safety devices, but the Kentucky Department of Education said the idea is intriguing. They said they piloted a similar system about 10 years ago, but it did not work properly.
WKYT Exclusive | Convicted for dealing, family reacts to historic sentence
- "Patty Smallwood would be very unhappy if she knew what had been done to me," Terry Smith told WKYT's Miranda Combs by phone. Smith went on, "Patty was a dear friend of mine. She rented off me for years. She had all kinds of medical issues."
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