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WKYT Reality Check: Stolen trailer scrapped at recycling center
- Her trailer was stolen then destroyed at a local recycling plant.
Consumer Alert: Beware of scammers targeting bank accounts
- Robert Saks is behind bars for orchestrating an international bank fraud scheme that stole $34 million dollars. At the heart of the scam, a lead list that included bank customer names and account information.
WKYT Reality Check: Teachers missing more time in classroom than students
- The numbers prove it - teachers in one Central Kentucky district are away from the classroom more than the students they teach.
WKYT Reality Check: Small batch distilleries want tax break
- The industry is booming! For the first time since 1973, Kentucky's distilleries produced one million barrels of bourbon in a year.
NTSB considers changing legal drinking limit
- A federal safety board is recommending cutting blood alcohol standards nearly in half.
WKYT Investigates: State of welfare in Kentucky
- The lines are a dozen cars deep outside some Kentucky banks in the middle of the night. Police in a handful of cities say when those crowds gather on the first of the month, crime rates go up.
Consumer Alert: Scammers target people trying to get rid of debt
- Millions of Americans are still struggling with growing debt after the economic downtown. If you're looking for help, be leery of debt settlement groups. Some consumers how have done business with end up further in the red.
Consumer Alert: Beware of timeshare sales scams
- If you're thinking about selling a timeshare, be on the lookout for scam artists trying to convince your to sell your place through them. If you do business with them, you'll lose in the end.
Convicted rapist and fugitive John Buckley captured
- Convicted rapist John Calvin Buckley is back in custody.
WKYT Investigates: A small Ky. town with a big problem
- It might be a small town, but it's a big problem. You expect prostitution arrests in bigger cities, like Lexington but not Winchester.
CONSUMER ALERT: Victims think they're working from home, but they're tied to a scam
- A new scheme targeting people who want to work from home is growing in popularity. It's called reshipping fraud, and getting involved could truly cost you.
Consumer Alert: Beware of foreign lottery scams
- Beware of letters announcing you've won a contest, especially if you have to pay something to collect the winnings. One woman fell victim multiple times.
WKYT Reality Check: Grocery stores fight for lowest prices
- Attention shoppers! There are more choices for where to buy your groceries than ever before!
Consumer Alert: Scammers turn to violence to get people's money
- Con artists try to get creative to get their victim's money. This is the story of one man who decided to threaten his victims with violence.
Consumer Alert: Scam artists nearly cost woman her home
- Jackie Smith is trying to help her 88-year-old aunt save her home from foreclosure after a con artist stole it right out from under her.
Consumer Alert: A possible scam offers you a job and then asks you to send them money
- Who doesn't want to make a little extra money on the side? That's why those ads promising big bucks for stuffing envelopes or becoming a mystery shopper seem so enticing. Here's the reality, it might be a scam.
WKYT Reality Check: Surveillance cameras more common than you think
- They're around and used maybe more than you realize.
Push in Washington to cut free phone program
- It's a program that gives people in need phones, and it's come under fire in Congress.
WKYT Reality Check: Home sales are on the rise in the Bluegrass
- For the first time since 2005, Fayette County PVA says home sales are on the rise.
Reality Check: Local fertilizer companies say they pose no danger
- Investigators still don't know exactly what caused the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in Texas. Workers in the fertilizer industry in Central Kentucky say it's unlikely a similar situation could happen here.
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