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WKYT Investigates: Lexington's century-old water pipes
The American Society of Civil Engineers looked at America's drinking and waste water infrastructure last year and gave it a "D" grade. Susan Lancho said, "As a nation, we need to be thinking about renewing our infrastructure so it serves us well into the future."
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Murder victim's family will be heard after state parole error
- The victim's family was not told about the parole hearing even though they are supposed to get the chance to tell the board their thoughts and feelings. The reason, according to the parole board spokesperson, was human error. "In 2007, the hard copy files were transferred to electronic files and somehow in the midst of that, our information was not transferred," Amanda Jones explained.
WKYT Investigates: 911 disconnect, Lexington center losing funds
- Lately, 911 centers across the state have been dealing with their own emergency. "A lot of 911 centers in Kentucky are facing financial difficulties," said Director of Fayette County's E-911 Center Robert Stack.
WKYT Investigates: Lexington's crime hot spot
- Police say 30 percent of the arrests made in last week's "Operation Transformation" were inside or on the property of the M&M Grocery.
WKYT Investigates: Lexington's crime 'Made in Detroit'
- "The profits that are made down south are double, triple what can be made up here. The gangs know that and they go down there to try to exploit that," Lyle Dungy explained.
WKYT Investigates: 'The Great Divide' over school redistricting
- A group of neighborhood parents showed up to the last Fayette County redistricting forum with red shirts and the name of their subdivision, Stuart Hall, printed on the front. "Our neighborhood is suffering. Our neighborhood is broken over this issue," explained Andrea McGuire.
WKYT Investigates: 'Great Divide' over redistricting & home sales
- "It's just the fear of the unknown and people want to know if I buy this house, where will my child go to school?" said longtime Lexington broker Bonnie Mays. "What they are doing is they're hesitating, they're waiting."
WKYT Investigates: The revolving door for criminals
- "A very small percentage of the criminals commit the vast majority of crime," said Ray Larson, Fayette County's top prosecutor. Larson said those criminals are the winners of a "catch and release" stance, or soft approach, on crime.
WKYT Investigates: An insider's take on Lexington's crime wave
- Brannon Dunn says he's a product of his environment. He grew up in the east end of Lexington which is now considered the city's hotspot for crime.
Consumer Alert: Man loses $80,000 in foreign lottery scam
- It's one of the most successful scams in the country and it's destroying the lives of thousands of people.
Harrodsburg man petitions to move train tracks
- Harrodsburg resident Robert Burdine currently has 1000 signatures demanding the Norfolk Southern train be rerouted around the town. "It's been going on for years, but I think this is the first citizen's petition," Burdine said.
Consumer Alert: Doctor's office worker steals patient identities
- When you fill out medical forms in your doctor's office, you probably assume your information is kept secure and private. Unfortunately, that's not always the case.
WKYT Investigates: The lock on Narcan
- "There might be a county that only has two ambulances in the entire county," Lt. Chris Martin with Lexington Fire said. "They're going to have very long response times and there's probably going to be a local law enforcement officer that's going to get there first." Because of that, a bill was brought to the attention of the state legislature to allow first responders, like police officers, to carry Narcan.
WKYT Reality Check: Dangerous decals
- Stick figure family decals are a popular way for people to display their family on vehicles. However, police warn too much information about your family can be a bad idea.
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