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WKYT Investigates: Parents' concern over McCreary Co. teacher's past
- Word spread quickly through the McCreary County school district that a new teacher was in town. Brent Sexton teaches English at McCreary Central High School. In 2008, while Sexton was teaching in neighboring Wayne County, the school district claims they found inappropriate text messages exchanged between Sexton and a student at Wayne County High School while he was teaching there.
WKYT Investigates: The negotiators on suicide watch
- A group of 14 Lexington police officers hold the additional title of "negotiator." Lieutenant David Biroschik leads the unit. "If we can get past 45 minutes, we feel real good," he said.
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."
WKYT Investigates: Madison County jail officials' no-win situation
- "We are 195 bed facility," Jailer Doug Thomas explained. But right now, there are about 100 extra inmates housed in the Madison County Detention Center. "People are stepping over people."
WKYT Investigates: Who regulates Kentucky's water towers?
- The state division of water has recommendations but no requirements for water tower inspections. The state recommends that water towers be checked every five years. Some states, including Alabama, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, Illinois and Wisconsin require tower inspections every five years. Texas requires an inspection every year.
WKYT Investigates: Confidential informant fights to make peace with past
- She has 23 years of newspaper clippings neatly placed in a scrapbook. You won't see her name in the headlines, though, her life depends on no one knowing who she is.
WKYT Investigates: The wrath of the drug nicknamed 'Roxy'
- Lately, the pill of choice in London is Roxicet. It's street name is "Roxy." The pills are sold for anywhere between $25 and $50 a tablet. "Whatever they're doing to get these pills, the profit outweighs the risk. And that's how they look at it," explained Detective Jimmy Phelps.
WKYT Investigates: Murder victim's family and a 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 and how Lexington's 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.
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