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WKYT Exclusive: UK booming construction
"The demand for residence halls is skyrocking," explained Eli Capilouto when WKYT sat down with him in the administration building on the University of Kentucky campus. For fall 2015, there is more than 130% demand to live in what they consider a 'modern dorm'-- a living and learning community.
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Deputies looking for Laurel County dump truck thief
- Police in Laurel County are looking for a man they say stole a dump truck, but ran off after the truck became stuck.
WKYT Exclusive | Convicted Caretakers 'give something back'
- It's not a group that would immediately get your sympathy: A rapist, two murderers and a man convicted of kidnapping and burglary, among other felonies.
WKYT Investigates | Sex trafficking, the dirty side of the Kentucky Derby
- The Kentucky Derby will draw in millions of viewers, and thousands of people will travel to Churchill Downs to watch the race. But the Derby also brings in human traffickers, ready to cash in on visitors.
WKYT Investigates | Why 'drugged' driving arrests are passing drunks
- "Over time it's changed," explained Sgt. Brandon White with Williamsburg Police. "It's very rare to get an alcohol related DUI."
WKYT Investigates | Ky. county tries to take fizzle out of welfare fraud 'pop train'
- The Hazard Police Department is using part of a $1.1 million federal grant to go undercover at store parking lots in an attempt derail the so-called “pop train” of welfare fraud.
WKYT Exclusive | UK medical director aims for top 25% in research
- "What we're doing is trying to do is build a hospital that compares with the very best in the country," Dr. Michael Karpf explained when he sat down with WKYT earlier this month. To be the best, Karpf said, you have to have a strong research program. And to be a strong research program, Karpf believes you have to have a good clinical program.
WKYT Investigates | Nancy residents oppose annexation of local park
- Monday night, Burnside city leaders voted to annex about five acres of Pulaski County park. The park is in the community of Nancy, which is a dry community, meaning no alcohol is sold.
WKYT Investigates: Revisiting the Bourbon Co. mountain lion shooting
- Requests for the Fish and Wildlife's investigation were denied because wildlife officials say the case is still open. However, officials did release more than 300 emails that were sent or received by officials.
WKYT Investigates: Cyber hackers focusing on taxpayers
- In 2014, 27 million taxpayers filed their tax returns from their home computers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. As the number of people filing online continues to increase, the threat of cyber hackers continues to rise, as well. "It's very serious and it's very widespread," explained computer expert Steve Hamrin.
Lexington officials prepare for madness
- For the past two months, Lexington Police and multiple community partners have been planning for the parties that accompany the NCAA tournament in the city.
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