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WKYT Investigates | Revisiting Johnson County's flood plains

Updated: 10/08/2015 - In Johnson County, a resident can build in a flood zone as long as they follow the many ordinances that go with living on a flood plain. For instance, living spaces have to be so many feet off the ground. Officials in the county say it appears most residents who lost homes in the July flood will not move back.

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WKYT Exclusive | New Bryan Station principal eager to tackle challenges

Updated: 09/24/2015 - Interim Principal James McMillin and his staff are focusing on three areas this year: academics, behavior and culture. The culture, McMillin said, didn't start at Bryan Station, but instead started years before his students walked through the doors.

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WKYT Investigates | Doctors say Suboxone has gotten bad rap

Updated: 09/08/2015 - Doctors say Suboxone, a treatment drug prescribed to help people with opiate addictions, is highly effective if used correctly. However, some law enforcement agencies in Kentucky think Suboxone is being abused at a rate not seen since the Oxycontin pill mills of years past.

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WKYT Investigates | Only 1 in 4 dropouts back in school in Lexington

Updated: 09/04/2015 - 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.

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Lexington mother, others want to raise awareness for heroin

Updated: 08/27/2015 - 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.

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New Kentucky law to stop gas leaks makes it easier to cite those at fault

Updated: 07/30/2015 - "It's frustrating that it ties up resources that can be used for something else, a preventable incident." Battalion Chief Mark Blankenship with Lexington Fire said they make 200 runs a year on gas leaks. One way to prevent the runs is to call 8-1-1 before you dig.

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Miranda Combs | Rebuilding after the Johnson County flood

Updated: 07/20/2015 - Lanny Brannock, spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection, said last week's flood was an event that happens once in every 500 years. However, he said the state will not recommend that residents move back to the flood plain area.

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