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Fayette Judge, Jazzercize instructor, uses tragedy to triumph

Updated: 11/25/2015 - Fayette County Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine is known for being an imposing figure on the bench, authoritative with little tolerance for excuses. You can find a different version of her at 5:30 in the morning--jumping, dancing and stretching as she instructs a roomful of women to Jazzercise.

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WKYT Investigates | Lawmaker demands change to parole board policies

Updated: 11/20/2015 - State Rep. John Tilley told WKYT he intends to hold hearings as soon as possible to get to the bottom of what happened when Raleigh Sizemore was released from prison. Tilley was reacting to a WKYT investigation airing audio from Sizemore's last parole board hearing. Sizemore is changed with the murder of Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis.

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Miranda Combs | A look at coal in Kentucky's gubernatorial race

Updated: 10/22/2015 - During debates over the past couple of months, all three candidates for governor have said coal does have a future in Kentucky. WKYT's Miranda Combs went to Letcher County, where coal jobs have vanished and some residents are looking for help from the next governor.

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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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