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WKYT Investigates: a neighborhood caught in a sewer struggle

Updated: 06/30/2014 - "Some people couldn't afford the $60.00 so they started not paying their bills," said Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett. Barnett said less than half the residents in Cedar Brook are paying their sewer bill. And since the sewer is separate from the water, it's hard to make customers pay.

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WKYT Investigates: The cost of Kentucky childcare

Updated: 06/23/2014 - "I've had so many in my office crying because they have to pull their kids out. They had to stop working." Lowe's center participates in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), run through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The program offers monetary help for working families to afford childcare.

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WKYT Investigates: Dangerous drive

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Week after week, cars have stopped to wait their turn to pass a spectacle. "It's about as bad as it gets, I think," said Darrell Hisel. Hisel said Kentucky 2004, a state road in Jackson County, is dangerous.

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WKYT Investigates: A family's struggle with the VA

Updated: 06/05/2014 - "They killed him before he died," said son Jodie. His children say the problems started in 2012. He was admitted to the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center with complaints of severe kidney pain, in hopes of seeing a specialist. They say it took five days to see a kidney specialist.

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WKYT Investigates: Baby monitor hackers

Updated: 05/29/2014 - "It's all about being connected to the Internet," said Steve Hamrin with Hartland Computer Repair. "Any device you put on the Internet is essentially at risk. Somebody could try to crack into it."

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WKYT Investigates: heroin in the suburbs

Updated: 05/15/2014 - Lexington Public Safety Commissioner Clay Mason said what makes heroin hard to combat is it's ability to cross social and economic barriers. "Middle class, upper-middle class, educated people, all walks of like are getting hit by heroin right now."

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Consumer Alert: Scammers target grieving widow

Posted: 05/12/2014 - Louise Mueller had just become a widow. Her son was serving in Iraq and she needed to return to work. The 84-year-old admits she was emotionally overwhelmed when she received the call.

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WKYT Investigates: A proper burial

Updated: 05/12/2014 - County Judge Executive Barty Bullock says in the past, they have been able to find random plots in local cemeteries to bury those people with no families. However, the number of indigent deaths have been on the rise while the number of available plots have been decreasing.

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WKYT Investigates: wasted lunches

Updated: 05/08/2014 - "They would take it and then literally walk around to the dish room window and throw it away." Michelle Coker, director of child nutrition for Fayette County Schools, described the scene at many high schools in Fayette County. She said students will dump the required fruit or vegetable that must now be on each student's plate.

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WKYT Investigates: The Suboxone dilemma

Updated: 05/05/2014 - Suboxone is a prescription medication used to treat opiate addiction. It is a schedule three narcotic. "It's abused as much as the drug it's supposed to help you withdraw from," said an undercover police detective with the London Police Department. Yet some are finding the addiction treatment works in stopping their opiate addiction.

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WKYT Investigates: Business owner derailing 'pop train'

Updated: 05/01/2014 - A southern Kentucky grocery store owner says he wants to derail the so-called “pop train” — a method where welfare recipients turn their food stamp benefits into cash — before it ever happens at his store.

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WKYT Reality Check: Deadliest jobs in Kentucky

Updated: 04/28/2014 - The Kentucky Labor Cabinet is releasing a report today listing the deadliest jobs in the state. Today is Workers' Memorial Day honoring those who've died on the job.

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Williamsburg Police issue request regarding used needles

Updated: 05/01/2014 - For 13 years, Deputy Chief Jason Caddell has been patrolling the streets of Williamsburg. He's seen just about everything, but lately something new is popping up and leaving a prickly problem for the city.

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Low inventory for Lexington home buyers

Updated: 04/17/2014 - If you are looking for a new home this Spring, you may need to be flexible. Lexington realtors say there aren't many homes on the market right now.

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WKYT Investigates: Out-of-state prisoners

Updated: 03/31/2014 - With a population around 1200, Beattyville is a town tucked away in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. But there is a population of people in Lee County that many outside the county line may not know about. More than 400 inmates lodged in the Lee Adjustment Center are from Vermont.

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