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Helping homeless veterans in Lexington
Ginny Ramsey, who runs the Community Inn said the number of veterans at the shelter has increased from five or 10 a night to about 18 or 20 a night. The Hope Center also reported a similar increase.
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WKYT Investigates: Kentucky has hundreds of dangerous guardrails
- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet estimates that there are hundreds of ET Plus guardrail heads, alleged to be defective, lining the edges of state roadways. But transportation officials say they don’t know where the ET Plus guardrail heads are located.
WKYT Investigates: Lexington's fight to clean up vacant, blighted homes
- There are about 80 houses in Lexington that are on a list to be submitted to Lexington's vacant property review commission.
WKYT Investigates: Cracking the price codes to get the best buys
- Kyle James, of ratherbeshopping.com, is in the business of price code cracking. James says he can crack price codes at 15 retailers by zeroing in on the last two digits on a price tag. WKYT attempts to crack the price codes.
WKYT Investigates: Discussing issues plaguing Fayette schools
- The Fayette County School Board has spent the past year enveloped in drama. From issues with the district's budget to heightened concerns about redistricting, the realigning of school boundaries.
WKYT investigation is catalyst for city-funded helmets
- A WKYT investigation into high school football helmet safety is raising awareness for school districts and now city officials are getting involved.
WKYT Investigates: Drivers don't stop for school buses in Montgomery County
- Kentucky State Police say in the past three years, 726 traffic citations have been written for drivers passing a school or church bus while loading or unloading children.
WKYT Investigates: Embryo Donation, A Somerset woman donates embryos
- Donating embryos is a growing trend. Dr. James Akin with Bluegrass Fertility Center said much of the reason is because women are choosing careers before kids. "As women have become more career oriented, they delay child bearing," Akin has found. "And infertility increases as you get older."
WKYT Investigates: 5 schools with less than 'good' football helmets
- A month-long WKYT investigation discovered five high schools in central, southern and eastern Kentucky with football helmets deemed less than “good” by a rating system to denote their ability to reduce the risk of concussions.
WKYT Investigates: Small town addiction, Cynthiana hospital sees drastic increase in heroin overdoses
- "They don't realize how close they were to being dead," explained Christina Buckler. Recently Harrison Memorial Hospital, which sits in the small town of Cynthiana, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of patients being brought in by ambulance, or dropped off at the back door suffering from a heroin overdose.
WKYT Investigates: Political ads, local analyst says negativity works
- Sam Youngman, political reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, said the US Senate race between incumbent Mitch Mcconnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes is up to about $70 million in spending. And he said the majority of that money is going straight to the TV.
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