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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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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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CBS' "48 Hours" features murder case involving KY native

Updated: 05/11/2014 - The case grabbed national attention -- a Boyle County native beaten and strangled in a New York City home in 2012. On Saturday, the case was featured on an episode of CBS’ “48 Hours.”

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WKYT's Amber Philpott: My day in the life of diabetes

Updated: 05/06/2014 - In Kentucky nearly 400,000 Kentuckians are living with diabetes. The numbers are growing and so to is the cost to treat the disease. For last five years WKYT's Amber Philpott has served as the honorary chair of the annual Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes here in Lexington. While preparing for the this year's walk on May 31 at Keeneland Amber decided to literally walk a day in the life of those living with this very serious and sometimes deadly disease.

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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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Community vigil planned for Bardstown slaying victims

Updated: 05/01/2014 - As Bardstown tries to come to terms with the senseless murders of Kathy and Samantha Netherland, the community is also remembering to pay tribute to the mother and daughter.

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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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