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

Updated: 5:32 PM - 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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President Obama signs federal disaster declaration for Johnson County

Updated: 08/12/2015 - Nearly one month has passed since flood waters destroyed parts of Johnson County, prompting county officials to request financial assistance from the federal government. Wednesday, they received the news they were waiting for, as President Obama signed a federal disaster declaration for the area.

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Fire in Johnson County grocery store under investigation

Updated: 08/12/2015 - Investigators want to figure out what set off a fire at a Johnson County business Tuesday night. Firefighters with W.R. Castle Fire and Rescue say they believe the fire at JR’s Grocery started in the basement.

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Group works to repair church after flood

Updated: 07/29/2015 - Leaders and members of Red Bush Enterprise Baptist Church are working to clean and rebuild parts of the building damaged by water.

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