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Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Lexington’s council has given final approval to a plan to move two statues depicting two Confederate generals to the Lexington Cemetery.  

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

An official with the federal government wants the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, to remove a rainbow-colored crosswalk because he says the gesture honoring the LGBT community is a safety hazard. 

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL.org

  Representatives of Kentucky’s Military Heritage Commission refused to comment on the surprise removal of two Civil War monuments from downtown Lexington last month.

Stu Johnson, weku.fm

 Residents of Lexington and Fayette County will soon have a new option for cable television, Internet and even telephone service.

Kentucky Democratic Party

The Kentucky Democratic Party has named a new chair. The KDP State Central Executive Committee elected Ben Self to the position on Saturday. 

The Lexington-Fayette government is joining 34 other Kentucky counties in suing close to two dozen wholesale drug distributors and manufacturers. 

Mayor Jim Gray announced the opioid-related federal lawsuit Thursday.


J. Tyler Franklin via wfpl.org

  Gov. Matt Bevin Monday defended his proposal to change the state’s pension systems before a group of business leaders in Lexington.

Alan Cleaver / Flickr (Creative Commons License)

Lexington is approaching a record number for homicides in the area. So far, in 2017 there have been 26, one below the previous high number in 1999 and 2001. 

JR ZERKOWSKI

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says two Civil War-era Confederate statues are being moved in a respectful way to a final and appropriate resting place, the Lexington Cemetery.

Two statues of Confederate Civil War figures have been removed from the grounds of the historic Old Courthouse in downtown Lexington. 


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