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  The University of Louisville released an email Tuesday evening containing new details on the erasure of former president James Ramsey’s computer hard drive.

The email shows Ramsey’s computer was removed from the president’s office to “make room” for the acting president’s hardware on Aug. 16 of last year, almost three weeks after Ramsey was forced out.

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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. 

When Floyd Conrade heard gunshots just above his Las Vegas hotel room the night of Oct. 1, one of his first reactions was to turn on a police scanner app on his phone. He wanted to know what was happening.

Kentucky Sandard

The Bardstown fire chief unexpectedly resigned Tuesday, creating a mystery for city officials.

City of Paducah Kentucky Government via Facebook

A national research and evaluation firm has awarded the City of Paducah the 2017 Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness.

Human Rights Campaign

Kentucky has one city – Louisville - that earned top-ranking in a new report on towns that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the community. Bowling Green was at the bottom.

Majorities in many ethnic, identity and racial groups in America believe that discrimination exists against their own group, across many areas of people's daily lives, according to a poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The poll asked a wide range of questions about where Americans experience discrimination — from the workplace to the doctor's office — and people's perception of it. The groups polled include whites, blacks, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans and LGBTQ adults.

Points of Light, Facebook

A man with ties to Lexington has been honored for his Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas. Zachary Dearing, who moved to Rockpoint Texas from Lexington earlier this year, was recognized over the weekend as one of five Daily Point of Light awardees. 

Ludovic Bertron, via Wikimedia Commons

Kentucky has one city – Louisville - that earned top-ranking in a new report on towns that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members of the community. Bowling Green was at the bottom.

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Kentucky’s children are less resilient in the face of traumatic events compared to children nationwide. In the past four years reports of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky have increased by about 55 percent. 

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