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A $2 million federal grant is coming to Lexington to help battle the opioid problem in the central Kentucky community.

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Tuesday Afternoon Update:

The University of Kentucky has suspended a student and the fraternity he pledged after the death of a 4-year-old boy hit by the student's car.

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The first of 12 interpretive signs detailing parts of the African American experience in Lexington was unveiled Thursday. It’s the undertaking of a number of private entities.

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Fire damaged a popular downtown Lexington nightspot Friday morning.

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A congressional field hearing in Lexington Thursday included discussion on issues related to opioid recovery and transitional housing.  Testimony on opioid use for pain management was also presented.

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A man has been arrested in connection with five arson fires over less than 24 hours this weekend in downtown Lexington.

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Bronze statues of two confederate figures now reside in the Lexington Cemetery.  The likenesses of John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge had been in storage for nine months before being positioned in the historic resting place Tuesday.

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Lexmark says it's planning to lay off about 1,000 employees — about one-ninth of its global workforce — over the next year in the latest restructuring of the printer company.

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A plan to spend $13 million for upgraded safety and mental health services in Fayette schools will soon go before the school board.  Superintendent Manny Caulk unveiled the 10-point program Monday at Dunbar High School.

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Authorities say a propane torch set off the blast that damaged a UPS freight hub in Kentucky's second-largest city and sent multiple people to the hospital.

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