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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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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke about efforts to reduce production of opioids Thursday during a stop in Lexington.  The Trump administration AG also met with a group of central Kentuckians who lost loved ones to opioid overdoses.

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has named a veteran law enforcement officer to head the Division of Police. A packed city hall lobby welcomed the news that Lawrence Weathers will be the city’s new police chief.

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Seven people are vying to serve as Lexington’s next mayor.  Tuesday’s filing deadline brought a number of last minute filers to the Fayette County Clerk’s office. 

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has offered his eighth ‘State of the City’ address to city, civic, and business leaders Tuesday.  The two term mayor spent much time recapping his seven years in office.

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