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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. 

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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Kentucky's second largest city has begun moving two Confederate statues. 

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

A Harvard University economics professor says universities are responsible for seeking ways to benefit all citizens in their college towns. 

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The Lexington-Fayette community placed 93rd and Louisville 97th in the 2017’s Greenest Cities in America report.

via Lexington Literary Hub, Facebook

A Lexington writer recently learned lessons in Paducah on how the state's second-largest city could include its literary heritage to a UNESCO network. 

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A Kentucky mayor says a cemetery board has tentatively agreed to take two Confederate statues.

DACA Supporters Rally in Lexington

Sep 6, 2017

As in many communities across Kentucky and the nation, supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals took to the streets of Lexington last night. 

The outcry comes in the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday to phase DACA out in six months.


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Fayette County health officials are confirming a case of West Nile virus in a Lexington resident. West Nile is known to be transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. This is the first confirmed case of West Nile in 2017 in the Lexington area.

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