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Wednesday Sep 10 | WKYT

Franklin Co. Humane Society encouraging adoptions to ease overcrowding

The Franklin County Humane Society needs help saving a few lives. The shelter typically has room for about 60 cats.

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Wednesday Sep 10 | State Journal

Buffalo Trace donates $75K to local organizations

Buffalo Trace Distillery donated a total of $75,000 to 20 local organizations in Frankfort and Franklin County at a ceremony held Sept. 4 in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, KY

Tue Sep 09, 2014

State Journal

Keeping a watchful eye on sex offenders

There's no argument about it: Sex sells and the more salacious, the higher the level of interest - and often the price. Just look at the current folderol over nude pictures of celebrities that were heisted from the ether by some enterprising hackers.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Mon Sep 08, 2014

State Journal

Keeping a watchful eye on sex offenders

There's no argument about it: Sex sells and the more salacious, the higher the level of interest - and often the price. Just look at the current folderol over nude pictures of celebrities that were heisted from the ether by some enterprising hackers.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Tue Sep 02, 2014

WLEX-TV Lexington

LEX 18 News Investigates: Military Gear In The Hands Of Kentucky Police

The images from Ferguson, Missouri, are startling: police officers, wearing camouflage tactical gear and flanked by a mine-resistant vehicle, pointing military-style rifles at civilians with their hands in the air.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Ferguson, KY, Jefferson County, KY

State Journal

Recent graduates receive scholarships

Recent graduates from Western Hills High School and Franklin County High School have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority .

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Sat Aug 30, 2014

State Journal

Health: Are you prepared for the worst?

That common expression may be all too real for those of us who live in Franklin County and experience frequent episodes from downed limbs caused by thunderstorms, winter ice and snow.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WKYT

Weekend weather pushes Lexington toward record August

According to Mercer County Emergency Management Director Michael Burke, Harrodsburg saw minor flooding with no injuries reported; just a few downed trees.

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Related Topix: Lexington, KY, Mercer County, KY, Harrodsburg, KY, Frankfort, KY

WKYT

Franklin County flooding strands family van

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

State Journal

Health: School nurses doing more than handing out aspirin

Although many counties in Kentucky have dismissed their school nurse programs, Frankfort and Franklin County now have registered nurses in each elementary, middle and high school.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Frankfort, KY, Education Etc., Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, Diabetes, Health

Thu Aug 21, 2014

State Journal

Here and There

There will also be live music and short theater vignettes from the upcoming Paul Sawyier outdoor drama "Two Loves and a River" - all within a five-block area downtown.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Kentucky, Frankfort, KY, Flying, Life, Hobbies, Versailles, KY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

State Journal

CASA of the Bluegrass swears in volunteers

Six new CASA volunteers were sworn in to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Family Court.

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Related Topix: Anderson County, KY

State Journal

Sheriff: Standoff ensues after teen shot

It took about four and a half hours of negotiations before law enforcement officials were able to arrest Samuel Isaacs, accused of shooting a 13-year-old boy at a Franklin County trailer park Monday evening.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Versailles, KY

WLEX-TV Lexington

Deputies Make Arrest In Shooting Of Franklin Co. Teen

Deputies arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of a teenager in a Franklin County mobile home park after a long standoff Monday evening.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

State Journal

Enjoy blues, jazz for a good cause

For many of us, it's hard to imagine not feeling safe in our own homes. But in our own community last year, Family Abuse Services, Inc. assisted more than 150 women, children and men who felt unsafe because of domestic abuse by providing 1,150 safe nights of housing.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

State Journal

Festival season kicks off Saturday

What began as an event to help a small community not be forgotten, has become a weekend not to forget.

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