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I-75 South back open after multi-vehicle crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Southbound I-75 in Fayette County is back open after a crash. According to the city, the interstate was shut down at exit 104. Police said five cars were involved, and said weather was to blame. Southbound traffic was diverted to Athens Boonesboro Rd. at one point.
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Lexington teachers coming full circle on first day back at school

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – More than 15 years later, three teachers have returned to Veterans Park Elementary School where they once attended as students. Wednesday was not only the Fayette County students’ first day back, but it was also Makayla Ward’s first day as a special education teacher, Mckenna Boone’s first day as a fifth grade teacher, and Allie Campbell sixth year returning as a Mental Health Specialist.
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FCPS students back in the classroom

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Fayette County students are back in the classrooms. Wednesday marks the start of the 2022 school year for many students in Lexington. The hope is for this year to be a lot more normal than last year. The approach is going to be one centered on personal choice and responsibility. For two years, Fayette County School officials have been flexible, adaptable and ready to change at a moment’s notice during the pandemic.
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WATCH | Lexington Humane Society takes in 15 beagles from Va. facility where 4K were rescued. In what’s considered the “largest animal rescue ever,” 4,000 beagles were rescued and removed from a Virginia breeding operation. WATCH | Fayette Co. Sheriff’s Office announces results of sex offender compliance...
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Fayette County Public Schools excited for the new school year

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Nearly 41,000 students in Fayette County went back to school this morning with some sense of normalcy. This day, Principal Sarah Woodford said, is the day she looks forward to all summer. “You really cannot replicate or even describe the level of excitement that we all...
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John Tilley, former Kentucky justice secretary and lawmaker, charged with rape

A former Kentucky Justice Cabinet secretary and lawmaker was arrested Monday and charged with rape. Former state Rep. John Tilley, who oversaw Kentucky's state prison system under former Gov. Matt Bevin, is accused of having sex at a Lexington hotel with a woman who could not consent due to her level of intoxication, CBS affiliate WKYT reported, citing the arrest affidavit.
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Fayette County Public Schools start Wednesday: Here’s what’s ahead

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – In less than 24 hours, school buses will start and students will be back in class for their first day of school on Wednesday. The past two years have been heavily focused on precautions around the pandemic, but Superintendent Demetrus Liggins said they’re ‘hoping for a normal year’ and shifting their focus to new initiatives.
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Fayette County School Board approves meal price increase

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Monday night, the Fayette County School Board approved a 65-cent increase in student breakfast prices and a 25-cent increase in student lunch prices for the upcoming school year. The vote at the August 8 specially called meeting was 3-2, with members Stephanie Aschmann Spires and Tom Jones opposing the move.
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