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Stories with place: Lexington
  • Court: Religious jobs exempt from some labor laws 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:31 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Religious institutions in Kentucky may hire and fire people from strictly ecclesiastical jobs as they see fit, but could face legal action if an employment contract is involved, the Kentucky Supreme Court rules Thursday.

  • Lawmakers fail to approve bonding for Rupp project 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:57 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena.

  • Ichthus Festival delays relaunch 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:49 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Organizers behind the Ichthus Music Festival say the relaunch of the long-running Christian music festival has been delayed until 2015.

  • June trial set for man charged with online threats 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 4:27 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A trial date has been set for a Kentucky man charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings.

  • Official: Couch fires, arrests after Ky. NCAA loss 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:11 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Police used pepper balls to control some rowdy fans and several couch fires were lit in the streets after Kentucky fell to Connecticut in the NCAA basketball championship final.

  • Lexington officials prepare for crowds after game 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:52 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Officials in Lexington are preparing for postgame reactions from thousands of fans.

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:05 am
  • ASHLAND, Kentucky - A coalition is hosting a second fundraiser on April 12 to benefit research at the University of Kentucky on Parkinson's disease.

  • Small fires doused as fans celebrate Wildcats' win 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:19 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Authorities say more than 40 small fires were doused, 12 people were treated for minor injuries and several people were arrested after University of Kentucky fans filled Lexington streets to celebrate the Wildcat's NCAA tournament win over Wisconsin.

  • Judge: Review immigrant's residency application 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:41 am
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A federal judge is compelling immigration officials to make a decision about an application for permanent residency brought by an Iranian immigrant who distributed leaflets for a violent organization in his home country 30 years ago.

  • Plane makes emergency landing in Lexington 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:26 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A flight from Chicago to Knoxville, Tennessee, made an emergency landing at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, but officials say there were no injuries.

  • Lexington vies for Equestrian Games with Montreal 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:05 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Lexington and the Bromont/Montreal area in Canada are competing to host the 2018 World Equestrian Games after Wellington, Florida, dropped out of the bid process just before the March 31 deadline.

  • Thompson heads Journalism Hall of Fame inductees 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:07 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The late gonzo journalist and Louisville native Hunter S. Thompson is being inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

  • Federal judge Forester dies at age 73 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 10:37 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A federal judge in the eastern half of Kentucky for almost a quarter-century has died.

  • 1 arrest, as many as 25 small fires in Lexington 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 4:29 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Authorities say two people were arrested and as many as 25 fires were set in the street celebration following Kentucky's win over rival Louisville in the NCAA Tournament.

  • Kentucky House panel OKs anti-heroin measure 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:25 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A Kentucky House panel cleared a measure Wednesday aimed at stemming the tide of heroin abuse in the state.

  • Lexington police look for men who stole Rolexes 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 2:26 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Police are searching for suspects who stole $150,000 worth of Rolex watches from a store in the Lexington Convention Center.

  • 2 teens killed, 2 hurt in Ky. vehicle crash 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:07 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Officials say two teenage boys were killed and two others were injured in a vehicle crash on the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • Kentucky hosts 1st NCAA women's tourney game 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 7:42 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Kentucky players hope playing at home gets them off to a positive start on what they hope is a journey to that ends with a long-sought Final Four berth.

  • Conviction, life term in beating death overturned 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 2:04 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Prosecutors failed to prove that a man placed semen from a used condom at the scene of his wife's slaying and shouldn't have been able to introduce it as evidence, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a Lexington man's murder conviction and life sentence.

  • New bishop installed in Harrisburg diocese 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:59 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Amid all the pomp and solemnity of his installation Wednesday as Harrisburg's new Roman Catholic bishop, the Rev. Ronald Gainer showed his sense of humor.