Arsenic-laced soil being tested near mobile homes in Montgomery County

A state environmental response team began taking more extensive soil samples Tuesday to test for higher-than-normal arsenic levels along a rural Montgomery County road. The sampling took place along Long Lane, a gravel road lined with mobile homes about five miles northwest of Mount Sterling. The sampling is being done at and near a former wood-treatment company that closed decades ago.

New Kentucky travel web page launched for the 2017 solar eclipse

With a little less than a year left before much of western Kentucky becomes the epicenter of the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism has created a web page to enhance the visitor experience and inform guests what to expect during this astronomical phenomenon.

Pett on Trump finances

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Boys' soccer: Lexington Christian defeats Sayre

Lexington Christian defeated Sayre 2-0 in the 11th Region All "A" Classic on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016.
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Boys' soccer: Lexington Christian defeats Sayre 0:53

Boys' soccer: Lexington Christian defeats Sayre

Drew Barker believes he is better prepared 1:47

Drew Barker believes he is better prepared

Eddie Gran: Let's go have some fun 2:00

Eddie Gran: Let's go have some fun

Man charged in teen's death in court 0:29

Man charged in teen's death in court