$1 billion aid proposal for coal areas has strong support in poll

A poll released Monday found strong support for a proposal to speed up the release of $1 billion for reclamation projects in places hurt by a downturn in coal jobs. The poll was conducted in Kentucky and six other coal states in the region. The proposal showed overall support of 89 percent for the measure, called the RECLAIM Act.

Once a foodie darling, National Provisions bounces checks, closes

Once the toast of Lexington’s dining scene, National Provisions restaurant on 264 Walton Avenue has closed and is open only for events. Employees have filed complaints with the Fayette County Attorney’s Office after receiving paychecks that bounced, and a former employee has been charged with stealing and forging checks from the business. The restaurant that was once featured in New York Times failed health department inspection in June.

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Boom Williams: Best I've felt since I've been here

Kentucky running back Boom Williams talked Tuesday about his maturation process.
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Boom Williams: Best I've felt since I've been here 1:01

Boom Williams: Best I've felt since I've been here

Eddie Gran happy with UK's offensive line 1:33

Eddie Gran happy with UK's offensive line

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Thief uses credit card at mall

LexGo Eat got a preview of MOD Pizza 9:55

LexGo Eat got a preview of MOD Pizza