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Administrator punched 3 times, kicked by student in district run by former Lexington principal

A Nelson County high schooler refused last month to go to the office when told to do so, and instead allegedly punched an administrator in the face as many as three times, kicked her and threw her up against a wall. The April 21 assault was one of several in the Nelson County school district that sparked a heated discussion at Tuesday’s school board meeting. A speaker brought up the alleged assault involving the assistant principal at Nelson County High School as one specific incident among others that parents say make for a school climate in which students find it hard to focus on learning.

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He offered martial arts lessons to children. Now he’s convicted of sexually abusing them

An Elsmere, Ky., man was found guilty last week of luring children to his home with the promise of martial arts lessons and then sexually abusing them, according to the Kenton County Prosecutor’s Office. Robbie Whaley, 45, was convicted on sodomy and sexual abuse charges by a Kenton County jury after seven hours of deliberation. Whaley faces of sentence of 25 years to life in prison. The investigation began in January 2015 with a report of child sexual assault at Whaley’s house on Garvey Avenue, prosecutors said.

Fayette County

Another busy week of weather

We are rolling our way toward the big Memorial Day holiday weekend, and our weather pattern looks very active. This comes with some big temperature swings and more in the way of… Wait for it… Wait for it… rain and storms.

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