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At UK, about 40 percent of harassment investigations end in firing

University of Kentucky investigators looked into 57 sexual harassment and discrimination complaints from 2011 to 2016, finding enough evidence to recommend firing the employee about 40 percent of the time. About 33 percent of those investigated were found in violation of UK’s policies but were allowed another chance, often with more training. No evidence was found to support the complaints in the remaining 27 percent of cases.

State

Atheist group’s anti-Noah’s Ark billboard rejected

A group of atheists based in Northern Kentucky raised $10,000 for a billboard protesting the soon-to-open Ark Encounter amusement park, a place where Christian scripture is taken so literally that a Noah’s Ark replica is being built in Biblical measurements called “cubits.”

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New firefighters graduate from training school

Thomas Sacca of platoon 3 and Ryan Chaplin of platoon 2 give their remarks on being part of 24 recruits finishing their 22 week training to become Lexington firefighters.
Marcus Dorsey mdorsey@herald-leader.com
New firefighters graduate from training school 1:01

New firefighters graduate from training school

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2017 high school football blooper reel

'The time chooses us.' Highlights from Lexington council's vote to move statues 1:57

'The time chooses us.' Highlights from Lexington council's vote to move statues

Woman who says she was injured in Charlottesville speaks to Lexington council 1:06

Woman who says she was injured in Charlottesville speaks to Lexington council