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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.

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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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Lafayette 'struggling' after teen shot, administrators say

Lafayette High School Principal Bryne Jacobs and counselor Julie Bennington discuss Robert "Bobby" Durrum, a 15-year-old student killed in a Belmont Drive shooting.
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Lafayette 'struggling' after teen shot, administrators say 4:58

Lafayette 'struggling' after teen shot, administrators say

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How one inaugural speech might have killed a president, plus four other inauguration facts

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Lexington Christmas tree recycling continues

Ben Howland happy with comeback 3:02

Ben Howland happy with comeback