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Scott County

Football player dies after jump at fraternity house

Police are investigating an incident in which a Georgetown College football player was injured after he jumped down a flight of stairs at a fraternity house. Colson Machlitt, a sophomore defensive lineman from Villa Hills, was listed in critical condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

Fayette County

Workers leave CentrePointe site, but another group to arrive soon

Construction on a three-story underground parking garage at the CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington is continuing, the developer of the long-stalled development said Monday. Crews who were working on the proposed 700-space underground parking garage exited the site late Friday with their equipment. Another group of subcontractors will arrive soon, developer Dudley Webb said.

Fayette County

10 years after crash, children of those aboard Comair 5191 learn from parents’ legacy

A decade after the crash of Comair flight 5191 at Blue Grass Airport, the legacies of the 49 lives lost continue to affect Lexington and the world. Brian Smith and Jennifer Combs have continued their father’s mission work in Ghana and with Habitat for Humanity. And the death of Wyn Morris’ father inspired him to start a bookstore — and gave him the courage to sell it now and pursue other dreams.

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A second Scott County high school? Here's the pitch

Superintendent Kevin Hub made a pitch for moving forward on Great Crossing High School on Aug. 2 at a town hall. However on Aug. 4, the board delayed construction again.
Mary Meehan mmeehan1@herald-leader.com
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A second Scott County high school? Here's the pitch

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See Lexington police body camera in action in traffic stop

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Second high school necessary in Scott County

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Heat relief