Bourbon County

Want an historic Bluegrass home? Here’s your chance to bid on one

The Wright-Barlow House, an 1830s structure perched on a hill just south of Paris in Bourbon County, is being auctioned by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Sealed bids will be opened at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Frankfort, and must be submitted to the Cabinet no later than then. The buyer would have to abide by the terms of a preservation and conservation easement on the house.

Fayette County

More than 2,000 entries to name Rupp scoreboard, so far

More than 2,000 people have entered a contest to name Rupp Arena’s new center-hung scoreboard, which was unveiled on Oct. 14. The contest winners will get two tickets to every event at Rupp Arena in 2017. The winner will also get two tickets to UK men’s basketball games for the 2016-2017 season starting with the Dec. 7 game against Valparaiso.

Fayette County

Tradition of soup and sabotage brings new, current and retired firefighters together

After 22 weeks of training, a group of the Lexington Fire Department’s new probationary firefighters received one of their first big assignments Wednesday night – protect the soup. In a tradition that has been around as long as anyone who is still affiliated with the department can remember, the new firefighters have made a gigantic late-night pot of potato soup for everyone at Fire Station 1. A task that, in more recent years, has been complicated by the added challenge of good-natured sabotage efforts.


10 years after couple slain, son wants to reveal other suspect in third trial

The man who won a new trial in the Scott County shooting deaths of his parents wants jurors to hear about another possible suspect who reportedly bragged about killing the couple. James Anthony Gray’s public defenders are pushing a judge to permit testimony implicating Peter Hafer, a thief who allegedly burglarized a Cynthiana gun shop in late 2006.

Fayette County

Lexington’s quest for faster internet is on pause. Find out why.

Lexington announced three years ago that it wanted to increase internet speeds by becoming a “gigabit” city. That initiative has slowed but it’s not likely that a bid for the project will be released until 2017. Other cities have also struggled to figure out how to build out and pay for a fiber-optic network that would increase Internet speeds.

Fayette County

Is spending $180,000 to raise millions for Town Branch Commons worth it?

The city of Lexington gave the Blue Grass Community Foundation $180,000 last fall to start raising millions of dollars for a Central Park-like green space that will one day be part of the Town Branch Commons. So far no money has been raised. Now, Blue Grass Community Foundation wants an additional $180,000 to raise $31 million for the large park planned for space next to Rupp Arena. Several council member raised questions during a Tuesday meeting about the contract. A final vote on the second $180,000 contract will come in early November.

Jessamine County

Man killed while moving 1,000-pound safe into new home

A man died Tuesday while trying to move a heavy fireproof safe down some steps, Jessamine County Coroner Mike Hughes said. The 69-year-old died at the scene shortly before noon on Ponder Way, across U.S. 68 from Southland Christian Church, Hughes said. He and a friend were moving the safe down some outside access steps into a basement when they lost control of it, Hughes said.


Paris officer saved by bulletproof vest

A Paris police officer was shot Tuesday night but was not harmed because he was wearing a bulletproof vest. Hours later, police were still trying to talk the shooter into coming out of the home where the shot was fired.
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Paris officer saved by bulletproof vest

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Serious wreck near Forbes Road

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Great Crossing High School?

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2016 Doggie paddle