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Fayette County

To get yogurt, kids at daycare had to play 'smack for a snack'

A Lexington daycare center, New Creation Child Care, is being more closely monitored by the state after an inspection found that two employees had played a “game” called “Smack for a Snack” with children, requiring them to be hit on the legs or hand in order to get a yogurt. One of the employees was cited by police.

Fayette County

Lexington may help developers cover costs, but some on council wary

Lexington is weighing creating a fund to help developers pay for some infrastructure improvements. A committee of the Urban County Council gave tentative approval Tuesday to the concept. An ordinance creating the fund will be discussed at a committee meeting in October. The fund could be used for infrastructure in any part of the city but priority is for infill projects.

Fayette County

Newtown Pike project approaches its South Broadway destination

Though a section of the Newtown Pike extension project stretching to South Broadway in Lexington has nearly reached its destination, there is still about a year of work left in this phase. The section connecting Versailles Road to Broadway near the University of Kentucky campus is scheduled to be completed in September 2017, state transportation officials said.

Fayette County

Lexington Center might sell naming rights but not for Rupp Arena

Lexington Center Corp. is exploring leasing its nearly 20-acre High Street parking lot and selling the naming rights to the Rupp Arena and convention center complex as a way to pay off a $240 million expansion of the convention center. Rupp Arena’s name will not be changed. Bids for developers interested in the High Street lot and the naming rights for the complex should be released in coming weeks.

Videos

Serious wreck near Forbes Road

Lexington fire Maj. Jason Wells describes a serious rollover truck accident near the railroad tracks off Forbes Rd. Two people were transported to University of Kentucky
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Serious wreck near Forbes Road

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Great Crossing High School?

2016 Doggie paddle 1:13

2016 Doggie paddle

Circus performers entertain patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital 0:55

Circus performers entertain patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital