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Fayette County

Arboretum’s burn gives its prairie the natural look

The Wildflowers Meadows, the largest prairie in The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky and part of their Walk Across Kentucky, went up in smoke today as staff and volunteers conducted a prescribed burn. Arboretum staff member Michael Patton said the annual burn is designed to mimic the natural burn cycles of native prairies across the United States. The purpose was to burn the thatch to allow perennials to come up as well as to recycle some of the nutrients and put nitrogen back into the soil, according to Patton. Arboretum staff and volunteers with the Thursday Morning Native Plants group took part in the burn. The walking trail around the Arboretum remained open during the burn.

Scott County

Scott County man pleads not guilty to charges after fatal hit and run

Tuesday, Taylor Putty, an 18-year-old Georgetown man who has been charged in connection with a fatal hit and run, pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence, according to WKYT. Putty and a 17-year-old were both charged with the felonies after Donald Savage died after being hit by a truck Monday morning. Putty was released from the Scott County Jail on bond, WKYT reported.

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Gas leak closes part of Old Vine; 'quite high' concentrations detected underground

The leak was detected around 1 p.m. Tuesday by Columbia Gas. The leak closed businesses and a section of Lexington’s Old Vine Street.
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Gas leak closes part of Old Vine; 'quite high' concentrations detected underground

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Soldier surprises family after nine months in Iraq

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Unveiling of sign for Harry Sykes Way