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Death toll rises, 4th person arrested in Spain terror attacks

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The woman, who wasn't named, is the first fatal victim of the attack late Thursday in Cambrils, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Barcelona.

Technology helps students study, stay organized and do assignments Video included

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Some duPont Manual High School students shared their favorite apps.

Five essentials to grab before checking out the Great American Eclipse Video included

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Officials say its crucial to go to Hopkinsville prepared.

Nearly 27,000 jobs available in Louisville area Video included

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UPS, the biggest local employer, is currently hiring about 150 to 200 people a week at its Worldport location.

Elizabethtown hotels report sell-outs for solar eclipse weekend Video included

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It's nearly two hours from Hopkinsville, but Elizabethtown is cashing in on visitors for the solar eclipse. Some are paying astronomical prices for hotel rooms.

JCPS student says meeting President Trump left him 'speechless' Video included

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The Butler High School student met President Trump while in Washington D.C. for Boys Nation. 

City of Lexington votes to endorse moving 2 Confederate statues Video included

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Government leaders in Kentucky's second-largest city have taken a decisive stand in favor of moving two Confederate statues from prominent places outside a former courthouse.

62 years later, total solar eclipse comes to Hopkinsville on anniversary of alleged alien encounter Video included

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The quiet, dark of night can be uneasy. For Geraldine Sutton Stith's family, what lurks in the dark is terrifying.

IMAGES | U of L gives tour of construction on $63 million Papa John's Cardinal Stadium expansion Video included

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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium will look a little different this year.

Brewery and live music venue Gravely Brewing Company opens Friday on Baxter Avenue

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There will be 14 beers on tap, games, a stage for live music, although shows won't start for a few months, and a permanent Mayan Café Street Food Truck.

Are your solar eclipse glasses safe? Video included

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You may have eclipse glasses, but how do you know if they're safe?

Deputies find more than 200 stolen items in Lexington, Indiana, home Video included

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Authorities say the stolen property included power tools, a golf cart, yard equipment --- even a grandfather clock.

Politicians opine on moving Confederate monuments at Kentucky State Fair kick-off breakfast Video included

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Governor Matt Bevin promised "overwhelming" police presence if hate groups protest.

Attorney for family of late U of L cheerleader speaks out about lawsuit against Louisville bar Video included

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An accused drunk driver and the bar that served him alcohol are being sued.

Construction on Veterans Parkway to temporarily close entrance to Clarksville Town Hall, police station

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Due to construction taking place at the Town Center Development, the entrance off of Veteran’s Parkway to the Clarksville Town Hall and the Clarksville Police Station will be closed starting Aug. 17.

Where can I get WDRB eclipse glasses? Video included

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It's the biggest question we've been fielding in the WDRB newsroom for the past several days: Where can I get a pair of solar eclipse glasses?

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 80 hurt, 2 arrests Video included

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A van drove up on a sidewalk and into a crowd of pedestrians. 

WANTED | Clark County authorities looking for suspects that burglarized food mart Video included

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The Clark County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who broke into an Indiana business.

Woman arrested for allegedly snorting cocaine off her iPhone in parent pick-up line

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The Florida mother facing drug charges, after being arrested at a middle school. 

University of Kentucky police issue crime bulletin following dorm fire

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The dorm where the fire was set and the damage left behind. 

Fired principal Ken Stites gets JCPS job back, agrees not to work at Norton Elementary Video included

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As part of the settlement agreement, Stites will accept a reassignment to an administrative position and receive a reduction in pay. 

Bernie Sanders planning rally in Indianapolis

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Sanders will hold the rally with a labor union leader who clashed with President Donald Trump over job cuts at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.

Bond set to $250,000 for Louisville man accused of killing 7-year-old Video included

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Police say 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs Jr. was using a tablet at the kitchen table when he was fatally shot.

Councilman Johnson ineligible for FMLA leave, will use personal time off instead Video included

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An embattled Kentucky city councilman has been denied medical leave.

JCPS to update bus driver bonus pay program over legality concerns Video included

WDRB file photo of JCPS buses WDRB file photo of JCPS buses
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JCPS is proposing a new incentive plan to combat a bus driver shortage and the need for all drivers and special-needs transportation assistants to be in attendance every day.

Top of Iroquois Park to be open for eclipse viewing Video included

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The special access being opened for Monday morning. 

Franklin County deputies arrest alleged drug traffickers with AK-47 Video included

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says deputies found scales, money and pot packaged for sale, along with hundreds of rounds of ammo...and cough syrup.

President Trump 'history and culture' being ripped apart by Confederate statue removal

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The president took to Twitter on Thursday to rail against removing statues and monuments. 

Shania Twain coming to the KFC Yum! Center in 2018 Video included

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The new album coming out, and when tickets go on sale. 

LMPD detective becomes victim during credit card skimming investigation Video included

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An LMPD investigation into a man for suspected credit card skimming found that an LMPD was one of the suspect's alleged victims.

KY State Fair begins with annual Commodity Breakfast Video included

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The tradition is a celebration of Kentucky’s agriculture community.

Governor Bevin addresses Charlottesville violence ahead of KY State Fair Video included

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Kentucky's governor is welcoming everyone to the state fair, in light of racial tension throughout the nation.

No winner for Powerball, jackpot grows to $510 million

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The odds of winning are 1 in 292,000,000.

Adding music to your child's school life Video included

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Here are three tips for parents if their child is interested in band or orchestra.

Dequante Hobbs' mother on man charged in son's murder: 'He deserves life without the possibility of parole' Video included

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The mother of Dequante Hobbs Jr. said that while she's happy a suspect was arrested for her son's death, it still doesn't erase her grief.

Suspect on HIP arrested in connection with murder of 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs Jr. Video included

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Police have arrested 23-year-old Wyatt Williams in connection with the crime.

BOZICH | Trinity begins 2017 as unanimous No. 1 team in WDRB preseason poll

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When it comes to ranking the Top-10 football teams in the WDRB viewing area, this question is always relevant: Will Trinity be a unanimous selection as the No. 1 team? The answer at the start of this season: Yes. 

JCPS and fired Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites settle termination case

Norton Elementary School principal Ken Stites was fired from JCPS on May 30. Norton Elementary School principal Ken Stites was fired from JCPS on May 30.
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A settlement has been reached in the termination case between Jefferson County Public Schools and former Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites.

Family of former U of L cheerleader sues man charged with her murder Video included

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The family of former University of Louisville cheerleader Shanae Moorman is suing Bradley Caraway and Gerstles Place on Frankfort Avenue in St. Matthews, claiming its employees over-served the man charged in Moorman's death.

Hopkinsville planning full weekend of events around total solar eclipse Video included

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Hopkinsville will have some of the best seats in the country, lining up perfectly for a total solar eclipse.

LMPD K-9 given clean bill of health after exposure to fentanyl

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Police arrested three people in connection with the drug bust: 72-year-old James Forney, 34-year-old Ricky Forney and 30-year-old Angela Hughes.

Judge sides with Louisville in 'Google Fiber' utility pole case

An AT&T worker installs new lines for the company's fiber Internet and TV service in October 2016 in Louisville. An AT&T worker installs new lines for the company's fiber Internet and TV service in October 2016 in Louisville.
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A federal judge has dismissed AT&T’s lawsuit against Louisville Metro government over a local utility pole law aimed at clearing the way for new broadband providers like Google Fiber. 

Sellersburg Director of Public Works resigns from 'hostile' work place Video included

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The man in charge of water and public works for Sellersburg will soon be out of a job, one he calls “hostile.”

How to make a pinhole camera to watch the total solar eclipse Video included

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It only takes seven items to do it!

Funeral details released for Indiana soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Columbus, Indiana native was just 32 days into his first deployment since joining the Army in 2014.

The Shoppes at Blue Gables in Shelbyville almost at full capacity

The Shoppes at Blue Gables on Main Street in Shelbyville. The Shoppes at Blue Gables on Main Street in Shelbyville.
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Downtown Shelbyville has a new place for local small business owners to set up shop.
 

Kentucky to launch safety review of new Spaghetti Junction after spate of truck crashes

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Officials plan to add pavement markings and review curve speeds and crash reports in the wake of three tractor trailers overturning in the past month, a Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman said.

Child Protective Services worker accused of smoking meth with 14-year-old son Video included

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Police said she had no idea where that heroin on her person came from, but she did admit to smoking meth regularly with her 14-year-old son.

Rollover crash briefly closes all lanes of I-64 West near Story Avenue

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The crash happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday is move-in day for U of L freshmen Video included

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The university has increased efforts over the years to get students to live on campus.

Inspectors examining Kentucky State Fair midway rides with Ohio tragedy in mind Video included

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Inspectors at the Kentucky State Fair are working to ensure there is no repeat of last month's deadly amusement ride accident in Ohio.

'Feelings run too deep' | Family behind Louisville's Al J. Schneider Co. heads back to court after settlement talks fail Video included

The Galt House is the biggest hotel by rooms in downtown Louisville. The Galt House is the biggest hotel by rooms in downtown Louisville.
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The Louisville family that owns the Al J. Schneider Co. is headed back to court after failing to settle their differences over the future of the firm and its $300 million in assets, despite private talks that went on for nearly a year. 

Congressman Yarmuth responds to President Trump's remarks on Charlottesville

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Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-03) has written a letter to President Donald Trump in response to his latest remarks on the tragedy in Charlottesville.

President Trump disbands White House business councils after resignations

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The decision came after the CEO of Campbell Soup resigned from a White House jobs panel over comments about racism made by President Donald Trump.

UPDATE: AMBER Alert canceled for 3 children abducted from Indianapolis Video included

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According to FOX 59 in Indianapolis, "Brownsburg Police say they found the three kids and the suspect is in custody."

Federal appeals court rules Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

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The decision to block funding was made after an anti-abortion group posted secretly recorded videos.

Nearly 100,000 JCPS students return to school Wednesday Video included

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More than 900 JCPS buses will make sure some students get to school safely.

Two former state workers plead guilty in connection to death of Gynnya McMillen Video included

Gynnya McMillen Gynnya McMillen
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Former supervisors Reginald Windham and Victor Holt pleaded guilty to official misconduct 2nd degree and agreed to pay a $200 fine.

MCCONNELL: 'There are no good neo-nazis'

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Senator Mitch McConnell issued a statement Wednesday morning, blasting white supremacist and KKK groups ahead of a Lexington rally planned by groups to protest the relocation of Confederate landmarks.

Attorney General: JCPS board violated Kentucky law when it met at private downtown office

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The Bluegrass Institute, a free-market think tank, challenged whether the meeting complied with a state requirement that public agencies meet at places that are convenient for the public.

Top curriculum administrator abruptly resigns from JCPS Video included

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A top educator in Jefferson County Public Schools suddenly resigned from her position on Monday. 

Suspects fled from LMPD in stolen car, crashed into house

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The suspects were arrested early Wednesday morning.

1 dead after crash involving car, utility vehicle in Middletown Video included

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Metro Police say it happened around 7:40 a.m. in the 13000 block of Middletown Industrial Blvd. near I-265 and Shelbyville Road.

Several JCPS schools will be unable to view solar eclipse outside Video included

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The district says it's because they did not purchase or get solar eclipse glasses. 

Some JCPS schools scrambling for solar eclipse glasses after Amazon safety recall

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At least three Louisville schools are scrambling to find glasses for students to view next week's solar eclipse after purchasing glasses from Amazon that have been recalled for safety reasons.

Louisville woman accused of stealing man's wallet -- from courtroom Video included

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Authorities say while he was appearing before a judge, she was snatching his wallet -- and courtroom surveillance cameras captured it all.

Suspect who wanted to meet teen for sex at Dixie Hwy. McDonald's greeted by LMPD detectives Video included

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Police have arrested a Louisville man accused of sharing images of child pornography online and trying to meet an underage girl for sex. 

Country music icon Garth Brooks to perform concert in Indianapolis

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The show will mark Brooks' first time appearing in Indianapolis in 21 years.

Oldham County Schools are back in session Wednesday Video included

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Keith Kaiser visits some Oldham County Schools on the first day back.

Mayor opens online forum for public input on Louisville's public art

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City to develop a list of any statues or monuments that could be tied to racism and slavery. 

3 different kinds of eclipses, and the reason a total eclipse is so special Video included

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WDRB meteorologist Jeremy Kappell explains why the Great American Eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Boil water advisory declared in Jeffersonville and Charlestown after water main break

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A 16-inch water main break has sparked a boil water advisory for Watson Water customers in Jeffersonville and Charlestown.

Emergency management officials brace for heavy solar eclipse traffic Video included

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Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel to western Kentucky to see the total solar eclipse, which will bring heavy traffic to the region.   

72-year-old woman says bird attacked her inside Leitchfield Walmart Video included

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The 72-year-old said she was buying shoes at the Walmart on Elizabethtown Road in Leitchfield last week when, she claims, she was attacked by a blackbird.

Lincoln Memorial in Washington vandalized with spray-painted expletive

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The National Park Service is actively working to remove graffiti found spray-painted in red on a pillar of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall early Tuesday morning.

Major changes coming to layout of this year's Kentucky State Fair Video included

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Visitors who attend the Kentucky State Fair can expect to see some changes starting on Thursday. 

VIDEO | Mike Thomas talks about his son Justin's first major championship Video included

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In a one-on-one interview, Mike Thomas talked about his son's latest victory, about his nerves watching Sunday's final round and about how his role has changed over the years.  

5 questions answered by U of L planetarium director on what you'll see on solar eclipse day Video included

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As the sun shines down on this last day of Louisville's summer break, science is the subject on many young minds heading back to class. 

Audit finds HIP inmates failed to pay at least $1 million in fees Video included

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A Louisville Metro audit report states improvement is needed for the Home Incarceration Program (HIP) fee system.

President Trump says there is 'blame on both sides' for Virginia violence

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The president said groups protesting white supremacists were "also very violent." 

TARC will soon use smart cards, steering passengers away from paying with cash

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There will soon be a new electronic payment system for people who ride TARC buses. 

Amid blood shortage, donors help purchase state-of-the-art Red Cross bloodmobile

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It's the first Red Cross vehicle in the area to offer whole blood and power red donations. 

JCPS asking for public's help to name district's new Males of Color Academy

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Jefferson County Public Schools is asking for the public's help to name the district's new Males of Color Academy. 

Louisville barber shop teams with radio station to give free haircuts ahead of first day of school Video included

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"What haircuts do for individuals is provide hope," the owner of the barber shop said.

4 arrested after police find drugs in New Albany home

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Police said several drugs and cash were located inside the home.

Donovan Harris asks for parole almost 24 years after murder of Mary Byron Video included

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Donovan shot and killed Mary Byron on her 21st birthday in December of 1993 as she got off work at J.C. Penney at Mall St. Matthews.  

White supremacist group may target Lexington for next rally

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The rally would be in response to Mayor Jim Gray's proposal to remove two Confederate statues from the lawn of Lexington's former courthouse.

Former LaRue County High School principal pleads guilty to federal child porn charges Video included

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A federal grand jury indicted Stephen Goodlett in January for possession and transportation of child pornography.

Kentucky organ donation program marks 25th anniversary

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The program began in 1992 -- and officials say the man behind it had a very personal reason for getting involved...

1 person killed in single vehicle crash on I-64 in southern Indiana Video included

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Indiana State Police said the crash happened about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near the 98 mile marker. 

Woman faces murder charge, after victim from Saturday shooting dies

Mykeya Pruitt appears before judge. Mykeya Pruitt appears before judge.
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Police said Mykeya Pruitt admitted to shooting the man in the head.

JCPS interim superintendent outlines 3 goals before district starts classes Wednesday Video included

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Interim Superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio has spent the past few weeks making sure school administrators, staff and teachers are all on the same page.

Kentucky Gov. Bevin calls removing Confederate symbols 'sanitization of history' Video included

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Gov. Matt Bevin said he absolutely disagrees with removing statues and monuments. 

Appeal hearing for fired Norton Elementary principal Ken Stites begins Monday

Norton Elementary School principal Ken Stites was fired from JCPS on May 30. Norton Elementary School principal Ken Stites was fired from JCPS on May 30.
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The longtime educator was terminated from JCPS and is fighting to get his job back. His appeal hearing will be open to the public.

9-year-old applies to be NASA's 'Planetary Protection Officer'

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Fourth-grader Jack Davis, who calls himself a "Guardian of the Galaxy," says he's perfect for the job because his sister says he's an alien.

Contest gives fans chance to share wine tasting experience with Jennifer Lawrence

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Tuesday marks Lawrence's 27th birthday.

Overturned semi shuts down lane of traffic in Spaghetti Junction in Louisville

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A MetroSafe supervisor says the crash happened Tuesday just before 12:30 p.m.

Judge won't expand June ruling in KFC Yum! Center lawsuit

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A Louisville company had asked Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip J. Shepherd to amend his order and find that the Louisville Arena Authority violated state law in hiring a Minnesota firm to build the KFC Yum! Center.

POLICE: Suspects arrested after large amount of heroin, cocaine seized from apartment in Jeffersontown area

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Police say the trail started on 3rd Street Road -- but it led all the way to the Jeffersontown area...

American Red Cross offering gift cards, incentives to bring in blood donors Video included

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The best way to find a blood drive near you. 

Frankfort man arrested after allegedly crashing Jeep into John Deere lawnmower

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Police say there was someone else in the back seat while he was driving...

Where to see the total solar eclipse, without going to Hopkinsville Video included

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Everyone wants the perfect view of the total solar eclipse, but you don't have to go to Hopkinsville to get it.

13-year-old girl killed, 12 people injured after car plows into restaurant in France

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France's Interior Ministry has described the man as apparently suicidal.

Crittenden Drive reopens after police situation resolved near U of L Video included

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A standoff ended without injuries. 

Police say they have new audio from man who's believed to have killed 2 girls in Delphi, Indiana Video included

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The lead detective investigating the killings of two Indiana girls said they have more audio of the killer's voice.

Dozens rally for and against future of Confederate soldier statue in the Highlands Video included

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A landmark in the Highlands that has been there for more than a century may be removed if Louisville civil rights group can convince the mayor to do so.

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