Death

Remembrance: Churchill Spokesman John Asher Dies

Aug 27, 2018
WLKY.com

Tributes have been pouring in Monday following news of the sudden death of longtime Churchill Downs spokesman John Asher. 

Asher passed away following an apparent heart attack while on vacation with his family in Florida. He was 62.

Asher also had a long career as an award-winning radio journalist.

His death comes days before the storied track opens its September meet. Churchill will host the season-ending Breeders' Cup World Championships in November.

Poll Reflects a Drop in Prescription Pill Abuse

Apr 20, 2018

A new poll shows one in four Kentuckians knows someone who has abuse prescription pain drugs.

The Kentucky Health Issues Poll also showed a decrease in the number of adults in the 

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Lexington police have  charged a 16-year-old the fatal shooting of  Robert Durrum.

Durrum, 15, is the second Lafayette High School student involved in a shooting the past three months.

Police have charged a 16-year-old male acquaintance of Durrum with murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence. The name of the teen charged has not been released.  


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Sitting on top of the Bible on Pastor Brad Epperson’s desk at the Clay City First Church of God is a list of goals for his small congregation written in a looping cursive hand.


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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray asked for a moment of silence to open Tuesday's council work session.  It was in memory of two-year-old Nova Marie Gallman, who died this week after being hit by gunfire intended for someone else.  “It’s sad, and tragic, and heartbreaking, the loss of this two year old child,” Gray said.

Council member Kevin Stinnett asked for committee consideration of issues related to youth gun violence.  “When a crime is committed, right now there is no mandatory sentence.  So people who keep using guns to commit crimes keep getting back out,” Stinnett noted.