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Marisa Hempel

Health issues are in the news often these days.

From hundreds of reported overdoses in Kentucky, to concerns about the Zika Virus...to the annual push for flu shots...problems with drug abuse in central and Southeastern Kentucky, and skyrocketing prices for medicine like the EpiPen: all will be discussed with Fayette County Health Commissioner Dr. Kraig Humbaugh.


Stu Johnson / WEKU News


A central Kentucky law enforcement agency is helping to roll out two new domestic violence related initiatives.  Both focus on expediting the paperwork for emergency protective services.

Open Burning Ban in Place for Lexington Area

Mar 31, 2015

Spring time temperatures coupled with breezy conditions are prompting wildfire concerns this afternoon.  An open burning ban is in place for the Lexington area.

The open burning ban is being issued in response to a National Weather Service Advisory.  It states that a dry cold front passing through is producing gusty west winds coupled with relatively low humidity levels.  Officials with the Lexington Fire Department say it’s creating dangerous fire weather conditions.

Fayette Driver’s Ed Program Celebrates 500th Graduate

Jul 9, 2014
Stu Johnson / Weku radio

Fayette County's Driver Education Program is recognizing its 500th graduate this week.  Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and County Attorney Larry Roberts marked the accomplishment during a news conference Wednesday.