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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray suspends Rupp Arena renovation project

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray suspends Rupp Arena renovation project

Lexington major Jim Gray announced Wednesday that the Rupp Arena renovation effort is suspended, citing the unwillingness of the University of Kentucky to commit to a long-term lease totaling $10.7 million per year.

Author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson has been nominated for the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) intended to highlight the recent basketball success of UK and the University of Louisville in his recent advertisement titled, “Rebuild.”

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer are excited to represent UK and the University of Louisville, respectively, in a friendly Twitter wager. UK plays Louisville on Friday in the Sweet 16.

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Former UK track athlete nearing donation goal

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Former UK track athlete Josh Nadzam has raised $4,643 for Greenhouse17, a domestic violence shelter in Lexington, with two more days to reach his $5,000 goal.

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Bill opponents say more research needed on effects of pot

Rep. Robert Benvenuti, the most vocal opponent of the medical marijuana legalization bills in the Kentucky Legislature, is not the only one concerned about the growing acceptance of what is still considered a Schedule I drug under federal law.

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A fight for marijuana legalization, growing for 20 years

Jacob Shepherd’s only memories of his father are from his death during a standoff over marijuana plants in their garden.

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Kentuckians rally in Frankfort to end sexual discrimination

Frankfort resident Patty Brooks chanted and cheered in the rotunda of the state Capitol on Wednesday in hopes of helping her son find equality.

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“It’s just becoming more and more clear that it is unconstitutional to deny people the same rights as others on the basis of an arbitrary trait or arbitrary identity,” said Kyle Kleisinger, the president of OUTsource.

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Farm bill could pave way for hemp in Ky.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he included language in the federal farm bill to let universities or state departments of agriculture cultivate industrial hemp in states that had previously legalized the process.

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