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New Fire Equipment Unveiled In Lexington

Posted On September 12, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- Nearly half of Lexington's fire stations are getting new equipment. On Thursday, Mayor Jim Gray unveiled the city's four ambulances, five engines and two ladder trucks. Gray says the five-million-dollar investment was made with budget surpluses over the past two-years.

Sen. Paul: Leaving Troops Behind Might Not Have Helped

Posted On September 11, 2014

(Undated) -- Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says leaving troops in Iraq might not have stopped ISIS. Paul says the U.S. needs assistance from Islamic nations in the region for any long-term victory over terrorism. Senator Paul says he thinks it was important for President Obama to mention that ISIS is not true Islam during the…

Weekly Jobless Claims Up, But Decline In KY

Posted On September 11, 2014

(Undated) -- First-time claims for unemployment benefits are up again. This morning's report from the Labor Department shows that 315-thousand Americans filed initial claims last week. That's eleven-thousand more than the previous week's revised figure. The biggest increases in jobless claims were in California, New York, Iowa, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The biggest declines in claims…

Lexington Burrito Named Among The Best In The US

Posted On September 11, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- A Lexington restaurant is getting national attention for serving one of the best burritos in the country. ESPN's lifestyle blog fivethirtyeight.com named the burrito from Taqueria y Tortilleria Ramirez among the top in the US. The restaurant lost out on the number one spot by just a point, because the carnitas in…

Ice Bucket Firefighters Continue Recovery

Posted On September 11, 2014

(Campbellsville, KY) -- The two Campbellsville firefighters injured in an Ice Bucket Challenge are getting better. Fire department officials say Alex Quinn and Tony Grider are still being treated at University Hospital but are improving daily. The pair was burned last month when their aerial bucket came too close to a high-voltage line at Campbellsville…