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Fayette County

Judge rules against owners of failed Lexington restaurant

A Fayette Circuit judge has ruled in favor of Walker Properties and against the owners of the failed National Provisions restaurant in a dispute over rent and fixtures. National Provisions at 710 National Avenue closed in September, and that resulted in a suit filed by the property owner, Walker Properties, against the restaurant owners, Krim Boughalem and his wife, Andrea Sims. In a ruling filed Wednesday, Judge Thomas Travis granted a summary judgment to Walker Properties, dismissed a counterclaim filed by Boughalem, and sustained a motion by Walker for declaratory judgment.

Fayette County

Officer who hit pedestrian on Euclid Avenue has been identified

The Lexington police officer who was involved in a collision that killed a pedestrian on Wednesday has been identified as Officer Jordan Truett. He was driving his cruiser on Euclid Avenue near Woodland Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. when he hit the pedestrian, David Miles, 50. Miles was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital just before 3 a.m.

Fayette County

Horses run from national cemetery onto highway; controversy ensues

Motorists on U.S. 27 in Jessamine County faced some tense moments Monday when two horses ran from Camp Nelson National Cemetery and headed south in the northbound lanes of the divided highway. There were no collisions between vehicles and the animals, and no motorists were injured, said Tracy Lucas, commander of the Camp Nelson Honor Guard. That volunteer organization provides a horse-drawn caisson and a cannon salute at the funerals for all active-duty personnel and veterans.

Woodford County

Woodford hopes to start program for purchase of development rights

The Woodford County Rural Land Board is gauging public interest in a program for purchase of development rights similar to Fayette County’s, except the Woodford program would be privately funded. The Rural Land Board, created by county ordinance in 2009, hopes to receive a grant from an unidentified private foundation, said Lori Garkovich, secretary of the land board. The foundation wants to see the level of interest in the easement program before it commits to the grant.