Fayette County

Dog dies in fire after home’s residents left for UK football game

A dog died after a fire at a home on West Maxwell Street Saturday evening. Lexington Fire Department Major Chris Burke said some residents of the home at 726 West Maxwell grilled out on the back deck Saturday afternoon before going to the University of Kentucky football game. Later, a coal caught the wooden deck and the back of the house on fire, he said.

Fayette County

New road opens along South Broadway

The Newtown pike extension named Oliver Lewis Way was officially opened to a ribbon cutting from mayor Jim Gray. The new road extension connects West High street with the South Broadway and Bolivar street intersection.

Jessamine County

Could Donald Trump make this park Kentucky’s first national monument?

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke suggested to President Donald Trump last month that Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park in Jessamine County could be made into a national monument, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post. Zinke recommended to Trump that the Department of Interior “begin a public process to weigh designating this location as a national monument.”