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The federal government estimates that 166 practitioners are needed in Kentucky right now. Further revealing how critical the need for workers is in the state.

Beloved character Elmo gets the COVID-19 vaccine now that children under the age of fie can, too.

Over the last day, several abortion advocacy Instagram pages have found their posts or stories were hidden with a warning that described the posts as “sensitive content.”

POLL: Do you think the committee has proven Donald Trump was involved in the January 6th riots? Comment "yes" or "no" below or vote in our poll at .

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Mayor Linda Gorton shared a statement on the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Mayoral candidate David Kloiber responds disappointed and looking for more action.

“Because of the low inventory of new cars, it drives up the price on of their current vehicle, so the buyer now is able to get more for their trade than they’ve ever gotten before,” says Blake Carlson, GM of Lexus of Lexington.

LEX 18 INVESTIGATES: A man who has served as a corrections officer at the Fayette County Detention Center was booked into the same jail Monday after being charged with "deviate sexual intercourse with an inmate," according to court records.

“It’s just a scary time to be a woman,” said Kelly Bishop. She deleted an app that tracks her period this week over fears her personal health data could be used in ways she doesn’t want.

CHASING THE DREAM: What's better than cats and coffee? 🐈☕ LEX 18's @LarrySmithTV  sat down with the owner of Georgetown's Central Purrk Cat Cafe, Jennifer Hoskins to learn more about her dream business.

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The governor says he has vetoed an 8% pay increase for Kentucky lawmakers. He says in a budget that doesn’t give teachers a raise, the legislature shouldn’t give itself a raise.

Someone discovered a cached web link that we used during June's primary election to post Associated Press election results. The old link was still populating current AP data and showed test results, which is part of the preparation the AP does in advance of elections. (1/2)

Tonight there was a huge fight at the Henry Clay Tates Creek girl's game. We'll have more at 11.

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BREAKING: Medina Spirit has been disqualified as the winner of the 147th Kentucky Derby. Trainer Bob Baffert has also been suspended for 90 days and will have to pay a $7,500 fine. MORE DETAILS:

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WATCH: Hear from @UKCoach Calipari after announcing he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this summer. "I'm not telling anybody what they have to do," said Calipari. "I'm telling you what happened to me." MORE:

The results shown were not valid. They were simply part of a test. We regret the discovery of the cached web link and have removed the data from that page. We apologize for any confusion. (2/2)

The sign was hacked. Neither KYTC nor the contractor wants your nudes.

BREAKING: A warrant has been issued for UK football player ChrisRodriguez's arrest after he failed to appear for his arraignment. The judge also imposed a $200 fine. Rodriguez is charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.

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