Tuesday March 4, 2014

Most of the University of Kentucky direct deposit payroll that didn't make it into bank accounts as scheduled Friday has now been posted. The university says as of Monday afternoon, about 85 percent of employee pay had been posted, with the remainder expected to be posted by Monday night. UK said last week that PNC Bank, which handles payroll posting, had an error that resulted in the problem. The error affected about 16,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees who are paid biweekly.
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More ATVs reported stolen in Knox County were recovered in Bell County. This is the third time this year police have found four-wheelers stolen in Knox County and hidden in the hills of Bell County. Deputies believe the thefts are connected. Bell County Sheriff's Deputies say last week, they got a tip two ATVs were in the woods in the Dorton Branch area. Deputies hiked a mile into the woods and found them.
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Fayette County Schools will not have class on Tuesday, March 4. The district made the decision to cancel on Monday evening. Schools were out Monday as well due to a winter storm that dumped about five inches of snow on Lexington. Tuesday marks Fayette County Schools 13th snow day of the school year.
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Severe Weather Awareness Week continues through this Friday, March 7th. All Kentuckians are encouraged to prepare themselves and their homes for severe weather, including tornadoes, flash floods, and severe thunderstorms. The National Weather Service in Jackson will be sharing information  on a variety of severe weather safety and preparedness topics using their website and social media outlets throughout the week.
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Kentucky artists who are qualified to conduct residencies in schools may apply to be included in the online Teaching Artists Directory. The Kentucky Arts Council says it is accepting applications until March 15 for the index. Applicants must reside in Kentucky and have the skills required to work with teachers and students to design and implement arts education programs.