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C1 3 in georgetown as the city considers adding the l-g-b-t-q community to its anti-discrimination ordinance.

Plus...how the public could help lead lexington police to a killer.

And, u-k head football coach mark stoops is talking more than x's and o's ahead of kentucky's season opener.

Good evening, thanks for joining us, i'm tom kenny and i'm veronica jean seltzer.

Tonight..five words...sexual orientation and gender identity...sent the community of georgetown into a passionate debate.

Those five words are what the city council is considering adding to its existing fairness ordinance.

The arugment is whether the expansion into specifically protecting the l-g- b-t-q community is necessary.

In our top story at 11...abc 36's monica harkins takes us to the packed council meeting to hear both sides.

"i am against the ordinance."

"i am for the fairness ordinance."

For or against...the podium at the city of georgetown's council meeting was busy and the people were opinionated.

"and i know everybody here is passionate."

So many people showed up to share their take on the fairness ordinance...the meeting room reached capacity for its first hearing.

It would add the lgbtq to the list of classes that are protected from discrimination.

Some people were concerned about the idea of the ordinance encroaching on their first amendment rights.

"takes away the rights and protections of other segments of the community such as businesses and religious organizations."

Others argue it would only be positive.

"i don't see the downside of this fairness ordinance, i see a lot of upsides."

Danny woolums grew up in georgetown he says he didn't feel comfortable to come out as gay until three years after he moved to lexington for college...never returning to georgetown.

He says if this ordinance passes maybe one day he'd bring his future husband to his hometown.

"i want to show them a very special part of my heart, but i first want to know that this part of my heart has taken the time to protect me and my family."

With opinions of nearly 30 people on its mind the council is scheduled for a roll call vote on september 9th.

In georgetown monica harkins abc 36 news.

A nicholasville woman shot friday night..

Leaving the fayette mall...has died.

And lexington police are asking for help finding the person responsible.

The coroner pronounced 30- year-old laporscha stringer dead... yesterday.

Police say someone shot the mother of three inside her car at the intersection of wilson downing and nicholasville road.

They believe the suspects' car was in front of stringer's car..

When it quickly did a u-turn at the intersection... and the suspect shot at stringer.

They believe the suspect then drove off towards dillards in a dark colored car.

"if you were in that area in dillards parking lot and you saw what direction that car went from dillards then we can actually piece together the direction then we may be able to pick up more surveillance as time goes on."

Officers say they think stringer and the suspect knew each other.

A three-time kentucky derby winning jockey was arrested for dui last night in southern indiana.

W-d-r-b reports calvin borel is accused of driving drunk in harrison county.

He won the derby in 2007, '09 and 2010.

One person is dead following a crash this afternoon in lexington.

The accident happened on old frankfort pike near elkchester road.

According to the fayette county coroner's office... the car 79-year-old john haight was in struck a tree.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at around 3:20.

Police say there were no other cars involved.

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Weather animation short weather tonight: scattered rain lingers, with a low of 67 degrees.

Tuesday: scattered rain and a few storms will develop, with a high temperature of 82 degrees.

A steady breeze out of the south to southwest will continue around 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday night: a cold front will move across the region, and continue to give us the chance for scattered rain and a few storms. overnight low temperatures will be around 65 degrees.

Wednesday: a few morning rain showers will be possible for eastern kentucky, with clearing skies for the entire commonwealth.

Wednesday high temperatures will be around 80 degrees.

Wednesday night: mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low of 56 degrees.

Thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 81 degrees.

Thursday night: mostly clear skies and mild temperatures develop, with a low of 60 degrees.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a chance for isolated rain shower or thunderstorm.

High temperatures will be around 84 degrees.

One person is under arrest and police are searching for another after six c1 3 children were abandoned at an adair county walmart.

According to columbia police... 34-year-old amanda jardinez of somerset went to the walmart friday night with the children and told them to find an employee.

Police say she left the store after trying to get a wire transfer and... when some of the children tried to follow her..

She told them to go back inside.

The children ranged in age from 6 to 11 years old.

According to police... only two of the children were jardinez'.

Police say she then left with james holovich and his 5- year-old daughter.

Jardinez was located the next day in pulaski county and taken into custody.

Authorities are still looking for holovich.

Some would say there's already a wall between the state's democrats and republicans in frankfort....now there's going to be a physical wall between them and it's going to cost taxpayers 12- thousand dollars.

Senate president robert stivers says he's authorized building a wall in the state capitol annex so that three republicans won't have to share office space with democrats.

Stivers says g-o-p members should have the ability to talk freely without being overheard.

The increase in the number of republicans elected recently has led to one office suite in the annex being shared by members of both parties.

Some democratic senators say the wall is divisive and a waste of money.... but others say they see no problem with it since republicans and democrats have traditionally had privacy.

In more political news... donald trump junior will be in eastern kentucky this week.

He will be here for a rally in support of governor matt bevin.

The event will take place on thursday at 2:30 at the appalachian wireless arena in pikeville.

Admission is free.

The f-b-i in louisville says threats against kentucky schools...aren't credible.

The bureau tweeted today saying it is aware of threats made online against schools in kentucky and arkansas...but there is no evidence to indicate those threats are real.

Still, the bureau says if you see anything suspicious online or off...call police or the f-b-i.

Some women who helped make history in lexington now have their own space.

Today it was announced that the lexington financial center plaza will be the site of a monument called "breaking the bronze ceiling."

The monument will recognize the contributions of women throughout lexington history.

The group working on the monument says it is at the half-way to its goal of raising $500,000 to build it.

The group hopes to unveil a new monument in august 20-20, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the constitution, giving women the right to vote.

Just call it finger lickin' fake chicken.

Kentucky fried chicken plans to test plant-based chicken nuggets and boneless wings tuesday at one of its restaurants in atlanta.

Depending on customer feedback, the chain could expand the test to other markets.

K-f-c says it's partnering with beyond meat to develop the new product...which is very trendy right now.

It has finally arrived...game week for the kentucky wildcat football team.

The cats begin the season saturday at kroger field against the toledo rockets.

Kickoff is set for noon.

We could talk offensive keys as well as what the cats need to do on defense to keep the rockets out of the endzone, but at the end of the day...mark stoops knows early in the season, it all comes down to being aggressive.

We hear more from mark stoops also mark elder and his colonels c1 3 are preparing for their season opener on thursday.

All that later in sports.

Tom and v-j back to you.

Expect the rain to stick around.... jason's up next to tell us for how long.

And a little later... a historic case that has a major drug maker facing accusations it acted like a drug kingpin.

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C1 3 tonight: scattered rain lingers, with a low of 67 degrees.

Tuesday: scattered rain and a few storms will develop, with a high temperature of 82 degrees.

A steady breeze out of the south to southwest will continue around 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday night: a cold front will move across the region, and continue to give us the chance for scattered rain and a few storms. overnight low temperatures will be around 65 degrees.

Wednesday: a few morning rain showers will be possible for eastern kentucky, with clearing skies for the entire commonwealth.

Wednesday high temperatures will be around 80 degrees.

Wednesday night: mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low of 56 degrees.

Thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 81 degrees.

Thursday night: mostly clear skies and mild temperatures develop, with a low of 60 degrees.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a chance for isolated rain shower or thunderstorm.

High temperatures will be around 84 degrees.

Labor day weekend: high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s, with an isolated rain shower possible tuesday: scattered rain and a few storms will develop, with a high temperature of 82 degrees.

A steady breeze out of the south to southwest will continue around 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday night: a cold front will move across the region, and continue to give us the chance for scattered rain and a few storms. overnight low temperatures will be around 65 degrees.

Wednesday: a few morning rain showers will be possible for eastern kentucky, with clearing skies for the entire commonwealth.

Wednesday high temperatures will be around 80 degrees.

Wednesday night: mostly clear skies and cool temperatures will develop, with a low of 56 degrees.

Thursday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a high temperature of 81 degrees.

Thursday night: mostly clear skies and mild temperatures develop, with a low of 60 degrees.

Friday: mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies develop, with a chance for isolated rain shower or thunderstorm.

High temperatures will be around 84 degrees.

Labor day weekend: high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s, with an isolated rain shower possible each afternoon.

Ad-libbing after weather.

C1 3 lexington police and firefighters c1 3 were battling each other earlier today.

And coming up.... find out who benefitted from this friendly competition.

It's competition for a cause.

Ae second annual 'combat challenge.'

It's an obstacle course that puts competitors to the test physically and emotionally...with bragging rights on the line.

But the real winners are families within the departments.

Abc 36's alexus larson shows you two examples.

Nat sound - running the stairs the endurance.

The sweat... the effort...it's all worth it... because officers and firefighters are doing this to raise money for two families in both the departments.

One of those is the holland family.

Kaiser is four years old and his dad is a detective with the lexington police department over a year ago, kaiser's parents noticed he wasn't progressing especially with his speech and months later he had a seizure.

In december, they took him to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy.

"he has to miss out on a lot of things because he's tired .

The medication makes him very sleepy."

But that same medication makes his condition manageable...in fact...she says he is progessing - which wasn't a guarantee.

"the fact that he is speaking and potty training so quickly after diagnosis is really a miracle."

On the fire department side - it's raising money for tammy cole.

Her husband has been a firefighter for 25 years and her son recently joined department.

Last thanksgiving, cole was diagnosed with leukemia.

"chemo was tough."

She says during her treatments, the department helped her family with dinners and mowing the lawn - and when she found out firefighters are raising money for her... she was grateful.

"humbling.

It's very humbling."

With everything the department's done for cole - she decided to do something for the department....so, she's giving the money back to the firefighters so they can help other people.

"it just seems right to turn it back in to them because they need it more than i need it.

We take care of our own."

Taking care of each other is that simple for these two departments because they are one big family - and they say you always take care of your own.

In lexington, alexus larson, abc36 news.

If you're interested in donating to the project or learning more about it, we have a link on our website...just click on the story at wtvq.com.

A verdict comes down in a historic case in oklahoma involving the opioid crisis.

Ahead... why johnson & johnson is accused of acting like a "drug kingpin" and fueling that crisis.

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An oklahoma judge ruled in the first state case to go to trial... accusing an opioid drugmaker of being responsible for the devastating addiction to opioids.

Romina puga has the latest in our nation view.

L3: nation view white sabrina strong attorney, johnson & johnson an oklahoma judge made history today -- ruling against johnson & johnson and it's subsidiaries in a landmark opioid case -- after a seven week civil trial earlier this year the judge finding the opioid producer responsible for the opioid crisis in oklahoma and ordering the company to pay 575 million dollars, significantly less than the 17 billion the state had asked for mike hunter / oklahoma attorney general: "we have proven that j & j have built their billion dollar brand on backs of pain and suffering" johnson & johnson -- the sole defendant in the case, after two other companies settled with the state for millions of dollars before the trial began.

In fact this is the first state case against an opioid manufacturer to make it to trial.

Oklahoma's attorney general -- accusing the company of acting as a "drug kingpin", creating a public nuisance by spreading misinformation that cost the state billions of dollars and destroyed thousands of lives.

The company denies any wrongdoing.

Sot sabrina strong: "johnson and johnson did not cause the opioid epidemic" romina puga tag: this case could have sweeping implications as other states try to hold companies accountable for the opioid epidemicjohnson and johnson says it will appeal the ruling.

Romina puga abcnews los angeles.

Coming up a next in sports...e-k-u names its starting quarterback for the opener.

And, you'll hear why u-k head coach mark stoops is telling his players to keep their emotions in-check in the opener.

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C1 3 earlier...solid blue fans will be out and about around kroger field tailgating...it's finally time for football.

The cats taking on toledo...kick set for noon.

It'll be on s-e-c network for those watching at home.

Take how much you are excited for saturday and multiply that by a million and that's how excited the players likely are.

That's why mark stoops has been preaching to his players how to control that emotion.

Craig skinner took over the u-k volleyball program in 2004.

C1 3 ever since then he has turned them into a national contender that's why u-k athletics has inked skinner to an extension through 2023-24 he has coached the cats to 14-straight consecutive n-c-a-a tournaments.

Only nine other schools in the nation can say that.

That includes four sweet sixteens and back to back s-e-c titles in 2017 and 2018., all this leading to skinner also being named back to back s-e-c coach of the year.

E-k-u football kick things off on thursday against valparaiso at roy c1 3 kidd stadium that kickoff set for 7 p-m.

The big question this offseason for the colonels...who will be under center?

The colonels didn't exactly set the world on fire through the air last season...they played multiple q-b's.

As a group they threw for only just over 16-hundred yards.

On monday, elder announced oregon state transfer conor blount is their guy for this year.

Like most college football teams acorss the country, nebraska head c1 3 coach scott frost released his depth chart today.

And former western hills star wandale robinson has been named a starter as a true freshman.

Robinson is listed as a starter at receiver, but i'd expect to see him just about everywhere on the field.

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C1 3 final weather tonight: scattered rain lingers, with a low