Transylvania University 26th President Formally Installed

17 hours ago
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Seamus Carey has been officially installed as the 26th president at Transylvania University.  Carey, who came to the Lexington liberal arts school from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, has been on the job for more than a year.  

Lexington Officials Confirm October 31 as Trick-or-Treat Date

17 hours ago

Trick-or-treaters in Lexington have options this year when it comes to the traditional Halloween activity.  The matter of a date for trick-or-treating has been an item before Lexington’s council more than once this year. 

Record Ticket Sales for Breeders Cup at Keeneland

Oct 9, 2015

The upcoming Breeders Cup Championships in Lexington is bringing in record ticket sales.  President Craig Fravel says sales have reached $19 million, surpassing the previous high of $10 million.  Fravel says that doesn't necessarily mean attendance will be a record breaker.   “You know we spent an awful lot of time and money creating a brand new campus over at Keeneland," he said.  It’s got a lot of trackside dining facilities, so it’s really more a function of high quality, high end seating arrangements."


Pharmacists across Kentucky are being trained how to properly administer the drug Naloxone.  University of Kentucky officials hope the potentially lifesaving medication will soon be available as a nasal spray.

EKU Football Moves to Georgetown Due to Security Threat

Oct 8, 2015

A security threat on the Eastern Kentucky University campus has prompted officials to move Thursday's football game to Georgetown College. 

EKU says the decision was due to an escalating threat after the discovery of graffiti on campus that threatened to "kill all" this week.

The venue change comes following an emotional loss to the University of Kentucky on Saturday. During this week’s OVC teleconference, EKU Head Coach Dean Hood said senior cornerback Stanley Absanon held his own against UK. 

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Lexington city officials are recognizing a renovation project planned for a west end housing complex.  The Ferrill Square Apartments project is one of the first funded through the city’s Office of Affordable Housing.

EKU Cancels Classes, Closes Campus Due to Threat

Oct 7, 2015
EKU Police Dept.

UPDATE 2:50 pm 10/7/15 

Eastern Kentucky University’s football game against Tennessee Tech University, scheduled for Thursday at Roy Kidd Stadium, is being moved to Toyota Stadium at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, Director of Athletics Steve Lochmueller announced Wednesday.

All previously issued tickets will be honored at the game.  All seating will be general admission, there will not be any reserved seats. 

Admission is free for all EKU students, with a valid student ID.


Eastern Kentucky University canceled classes through Friday, citing the escalation of a graffiti threat discovered in a campus building early this week.  An update from campus public safety Wednesday says while there is no evidence of imminent danger, there has been an escalation in the threat, originating from social media.

Campuses will be closed Thursday and Friday. Essential services will remain open, and police presence will continue to be increased.

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State officials on Tuesday unveiled the new ‘Cross Kentucky Master Trail Plan.’  The initiative aims to link all of the state’s recreational trails. Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear were at Lexington’s Issac Murphy Memorial Gardens for the announcement. Jane Beshear says the master trail plan is just the beginning. She says it’s difficult to say when the entire state will have a fully linked trail system.  “It just takes a long time because a lot of the trails end up going through private properties, so there’s a lot of negotiations," said Beshear.

Lexington Council Debates Cost to Research New City Hall Home

Oct 7, 2015


Lexington’s Council voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to spend almost $200,000 to study the feasibility of moving city hall to a new location.  A highly debated downtown project was drawn into the discussion.

Strengthening the financial security of state employee and teacher pensions is a priority of both candidates vying to become Kentucky’s next state auditor.  Republican Mike Harmon says new rules for new hires can help to stabilize retirement funds.  “Those that start new, if they start under a certain promise, then it’s okay to make that change,” said Harmon.


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