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Transylvania University is the first school in Kentucky to offer women’s collegiate triathlon as a varsity sport. 

Transy Vice President and Athletics Director Holly Sheilley says it’s an emerging NCAA sport made possible with a $70,000 grant from the USA Triathlon Foundation.


Red Mile Track Open for 143rd Year of Racing

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Stu Johnson

It’s year 143 for Lexington’s historic Red Mile harness race track. 

A leader in the horsemen’s organization sees continued growth in purses and race dates.


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It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Today, they begin by highlighting some new named is local Lexington music.


As the U.S. Senate this week voted to hold debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear accused some Republican politicians of “religious hypocrisy.”

Beshear said some lawmakers have turned their backs on people who need health care. The former Democratic governor said it’s unfortunate that elected leaders take advantage of religion and use it as a political tool.

"When a politician running for office talks in religious terms people believe them and think that's a good person, and vote for them.  The problem is that a lot of these guys and gals preach like the prophets when they're running and govern like Pontius Pilate when they're serving," Beshear told WKU Public Radio. "What kind of Christian principles is it when you want to throw 22 million people off health care coverage? There may be problems with the Affordable Care Act, and we need to fix them, but the answer isn't to turn millions of people out of the health care they desperately need."

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement - on Twitter - that transgender men and women will no longer be allowed to serve in the armed forces has ignited a firestorm of controversy.

U.S. Air Force Veteran Dennis Cain of Bowling Green says the president’s decision signals a step backward - to more of the type of discrimination he experienced as a gay man in the military.

Cain served for eight years during the 1980s. He was  a medic and with an F-16 fighter squadron for four of those years.  Cain says he had to keep his personal life as a gay man hidden, and it discouraged him from having a longer career in the Air Force. 

The director of a Kentucky Democratic political action committee has been arrested on charges including theft and forgery. 

Kentucky Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is again refusing to comply with a federal request for state voter information. 

State Moving Forward With Capital Plaza Demolition

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State officials are moving forward with a plan to demolish the Capital Plaza, including the tallest building in Frankfort, to make way for a new complex where about 1,500 state employees will work.

Bill Landrum, the secretary of the state’s finance cabinet, said during a committee hearing Tuesday that the Capital Plaza is falling apart.

During a legislative hearing Thursday, lawmakers expressed anger over the delayed launch and uncertain financial outlook of KentuckyWired, a broadband internet program that is supposed to stretch fiber optic cable to every county in the state.

The initiative has been hampered by difficulties in setting up agreements with owners of telephone poles that the fiber optic wire needs to hang from.

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A Kentucky National Guard member was among those surprised by President Trump’s order saying transgender persons could no longer serve in the U.S. military.

Jacob Eleazer works as a therapist in Lexington and has been a member of the Guard for 11 years.


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Healthy Debate: What The Republican Health Bill Taught Us About Medicaid

Jul 24, 2017
Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource

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More than two million people across the Ohio Valley live in areas that lack any option for fast and reliable internet service.

This week some of them had a chance to tell a member of the Federal Communications Commission what that means for their work, studies, and everyday life.  


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Thanks to singer-songwriter John Prine, Paradise Fossil Plant might be the only coal-fired power plant that has a household name. “Paradise,” Prine’s 1971 ballad, drew on boyhood memories from the small town of Paradise, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, to relay the environmental and social costs of our dependence on coal.

“Mr. Peabody’s coal train,” he sang, had hauled away the Paradise from his childhood.


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