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Every first Saturday in May, Kentucky is home to the most exciting two minutes in sports.  On August 21, the state will be home to the most exciting two minutes in astronomy…two minutes and 40 seconds to be exact. 

Hopkinsville, Kentucky will be the epicenter of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years.  For a town of just over 30,000 people, it’s a really big deal.   


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Last year around this time we asked, "What do the latest Ghostbusters, SpiderMan and Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu have in common?"

We attempted to answer that question and others as we examines the topic of Diversity in the Media and we won an award for the show.


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The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will reach well into the 90s at least through Saturday, so the Lexington Fayette Urban Government is opening “cooling centers” for those who need a break from the heat. 

Crumbling Health Bill Dents McConnell Image as Top Tactician

Jul 19, 2017

When the banner Republican effort to scuttle and rewrite President Barack Obama's health care law crumbled this week, the falling debris popped a hefty dent into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's image as a dauntless legislative tactician three chess moves ahead of everyone else.

His two attempts to craft legislation replacing Obama's law have collapsed for lack of GOP support. Republican opposition seems likely to doom a vote next week on his Plan C, a bill simply repealing much of Obama's statute.

Officials to Reconsider Value of Governor Bevin’s Home

Jul 19, 2017

Local officials will hear an appeal from Governor Matt Bevin about the value of a home he purchased from a friend and campaign donor.

A Kentucky prosecutor has been recused from a murder case after the defense filed a motion based on her past relationship with the lead detective. 

Officials say a man who served as a county chairman for the Kentucky Republican Party has been arrested in Tennessee and resigned from his position. 

As the U.S. Senate has debated the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act over the past few weeks, Kentucky’s senators have played major roles. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have been two of Obamacare’s most vocal opponents. But McConnell was tasked with shepherding the Senate’s health proposal through the legislative body, which ultimately failed. And Paul was one of the first Republican detractors, saying the Senate bill wasn’t conservative enough.

Louisville Metro Government is being asked to reconsider its decision to tear down a nearly century-old building that was once part of the Camp Zachary Taylor military training facility.

Preservationists and others met with city officials Tuesday to talk about the structure.

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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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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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