Marisa Hempel

April Showers bring may flowers... but the flowers and vegetables don’t just happen without some knowledge and work.

On this week’s Eastern Standard, we’ll welcome experts in gardening and horticulture to talk about how we can get the most out of our greenery.

 


 

 

 

 

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The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents has adopted tuition, room and board, and meal plan rates for the fall semester.  The board Monday also got an update on campus construction projects.

The EKU board voted to increase undergraduate resident tuition by 5%, or $214 dollar per semester.  In addition, the meal plan costs will go up 3.5%.  The regents acted to up residence hall rates by about 10%, with some variation among dorms and living arrangements.  The  tuition rates must still go before the State Council on Postsecondary Education for its approval.

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A site in eastern Kentucky is set to serve as the home for future development of drones, robots and unmanned vehicles. As Government and education leaders revealed plans for the USA Drone Port: National Unmanned Robotic Research and Development Center Monday in Hazard.

Focus On Business: Brad Flowers on "Paired Core Values"

Apr 24, 2017

Tom Martin talks with Brad Flowers, co-founder of the Lexington marketing and branding firm "Bullhorn Creative" about the set of "paired core values" the company's staff of fourteen has been developing as a means of defining their culture and mission.

Alexandra Kanik - Ohio Valley ReSource

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The city of Lexington is in the midst of a $600 million dollar federally mandated sanitary and storm water sewer improvement program.

Madison County Jail Overcrowding Persistent

Apr 24, 2017
Stu Johnson

A central Kentucky county detention center is housing close to twice the number of inmates it’s designed to hold. The Madison County Jailer doesn’t expect a state corrections emergency regulation to ease overcrowding in the short term. 

Gov. Bevin Pushing for Tax Reform

Apr 21, 2017
kentucky.com

Jim Carroll started working for Kentucky’s state parks system in 1978 making $780 a month.

“So I knew the pay wasn’t good but I knew that it was a place where you could advance over time,” Carroll said. “It was stable, and retirement was part of that.”

Carroll later worked in the tourism cabinet and retired in 2009. Since then, he’s organized a group of concerned state pensioners called Kentucky Government Retirees.

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Law enforcement commanders from agencies across the country have participated in a Lexington conference focusing on changing the culture of the public safety profession.  

The two day event, sponsored by the University of Kentucky Police Department, was called “Transform Law Enforcement.”  UK Police Chief Joe Monroe says the problems facing law enforcement include the perception of the public, the way officers present themselves, and the way police behave. 

Police Standoff with Suspect Causes Interstate Shutdown Near Richmond

Apr 21, 2017
kentucky.com

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a police standoff with a suspect along interstate 75 near a Richmond exit ended without injury earlier this afternoon.  Police shut down I-75 in both directions for a period of time when the wanted man refused to exit his vehicle. 

Police were attempting to arrest him at a gas station in Scott County when he took off.  He was wanted on a felony warrant related to a home invasion. 

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How Asian Politics Could Affect U.S. Coal

Apr 12, 2017
Peabody Energy, Inc., via Wikimedia Commons

With Australia coping with the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie and China turning back imports of coal from North Korea this week as apparent punishment for missile tests, U.S. coal exporters are hoping for a boost.

But analysts aren’t predicting a coal comeback. 


Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource

Farmers in the Ohio Valley are waiting to see how President Trump’s choice to lead the Agriculture Department might affect their fortunes. Concerns over trade have held up a confirmation vote for nominee Sonny Perdue, and trade is also on the minds of regional growers.

 

Farmers here have been big winners under the North American Free Trade Agreement, and while farm country voted overwhelmingly for Trump, his talk about scrapping NAFTA has farmers like Jed Clark nervous.
  

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