Associated Press http://weku.fm en Kentucky Received 237 Children Crossing Into US http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-received-237-children-crossing-us <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Kentucky has less than 1 percent of the unaccompanied&nbsp;<font color="red">children</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">crossing&nbsp;</font>into the United States.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:29:13 +0000 Associated Press 62953 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Received 237 Children Crossing Into US Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-pushing-court-records-online <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:08:50 +0000 Associated Press 62906 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online Condemned Kentucky Inmate Seeks New Trial http://weku.fm/post/condemned-kentucky-inmate-seeks-new-trial <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A death row inmate from eastern Kentucky has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction and sentence, saying a judge erred in accepting his guilty plea.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:57:35 +0000 Associated Press 62905 at http://weku.fm Condemned Kentucky Inmate Seeks New Trial 'Pop Bottle' Bombs Found at Area High School, Activities Canceled http://weku.fm/post/pop-bottle-bombs-found-area-high-school-activities-canceled <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school Wednesday, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:01:55 +0000 Associated Press 62852 at http://weku.fm 'Pop Bottle' Bombs Found at Area High School, Activities Canceled Central Kentucky Winery Sold at Auction http://weku.fm/post/central-kentucky-winery-sold-auction <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An auctioneer sold off the Acres of Land Winery in Richmond at a foreclosure liquidation sale Tuesday as the former owners attempted to settle more than $1 million in debt.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:52:51 +0000 Associated Press 62848 at http://weku.fm Central Kentucky Winery Sold at Auction Lexington Mail Plant Moving in 2015 http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mail-plant-moving-2015 <p>A mail processing plant in Lexington is scheduled to move to Louisville and Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The processing center is among 82 facilities nationwide that are planned for consolidation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:46:47 +0000 Associated Press 62847 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mail Plant Moving in 2015 Health Rulings Won't Affect Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/health-rulings-wont-affect-kentucky <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says rulings Tuesday on President Barack Obama's health care law won't affect enrollees in Kentucky's state-run health exchange.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Beshear said in a statement released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that premium assistance that Kentucky enrollees have qualified for also won't be affected.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:49 +0000 Associated Press 62806 at http://weku.fm Health Rulings Won't Affect Kentucky Kentucky Bourbon Inventory Tops 5 Million Barrels http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-bourbon-inventory-tops-5-million-barrels <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Tuesday the state's bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:21:57 +0000 Associated Press 62787 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Bourbon Inventory Tops 5 Million Barrels Paul Says Fort Knox is Potential Site for Child Migrants, Democrat Says No http://weku.fm/post/paul-says-fort-knox-potential-site-child-migrants-democrat-says-no <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Fort Knox has been talked about as a possible site to temporarily house immigrant children pouring across the country's border. But a Democratic congressman indicates the Army post is not under consideration as a place to shelter young migrants.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:32:01 +0000 Associated Press 62734 at http://weku.fm Paul Says Fort Knox is Potential Site for Child Migrants, Democrat Says No Retired Kentucky Senator Ford Being Treated For Cancer http://weku.fm/post/retired-kentucky-senator-ford-being-treated-cancer <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Former U.S. Sen.&nbsp;<font color="red">Wendell</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Ford</font>&nbsp;from Kentucky says he is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The former four-term Democrat says he was recently diagnosed with a malignancy on one of his lungs.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:20:30 +0000 Associated Press 62653 at http://weku.fm Retired Kentucky Senator Ford Being Treated For Cancer Beshear Plugs $91 Million Budget Shortfall http://weku.fm/post/beshear-plugs-91-million-budget-shortfall <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an order to plug a $91 million hole in Kentucky's $9.5 billion state budget.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:15:54 +0000 Associated Press 62550 at http://weku.fm Beshear Plugs $91 Million Budget Shortfall Man Says Hidden Message Told Him to Kill http://weku.fm/post/man-says-hidden-message-told-him-kill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A detective has testified that a man accused of gunning down a prominent Kentucky defense attorney told police he had deciphered a newspaper message instructing him to carry out the killing.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Somerset Police Detective Chris Gates said at a hearing Wednesday that the defendant, Clinton Inabnitt, believed that if he killed Mark Stanziano, the ringing in his ears would stop.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:26:53 +0000 Associated Press 62532 at http://weku.fm Man Says Hidden Message Told Him to Kill Appalachian Air Closer to Takeoff http://weku.fm/post/appalachian-air-closer-takeoff <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A consultant says Appalachian Air has cleared another hurdle and can start working toward flying in and out of Pikeville.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Adviser Luke Schmidt told the Pikeville City Commission this week that the Pikeville-Pike County Airport won't need a certification from the federal government before allowing the airline to start flying.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:25:35 +0000 Associated Press 62523 at http://weku.fm Appalachian Air Closer to Takeoff Beshear Signs Cannabis Oil Bill http://weku.fm/post/beshear-signs-cannabis-oil-bill <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Doctors at two university research hospitals can now prescribe oil derived from marijuana or hemp to treat patients.</span></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;"> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:45:41 +0000 Associated Press 58149 at http://weku.fm Beshear Signs Cannabis Oil Bill Kentucky Budget Surplus Seen Less Likely http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-budget-surplus-seen-less-likely <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's general fund tax revenues increased 2.4 percent in March - enough to ward off a deficit but not enough to promise a surplus.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">State Budget Director Jane Driskell announced the state collected $753.5 million in March, a $17.7 million increase from last year. </span></p><p></p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:44:45 +0000 Associated Press 58150 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Budget Surplus Seen Less Likely Judge Reinstates Lancaster Mayor Removed by City Council http://weku.fm/post/judge-reinstates-lancaster-mayor-removed-city-council <div><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — The mayor of a central Kentucky city has been reinstated to office by a judge who found the city council lacked evidence of misconduct to justify her removal. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:53:52 +0000 Associated Press 56557 at http://weku.fm Judge Reinstates Lancaster Mayor Removed by City Council Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange http://weku.fm/post/taliban-suspends-talks-prisoner-exchange The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.<p>"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.<p>"Therefore, the prisoner exchange process has been delayed until further notice," Mujahid said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 55981 at http://weku.fm One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall http://weku.fm/post/restaurant-manager-dies-carbon-monoxide-new-york-mall A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.<p>Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.<p>Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.<p>Three officers were among those overcome by carbon monoxide at the mall, which is about 35 miles east of New York City, police said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:40:00 +0000 Associated Press 55980 at http://weku.fm Reward Doubles in Shooting of Ky. Whooping Cranes http://weku.fm/post/reward-doubles-shooting-ky-whooping-cranes <p>Reward doubles in shooting of whooping cranes</p><div><p>ANTON, Ky. (AP) — The reward being offered for information in the shooting and death of a mated pair of whooping cranes in western Kentucky has more than doubled with contributions from conservation and animal protection groups. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 04:30:25 +0000 Associated Press 54774 at http://weku.fm New Honor Flight Program for Vets in Kentucky & Tennessee http://weku.fm/post/new-honor-flight-program-vets-kentucky-tennessee <p>CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new Honor Flight program has been set up to serve veterans in north-central Tennessee and south-central Kentucky.</p><div><p>Michael Flood, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, told <a href="http://www.theleafchronicle.com/" target="_blank">The Leaf-Chronicle </a>that he decided to start the Screaming Eagle Honor Flight after the nearby Music City Honor Flight in Nashville ceased operating last year.</p><p>Flood said he is currently seeking volunteers, donations and other support for his operation in Clarksville, Tenn.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 04:25:42 +0000 Associated Press 54773 at http://weku.fm Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work http://weku.fm/post/boeing-machinists-approve-contract-secure-777x-work The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.<p>Washington Gov. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 53953 at http://weku.fm Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work Health Exchange Voted Top 2013 KY News Story http://weku.fm/post/health-exchange-voted-top-2013-ky-news-story <p><span class="dateline">LOUISVILLE, Ky.</span> — The debut of a statewide online health insurance marketplace, which earned a thumbs-up from President Barack Obama for smoothly enrolling tens of thousands of people, has been voted <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2013/12/21/2999466/health-exchange-voted-top-ky-story.html" target="_blank">Kentucky's top news story of 2013.</a></p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 19:33:11 +0000 John Hingsbergen & Associated Press 53477 at http://weku.fm Health Exchange Voted Top 2013 KY News Story 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash http://weku.fm/post/fast-furious-star-dies-car-crash Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.<p>Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.<p>A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.<p>"We ... Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:52:00 +0000 Associated Press 52569 at http://weku.fm 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash More Waste Liquids From Drilling May Be Kentucky Bound http://weku.fm/post/more-waste-liquids-drilling-may-be-kentucky-bound <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;">The US Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater. The wastewater is a byproduct of the drilling process, and it can include both man-made chemicals and naturally occurring heavy metals and radiation. The wastewater is currently stored at drilling sites or transported by truck or train to treatment plants and deep underground wells.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:45:41 +0000 Associated Press 51531 at http://weku.fm More Waste Liquids From Drilling May Be Kentucky Bound Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize http://weku.fm/post/three-us-economists-win-nobel-prize Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.<p>The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.<p>While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.<p>"These findings, which might seem surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year's laureates," the ac Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 51367 at http://weku.fm Historic Designation Sought for Fancy Farm http://weku.fm/post/historic-designation-sought-fancy-farm <p>A rural church in Fancy Farm Kentucky, home to the state&rsquo;s premier political event has been approved for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.&nbsp; The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board approved the designation for the St. Jerome&#39;s Catholic Church complex on Friday. The National Park Service has final say, which is expected within a couple of months. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:35:52 +0000 Associated Press 50723 at http://weku.fm Historic Designation Sought for Fancy Farm Historic Floral Clock Repairs Underway http://weku.fm/post/historic-floral-clock-repairs-underway <p>A popular tourist attraction at the Kentucky Capitol is being repaired. The State Journal reports that repairs began this month on the Floral Clock and are expected to take a couple of months to complete. Sam Ruth, commissioner of the Department of Facilities and Support Services, said several cracks are visible on the bottom of the clock. Some are a foot long and an inch wide. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:30:39 +0000 Associated Press 50722 at http://weku.fm Historic Floral Clock Repairs Underway House Passes Redistricting Bill By Comfortable Margin http://weku.fm/post/house-passes-redistricting-bill-comfortable-margin <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">FRANKFORT, Ky. — A legislative redistricting bill has breezed through the House and now heads to the Senate for consideration. Legislative leaders removed many of the partisan overtones that had been in previous proposals, a move that led to broader support among rank-and-file lawmakers of both parties. The House passed the bill 83-17 Wednesday morning. The Senate is expected to rush the measure to a vote on Friday.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:15:55 +0000 Associated Press 48937 at http://weku.fm Volunteers Comfort Drug Addicted Newborns http://weku.fm/post/volunteers-comfort-drug-addicted-newborns <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;">More than 250 "cuddlers" have volunteered to comfort newborns going through withdrawal when a unique, independent treatment center opens this fall in southern West Virginia. Lily's Place in Huntington plans to wean infants off drugs outside a hospital setting while also helping their addicted moms. Donations arrive every day. But good intentions don't always pay the bills.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:46:41 +0000 Associated Press 48554 at http://weku.fm Groups To Protest Natural Gas Liquid Pipeline At Kentucky Capitol http://weku.fm/post/groups-protest-natural-gas-liquid-pipeline-kentucky-capitol <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px;">Land owners and environmentalists are gathering in Frankfort to protest a proposed pipeline that would carry flammable liquids through several counties in northern Kentucky. A partnership of two energy companies announced a plan earlier this year to build the underground pipeline. The Bluegrass Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids from sources in the northeast to a connection in Breckinridge County.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:01:56 +0000 Associated Press 48272 at http://weku.fm Groups To Protest Natural Gas Liquid Pipeline At Kentucky Capitol