Lexington Herald Leader http://weku.fm en 1972 Olympic Team Reunites in LEX http://weku.fm/post/1972-olympic-team-reunites-lex <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/23/2309126/1972-olympic-basketball-team-reunites.html">The 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team, </a>which lost in a controversial gold medal game to the Soviet Union, is holding a 40-year "Courage in Munich" reunion at Georgetown College this weekend. Former players were introduced at the Lexington Legends game on Thursday night and will participate in free public seminars at Georgetown on Friday to discuss the history and implications of that 1972 game, in which the U.S. refused to accept the silver medal.</p><p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:30:06 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 31829 at http://weku.fm 1972 Olympic Team Reunites in LEX First Storms, then Fall Preview http://weku.fm/post/first-storms-then-fall-preview <p><a href="http://weather.bloginky.com/">A major pattern change taking </a>place over the next few days will take us from the dog days of summer to a fall preview. When an abrupt change of seasons occurs, thunderstorms are usually the result and that looks to be the case today.</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 13:48:59 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 30966 at http://weku.fm Richmond Rally for Anti-Discrimination law http://weku.fm/post/richmond-rally-anti-discrimination-law <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/07/16/2260500/richmond-rally-for-anti-discrimination.html" style="font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; ">A rally for passage of a local </a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; ">anti-discrimination fairness law is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of Richmond City Hall, 239 West Main Street. Cheri </span>Chenault<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; "> and Destiny Keith, a lesbian couple who were ejected from E.C. Million Park earlier this month after sharing a kiss there, will attend the rally, according to a news release from the Fairness Coalition.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:28:04 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 29694 at http://weku.fm 31 Women Seek Title of Miss Kentucky 2012 http://weku.fm/post/31-women-seek-title-miss-kentucky-2012 <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/07/10/2254015/31-women-seek-title-of-miss-kentucky.html">Thirty-one contestants from scholarship</a> pageants throughout the state will be vying this week to become Miss Kentucky 2012. The pageant will be at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts. Preliminary competitions will be at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The finals will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, culminating with the crowning Miss Kentucky. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:33:53 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 29417 at http://weku.fm Injured Lawmaker Dewayne Bunch dies http://weku.fm/post/injured-lawmaker-dewayne-bunch-dies <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/07/11/2255402/injured-former-state-lawmaker.html">Former Republican state lawmaker</a> Dewayne Bunch, who suffered a severe head injury last year while trying to break up a fight at Whitley County High School, has died. Bunch, 50, resigned his seat last year after being critically injured in April 2011. He was trying to stop a fight between two students as breakfast was being served at the school, where he had taught math and science for 17 years.&nbsp;His wife, Regina Bunch, was the only candidate from either party to seek his seat in a special election. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:30:41 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 29413 at http://weku.fm Community honors soldier killed in Afghanistan http://weku.fm/post/community-honors-soldier-killed-afghanistan <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; "><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/#vmix_media_id=143887211">Mourners saluted at the funeral</a> for Army Pfc. Dustin Gross held at the Montgomery County High School Thursday. Gross was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan last week after being in the country just about six weeks.</span> Thu, 17 May 2012 17:56:27 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 26632 at http://weku.fm Community honors soldier killed in Afghanistan Red Water Attracts Attention to Triangle Park http://weku.fm/post/red-water-attracts-attention-triangle-park <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/05/16/2189823/red-water-attracts-attention-to.html">It wasn&rsquo;t clear what caused</a> a color mix-up in Lexington&rsquo;s Triangle Park fountain Wednesday, but the bright red water generated plenty of discussion throughout the day. The water was supposed to be dyed pink to promote the free showing of the film Pretty in Pink at the park at dusk Friday, part of Downtown Lexington Corp.&rsquo;s new Fountain Films on Friday series. It was also a nod to the film&rsquo;s sponsor, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Thu, 17 May 2012 13:28:23 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 26616 at http://weku.fm Red Water Attracts Attention to Triangle Park Jobless Rate Falls in 114 Kentucky Counties http://weku.fm/post/jobless-rate-falls-114-kentucky-counties <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/15/2111353/unemployment-rate-falls-in-114.html">Unemployment rates fell in 114</a> of Kentucky&#39;s 120 counties in January compared with January 2011, according to data released Thursday by the state&#39;s Office of Employment and Training. Woodford County had the lowest unemployment rate at 6.9 percent. It was followed by Webster, 7.2 percent; Fayette, 7.3 percent; Oldham, 7.5 percent; Boone, 7.7 percent; Union, 7.8 percent; Henderson, 7.9 percent; Madison and Shelby, 8 percent each; and Hopkins, 8.1 percent. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:53:48 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 23341 at http://weku.fm Beshear Declares Statewide Emergency; Damage Reported in West Liberty http://weku.fm/post/beshear-declares-statewide-emergency-damage-reported-west-liberty <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/02/2092283/storm-slams-fayette-surrounding.html" style="font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; ">Kentucky State police in Morehead </a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; ">on Friday said they had received reports of tornado damage in West Liberty.&nbsp;The National Weather Service in Jackson said it had received unconfirmed reports of major damage and possibility fatalities there.State police in Morehead said they had received reports of a tornado causing damage in West Liberty. The Morgan County town, about 80 miles east of Lexington, was severely damaged by a storm on Wednesday. The most serious damage occurred at the Country Carpet outlet, which lost its roof. Damage Wednesday mainly was centered in an area along U.S. 460 and Ky. 191 west of town. &nbsp;<a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/hazards/?wfo=jkl">To learn the latest on tornado, storm and flood warnings and watches, <strong>click here.</strong></a></span></p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:57:54 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 22524 at http://weku.fm Cold Front Brings Rough Weather into Commonwealth http://weku.fm/post/cold-front-brings-rough-weather-commonwealth <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management is warning Kentuckians to prepare for the severe storms that will be battering the state this afternoon and evening.&nbsp;There&rsquo;s a warm front that&rsquo;s exiting the state towards the northeast, and a cold front that&rsquo;s entering the state. Kentucky Emergency Management Director John </span>Heltzel<span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; "> says the combination is what could cause problems this afternoon.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:32:01 +0000 Erica Peterson, Kentucky Public Radio & Lexington Herald Leader 22495 at http://weku.fm Cold Front Brings Rough Weather into Commonwealth Reports of Storm Damage in Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/reports-storm-damage-kentucky <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/29/2089192/storms-damage-buildings-in-morgan.html">Reports of damage have started</a> to come in after a series of storms moved through Kentucky Wednesday, after causing extensive damage and several deaths in Illinois and Missouri earlier in the day. From Morgan County to Russell County, multiple tornadoes appear to have touched down in Kentucky. Officials in West Liberty reported several buildings damaged, the most serious a carpet store, which suffered extensive structural damage. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:25:51 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 22381 at http://weku.fm Senate Panel Approves Gambling Bill http://weku.fm/post/senate-panel-approves-gambling-bill <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/22/2079259/senate-panel-approves-casino-gambling.html">A constitutional amendment that would allow </a>casino gambling in Kentucky won approval Wednesday from the Senate State and Local Government Committee. On a vote of 7-4, the committee sent Senate Bill 151 to the full Senate for its consideration. For nearly two hours, the committee heard testimony for and against the bill. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:48:20 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 21913 at http://weku.fm Thousands Without Power After Storm http://weku.fm/post/thousands-without-power-after-storm <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/20/2076240/snowstorm-hits-hard-in-some-areas.html">Central Kentucky missed out on a winter storm </a>that slammed parts of southern and Eastern Kentucky, knocking out power for more than 20,000 customers. Meteorologist Chris Bailey said there were &shy;reports of 4 to 6 inches of snow, and totals &shy;probably would reach 8 inches in many areas. State police warned motorists in parts of southern Kentucky to limit travel because roads were covered with snow and ice. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:50:07 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 21775 at http://weku.fm Arson Investigator Sent to Houseboat Fires http://weku.fm/post/arson-investigator-sent-houseboat-fires <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/17/2072683/arson-investigator-sent-to-laurel.html">Kentucky State Police has sent</a> an arson investigator to the Holly Bay Marina on Laurel River Lake where three houseboats burned to their hulls early Friday. A police spokesman said the U.S Forestry Service contacted the London police post and requested the investigator. There were no injuries reported.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 15:44:34 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 21638 at http://weku.fm Perennial Gubernatorial Candidate Dead at 64 http://weku.fm/post/perennial-gubernatorial-candidate-dead-64 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15px; "><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/01/04/2015454/longtime-political-figure-gatewood.html">Kentucky political figure and perennial gubernatorial</a> candidate Gatewood Galbraith has died, according to Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn.Dea Riley, Galbraith&#39;s running mate in the 2011 gubernatorial election, posted the following message on her Facebook page Wednesday morning.&quot;Dear Friends, I have just been notified that Gatewood passed away last night. I am heading to Lexington to be with his family. Please say a prayer for his family and friends and all those who loved him.&quot;Galbraith, 64, ran unsuccessfully for governor 7 times. He was a Lexington criminal defense attorney. Dea Riley told Kentucky Public Radio&#39;s Brenna Angel she would to carry-on in his place.</span> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 15:13:37 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader & Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio 19133 at http://weku.fm Perennial Gubernatorial Candidate Dead at 64 Gas Line Still Burns in Estill County http://weku.fm/post/gas-line-still-burns-estill-county <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/01/03/2014195/gas-line-still-burns-in-estill.html">UPDATE: Flames continued to shoot </a>into the air Tuesday morning from a broken gas transmission line in Estill County as work crews allowed residual gas in the line to burn off. All but one of the 30 to 35 families evacuated from the area when the gas line blew out Monday night had returned to their homes as of Tuesday morning, said Estill County Judge Executive Wallace Taylor. The one family that still had not returned lived the closest to the explosion and their residence suffered some minor damage, he said.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 17:16:13 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 19061 at http://weku.fm Gas Line Still Burns in Estill County Recycling for Electronics Offered in Lexington http://weku.fm/post/recycling-electronics-offered-lexington <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/12/29/2008372/electronics-recycling-offered.html">In with the new electronic gadgets?</a> Then it&#39;s time to move out the old.And here&#39;s a way for Lexington residents to keep old electronics &mdash; such as computers, television sets, holiday lights and other items &mdash; out of the landfill, according to a news release from the city. Structurally intact electronics, and holiday lights, can be recycled through the city&#39;s E-Cycle program at its center, 1306 Versailles Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 17:59:08 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 18823 at http://weku.fm Fewer Fatal Crashes During Thanksgiving Holiday http://weku.fm/post/fewer-fatal-crashes-during-thanksgiving-holiday <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/29/1976933/number-of-fatal-crashes-over-thanksgiving.html">Far fewer fatalities occurred</a> in Kentucky over this year&#39;s Thanksgiving period, according to state police. Two people died in two crashes this year compared to nine highway fatalities during the same time period last year, according to preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police. The Thanksgiving holiday period ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 23) to 11:59 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 27). Neither of the two people killed this year was wearing a seat belt. The crashes occurred in Fayette and Mercer counties. Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:40:44 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 17097 at http://weku.fm Health Information Breach at UK http://weku.fm/post/health-information-breach-uk <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/23/1970778/uk-notifies-878-of-possible-health.html">The University of Kentucky is notifying </a>878 people of a breach of protected health information from a lost business phone. The phone was lost on Sept. 25 and was never recovered, UK HealthCare spokesman Kristi Lopez said. UK took out a classified ad in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Wednesday, saying the phone had access to email that might have included information about health conditions with medical record numbers &quot;and, in some cases, names.&quot;</p><p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:40:24 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 16812 at http://weku.fm Health Insurance Compromise Okayed http://weku.fm/post/health-insurance-compromise-okayed <p><span class="article-content"><span><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/28/1937730/lexington-council-to-pay-38-million.html">Lexington&#39;s Urban County Council</a> has approved spending $3.8 million to soften the increased health insurance costs for city workers.&nbsp; The compromise came after several firefighters and other government employees protested outside City Hall and spoke at the Council&#39;s work session on Tuesday. Council member Kevin Stinnett spoke before a packed meeting Thursday night, saying the plan isn&#39;t perfect.</span></span> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:08:27 +0000 Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio & Lexington Herald Leader 15198 at http://weku.fm Health Insurance Compromise Okayed UK Trustee Calls For More Transparency http://weku.fm/post/uk-trustee-calls-more-transparency <p>A new addition to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees is calling for greater transparency from the school&#39;s administration. Irina Voro is accusing UK officials of stonewalling her request for data.&nbsp; Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:05:49 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader & Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio 14914 at http://weku.fm Lexington, Clark Among the '100 Best' for Youth http://weku.fm/post/lexington-clark-among-100-best-youth <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/13/1918531/fayette-clark-named-among-the.html">Lexington and Clark County </a>were named among the Kentucky cities and counties listed in the &quot;100 Best Communities for Young People&quot; by America&#39;s Promise Alliance and the financial institution ING. It was the fifth time that Lexington has received the honor, and the second time for Clark County. Barren County, Louisville and Paducah were the other Kentucky communities that also made the list.</p><p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:18:47 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 14211 at http://weku.fm State Police Target Scam http://weku.fm/post/state-police-target-scam <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/08/1913755/state-police-in-clay-county-help.html">A financial scam involving online dating</a> sites led to the discovery of electronics, clothing, jewelry and other goods Friday at a home on Sextons Creek in Clay County, according to Kentucky State Police. The New York State Police called the Kentucky State Police to ask for help investigating a credit card fraud case. Kentucky state Trooper Nick Metcalf went to the home allegedly receiving the fraudulently obtained goods and discovered that they were being reshipped from there to Africa, police said in a statement. Sun, 09 Oct 2011 16:23:05 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 13956 at http://weku.fm Maysville Factory Laying Off 30 http://weku.fm/post/maysville-factory-laying-30 <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/26/1898508/maysville-factory-laying-off-30.html">Emerson Power Transmission Solutions</a> in Maysville is laying off 30 employees. The company told the workers earlier this month, noting it&#39;s a continuation of plans announced in January to consolidate operations in the city.</p><p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:35:22 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 13211 at http://weku.fm Belongings of Former First Lady on Auction Block http://weku.fm/post/belongings-former-first-lady-auction-block <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com">Eighty-nine lots of former Kentucky</a> first lady Phyllis George&#39;s possessions will be auctioned off this weekend in Asheville, N.C. George approached the auction house to sell her collection, which includes quilts, paintings and Derby hats, said Karen Swager of Brunk Auctions.&nbsp;Most of the items were collected by George while she was Kentucky&#39;s first lady.</p><p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:16:30 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 12955 at http://weku.fm AP Students in Kentucky Scoring High http://weku.fm/post/ap-students-kentucky-scoring-high <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/22/1892167/students-in-ap-program-scoring.html">A program aimed at helping</a> more Kentucky high school students succeed in college-level courses is taking credit for dramatic increases in the state&#39;s scores this year. The nonprofit Kentucky Science &amp; Technology Corp. said in a news release Thursday that students participating in the AdvanceKentucky initiative accounted for only 22 percent of test-takers this year, but contributed 83 percent of passing scores statewide in Advanced Placement exams. The Kentucky Department of Education last week reported that more than 23,500 state public school students took Advanced Placement examinations in 2011, a 44 percent rise since 2007.</p><p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:53:04 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 12942 at http://weku.fm Three Die in East Kentucky Crashes http://weku.fm/post/three-die-east-kentucky-crashes <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/25/1823379/three-die-in-crashes-in-e-ky.html">Three people died in motor</a> vehicle crashes in Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night. A fatal motorcycle accident took one man&#39;s life in Leslie County while a head-on crash between two vehicles took both drivers&#39; lives in Knott County</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:35:36 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 9286 at http://weku.fm LEX to release 'significant portion' of Nunn Investigation http://weku.fm/post/lex-release-significant-portion-nunn-investigation <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/20/1818046/city-will-release-significant.html">The Urban County Government reversed</a> course on Wednesday and said it will release a &quot;significant portion&quot; of the police investigation in the murder case against former state Rep. Steve Nunn.&nbsp;In a response last week to the Herald-Leader&#39;s open-records request for the records, Lexington police said the investigative file would not be released until after Nunn had completed his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. The sentence was handed down after he pleaded guilty in the shooting death of Amanda Ross.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:03:19 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 8987 at http://weku.fm LEX to release 'significant portion' of Nunn Investigation Sewer Upgrade will be Costly http://weku.fm/post/sewer-upgrade-will-be-costly <p><span class="article-content"><span><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/06/21/1783522/lexington-storm-sewer-fees-could.html">An Urban County Council panel </a>has been told that those EPA-mandated improvements to the city&#39;s sewer system will result in a doubling, or even tripling of customer sewer bills over the next decade. The Lexington Herald Leader reports that estimates range anywhere from $540 million to $814 million to fix the city&#39;s overwhelmed storm-water and sewer systems.</span></span> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:54:07 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 7105 at http://weku.fm Kentucky's Bucket List http://weku.fm/post/kentuckys-bucket-list <p><a href="http://Most people have at least a notion of the things they want to see, do and experience before they die, aka their &quot;bucket list&quot;: Climb a mountain, fall in love, see the Grand Canyon. But how should that list be tailored to Kentuckians? What are the things every Kentuckian should do, see or experience while living in our beautiful, often misunderstood state? What are the cultural touchstones that make Kentucky what it is and that would be a shame not to experience? What things go deep into the Kentucky experience? And how many of them can you accomplish this summer, which officially starts Tuesday?">Most people have at least a notion </a>of the things they want to see, do and experience before they die, aka their &quot;bucket list&quot;: Climb a mountain, fall in love, see the Grand Canyon. But how should that list be tailored to Kentuckians? What are the things every Kentuckian should do, see or experience while living in our beautiful, often misunderstood state? What are the cultural touchstones that make Kentucky what it is and that would be a shame not to experience? What things go deep into the Kentucky experience? And how many of them can you accomplish this summer, which officially starts Tuesday? Mon, 20 Jun 2011 18:12:05 +0000 Lexington Herald Leader 6960 at http://weku.fm