Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader http://weku.fm en Experts Seek Solutions to Kentucky's Obesity Problem http://weku.fm/post/experts-seek-solutions-kentuckys-obesity-problem <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/09/24/2349167/recent-report-on-kys-obese-future.html">The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released the "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012" report, which stated plainly that if the United States doesn't change its couch-hugging, burger-scarfing ways, 13 states could have adult obesity rates higher than 60 percent by 2030. Kentucky is predicted to jump from a 30 percent adult obesity rate in 2011 to 60.1 percent in 2030.</a> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:42:08 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 33431 at http://weku.fm Experts Seek Solutions to Kentucky's Obesity Problem Central Kentucky Hospitals Recognized for Performance http://weku.fm/post/central-kentucky-hospitals-recognized-performance <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/09/19/2342787/2-central-kentucky-hospitals-recognized.html#emlnl=PM_update">Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville have been recognized for outstanding performance in four categories by the Illinois-based Joint Commission on medical quality. Central Baptist and Ephraim McDowell were recognized for their levels of care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.</a> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:45:22 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 33221 at http://weku.fm Lexington may Ban Aerial Fireworks http://weku.fm/post/lexington-may-ban-aerial-fireworks <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/26/2311989/uncommonwealth-enough-of-the-bombs.html">It's more than seven weeks</a> after July 4, and periodically, when the sun goes down, the Bluegrass still goes boom. That's why a committee of Lexington's Urban County Council passed a proposal to ban the purchase and detonation of aerial fireworks including bottle rockets, mortars and loud firecracker explosives. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:31:26 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 31967 at http://weku.fm Lexington may Ban Aerial Fireworks KY Ranks High in Obesity http://weku.fm/post/ky-ranks-high-obesity <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/20/2304840/uncommonwealth-if-thin-were-in.html">Last week Kentucky</a> got the kind of ranking you won't be seeing anybody brag about: A new government survey showed that 12 states, including our commonwealth, now have very high obesity rates. At least 30 percent of adults are obese in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. The figures came from a 2011 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:46:37 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 31562 at http://weku.fm Wendell Berry Donates Papers to Historical Society http://weku.fm/post/wendell-berry-donates-papers-historical-society <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/08/15/2300331/author-wendell-berry-donates-papers.html">The papers of Kentucky</a> writer Wendell Berry, many of which he pulled from the University of Kentucky in late 2009 over its ties with the coal industry, have been donated to the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort. The historical society said Berry's materials, which include writings, research and incoming correspondence, are being processed and will be made available to researchers by Nov. 1. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:49:18 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 31387 at http://weku.fm Sand Artist Advances on 'America's Got Talent' http://weku.fm/post/sand-artist-advances-americas-got-talent <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/07/25/2270547/lexington-sand-artist-competes.html">Richmond resident Joe Castillo </a>has taken his light-projector sand art to the semifinals of the hit NBC television show America&#39;s Got Talent in the quest for the grand prize of $1 million. &quot;I am honored, I&#39;m humbled but I&#39;m very happy,&quot; Castillo said during Wednesday night&#39;s live episode, when he was named one of 16 semifinalists, based on TV viewers&#39; votes. Calling Castillo an &quot;amazing talent,&quot; judge Howard Stern said, &quot;You really are a guy with a heart. ... America got it right.&quot; Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:57:49 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 30216 at http://weku.fm UK Cancer Center Receives $6.25 Million Grant http://weku.fm/post/uk-cancer-center-receives-625-million-grant <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/05/16/2189793/uk-to-announce-625-million-cancer.html">The University of Kentucky</a> Markey Cancer Center has received $6.25 million to fund research of myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disorder that can be caused by radiation or chemotherapy treatments. The Edward P. Evans Foundation is giving a $5 million grant. The remaining $1.25 million is a gift from an anonymous donor. Thu, 17 May 2012 13:31:10 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 26617 at http://weku.fm Xerox to Hire 300 in Lexington http://weku.fm/post/xerox-hire-300-lexington <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/05/03/2173578/xerox-to-hire-300-for-lexington.html">Xerox, already one of Lexington&#39;s</a> largest employers, plans to hire more than 300 people in several job categories over the next few months at its call center in Lexington. Past hiring at the Lexington Xerox call center, formerly known as ACS before that company was acquired by Xerox in 2010, has paid customer service representatives a starting wage of about $10 an hour. Thu, 03 May 2012 17:56:03 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 25901 at http://weku.fm UK Rooftop Device Measures Pollen http://weku.fm/post/uk-rooftop-device-measures-pollen <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/04/12/2148747/uk-workers-go-up-on-the-roof-to.html">On the roof of the University of Kentucky</a> Health Services building sits a device the shape and size of the propeller on a toy airplane. What it gathers each weekday from March until the end of October determines whether you have &mdash; or will get &mdash; a bad case of pollen-related sniffles. It is a measuring point, one of only a few in the state, for pollen and mold. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 16:29:25 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 24849 at http://weku.fm UK Rooftop Device Measures Pollen Rupp Leads With Social Media http://weku.fm/post/rupp-leads-social-media <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/19/2116972/the-taming-of-the-tweet.html">In 2008, Rupp Arena marketers faced</a> a thorny problem: How could they keep pace with an increasingly sophisticated concert market? Back then, the nation was in the throes of the golden age of blogging. What would come next? And how would Rupp market itself to the changing social media climate? In retrospect, the answers seem obvious: Facebook. Twitter. And others, including Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Vimeo and Eventful. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:07:12 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 23461 at http://weku.fm Rupp Leads With Social Media Former UK Coach Honored http://weku.fm/post/former-uk-coach-honored <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/21/2077130/former-uk-coach-joe-b-hall-to.html">Former UK basketball coach Joe B. Hall</a> is a busy fellow these days. One of his pursuits is a daily statewide radio show with former U of L coach Denny Crum. Hall, now 83, recalls the moment back in 1997 when his heart stopped him in his tracks and led to his being honored Saturday as a survivor at the Lexington Heart Ball. Hall replaced the legendary Adolph Rupp as UK coach and led the Wildcats to an NCAA championship in 1978. He retired as coach in 1985. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:27:58 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 21839 at http://weku.fm Former UK Coach Honored Through iHigh Deal, Alltech Reaches Out to Young Farmers http://weku.fm/post/through-ihigh-deal-alltech-reaches-out-young-farmers <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/09/2061427/through-deal-with-ihigh-alltech.html">Billy Frey is on a mission </a>to link Alltech&#39;s expertise in agriculture with the next generation of farm leaders who are its natural market &mdash; and the concerned consumers who will be eating their products. That&#39;s why Frey is spending a substantial amount of his workweek at the downtown Lexington headquarters of iHigh, where he oversees Alltech&#39;s 3-month-old Ag Network at the online video company, which includes content from the Future Farmers of America.</p><p> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:39:25 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 21131 at http://weku.fm Through iHigh Deal, Alltech Reaches Out to Young Farmers 'Layaway Angel' Stops in Central Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/layaway-angel-stops-central-kentucky <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/12/22/2002358/layaway-angel-stops-in-central.html">The &quot;layaway angel&quot; has been in Central Kentucky</a>. Kelsey Smith says she&#39;s the latest beneficiary of this Christmas&#39; biggest gift trend &mdash; an anonymous layaway payoff &mdash; that has spread like a charitable wildfire among Kmarts and some Wal-Marts. For Smith and her family, the generosity could not have come at a better time. Her year-old daughter, Addison, was in the hospital earlier this year with pneumonia, and Smith, who works in a dental office, said she and fiancé James Chapman have been struggling to pay medical bills. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:29:08 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 18483 at http://weku.fm 'Layaway Angel' Stops in Central Kentucky Stores Lower Turkey Prices http://weku.fm/post/stores-lower-turkey-prices <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/17/1962101/stores-lower-turkey-prices-to.html">Forget about the battle being fought</a> for where you spend your money the day after Thanksgiving. The battle being fought right now is over where you spend your turkey dollar before the holiday. Meijer, which has nine stores in its Lexington-Louisville market area but is the dominant grocer in Michigan, earlier this week set turkey prices as low as 29 cents a pound &mdash; a $1 drop &mdash; with a $20 additional purchase. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:00:21 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 16449 at http://weku.fm Stores Lower Turkey Prices I-D Theft on the Rise and Underreported http://weku.fm/post/i-d-theft-rise-and-underreported <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/16/1960509/identity-theft-is-on-rise-and.html "><strong>Take out your credit or debit card</strong></a>: Does it display a WiFi icon, which looks like the volume signal on your sound system? A bit of text that says something like &quot;PayWave&quot;? Congratulations: You&#39;re now prime identity-theft bait. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:14:53 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 16427 at http://weku.fm I-D Theft on the Rise and Underreported Identity Theft on the Rise, but Underreported http://weku.fm/post/identity-theft-rise-underreported <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/16/1960509/identity-theft-is-on-rise-and.html">Take out your credit or debit card: Does it display a WiFi icon</a>, which looks like the volume signal on your sound system? A bit of text that says something like &quot;PayWave&quot;? Congratulations: You&#39;re now prime identity-theft bait. A scam artist armed with a pocket-size card reader can lift the card numbers from your wallet or purse without even touching you, thanks to the radio-frequency identification chip in your card. About 40 Kentucky law enforcement professionals spent Tuesday learning about such new frontiers in identity theft at a Lexington seminar sponsored by the FBI/Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and Lifelock, an identity-theft protection company. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 18:03:08 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 16362 at http://weku.fm Identity Theft on the Rise, but Underreported EKU Professor 'Sliders' his Way to Fame at White Castle http://weku.fm/post/eku-professor-sliders-his-way-fame-white-castle <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/02/1942979/eku-professor-sliders-his-way.html#wgt=rcntnews">Eastern Kentucky University music professor Richard Crosby</a> does not fear the steam-grilled patty, fragrant with onions, marbleized with cheese. In fact, he eats from the White Castle menu 300 days a year. Crosby&#39;s essay about his unusual dietary preference recently earned him induction &mdash; along with nine other slider enthusiasts &mdash; into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame. The company established the hall of fame in 2001. Since then, 8,810 people have applied, and 80 have been given the thumbs-up of slider distinction. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:00:11 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 15479 at http://weku.fm EKU Professor 'Sliders' his Way to Fame at White Castle Watermelon may be Good for Heart, Weight http://weku.fm/post/watermelon-may-be-good-heart-weight <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/11/01/1942055/uk-study-watermelon-may-be-good.html">Watermelon: It&#39;s not just for summer picnics any more.</a>&nbsp;University of Kentucky researchers have been studying the fruit&#39;s juice, and results show that it might be good for keeping your weight down and your heart strong. Sibu Saha, lead investigator on UK&#39;s project, cautions that consumers should not storm grocery stores and start juicing watermelons but should continue to eat a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables.</p><p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:52:40 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 15407 at http://weku.fm Child is First Born from Frozen Egg http://weku.fm/post/child-first-born-frozen-egg <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/25/1933281/kentucky-child-now-5-is-first.html">A 5-year-old Lexington girl</a> was the first child born from mixing frozen eggs with live sperm. Avery is the first child born of the world&#39;s first commercial egg bank. Nonetheless, making babies from frozen eggs is still a somewhat dicey business. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:29:14 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 14987 at http://weku.fm Child is First Born from Frozen Egg Four-Year-Old Lexington Native Fights Progeria http://weku.fm/post/four-year-old-lexington-native-fights-progeria <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/23/1931445/at-age-4-lexingtons-zach-pickard.html">Seated at his portable desk, 4-year-old Zach Pickard</a> takes a pencil and carefully writes out a &quot;Z&quot; in perfect block lettering. He follows with an A, C and H. He scowls at the H and begins to erase some bits where it is not absolutely straight. &quot;He is a perfectionist,&quot; said his mother, Tina Pickard. It has been nearly two years since we last saw Zach, who has progeria, the rapid-aging disease that is one of the rarest maladies on Earth.</p><p> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 23:10:58 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 14858 at http://weku.fm Four-Year-Old Lexington Native Fights Progeria KY Schools Prominent in Magazine Rankings http://weku.fm/post/ky-schools-prominent-magazine-rankings <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/14/1880819/us-news-survey-ranks-3-kentucky.html">In an annual ranking of colleges</a> and universities by US News and World Report, Kentucky schools were more prevalent.&nbsp; Among the best in the south are Murray, Morehead State, Western and Eastern Kentucky Universities.&nbsp; Nationally, US News &amp; World Report placed the University of Kentucky at 124th. It&#39;s a slight improvement over last year&#39;s numbers.</p><p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:38:08 +0000 Josh James, Kentucky Public Radio & Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 12435 at http://weku.fm KY Schools Prominent in Magazine Rankings UK Athletic Job Goes to AD's Daughter http://weku.fm/post/uk-athletic-job-goes-ads-daughter <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/14/1880931/uk-trustees-approve-appointment.html">A divided University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Tuesday</a> narrowly approved hiring Kirby Willoughby, the daughter of UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, as a graduate assistant in the athletics department. The trustees voted by voice, and no individual votes were counted. When reporters polled trustees as they left the meeting, eight of the 19 who were present said they voted against the hire. Trustees James Stuckert, Pamela May and Sheila Brothers would not say how they voted. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:35:45 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 12423 at http://weku.fm UK Athletic Job Goes to AD's Daughter AD's Daughter Up for UK Athletics Job http://weku.fm/post/ads-daughter-uk-athletics-job <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/13/1879945/uk-trustees-to-consider-appointment.html">The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees</a> will be asked Tuesday to approve a graduate assistant job in the athletics department for Kirby Willoughby, the daughter of UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart. UK has an anti-nepotism policy that says no relatives of its administrative leadership team can be employed in a position within the officer&#39;s administrative area. However, the director of athletics is not among the positions specifically listed in the policy, which covers the provost, associate provosts, executive vice presidents, vice presidents and associate vice presidents.</p><p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 15:03:01 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 12342 at http://weku.fm AD's Daughter Up for UK Athletics Job UK's Long-Term Cancer Survival Rate High http://weku.fm/post/uks-long-term-cancer-survival-rate-high <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/07/1871397/uks-markey-cancer-center-touts.html">The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center</a> released statistics Tuesday saying that it has a much higher rate of long-term survival for an array of cancers than Kentucky at large &mdash; and in some cases, higher rates than patients treated nationwide. UK officials, including Dr. Mark Evers, director of the Markey Cancer Center, said that the numbers, collected from 1995 to 2007, are significant because Markey as an academic medical center often treats patients who have advanced or complex cancers. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:27:44 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 11998 at http://weku.fm New UK Trustee Criticizes Spending http://weku.fm/post/new-uk-trustee-criticizes-spending <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/08/24/1854981/new-faculty-trustee-critical-of.html">Irina Voro, the University of Kentucky&#39;s new faculty trustee</a>, makes at least $3.3 million less than basketball coach John Calipari, teaches in a cramped studio that houses two pianos, and won not one but two elections to get her seat on the board. She criticizes UK&#39;s spending &mdash; &quot;Is this the University of Kentucky or Wall Street?&quot; &mdash; and said in her platform statement that UK&#39;s administration treats the faculty like &quot;bumpkins.&quot; Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:33:41 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 11136 at http://weku.fm New UK Trustee Criticizes Spending Dealing with Bedbugs in College http://weku.fm/post/dealing-bedbugs-college <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/08/18/1848932/bedbug-u-how-to-avoid-the-blood.html">A word of caution for the tens of thousands of students </a>who will lug their belongings back to the University of Kentucky and other state schools this weekend: beware of blood-sucking bedbugs. Michael Potter, professor of urban horticulture and medical entomology at UK, is among the bedbug experts who on Wednesday released a study saying that a bedbug resurgence continues to gain steam from coast to coast. The report &mdash; titled The 2011 Bugs Without Borders Survey &mdash; said college residence halls experienced explosive growth in bedbug eradication treatments in the last year. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:09:09 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 10796 at http://weku.fm Dealing with Bedbugs in College New Technology for UK Freshmen http://weku.fm/post/new-technology-uk-freshmen <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/08/17/1847618/university-of-kentucky-dorm-comes.html">A group of University of Kentucky freshmen</a> will arrive on campus in the next few days as members of a new technology-based learning community. The group of 175 freshmen, to be housed at an updated Keeneland Hall near Memorial Coliseum, will be given new iPads and have access to touch-screen technology in the front lobby. Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:18:12 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 10726 at http://weku.fm New Technology for UK Freshmen UK Receives Grant for Alzheimer's Research http://weku.fm/post/uk-receives-grant-alzheimers-research <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/08/16/1847512/university-of-kentucky-gets-7.html">The federal government will pour another $7 million</a> into the University of Kentucky&#39;s efforts to research and treat Alzheimer&#39;s disease at its Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the school announced Tuesday. The five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging makes UK&#39;s Alzheimer&#39;s Center one of 10 in the United States that has been continuously funded since 1985, said UK President Eli Capilouto. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:47:49 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 10677 at http://weku.fm Union College President's Wife Arrested http://weku.fm/post/union-college-presidents-wife-arrested <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/08/05/1835152/union-college-presidents-wife.html">Police arrested the wife of Union College&#39;s president </a>this week after she allegedly came to the home of an accused drug dealer to buy a pain pill while officers were there for a raid. Lou Ann de Rosset, 40, was charged with operating her 2006 Toyota under the influence of alcohol or drugs and with endangering the welfare of a minor. Police filed the endangerment charge because de Rosset had her 5-year-old daughter with her, according to the citation. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:09:38 +0000 Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader & Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 9980 at http://weku.fm Twelve KY Colleges Among Nation's Top 650 http://weku.fm/post/twelve-ky-colleges-among-nations-top-650 <p><a href="http://A dozen Kentucky colleges and universities have made Forbes magazine's annual &quot;America's Best Colleges&quot; list. The Kentucky colleges are among those Forbes considers among the top 10 percent in the nation.">A dozen Kentucky colleges and universities </a>have made Forbes magazine&#39;s annual &quot;America&#39;s Best Colleges&quot; list. The Kentucky colleges are among those Forbes considers among the top 10 percent in the nation. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:03:14 +0000 Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader 9979 at http://weku.fm