Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader http://weku.fm en Schools Remain Closed from Damage http://weku.fm/post/schools-remain-closed-damage <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/08/2099612/some-school-buildings-condemned.html">Eastern Kentucky school districts</a> that were hammered by last week&#39;s tornadoes and thunderstorms are hoping to reopen next week, but some of the worst hit still are scrambling to find places for their students to go. Educators said the school year has been significantly disrupted for thousands of students. Some districts have been closed this week because of storm damage, while others are closed because school buildings are being used for storm relief efforts. Schools in Magoffin, Morgan and Wolfe counties sustained severe damage. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:09:26 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader 22837 at http://weku.fm Men Steal Metal in Damaged Area http://weku.fm/post/men-steal-metal-damaged-area <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/07/2100060/four-men-are-accused-of-stealing.html">Kentucky State Police arrested four men</a> Wednesday on charges of stealing metal storm debris in a restricted area of East Bernstadt in Laurel County. Troopers said that the four were seen taking tin and aluminum siding, which they apparently intended to sell for scrap. According to officers, the four men were allowed into the restricted area at East Bernstadt to assist with cleanup from last week&#39;s storms, and they had been directed to place debris by the edge of the roadway. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:07:42 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader 22836 at http://weku.fm 12 Kentucky School Districts Share $8.8 million http://weku.fm/post/12-kentucky-school-districts-share-88-million <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/09/20/1889141/ky-school-districts-share-88-million.html">A dozen Kentucky school districts </a>will share in an $8.8 million &quot;integration grant&quot; from the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation to help implement new common core content standards and take other steps to boost instruction. The recipients are the districts for Daviess, Fleming, Gallatin, Jessamine, Lee, Owen, Washington, Jefferson, Kenton, Magoffin and Simpson counties, and Jackson Independent Schools.</p><p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:42:12 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader 12775 at http://weku.fm Medal of Honor Demanded for Kentuckian http://weku.fm/post/medal-honor-demanded-kentuckian <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/26/1824051/kentuckian-deserves-medal-of-honor.html">Pikeville&#39;s Chase Goodman is hoping </a>that Kentucky native Dakota Meyer gets nationwide recognition for the Medal of Honor he&#39;s to receive for braving enemy fire to retrieve the bodies of four buddies in Afghanistan in 2009. And he hopes the medal will make more Americans aware of the military errors and oversights that, Goodman believes, led to the four men&#39;s deaths. Goodman has a personal interest in the story: his half-brother, Marine 1st Lt. Michael Johnson of Virginia Beach, Va., was one of the four men Meyer tried to save. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:25:58 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader 9345 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Guard Unit Prepares for War's End http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-guard-unit-prepares-wars-end <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/04/1799041/kentucky-guard-unit-prepares-to.html">Intense training occurs daily at this huge</a> Indiana base as more than 1,300 Kentucky National Guard members from around the state prepare for a historic tour of duty in Iraq. They&#39;ve been here about a month and will leave the United States in late July after their mobilization training is completed. The operation could make history in two ways. It will be the largest deployment by the Kentucky National Guard since World War II, and the troops probably will be the last Kentucky Guard members sent to Iraq. The U.S. military is on pace to end operations there and depart the country Dec. 31. Mon, 04 Jul 2011 14:52:26 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader 7844 at http://weku.fm Search for Father Leads to Arlington http://weku.fm/post/search-father-leads-arlington-0 <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/06/19/1780804/lexington-mans-search-for-father.html">On a drizzly, overcast afternoon </a>in March, a man walked through Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., and fell to his knees in front of a simple stone marker. A soldier&#39;s funeral was going on nearby, but the man had eyes only for one tombstone which identified the grave of Ernest L. Wrentmore, veteran of World War I, World War II and Korea. The back side of the stone states that Wrentmore had been the &quot;youngest soldier to have served with American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, 12 years of age.&quot; Tears filling his eyes, Ernest L. Wrentmore III ran his fingers softly over the marker, pressed his lips to the cold stone, and began whispering to the father he had waited so long to know. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:18:17 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader 6899 at http://weku.fm Grad Managed Family Business and School http://weku.fm/post/grad-managed-family-business-and-school <p><a href="http://www.kentucky.com/2011/06/08/1766724/woodford-grad-with-ill-father.html#storylink=omni_popular%23wgt=pop ">For many kids, the last year of high school</a> is a bit of a cruise &mdash; finishing up a few remaining credits, dreaming of college, hanging out with friends and generally savoring the final, fleeting days of childhood. But it didn&#39;t work out that way for Woodford County&#39;s Wade Poor. Wade, 17, spent much of this school year dividing his time between a seat in the classroom and the operator&#39;s seat on a backhoe, working to keep his family&#39;s excavating business from going under after his father became critically ill and unable to work. Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:42:19 +0000 Jim Warren, Lexington-Herald Leader 5991 at http://weku.fm