Lexington/Richmond http://weku.fm en Disappointed Fans Act Out Frustrations After UK Loss in NCAA Championship Game http://weku.fm/post/disappointed-fans-act-out-frustrations-after-uk-loss-ncaa-championship-game <p>The UK Wildcats will have to settle for second place this year. &nbsp;Fans gathered wherever they could cluster around big screen TVs for the NCAA Men’s Championship game.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 06:19:54 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57906 at http://weku.fm Disappointed Fans Act Out Frustrations After UK Loss in NCAA Championship Game Instant Racing Proposals Surprise Family Foundation http://weku.fm/post/instant-racing-proposals-surprise-family-foundation <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The director of the Family Foundation says he's surprised at Keeneland and the Red Mile's decision to move forward with instant racing, since the matter remains in the courts. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:20:18 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 57752 at http://weku.fm Instant Racing Proposals Surprise Family Foundation EKU Student Faces Charges for Armed Robbery, Burglary http://weku.fm/post/eku-student-faces-charges-armed-robbery-burglary <p><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial Black&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">An Eastern Kentucky University student is in custody on charges stemming from an armed robbery in a campus dormitory. &nbsp;University police say they are unable to release some details since they are still investigating.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:15:19 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57691 at http://weku.fm EKU Student Faces Charges for Armed Robbery, Burglary More Evidence of Sewer Improvements http://weku.fm/post/more-evidence-sewer-improvements <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Lexington residents will notice a lot more above ground water storage in the years ahead.&nbsp; As part of&nbsp;a 600-million-dollar&nbsp;project to overhaul the city's sewer system, wet weather storage tanks will be constructed.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:02:16 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 57275 at http://weku.fm More Evidence of Sewer Improvements Affordable Housing Proposal Backed by Lexington Council Committee http://weku.fm/post/affordable-housing-proposal-backed-lexington-council-committee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With an improving economy, Lexington city leaders are moving ahead with an affordable housing initiative in the Bluegrass community. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexington's city council has wrestled with an affordable housing question for years.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:43:08 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 56997 at http://weku.fm Affordable Housing Proposal Backed by Lexington Council Committee EKU Men Claim NCAA Basketball Berth After Defeating Belmont in OVC Tourney http://weku.fm/post/eku-men-claim-ncaa-basketball-berth-after-defeating-belmont-ovc-tourney <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corey Walden scored 22 of his career-high 29 points in the second half to help Eastern Kentucky upset top-seeded Belmont 79-73 Saturday night for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and an NCAA tournament berth. Sun, 09 Mar 2014 02:35:16 +0000 Associated Press 56542 at http://weku.fm EKU Men Vie for OVC Basketball Championship http://weku.fm/post/eku-men-vie-ovc-basketball-championship <p><strong>NASHVILLE, Tenn. –</strong> Eastern Kentucky's men's basketball team will attempt to win the program's sixth Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship, and earn the NCAA Tournament bid that comes with it, on Saturday against No. 1 seed Belmont University.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 ekusports.com 56530 at http://weku.fm EKU Men Vie for OVC Basketball Championship EKU Women's Bid for OVC Championship Ends in Semifinal Loss http://weku.fm/post/eku-womens-bid-ovc-championship-ends-semifinal-loss <p><strong>NASHVILLE, Tenn.</strong> – Eastern Kentucky University's run in the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball tournament came to a sudden end in the semifinals Friday afternoon. Regular season champion UT Martin picked up a 97-45 victory over the Lady Colonels, who were playing their third game in three days.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:59:17 +0000 ekusports.com 56531 at http://weku.fm EKU Women's Bid for OVC Championship Ends in Semifinal Loss 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 Council to Consider Simplifying 'Lexington' Brand http://weku.fm/post/council-consider-simplifying-lexington-brand <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">A proposal to simplify the branding of the entity known as the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is being discussed at city hall. An ordinance to that effect is being proposed by council member Harry Clarke.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:36:39 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 56384 at http://weku.fm Council to Consider Simplifying 'Lexington' Brand Advocates Hope for Housing Trust as Answer to Prayer http://weku.fm/post/advocates-hope-housing-trust-answer-prayer <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Some supporters of affordable housing in Lexington are praying that city leaders act on establishing a trust fund.&nbsp; A short prayer vigil, complete with song, took place in the city hall lobby Tuesday.&nbsp; Members of the group “Building United Interfaith Lexington Through Directive Action" or BUILD have been involved in the housing initiative for six years.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 04:13:23 +0000 Stu Jphnson WEKU News 56378 at http://weku.fm Advocates Hope for Housing Trust as Answer to Prayer Trent Boulevard Housing Project Moving Forward http://weku.fm/post/trent-boulevard-housing-project-moving-forward <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">Plans are moving forward for a low income senior retirement complex in a southeast Lexington neighborhood.&nbsp; The project appears to be meeting resident approval.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 56282 at http://weku.fm Trent Boulevard Housing Project Moving Forward Lexington Still Seeking Affordable Housing Solution http://weku.fm/post/lexington-still-seeking-affordable-housing-solution <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Lexington's City Hall was the site of another discussion of affordable housing issues Tuesday. &nbsp;Among council members and housing advocates alike, most all involved agree Kentucky's second largest city lacks enough affordable housing.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 56102 at http://weku.fm Lexington Still Seeking Affordable Housing Solution Lexington Finance Commissioner Reports Revenues Ahead of Schedule http://weku.fm/post/lexington-finance-commissioner-reports-revenues-ahead-schedule <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Lexington city revenues are running ahead of expenses so far in the current fiscal year. &nbsp;That’s good news for finance officials at city hall. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 05:06:33 +0000 Stu Johnsons WEKU News 56101 at http://weku.fm Lexington Finance Commissioner Reports Revenues Ahead of Schedule Supporters of Teen Anti-Drug Contest Seeking Funds to 'Keep-It-Real' http://weku.fm/post/supporters-teen-anti-drug-contest-seeking-funds-keep-it-real <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supporters of a dormant teen-focused alcohol program are looking to the City of Lexington to help bring it back.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:48:32 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 56055 at http://weku.fm Supporters of Teen Anti-Drug Contest Seeking Funds to 'Keep-It-Real' Lexington Officials Look to Increase City's Tree Canopy http://weku.fm/post/lexington-officials-look-increase-citys-tree-canopy <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">Lexington officials are considering ways of increasing the number of trees in the urban area. &nbsp;Last week, council members were briefed on a tree survey as they consider a targeted effort to grow the green canopy.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:35:58 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 56007 at http://weku.fm Lexington Officials Look to Increase City's Tree Canopy Lexington's Public Courses to Offer Golfers Rewards http://weku.fm/post/lexingtons-public-courses-offer-golfers-rewards <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">The city of Lexington is launching a program intended to increase the use of public golf courses and reward the players. &nbsp; As a result, golfers are likely to see video cameras at some holes beginning this spring.</span></p><div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font face="Arial Black,sans-serif">&nbsp;</font></div><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:08:12 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 55843 at http://weku.fm Lexington's Public Courses to Offer Golfers Rewards Lexington Hoping to Make Recycling More Efficient, Productive http://weku.fm/post/lexington-hoping-make-recycling-more-efficient-productive <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Lexington leaders are looking for ways to enhance management of the city's recycling center. &nbsp;Members of a council committee reviewed recommendations Tuesday following an internal audit of the Materials Recovery Facility.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:58:27 +0000 Stu Johnsons WEKU News 55791 at http://weku.fm Lexington Hoping to Make Recycling More Efficient, Productive 300 Million Dollar "Reinvention" of Rupp Arena Unveiled http://weku.fm/post/300-million-dollar-reinvention-rupp-arena-unveiled <div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif;">Plans for the 310 million dollar&nbsp;</span><span class="highlight" id="0.2121247781906277" name="searchHitInReadingPane" style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 238, 148);">Rupp</span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif;">&nbsp;Arena project were unveiled Monday. The "reinvention" of the 38-year-old facility will include construction of a new convention center.&nbsp; Funding for the massive Lexington development is still being finalized.</span></div><div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:07:32 +0000 Stu Johnson & WEKU 55443 at http://weku.fm 300 Million Dollar "Reinvention" of Rupp Arena Unveiled Rupp Arena Design to be Revealed http://weku.fm/post/rupp-arena-design-be-revealed <p>Governor Steve Beshear will join Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and other city and University of Kentucky officials in revealing plans for the re-design of Rupp Arena Monday afternoon.&nbsp;</p><p>Efforts to come up with a new design plan date back almost three years to March of 2011 when Mayor Gray announced the appointment of a Rupp Arena, Arts and Entertainment Task Force, a group of over 45 citizens. Gray asked the group to study Rupp Arena and the entire Lexington Center complex.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:14:15 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55426 at http://weku.fm Rupp Arena Design to be Revealed "Mayoral Candidate Danny Mayer to Focus Beyond Downtown Lexington" http://weku.fm/post/mayoral-candidate-danny-mayer-focus-beyond-downtown-lexington <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Lexington mayoral candidate Danny Mayer believes infrastructure and economic development strategies need to extend beyond downtown.&nbsp; The 38-year old joins incumbent Jim Gray and former Lexington police chief Anthany Beatty in this year’s race for mayor.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:00:13 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 55425 at http://weku.fm "Mayoral Candidate Danny Mayer to Focus Beyond Downtown Lexington" Merging Technologies and Community Ideas to Further Lexington’s Neighborhoods http://weku.fm/post/merging-technologies-and-community-ideas-further-lexington-s-neighborhoods <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Three technology specialists are working to offer suggestions on improving quality of life in Lexington neighborhoods.&nbsp; The bluegrass community was one of ten selected nationwide to participate in this year’s 'Code for America' project.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:47:38 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 55251 at http://weku.fm Merging Technologies and Community Ideas to Further Lexington’s Neighborhoods EKU Students Offer Advice to Better Link Campus with Downtown Richmond http://weku.fm/post/eku-students-offer-advice-better-link-campus-downtown-richmond <p></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">A group of Eastern Kentucky University students is offering several ideas to spur activity in downtown Richmond.&nbsp; A forum was staged Tuesday night in Eastern’s student center.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:11:47 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 55212 at http://weku.fm EKU Students Offer Advice to Better Link Campus with Downtown Richmond Investigation Continues Into Fire Fatalities http://weku.fm/post/investigation-continues-fire-fatalities <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky State Police in Richmond continue to investigate a multiple fatality fire in Madison County. &nbsp; T</span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">he residential fire came on the heels of another tragic fire in west Kentucky.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">Three people were killed in the house fire late Friday along Oakley Wells Road in rural Madison County.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:17:38 +0000 Stu Johnson 55112 at http://weku.fm Investigation Continues Into Fire Fatalities Despite Demolition, Turfland Could Once Again be Retail Site http://weku.fm/post/despite-demolition-turfland-could-once-again-be-retail-site <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Lexington's Turfland Mall is no longer a shopping center in the typical sense, but it appears to be moving toward once again playing an active role in the community. &nbsp;When it opened in 1967, Turfland was Lexington's first enclosed shopping mall. </span> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:14:14 +0000 Stu Johnson 55111 at http://weku.fm Despite Demolition, Turfland Could Once Again be Retail Site Police find Three Bodies after House Fire near Richmond http://weku.fm/post/police-find-three-bodies-after-house-fire-near-richmond <p>Authorities found three bodies Saturday in the ruins of a burned home in rural Madison County. The identities of the three will not be confirmed until autopsies are conducted, which could take place Sunday, said Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison. The three all appeared large enough to be adults, Cornelison said, but he could not determine their sex at the scene. Kentucky State Police and the state fire marshal's office had not confirmed the cause of the fire Saturday, but it appeared that it started from an effort to heat the house, Trooper Robert Purdy said.</p> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 21:30:10 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55094 at http://weku.fm Lexington Council Considers Handicap Parking Fine Increase http://weku.fm/post/lexington-council-considers-handicap-parking-fine-increase <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; background-color: white;"><span style="background-color: white;"><font face="Arial Black,sans-serif">Lexington city officials are considering more than a 15 hundred percent increase in fines for illegally parking in handicapped spots.&nbsp; Under the proposal passed by the Budget Committee Tuesday, the fine goes from 15 dollars to 250 dollars.&nbsp; Committee members had considered a range of fines, but instead, adopted an amendment by Vice Mayor Linda Gorton. “I think this needs to be a stiff enough fine that people won’t do it ever,” said Gorton.</font></span><br /><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:41:38 +0000 Stu Johnson 54935 at http://weku.fm Lexington Council Considers Handicap Parking Fine Increase Displaced by Newtown Pike, Residents Could Return This Year http://weku.fm/post/displaced-newtown-pike-residents-could-return-year <div style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font face="Arial Black,sans-serif">Construction moves forward on a road project that’s changing the face of a Lexington neighborhood.&nbsp; The Newtown Pike Extension Project is displacing many long-time residents of the Davis Bottom community.&nbsp; It’s a low-income neighborhood, but there’s a plan designed to preserve the community and provide its residents with better housing.&nbsp;</font></div><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:47:37 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU & Stu Johnson, WEKU 54642 at http://weku.fm Displaced by Newtown Pike, Residents Could Return This Year Mayor Gray Calls for Local Tax Option in State of the City Address http://weku.fm/post/mayor-gray-calls-local-tax-option-state-city-address <p>Lexington’s mayor would like the city to have the ability to support specific projects with dedicated tax funds.&nbsp; This was one of many of items in Mayor Jim Gray’s state of the city address, delivered Tuesday during a luncheon sponsored by the Lexington Forum.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:51:21 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU 54601 at http://weku.fm Mayor Gray Calls for Local Tax Option in State of the City Address Newtown Pike Project Changes Neighborhood, Lives http://weku.fm/post/newtown-pike-project-changes-neighborhood-lives <p>(Part 1 of 2) - One of Lexington’s poorest neighborhoods is waiting for a newly developed neighborhood.&nbsp;&nbsp; Many homes were demolished to make room for a new road way…in return residents were promised better housing and a restored community.&nbsp; However, tired of waiting, many residents have moved on.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:15:51 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU & Stu Johnson, WEKU 54600 at http://weku.fm Newtown Pike Project Changes Neighborhood, Lives