Lexington http://weku.fm en Public Safety Agencies Gearing Up with New Radio Technology http://weku.fm/post/public-safety-agencies-gearing-new-radio-technology <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fayette County public safety agencies are tuning in to a new emergency radio network.&nbsp; The digital radio system allows for seamless communications among first responders and offers clear reception inside buildings county wide.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:00:41 +0000 Stu Johnsons WEKU News 62431 at http://weku.fm Public Safety Agencies Gearing Up with New Radio Technology Lexington's Illegal Drug Habit Estimated at $1.5 - $2 Million per Week http://weku.fm/post/lexingtons-illegal-drug-habit-estimated-15-2-million-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:05:26 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62391 at http://weku.fm Lexington's Illegal Drug Habit Estimated at $1.5 - $2 Million per Week Lexington Mayor Authorizes Police Cruiser ‘Take-Home’ http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mayor-authorizes-police-cruiser-take-home <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Lexington's mayor Friday issued an executive order that will reinstate a program allowing personal use of police cruisers.&nbsp; The action by Mayor Jim Gray&nbsp;comes after the police union suspended a vote on a proposed 50 dollar monthly fee for personal use of vehicles.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:28:28 +0000 Stu Johnson 62344 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayor Authorizes Police Cruiser ‘Take-Home’ Lexington Police Cruiser Policy Change in Limbo http://weku.fm/post/lexington-police-cruiser-policy-change-limbo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexington's police union has&nbsp;suspended&nbsp;a vote&nbsp;on a cruiser&nbsp;"take home"&nbsp;policy&nbsp;originally scheduled to continue through the weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp;The proposed policy&nbsp;calls for a monthly 50 dollar fee for officers who want to use their vehicles&nbsp;for personal reasons.&nbsp; The issue may not be resolved until collective bargaining negotiations resume in early 2015.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:28:19 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62269 at http://weku.fm Lexington Police Cruiser Policy Change in Limbo Lexington Schedules ‘Peace Walks’ to End Violent Crime http://weku.fm/post/lexington-schedules-peace-walks-end-violent-crime <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexington's Mayor&nbsp;and&nbsp;sheriff,&nbsp;some&nbsp;pastors, and community activists gathered in Duncan Park Thursday to call for&nbsp;"peace&nbsp;walks"&nbsp;to&nbsp;put an end to recent&nbsp;violence&nbsp;in the city.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:26:15 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62268 at http://weku.fm Lexington Schedules ‘Peace Walks’ to End Violent Crime Vacant Lot Program Could Include Higher Taxes for Owners of Dilapidated Properties http://weku.fm/post/vacant-lot-program-could-include-higher-taxes-owners-dilapidated-properties <p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:00:14 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62186 at http://weku.fm Vacant Lot Program Could Include Higher Taxes for Owners of Dilapidated Properties Both Legal and Illegal Fireworks Expected to Light Up Lexington http://weku.fm/post/both-legal-and-illegal-fireworks-expected-light-lexington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lots of fireworks will likely be going off the next few days in central Kentucky neighborhoods.&nbsp;In Lexington, there&nbsp;will likely&nbsp;be a mix of legal and illegal works.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:24:56 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61948 at http://weku.fm Both Legal and Illegal Fireworks Expected to Light Up Lexington Lexington Council Backs Annual Funding for Housing http://weku.fm/post/lexington-council-backs-annual-funding-housing <p></p><p></p><p>Lexington city leaders are moving forward with a plan to help&nbsp;establish more affordable housing.&nbsp; The first units under a new&nbsp;program could be built next year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Planning Commissioner Derek Paulsen brought an&nbsp;extensive report before council Tuesday. &nbsp;In it, he recommends&nbsp;spending two million dollars annually out of the city's housing fund&nbsp;for housing.&nbsp;&nbsp; Three million dollars is already set aside for housing.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:34:51 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61850 at http://weku.fm Lexington Council Backs Annual Funding for Housing Gray and Beatty to Compete in Mayoral Race http://weku.fm/post/gray-and-beatty-compete-mayoral-race <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The two-person field is set&nbsp;for&nbsp;Lexington's&nbsp;mayoral race.&nbsp; Incumbent Jim Gray and former police chief Anthany Beatty&nbsp;will compete&nbsp;for the top job in Lexington government.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 05:19:20 +0000 Stu Johnson 59893 at http://weku.fm Gray and Beatty to Compete in Mayoral Race Lexington Mayoral Candidates http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mayoral-candidates <p>In our series this week, all three candidates for mayor of Lexington responded to questions about the horse industry.</p><p></p><p><strong>Danny Mayer</strong></p><p>First, <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Bluegrass Community and Technical College instructor Danny Mayer who's making his first run for public office.&nbsp; </span><br /><br />Mayer tells WEKU's Stu Johnson the equine business has historical backing in the city.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 18 May 2014 15:51:16 +0000 WEKU 59684 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayoral Candidates Candidate Q and A: Lexington Mayor's Race, Danny Mayer http://weku.fm/post/candidate-q-and-lexington-mayors-race-danny-mayer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bluegrass Community and Technical College instructor Danny Mayer is making his first run for public office.&nbsp; The former community newspaper publisher is vying for one of two spots in the fall race for Lexington mayor.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In our series this week, all three candidates have responded to questions about the horse industry.&nbsp; Mayer tells WEKU's Stu Johnson the equine business has historical backing in the city.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 59609 at http://weku.fm Candidate Q and A: Lexington Mayor's Race, Danny Mayer Candidates for Lexington Mayor Face Off http://weku.fm/post/candidates-lexington-mayor-face <p>Lexington’s three candidates for Mayor faced off Thursday in a debate sponsored by the Lexington Forum. I<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ncumbent Jim Gray was joined by challengers Danny Mayer and </span>Anthany<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Beatty.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:30:06 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59027 at http://weku.fm Candidates for Lexington Mayor Face Off 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 Focus on Business: Fixing Lexington's Sewer Problems http://weku.fm/post/focus-business-fixing-lexingtons-sewer-problems <p>For years, hard rains in Lexington have caused sanitary and storm water sewer systems to overflow into streams and even homes.</p><p>These illegal “Sanitary Sewer Overflows,” are the basis of a 2006 lawsuit filed against the city by the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Kentucky. A 2011 Consent Decree gives Lexington 10 years to fix the problem.&nbsp;</p><p>The agreement requires the city to establish a Capacity Assurance Program (CAP). It was developed by a seven-member task force that produced 19 recommendations for a plan submitted early this year to the EPA.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:19:58 +0000 John Hingsbergen 51704 at http://weku.fm Broadway Live at the Opera House announces 2012-13 Season http://weku.fm/post/broadway-live-opera-house-announces-2012-13-season <p>The lineup for the 2012-13 Broadway Live series was announced this week during the annual season preview event at the Lexington Opera House. The Thursday event showcased local talent who performed excerpts from top national touring productions that have been booked for the coming&nbsp;&nbsp; season.&nbsp; Sun, 27 May 2012 01:24:22 +0000 John Hingsbergen 27096 at http://weku.fm Broadway Live at the Opera House announces 2012-13 Season Funds Short at Transport Service for Disabled http://weku.fm/post/funds-short-transport-service-disabled <p><span class="article-content"><span>An organizational change within the American Red Cross is affecting the city of Lexington&#39;s public transit service. LexTran has a contract with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Red Cross to operate WHEELS, the transportation service for people with disabilities. As LexTran prepares to pass a $24 million budget for the next fiscal year, the Red Cross has said it needs an additional $346,000, pushing the cost of its service past $4 million a year.</span></span> Tue, 17 May 2011 14:05:51 +0000 Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio 3940 at http://weku.fm Summertime Road Repairs http://weku.fm/post/summertime-road-repairs <p>Highway construction is typically considered a part of the summer season.&nbsp;&nbsp; This year is expected to be no different.&nbsp; There are a number of projects in central Kentucky either underway or about to begin.&nbsp; One which will begin in early June is the re-configuration of the Harrodsburg road-New circle interchange.&nbsp; Mon, 16 May 2011 04:01:01 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU 3683 at http://weku.fm Rehearsed Improv at Balagula Theater http://weku.fm/post/rehearsed-improv-balagula-theater <p><span class="article-content"><span>Arts and cultural reporter <a href="http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/" target="_blank">Rich Copley</a> to previews the &quot;Adventures in Mating,&quot; which he calls a fun little audience participation play at <a href="http://balagula.com/" target="_blank">Balagula Theater</a>. The <a href="http://www.kentucky.com/" target="_blank">Lexington Herald Leader</a> newspaper reporter also looks at <a href="http://www.bluegrassyouthballet.com/" target="_blank">Bluegrass Youth Ballet&#39;s</a> presentation of &quot;Rapunzel&quot; at the Lexington Opera House. Fri, 06 May 2011 04:00:59 +0000 Rich Copley 2974 at http://weku.fm Rehearsed Improv at Balagula Theater Lexington Sewer Assistance http://weku.fm/post/lexington-sewer-assistance <p><br /><font><font size="2">In April, over 12 inches of rain fell on parts of central Kentucky.&nbsp; That runoff, on 22 occasions, flooded the city&rsquo;s pump stations for 24 hours or more.&nbsp; And the city says some of that raw sewage backed up into over 20 homes.&nbsp; Lexington is working on a permanent fix but it could take another decade. Urban County Councilmember Doug Martin says some homeowners can&rsquo;t wait that long.</font></font> Thu, 05 May 2011 13:36:58 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU 2946 at http://weku.fm Lexington Sewer Assistance