The Commonwealth http://weku.fm en Kentucky Equine and Higher Ed Advocates Support Immigration Reform http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-equine-and-higher-ed-advocates-support-immigration-reform <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:53:38 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62204 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Equine and Higher Ed Advocates Support Immigration Reform Legalized Same Sex Marriage Could Mean Changes in License Application http://weku.fm/post/legalized-same-sex-marriage-could-mean-changes-license-application <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>If a federal&nbsp;court ruling in favor of gay marriage in Kentucky&nbsp;is upheld following appeals, it&nbsp;could mean slight changes in the way marriage licenses are processed.&nbsp;&nbsp; Discussions are underway about how such a ruling might affect County Clerks across the state.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:04:48 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61890 at http://weku.fm Legalized Same Sex Marriage Could Mean Changes in License Application Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Same-sex Marriage Ban http://weku.fm/post/federal-judge-strikes-down-kentucky-same-sex-marriage-ban <p>A federal judge has struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, Tuesday's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ruling was temporarily put on hold because it will be appealed.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:02:50 +0000 Associated Press & WEKU News 61815 at http://weku.fm Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Same-sex Marriage Ban Wife of Slain Somerset Attorney Speaks Out http://weku.fm/post/wife-slain-somerset-attorney-speaks-out <p>The wife of slain defense attorney Mark Stanziano spoke out Friday following the cold-blooded murder of her husband.<br /><br />The Advocate Messenger reports that Attorney Mark Stanziano, was making his way to his office on West Mount Vernon Street around 8 a.m. Friday when an angry gunman walked up to him and shot him multiple times, killing him in front of a slew of witnesses.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 The Advocate Messenger 61718 at http://weku.fm Wife of Slain Somerset Attorney Speaks Out Somerset Defense Attorney Fatally Shot Outside His Law Office http://weku.fm/post/somerset-defense-attorney-fatally-shot-outside-his-law-office <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A well known southern Kentucky defense attorney has been shot and killed outside his office today.&nbsp; Police says 57 year old Mark Stanziano was shot by a man who lives across the street.&nbsp; 40 year old Clinton Inabnitt is charged with murder.</span></p><p>House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, a defense attorney by trade, has known and worked with Stanziano for many years and says he was stunned by the news from Somerset this morning.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:31:31 +0000 Emil Moffatt & Kentucky Public Radio 61662 at http://weku.fm Somerset Defense Attorney Fatally Shot Outside His Law Office Efforts to Keep Tolls Off No. Ky. Bridge Draw In McConnell, Grimes http://weku.fm/post/efforts-keep-tolls-no-ky-bridge-draw-mcconnell-grimes <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The possibility of tolls to pay&nbsp;&nbsp;for a $2.6-billion bridge replacement project in Northern Kentucky has enraged conservatives and become an issue in the U.S. Senate campaign.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 02:48:59 +0000 Jonathan Meador 61451 at http://weku.fm Pew Study Says Kentucky Sentencing Reforms Are Working http://weku.fm/post/pew-study-says-kentucky-sentencing-reforms-are-working <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's corrections and sentencing reforms enacted three years ago appear to be saving money and reducing the number of repeat offenses.&nbsp; That's the conclusion of a just-released report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 02:31:30 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 60590 at http://weku.fm Pew Study Says Kentucky Sentencing Reforms Are Working Governor Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions http://weku.fm/post/governor-makes-appointments-boards-commissions-0 <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear has made numerous appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 20:26:33 +0000 Kentucky News Content Service 60146 at http://weku.fm Governor Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions Bourbon Co. Tobacco Heritage Thwarts Smoking Ban Proponents http://weku.fm/post/bourbon-co-tobacco-heritage-thwarts-smoking-ban-proponents <p style="margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20px; max-width: 620px !important;">PARIS — A mural showing a tobacco harvest has been on display high in the second-floor rotunda of the Bourbon County Courthouse for more than 100 years.</p><p style="margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: Arial, Geneva, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 20px; max-width: 620px !important;">"Burley put me through school," Judge-Executive Donnie Foley likes to say. "Burley built this courthouse, burley built the schools, burley put food on the table." And because of that, he said, he can't imagine a day when Bourbon County goes smoke-free.</p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 20:10:19 +0000 Mary Meehan & Lexington Herald-Leader 60142 at http://weku.fm Bourbon Co. Tobacco Heritage Thwarts Smoking Ban Proponents Veteran Police Chief Sees Youth Violence as Increasing Challenge http://weku.fm/post/veteran-police-chief-sees-youth-violence-increasing-challenge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Kentucky's&nbsp;law enforcement&nbsp;officers and their families honor those killed in the line of duty, a veteran police chief says the threat is ever-changing.&nbsp;&nbsp;Officers from across the state, family, and friends gathered at Eastern Kentucky University Wednesday.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 14:14:42 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 59974 at http://weku.fm Veteran Police Chief Sees Youth Violence as Increasing Challenge Ky AG Encourages Voters to Report Fraud http://weku.fm/post/ky-ag-encourages-voters-report-fraud <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal and State law enforcement agencies are looking to the general public to report improper electioneering and voter fraud on Tuesday.&nbsp; The state attorney general's office is taking calls at one-800-328-vote. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:12:04 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 59825 at http://weku.fm Ky AG Encourages Voters to Report Fraud With a State Funding Plan in Place, Lexington Road Work Can Begin http://weku.fm/post/state-funding-plan-place-lexington-road-work-can-begin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the Kentucky&nbsp;General&nbsp;Assembly has acted on a state road plan, individual communities are preparing for construction crews.&nbsp; The spring through fall period is traditionally road building season.&nbsp; </span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:34:10 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 58375 at http://weku.fm With a State Funding Plan in Place, Lexington Road Work Can Begin Kynect enrollment period extended to April 11 http://weku.fm/post/kynect-enrollment-period-extended-april-11 <p>Because of high demand, kynect has scheduled a special enrollment period to give Kentuckians who had trouble starting or completing applications during open enrollment a final opportunity to apply for subsidies and purchase new affordable health coverage through midnight April 11.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:31:51 +0000 Ky Press News Service 57859 at http://weku.fm Kynect enrollment period extended to April 11 Shaking Off the Cold http://weku.fm/post/shaking-cold <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Calibri, arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky is having a hard time shaking winter in 2014.&nbsp; The weather forecast calls for snow showers overnight with scant accumulation expected.&nbsp; Temperatures have warmed significantly in recent weeks, only to be dashed by a return to colder conditions.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:55:36 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 57274 at http://weku.fm Shaking Off the Cold Over 200 Becoming US Citizens at Transylvania University http://weku.fm/post/over-200-becoming-us-citizens-transylvania-university <p>A facility in downtown Lexington becomes a federal courtroom for a day today. &nbsp;That’s because Transylvania University is hosting a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The school’s </span>Haggin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Auditorium&nbsp; will be the site of the university’s first citizenship ceremony in 16 years. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:05:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57105 at http://weku.fm Over 200 Becoming US Citizens at Transylvania University Danville Among Top 100 Micropolitans in U.S. http://weku.fm/post/danville-among-top-100-micropolitans-us <p>The Danville micropolitan area has once again been ranked in the top tier of micros for new and expanding business projects by SITE Selection magazine. The area includes Boyle and Lincoln counties. Out of 576 micropolitans in the U.S., Danville was tied for a rank of No. 27 nationally and was ranked No. 2 in Kentucky.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:35:15 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56511 at http://weku.fm Danville Among Top 100 Micropolitans in U.S. Statewide Salt Supplies Reaching Critical Level http://weku.fm/post/statewide-salt-supplies-reaching-critical-level <p>Despite a lull in the winter storms that have pounded the state, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has advised its 12 highway districts to conserve salt supplies and focus on other conservation efforts in combating further snow and ice this season.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:57:25 +0000 Kentucky Press News Service 56421 at http://weku.fm Statewide Salt Supplies Reaching Critical Level Late Winter Storm Closes Schools, Challenges Utilities and Road Crews http://weku.fm/post/late-winter-storm-closes-schools-challenges-utilities-and-road-crews <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Arial Black'; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">As wintry weather moved across Kentucky, some areas of the Commonwealth received as much as four inches of snow. On Monday morning roadways &nbsp;were slick and snow-covered in many areas, even after snow plows went through.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:18:13 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News -Associated Press 56330 at http://weku.fm Late Winter Storm Closes Schools, Challenges Utilities and Road Crews As Bluegrass Pipeline Gets Attention, Competing Project Looms http://weku.fm/post/bluegrass-pipeline-gets-attention-competing-project-looms <p>Standing next to a herd of cows and their calves on his family’s farm in eastern Franklin County, Kevin Hockensmith pointed to a sinkhole — a visible sign, he said, that Kentucky’s underground limestone terrain isn’t suited for a pipeline.<br /><br />Hockensmith, who tends more than 100 cattle on the 500 acres, said he recently turned down an offer of $190,000 for an easement to allow construction of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline through his property, worried a leak could harm his cattle and his farm’s water.</p><p></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:37:46 +0000 Ryan Quinn & The State Journal 56277 at http://weku.fm As Bluegrass Pipeline Gets Attention, Competing Project Looms Winter Storm Bearing Down on Ky. Sunday and Monday http://weku.fm/post/winter-storm-bearing-down-ky-sunday-and-monday <p>The National Weather Service has revised its forecast for the weekend and issued a winter storm watch for Sunday and Monday for the entire state of Kentucky. The storm will primarily produce freezing rain and sleet in Western and Central Kentucky, 4-6 inches of snow in Northern Kentucky and a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow in Eastern Kentucky.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 14:57:04 +0000 Kentucky Press News Service 56252 at http://weku.fm Winter Storm Bearing Down on Ky. Sunday and Monday Cities Support Constitutional Amendment for Local Sales Tax Option http://weku.fm/post/cities-support-constitutional-amendment-local-sales-tax-option <p>Representatives of some of Kentucky’s largest cities are continuing to push for a local sales tax option.&nbsp; The question is before the General Assembly in the form of bills from both the House and the Senate.&nbsp; If approved by legislators, and by voters in a statewide referendum, communities could vote on raising taxes by an additional penny per dollar to pay for local projects.</p><p></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 03:57:13 +0000 Stu Johnson 56257 at http://weku.fm Cities Support Constitutional Amendment for Local Sales Tax Option Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Ky. House http://weku.fm/post/medical-marijuana-bill-heads-ky-house <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">The movement to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky made another leap forward on Thursday.</span></div><div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px;"><font color="#333333" face="Georgia,Times,serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 15px;">A House Health and Welfare Committee, packed to bursting with medical marijuana supporters, approved a bill that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. It passed by a 9-5 partisan line vote, with Democrats voting in support of the measure.</span></font></div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 56203 at http://weku.fm Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Ky. House Family Foundation Reacts to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling http://weku.fm/post/family-foundation-reacts-same-sex-marriage-ruling <p>Both sides in the gay marriage debate are reacting to Thursday’s developments regarding Kentucky’s same-sex marriage ban.&nbsp; A federal judge in Louisville signed the final order, meaning his February 12<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;decision recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages is now law.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:23:02 +0000 Emil Moffatt 56201 at http://weku.fm Family Foundation Reacts to Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Lexington Couple Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage Ruling http://weku.fm/post/lexington-couple-celebrating-same-sex-marriage-ruling <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">A Lexington couple is celebrating a federal judge’s final ruling that orders Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.&nbsp; Ross Ewing has&nbsp;</span></font><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">been with his partner, David Cupps, for eight years.&nbsp; The couple had planned to marry this summer in New York.</span></div><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:01:46 +0000 Lisa Autry 56200 at http://weku.fm Lexington Couple Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Three Corvettes Could Be Out of BG Sinkhole by Wednesday http://weku.fm/post/three-corvettes-could-be-out-bg-sinkhole-wednesday <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Engineers expect to start pulling out Corvettes from a Bowling Green sinkhole next week.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Eight vintage versions of the car fell into the sinkhole that opened up two weeks ago beneath the National Corvette Museum. The construction company Scott, Murphy, and Daniel says the removal of the first three cars could begin next Monday, with the hopes of having those vehicles out of the sinkhole by Wednesday.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:46:24 +0000 Kevin Willis, Kentucky Public Radio & Kevin Willis, Kentucky Public Radio & WKU Public Radio 56199 at http://weku.fm Three Corvettes Could Be Out of BG Sinkhole by Wednesday Ky. State Senator Prepared to File for Third-Party Appeal of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling http://weku.fm/post/ky-state-senator-prepared-file-third-party-appeal-same-sex-marriage-ruling <p>A Republican state senator says he intends to file a bill that would permit a third-party to appeal a ruling that says Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Dan </span>Seum&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">tells Kentucky Public Radio that if Attorney General Jack Conway decides not to appeal a decision by Judge John </span>Heyburn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that nullifies the state’s ban on gay marriage, his bill would allow others to do so.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:35:07 +0000 Jonathan Meador 56192 at http://weku.fm Ky. State Senator Prepared to File for Third-Party Appeal of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Public Service Commission Approves Columbia Gas Rate Adjustment http://weku.fm/post/public-service-commission-approves-columbia-gas-rate-adjustment <p>Customers Columbia Gas of Kentucky will be getting a partial break on their bills for the rest of the winter. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he utility reported Tuesday that it has received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission for its most recent Gas Cost Adjustment.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:40:33 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56099 at http://weku.fm Eastern Ky. Counties Lead Affordable Care Act Enrollment http://weku.fm/post/eastern-ky-counties-lead-affordable-care-act-enrollment <p>Kynect.Ky.gov is the tool Kentuckians have used to sign up for health insurance, but in Eastern Kentucky an old fashioned, boots-on-the-ground outreach — in restaurants, cash advance businesses, and churches — appears to be key to getting people to use the website.<br /><br />Since open enrollment began Oct. 1, more than 231,367 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance made available through the Affordable Care Act.</p><p></p><p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:54:07 +0000 By Mary Meehan and Linda J. Johnson 55997 at http://weku.fm Eastern Ky. Counties Lead Affordable Care Act Enrollment Corvette Museum Making Plans to Capitalize on Sinkhole Problem http://weku.fm/post/corvette-museum-making-plans-capitalize-sinkhole-problem <p>The cliche about turning lemons into lemonade is being realized at the National Corvette Museum, where two of the eight Corvettes swallowed by a sinkhole still can’t be seen. Outside the Skydome, which is home to the sinkhole, there are stacks of carpet tiles that once covered parts of the floor.<br /><br />“They are going to sell them,” Mike Murphy said Thursday while showing the Daily News around the hole, which is up to 50 feet deep. "We've had people tell us that they would pay for some of the rocks or a piece of concrete that we might recover."</p><p></p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 05:31:18 +0000 Robin L. Minor & Bowling Green Daily News 55945 at http://weku.fm Corvette Museum Making Plans to Capitalize on Sinkhole Problem Gay Rights Rally Draws 200 to State Capitol http://weku.fm/post/gay-rights-rally-draws-200-state-capitol <p>A familiar chant echoed throughout the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday above the mass of about 200 Kentucky gay rights supporters. “What do we want?” several speakers repeatedly yelled. “Fairness!” the crowd shouted back. “When do we want it?” they inquired again. “Now!”</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:47:17 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55883 at http://weku.fm Gay Rights Rally Draws 200 to State Capitol