If one story line isn't enough to hold your attention at the theater, how about seven stories in one night? Studio Players of Lexington this weekend presents the "Ten Minute Play Festival" at the Carriage House. One play examines differing views about one particular marriage ceremony.
The play "He Won't Marry Me" will be the closing act for the Ten Minute Play Festival. Merrideth Crutcher plays the bride-to-be. "He won't marry me is about a bride who has some very specific requests,” said Crutcher
The official opening of a new 'shared use path' at the western edge of Lexington's Arboretum is expected to enhance travel to the University of Kentucky and downtown. It may also help move more area residents from their cars onto their bikes.
This time next year, the landscape along the area in Magoffin County known as "restaurant row" will begin to change. The Mountain Parkway, which runs through the Salyersville community, is expanding from two lanes to a four lane divided highway. Salyersville Mayor Pete Shepherd says most residents seem untroubled about potential traffic jams. "We're not worried about the traffic, we love the traffic,” Shepherd said. “We're just worried about getting off the four lane to get access to some of our businesses, once it's completed."
Republican Matt Bevin (left), and Democrat Jack Conway face off for Kentucky governor in November.
Gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway and Matt Bevin again clashed over the expansion of the state’s Medicaid system and state-run health exchange, Kynect, at a debate Tuesday hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Kentucky State Police and thousands of former camp attendees are celebrating a half century of summertime recreation and mentorship. The fun takes place on an island at Dale Hollow Lake in southern Kentucky.
KSP Spokesman Sargent Michael Webb says it's a structured environment with fresh air, good food, recreation, and esteem building activities. "It's a wonderful respite for these children to be able to go and just get away from all the busyness and other cares of this world and just go there and just have fun," said Webb.
There are more than a few traffic cones positioned along Lexington area streets this summer. Traffic delays may frustrate motorists now, but the benefits will be visible in October when the city welcomes the Breeders Cup.
Joe Montgomery is chief executive officer of Omveria (ahm-VAIR-ee-uh), a Lexington-based tech company on the verge of launching new app technology for mobile devices. The company website features the tagline, “One Download, One Touch, Millions of Businesses.” Tom Martin asked Joe to explain what Omveria is about.
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An organization focused on quantifying economic risks and impacts of climate change, Risky Business, is releasing a report this week on its effects on the Southeastern United States, including Kentucky.
On this week’s Eastern Standard, we discuss the projected harmful effects of climate on the Commonwealth.
Our guests for this week's program are:
Dr. Alice Jones, a proffessor from EKU's department of Geosciences.
Eastern Kentucky flood victims can receive cleanup supplies and food this weekend at three different Red Cross distribution centers. The sites have been established in Johnson, Rowan and Carter counties. Joanna King with Red Cross says various items are being handed out including rakes, shovels, work gloves, bug spray and sunscreen. King says storage containers and food boxes that can feed a family of four for up to seven days will also be available.
King says there are other cleanup materials and hygiene kits available at the distribution centers.
When you hear that a new entrepreneurial business is coming to town, what comes to mind? How about a theater company with the aim of pairing Broadway and national touring talent with aspiring local and regional talents? That’s the aim of The Lexington Theater Company, set to stage its first production, 42nd Street, at the Lexington Opera House later this month. Tom Martin looked into the business side with co-founders and former Broadway professionals Lyndy and Jeromy Smith.
Greg Walker, along with his father, Randy, and his brother, Chad, has worked for years to rehabilitate and renovate what has been a nondescript collection of small industrial office and warehouse buildings bounded by Walton, National and North Ashland Avenues in Lexington. Lately though, the 13-acre “Warehouse Block” as it’s now called, has been springing to life with a growing collection of interesting entrepreneurial businesses. Tom Martin’s conversation with Greg Walker took place in a studio, Dynamix Productions, that is now into its 11th year on National Avenue.
In March of this year, the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado began destroying the United States’ largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons, leaving Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky holding the remaining inventory. Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass holds the Defense Department contract to operate and close a facility to destroy these weapons. Tom Martin talked with the man responsible, site project manager, Jeff Brubaker.
A recent state audit found that 34 percent of rural hospitals were considered to be in poor financial health. According to the Kentucky Hospital Association, 70 of the state's hospitals have laid off more than 7,700 employees in the past two years. What’s happening to rural hospitals and the communities that depend on them? Tom Martin raised those questions with Dr. Alison Davis, University of Kentucky Professor and Executive Director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky and President of the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals.
State agriculture officials are hopeful the new Stray or Abandoned Equine Database will help with the proper care and upkeep of wandering horses. The online database is one piece of a law approved earlier this year. State Veterinarian Bob Stout says information about the horses is collected at county judges' offices. "It certainly gives opportunities for people to legitimately claim their horse and we would hope then, when they recognize ownership of it, that they maintain responsibility that goes with owning a horse," said Stout.
One of Kentucky's best known bourbon makers is teaming up with one of the highest profile horse racing events in the country to raise money for charity. The first of three charity events will occur the day before this fall's much anticipated Breeders Cup at Keeneland.
A new condition of sale will be a part of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale. It was established in response to the British Horseracing Authority's zero tolerance for anabolic steroids and other prohibited substances. Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell says the Lexington track has had a testing program in place for seven years. "Obviously there was a concern fromthe BHA because they have initiated this policy,” said Russell. “Since we introduced our anabolic steroid testing, we have never had a positive."