Stu Johnson

The movement of two Confederate statues in Lexington this week attracted a lot of attention from various sectors of the community and beyond. 

Today the bronze likenesses of John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge sit in storage, awaiting relocation while efforts continue to finalize their placement in the Lexington Cemetery.

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They tell us rock ’n roll returns to Rupp Arena this weekend with one of the  biggest bands in the world. 

Stu Johnson

Negotiations continue between local government and Lexington cemetery to finalize the relocation of two statues representing Confederate Civil War figures.

Interest in a resolution was heightened with this week’s removal of the two images from the grounds of the historic Old Courthouse.

Stu Johnson

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is once again offering free Naloxone kits. 

The first official distribution of the drug used to reverse opioid overdoses is scheduled for this Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Lexington Council Exploring New City Hall Project

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The Lexington council is once again looking into the feasibility of constructing a new City Hall in the downtown area. 

Council approved a motion during Tuesday's work session to seek requests for proposals on such a project.

Daniel Desrochers

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and GOP legislative leaders have unveiled a summary of their proposed solution for Kentucky’s public pension crisis.

Under the plan, revealed Wednesday morning, and reported by the Lexington Herald-Leader/, teachers and state and local government employees hired after July 1, 2018, no longer will receive defined-benefits pensions that guarantee them payments throughout their retirements, Bevin said.

Lexington council’s examination of comprehensive plan issues includes debate about the future location of social service facilities. 

The matter got a lengthy review Tuesday during another discussion of recommended goals and objectives for the plan intended to help determine future growth.

Josh Mers

Two statues of Confederate Civil War figures have been removed from the grounds of the historic Old Courthouse in downtown Lexington. 

Judge: University Should Let AG View Documents

Oct 17, 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge has ordered Kentucky State University to let the attorney general examine some documents about alleged sexual misconduct of some of the school's employees.

The University of Kentucky's student newspaper asked to see the records last year.

A Republican leader in the Kentucky Senate still believes the General Assembly is on target to hold a late October or early November special session on pension reform.

A party colleague in the House says it will likely be a harder vote for freshmen lawmakers.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We apologize for the error in the original headline for this story, mis-identifying Jacksonville State University as "Jackson State." (JEH 10/18/17)

Athletics Departments at Eastern Kentucky University and Jacksonville State are both apologizing for a weekend halftime incident during the football game in Alabama. 

It involved EKU football players and JSU band members.

Pension, Tax Reforms Discussed at Equine Conference

Oct 17, 2017

Legislative efforts to resolve Kentucky's public pension problems got attention at Monday’s Kentucky Equine Education Project Conference in Lexington. 

A panel discussion on equine taxation and legislation included comments from Jay Ingle, an attorney who’s worked for horse-related clients for years. 


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  Revelations that the University of Louisville basketball program is being  investigated as part of a federal corruption probe have shaken up college sports and caused the firing of UofL’s basketball coach.

On this week’s show, we’ll do our best to find out what’s going on as we discuss the “Pay-to-Play Scandal in College Sports.”

John Hingsbergen

Kentucky’s Capital City hosted its first-ever LGBTQ Pride festival this past weekend. Organizers and Frankfort city officials say the event exceeded their expectations.  

Focus On Business: Dave Sevigny on Volta

Oct 16, 2017

Today, Tom Martin talks with Dave Sevigny, founder and chief operating officer of a company that for the past two decades has been known as D-M-D Data Systems. Recently, the company went through the rebranding process and now operates under the new name, "Volta."

We’re still getting comments about how we handled fundraising on the day following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Here’s one from the Listener Comment Line.

The president of the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors worries about future availability of land for building in Fayette County.  

Ty Brown spoke last week to members of the Georgetown-Scott County Chamber of Commerce.

Lexington Hosts University Cities Conference

Oct 16, 2017
Stu Johnson

A Harvard University economics professor says universities are responsible for seeking ways to benefit all citizens in their college towns. 

Ed Glaeser delivered the keynote address at the first University Cities Conference Friday in Lexington.

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council last night approved a resolution giving Spectrum Cable and its parent company Charter Communications a month to respond to a list of service complaints or face fines. 

Council Member Bill Farmer says, despite a public forum in August, complaints have continued, citing intermittent broadband service, problems with channel accessibility, and unexplained charges.  

Stu Johnson

Lexington's council has voted to join a global initiative to embrace the value of compassion.

The Lexington Fayette community will sign on to the "Charter for Compassion."

Copley/Hendren on Lex Phil, Halloween Activities

Oct 13, 2017
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It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

They tell us that there’s a lot going on this weekend for classical music lovers including a concert tonight.

Lexington council members are being asked to consider signing on to the 'Charter for Compassion,' a document urging the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion.

A presentation on the charter is scheduled during Thursday’s council meeting.  

Stu Johnson

Progress at the Centre Point building site in the middle of downtown Lexington has some urban county council members asking for government action to help further construction.  

Two commercial developers are now joining together for the high rise office and retail complex.

Changes in Store for Lexington Public Golf

Oct 11, 2017

Lexington government officials are implementing a number of changes in golf operations for its five public courses. 

The modifications are aimed at reducing an annual loss of about $1 million.

CEO Named for New Lexington Downtown Partnership

Oct 11, 2017

A new organization proposed to focus on economic development and marketing of Lexington’s downtown has its first chief executive officer. 

The appointment comes following the expected merger of two long-standing downtown groups.

An advocate of mental health awareness and treatment says diseases of the mind are often incremental in nature. 

A number of activities today focus on mental health awareness.

The Lexington Urban County Council is expected to give Spectrum cable a month to make improvements in various services or face the possibility of fines.

After a closed session Tuesday, council voted to put a resolution on its Thursday agenda to give legal notice to provider of cable TV and broadband services. 

Penny Chenery Honored at Keeneland Memorial

Oct 9, 2017
Stu Johnson

Lexington's Keeneland Monday hosted a memorial to a woman who made history in the horse industry. 

Family and friends gathered to honor Penny Chenery.

Zach Redding


Investors in high-technologies are beginning to turn their attention to startups in the midwest - including Kentucky. Tom Martin talked about it with Victor Gutwein of the Chicago-based venture capital firm M-25.