Video game development as an academic program is our topic for this week's Eastern Standard.
Microsoft has purchased Mojang, the developer of the popular video game Minecraft for $2.5 Billion. On this week's show, we'll discuss the video game industry and the Commonwealth's first academic program dedicated to video game development at Eastern Kentucky University.
Four Kentucky children remain hospitalized after suffering what's believed to be an E. coli infection. The cluster of cases is being investigated by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department based in Elizabethtown.
Eastern Kentucky tourism officials are banking on additional revenue from the extension of the Dawkins Line Rail Trail. Currently, the 18 mile recreational route runs from Hagerhill in Johnson County to Royalton in Magoffin County.
The second phase, which will run nine miles long, will take the trail to the Breathitt County line. Main Street Paintsville Director Bonnie Porter says the trail extension will likely be popular with cyclists.
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WEKU staff were present for the weekend’s Crave Lexington Festival. As we did a few weeks ago at the Woodland Art Fair, we recorded some comments at the event.
Ann: “I really enjoy listening to WEKU because I get news from all over the world, stories that are close to home all the way to things going on in Africa and the Middle East. Anywhere in the world, I can find about what’s taking place and the most important stories.”
Police vehicles at the scene of a shootout between a wanted man and police on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Credit KARLA WARD / Lexington Herald-Leader
An exchange of gunfire in Richmond over the weekend left one man dead and a Lexington police officer with minor injuries. The incident near the campus of Eastern Kentucky University caused officials to issue a “shelter in place” alert.
Students, faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University received an alert by email, text and telephone Saturday at 9:54 pm.
In 1982, Hospice of the Bluegrass was known as Community Hospice of Lexington serving up to eighteen patients in Fayette County with a staff of five plus several dozen volunteers.
Today, Hospice of the Bluegrass serves nearly 700 patients in 32 Kentucky counties with a staff of more than 400 and a volunteer-base of nearly 1,000. This growth and expansion has occurred on the watch of Gretchen Brown, regarded one of the most successful, innovative, and respected leaders of the American hospice movement.
Self-reported instances of sexual violence in 13 Kentucky public high schools dropped by more than half over the past five years, according to a new $2 million study based on more than 80,000 anonymous student surveys.
Gov. Steve Beshear has declared this week of September 8 through as Kentucky Storytelling Week. In that context, we'll discuss this form of spoken art with three professional storytellers.
Delinda Dent is a professor of Education at Eastern Kentucky University who uses and teaches storytelling with her students. Some of her projects with storytelling have included work with the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Riding for Hope, Model Elementary School, and an assisted living complex in Richmond.
TOMPKINSVILLE — Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and his running mate, State Senator Chris McDaniel, are framing their 2015 gubernatorial campaign around both conservative and liberal-leaning agenda items.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Tuesday amid a small but vocal Republican backlash over his handling of the investigation and indictment of his Republican predecessor, Richie Farmer.
While many horse racing fans eagerly await early October for Keeneland's fall meet, horse sellers and buyers will stay busy for the next two weeks. The annual September yearling sales event gets underway Monday.
Governor Steve Beshear has declared September "Disaster Preparedness Month" in the Commonwealth. Officials with Kentucky Emergency Management are hopeful citizens take time this month to consider the risks posed by natural disasters.
Buddy Rogers with Kentucky EMS says rain, wind, and snow can be more than a nuisance. "We're at risk every day and the greatest risk that we face in Kentucky is from weather. Since Governor Beshear's administration, we've had 11 presidentially declared disasters and each of those were due to weather," said Rogers.
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We had an email last Monday from listener, Rodger. He says, “The interview by Susan Stamberg this morning with the new director of the Kennedy Center was sexist. The first things that Susan pointed out were the director's age, cute haircut and smart A-line dress."
Michael continued, "Imagine her pointing out a new male director's smart suit, haircut and five o'clock shadow. Wouldn't happen. I am interested in this person’s qualifications and vision for the future, not her looks or wardrobe!”
A trade school associated with the Home Builders Association of Lexington officially opens Monday. About 28 students will participate in heating, ventilation, air conditioning or carpentry classes at the Building Institute of Central Kentucky.
Ovarian cancer awareness will be highlighted in Lexington this weekend. A "teal-gate" event will take place Saturday in the Markey Cancer Center's Whitney Henderson parking lot, just prior to the University of Kentucky football game. Teal is the color associated with ovarian cancer awareness campaigns.
University of Kentucky officials are celebrating after receiving the largest gift in the school's history. UK graduate and Trustee Bill Gatton is donating $20 million to go toward construction of a new 330,000 square-foot student center.