News http://weku.fm en Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-pushing-court-records-online <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Kentucky is pushing to digitize court records and eventually make them more accessible to the public.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:08:50 +0000 Associated Press 62906 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Pushing Court Records Online Condemned Kentucky Inmate Seeks New Trial http://weku.fm/post/condemned-kentucky-inmate-seeks-new-trial <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A death row inmate from eastern Kentucky has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction and sentence, saying a judge erred in accepting his guilty plea.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:57:35 +0000 Associated Press 62905 at http://weku.fm Condemned Kentucky Inmate Seeks New Trial 'Pop Bottle' Bombs Found at Area High School, Activities Canceled http://weku.fm/post/pop-bottle-bombs-found-area-high-school-activities-canceled <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A bottle bomb exploded at a Lexington school Wednesday, chasing band members inside and bringing police to the scene.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:01:55 +0000 Associated Press 62852 at http://weku.fm 'Pop Bottle' Bombs Found at Area High School, Activities Canceled Central Kentucky Winery Sold at Auction http://weku.fm/post/central-kentucky-winery-sold-auction <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A one-time tobacco farm that had been converted to a winery has now been converted to multiple tracts of land and a lot of equipment scattered about to new owners.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An auctioneer sold off the Acres of Land Winery in Richmond at a foreclosure liquidation sale Tuesday as the former owners attempted to settle more than $1 million in debt.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:52:51 +0000 Associated Press 62848 at http://weku.fm Central Kentucky Winery Sold at Auction Lexington Mail Plant Moving in 2015 http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mail-plant-moving-2015 <p>A mail processing plant in Lexington is scheduled to move to Louisville and Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The processing center is among 82 facilities nationwide that are planned for consolidation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:46:47 +0000 Associated Press 62847 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mail Plant Moving in 2015 SOAR Group Hears Tourism Ideas in Richmond http://weku.fm/post/soar-group-hears-tourism-ideas-richmond <p>A work group of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Initiative, or SOAR, held a listening session in Richmond Tuesday evening. &nbsp;A<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;group of 20 people gathered on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62819 at http://weku.fm SOAR Group Hears Tourism Ideas in Richmond Health Rulings Won't Affect Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/health-rulings-wont-affect-kentucky <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says rulings Tuesday on President Barack Obama's health care law won't affect enrollees in Kentucky's state-run health exchange.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Beshear said in a statement released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that premium assistance that Kentucky enrollees have qualified for also won't be affected.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:49 +0000 Associated Press 62806 at http://weku.fm Health Rulings Won't Affect Kentucky Kentucky Bourbon Inventory Tops 5 Million Barrels http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-bourbon-inventory-tops-5-million-barrels <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Tuesday the state's bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:21:57 +0000 Associated Press 62787 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Bourbon Inventory Tops 5 Million Barrels Child Health and Education Improve in Kentucky, but Poverty Prevails http://weku.fm/post/child-health-and-education-improve-kentucky-poverty-prevails <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">While a year-by-year indicator of child well-being shows steady improvement in the health and education of children in the Bluegrass State, the number of children living in poverty is continuing to grow.</span> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:14:20 +0000 Kentucky News Connection 62784 at http://weku.fm Child Health and Education Improve in Kentucky, but Poverty Prevails Eastern Standard: Why Should We Care About Ukraine? http://weku.fm/post/eastern-standard-why-should-we-care-about-ukraine <p></p><p>The former Soviet Republic of Ukraine has been in constant turmoil this year, turmoil that has apparently led to the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet with 298 civilians aboard.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:47:22 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62780 at http://weku.fm Eastern Standard: Why Should We Care About Ukraine? Paul Says Fort Knox is Potential Site for Child Migrants, Democrat Says No http://weku.fm/post/paul-says-fort-knox-potential-site-child-migrants-democrat-says-no <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says Fort Knox has been talked about as a possible site to temporarily house immigrant children pouring across the country's border. But a Democratic congressman indicates the Army post is not under consideration as a place to shelter young migrants.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:32:01 +0000 Associated Press 62734 at http://weku.fm Paul Says Fort Knox is Potential Site for Child Migrants, Democrat Says No Kentucky’s First Carbon Capture System Unveiled http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-s-first-carbon-capture-system-unveiled <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;">Kentucky has long been known for coal. But a new project unveiled Monday has the potential to let the commonwealth also be known for coal technology.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:20:25 +0000 Erica Peterson 62729 at http://weku.fm Kentucky’s First Carbon Capture System Unveiled Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1 http://weku.fm/post/feedback-why-600-hour-all-things-considered-plus-ongoing-severe-tech-issues-1021 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listener Michael emailed us, “Would you consider having a different show at 6:00 PM on weekdays instead of repeating the 4:00 hour of All Things Considered? I find myself often listening during both those hours on a given day and it's a drag hearing the rerun.”</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62708 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1 Retired Kentucky Senator Ford Being Treated For Cancer http://weku.fm/post/retired-kentucky-senator-ford-being-treated-cancer <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Former U.S. Sen.&nbsp;<font color="red">Wendell</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Ford</font>&nbsp;from Kentucky says he is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The former four-term Democrat says he was recently diagnosed with a malignancy on one of his lungs.</p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:20:30 +0000 Associated Press 62653 at http://weku.fm Retired Kentucky Senator Ford Being Treated For Cancer Rich Copley: Studio Players, Forecastle Festival & Keeneland Concours http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-studio-players-forecastle-festival-keeneland-concours <p>It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. &nbsp;This week, Rich &nbsp;tells us about The Studio Players’ production of Honky Tonk Angel, the annual Keeneland Concours and the annual Forecastle music festival in Louisville.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62707 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Studio Players, Forecastle Festival & Keeneland Concours State Revenue Shortfall Worries Business Sector http://weku.fm/post/state-revenue-shortfall-worries-business-sector <p>Steps are being taken to deal with a 90 million dollar state revenue shortfall. &nbsp;Governor Steve Beshear announced a budget reduction plan Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:19:19 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62584 at http://weku.fm Technology Helps Kentucky Farmers Save Money and Beef Up Livestock http://weku.fm/post/technology-helps-kentucky-farmers-save-money-and-beef-livestock <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Making hay in Kentucky has more to do with science than with what the feed looks like.&nbsp; Knowing what's inside their hay can save farmers dollars and help produce healthier livestock.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:16:13 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62583 at http://weku.fm Centre College Proposes Senatorial Debate http://weku.fm/post/centre-college-proposes-senatorial-debate <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Centre College President John A. Roush announced Thursday that the college has formally proposed to host a debate for Kentucky's U.S. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:38:11 +0000 The Advocate Messenger 62574 at http://weku.fm Centre College Proposes Senatorial Debate Beshear Plugs $91 Million Budget Shortfall http://weku.fm/post/beshear-plugs-91-million-budget-shortfall <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an order to plug a $91 million hole in Kentucky's $9.5 billion state budget.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:15:54 +0000 Associated Press 62550 at http://weku.fm Beshear Plugs $91 Million Budget Shortfall Report Says Youth Smoking Declining in Kentucky http://weku.fm/post/report-says-youth-smoking-declining-kentucky <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>According to the results of a recent federal study, teen smoking in Kentucky is on the decline. &nbsp;&nbsp;But, the state's primary public health doctor says there's still plenty of room for improvement. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:40:39 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62544 at http://weku.fm Report Says Youth Smoking Declining in Kentucky NEA Grant to Aid Cultural Effort in Lexington Community http://weku.fm/post/nea-grant-aid-cultural-effort-lexington-community <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Lexington organizations are being awarded grant money by the National Endowment for the Arts. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p>The 75 thousand dollar "Our Town" grant will be shared between the Blue Grass Community Foundation and the North Limestone Community Development Corporation.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:31:57 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62543 at http://weku.fm NEA Grant to Aid Cultural Effort in Lexington Community 2014 Fancy Farm Lineup http://weku.fm/post/2014-fancy-farm-lineup <p><span style="color: rgb(33, 33, 33); font-family: 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', 'Segoe UI WPC', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">The 2014 Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete. But not quite.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:05:01 +0000 John Null 62540 at http://weku.fm 2014 Fancy Farm Lineup Man Says Hidden Message Told Him to Kill http://weku.fm/post/man-says-hidden-message-told-him-kill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A detective has testified that a man accused of gunning down a prominent Kentucky defense attorney told police he had deciphered a newspaper message instructing him to carry out the killing.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Somerset Police Detective Chris Gates said at a hearing Wednesday that the defendant, Clinton Inabnitt, believed that if he killed Mark Stanziano, the ringing in his ears would stop.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:26:53 +0000 Associated Press 62532 at http://weku.fm Man Says Hidden Message Told Him to Kill Appalachian Air Closer to Takeoff http://weku.fm/post/appalachian-air-closer-takeoff <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A consultant says Appalachian Air has cleared another hurdle and can start working toward flying in and out of Pikeville.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Adviser Luke Schmidt told the Pikeville City Commission this week that the Pikeville-Pike County Airport won't need a certification from the federal government before allowing the airline to start flying.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:25:35 +0000 Associated Press 62523 at http://weku.fm Appalachian Air Closer to Takeoff Big Tobacco Merger, Cool Temperatures on Minds of Burley Growers http://weku.fm/post/big-tobacco-merger-cool-temperatures-minds-burley-growers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Central Kentucky tobacco growers&nbsp;this summer are feeling the impact of the unseasonably cool weather. Growers are also feeling the effect of decisions made in the board room.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:40:56 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62493 at http://weku.fm Big Tobacco Merger, Cool Temperatures on Minds of Burley Growers Chemical Spill Shuts Down Portion of I-75 for Five Hours http://weku.fm/post/chemical-spill-shuts-down-portion-i-75-five-hours <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A chemical spill following a truck accident off Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County earlier today caused the busy highway to shut down for five hours.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:24:14 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62469 at http://weku.fm Chemical Spill Shuts Down Portion of I-75 for Five Hours Work Begins on Art Garden to Recognize Legendary Lexington Jockey http://weku.fm/post/work-begins-art-garden-recognize-legendary-lexington-jockey <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>After years of planning, Lexington's best Thoroughbred jockey is being honored with a downtown art garden.&nbsp; One speaker at Monday's groundbreaking called the late Isaac Murphy the "Lebron James of his time."</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:14:11 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62432 at http://weku.fm Work Begins on Art Garden to Recognize Legendary Lexington Jockey 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 Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues http://weku.fm/post/listener-feedback-repeating-stories-missing-woodsongs-889-signal-issues <p>On Wednesday morning, Chris from Lexington, wrote, “Didn't we hear all of today's stories yesterday?”&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As examples, he pointed out the “Jack Conway story” and the “police car story.”</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62365 at http://weku.fm Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues