News 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 Fayette Driver’s Ed Program Celebrates 500th Graduate http://weku.fm/post/fayette-driver-s-ed-program-celebrates-500th-graduate <p></p><p></p><p>Fayette County's Driver Education Program is recognizing its 500<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;graduate this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;Lexington&nbsp;Mayor Jim Gray and County Attorney Larry Roberts marked the accomplishment during a news conference Wednesday.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:47:43 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62203 at http://weku.fm Fayette Driver’s Ed Program Celebrates 500th Graduate Vacant Lot Program Could Include Higher Taxes for Owners of Dilapidated Properties http://weku.fm/post/vacant-lot-program-could-include-higher-taxes-owners-dilapidated-properties <p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:00:14 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62186 at http://weku.fm Vacant Lot Program Could Include Higher Taxes for Owners of Dilapidated Properties Lexington Police Consider Fee for Personal Use of Cruisers http://weku.fm/post/lexington-police-consider-fee-personal-use-cruisers <p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:29:07 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62160 at http://weku.fm Lexington Police Consider Fee for Personal Use of Cruisers Effort to SOAR Comes From AmeriCorps VISTA Workers http://weku.fm/post/effort-soar-comes-americorps-vista-workers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A&nbsp;million dollars of AmeriCorps support is coming to Kentucky to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region,&nbsp;or SOAR,&nbsp;project.&nbsp; Federal funds will support 52 VISTA workers for a year.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:50:36 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62087 at http://weku.fm Effort to SOAR Comes From AmeriCorps VISTA Workers Plant Groundbreaking Helps Reinforce Economic Recovery http://weku.fm/post/plant-groundbreaking-helps-reinforce-economic-recovery <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An economics researcher says a groundbreaking for an aluminum plant in western Kentucky sends a bigger message about economic recovery.&nbsp; Governor Steve Beshear, who was joined by other public and private sector officials, broke ground last week on a $150 million dollar aluminum production plant in Bowling Green.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:13:20 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 62082 at http://weku.fm Plant Groundbreaking Helps Reinforce Economic Recovery Our 'Love Affair' with Cars on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/our-love-affair-cars-eastern-standard <p>On this week's show, we're turning to YOU for stories about out love affair with cars. Tell us about your first car, your favorite of all time (so far). How about the one that got away and that you wished you had never gotten rid of?</p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:02:06 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62059 at http://weku.fm Our 'Love Affair' with Cars on Eastern Standard Feedback: Tweeting 'Thanks,' EST Show Brings Offer plus Tech Troubles at 102.1 http://weku.fm/post/feedback-tweeting-thanks-est-show-brings-offer-plus-tech-troubles-1021 <p><a href="https://twitter.com/LFCHD" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>LexKy Health Dept.</strong>&nbsp;‏@LFCHD&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">tweeted, &nbsp;“Thx to </span><a href="https://twitter.com/889WEKU">@889WEKU</a>'s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Stu Johnson for talking community </span><a data-query-source="hashtag_click" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/health?src=hash" style="line-height: 1.5;">#health</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> w/ </span><a href="https://twitter.com/P4YLex">@P4YLex</a>'s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Larry Johnson this morning.” &nbsp;Tha Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62035 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Tweeting 'Thanks,' EST Show Brings Offer plus Tech Troubles at 102.1 Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-holiday-events-and-summerfest-launching-new-era <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:27:13 +0000 Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader & John Hingsbergen 61966 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Holiday Events and SummerFest Launching New Era Both Legal and Illegal Fireworks Expected to Light Up Lexington http://weku.fm/post/both-legal-and-illegal-fireworks-expected-light-lexington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lots of fireworks will likely be going off the next few days in central Kentucky neighborhoods.&nbsp;In Lexington, there&nbsp;will likely&nbsp;be a mix of legal and illegal works.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:24:56 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61948 at http://weku.fm Both Legal and Illegal Fireworks Expected to Light Up Lexington Kentucky Job Growth Seen at Slower Pace than National Average http://weku.fm/post/kentucky-job-growth-seen-slower-pace-national-average <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A federal labor department report released&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;shows higher than anticipated job creation for June across the U.S.&nbsp; State Economist Manoj Shanker&nbsp;is also&nbsp;seeing&nbsp;employment gains in many Kentucky counties. "Compared to a year ago, 111 counties out of 120 are doing better than they were a year ago,” says Shanker.&nbsp;&nbsp;“As the state economy improves, it's almost evenly split, except for some parts of eastern Kentucky.”</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:20:59 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61947 at http://weku.fm Kentucky Job Growth Seen at Slower Pace than National Average 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 Gas Prices Could Vary Greatly Across Kentucky This Weekend http://weku.fm/post/gas-prices-could-vary-greatly-across-kentucky-weekend <p></p><p></p><p>Motorists traveling from one end of Kentucky to another this holiday period could see a differing range of gasoline prices.&nbsp; GasBuddy-Dot-Com Petroleum Analyst Patrick Dehaan&nbsp;says the lowest-priced gas is found near Bowling Green at three dollars 34 cents a gallon.&nbsp; Compare that to Louisville where travelers may find prices hovering around four dollars a gallon.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:13:19 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61870 at http://weku.fm Gas Prices Could Vary Greatly Across Kentucky This Weekend Lexington Council Backs Annual Funding for Housing http://weku.fm/post/lexington-council-backs-annual-funding-housing <p></p><p></p><p>Lexington city leaders are moving forward with a plan to help&nbsp;establish more affordable housing.&nbsp; The first units under a new&nbsp;program could be built next year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Planning Commissioner Derek Paulsen brought an&nbsp;extensive report before council Tuesday. &nbsp;In it, he recommends&nbsp;spending two million dollars annually out of the city's housing fund&nbsp;for housing.&nbsp;&nbsp; Three million dollars is already set aside for housing.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:34:51 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61850 at http://weku.fm Lexington Council Backs Annual Funding for Housing Veteran Emergency Room Doc Says Homemade Fireworks Cause Many Injuries http://weku.fm/post/veteran-emergency-room-doc-says-homemade-fireworks-cause-many-injuries <p></p><p></p><p>A doctor with over 30 years of experience in emergency department care says many fireworks-related injuries can be traced to homemade explosives.&nbsp; University of Kentucky physician Chuck Ekerline says a male patient came in with just such injuries Monday.&nbsp; He says exploding debris and shrapnel caused extensive damage to the man's arms, chest and face.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:29:49 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61849 at http://weku.fm Veteran Emergency Room Doc Says Homemade Fireworks Cause Many Injuries 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 Focus on Business: Robert Wagoner on Lexington's Urban Core and its Unrealized Potential http://weku.fm/post/focus-business-robert-wagoner-lexingtons-urban-core-and-its-unrealized-potential <p>Lexington’s downtown has come a long, long way in recent years; restaurants, music venues, the farmers market and Thursday night live. But, we still hear people say they avoid downtown, and it usually has to do with uncertainty about parking. That’s the focus of Tom Martin’s conversation with Robert Wagoner, a retired commercial real estate and development professional whose projects include the Tates Creek, Palomar and Lexington Green shopping centers.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:59:19 +0000 Bryan Bartlett 61800 at http://weku.fm From the Raceway to the Waterway for Kentucky Racing Fans http://weku.fm/post/raceway-waterway-kentucky-racing-fans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past weekend, Kentucky racing fans were focused on the Quaker State 400.&nbsp; Attention shifts to the waterway this Fourth of July weekend.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:43:27 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61780 at http://weku.fm From the Raceway to the Waterway for Kentucky Racing Fans UK Researchers Study Aging and Lower Back Pain http://weku.fm/post/uk-researchers-study-aging-and-lower-back-pain <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The specific causes of lower back pain remain illusive.&nbsp; Studies show eight in ten people experience back pain at some point in their lives.&nbsp; A federally-funded University of Kentucky study is focusing on the mechanics of the back. Dr.&nbsp; Babak Bazrgari is a biomedical engineer at UK.&nbsp; He says age is a factor.&nbsp; "We are seeing like as they get older, they perform activities like the way that they move their trunk is such that it impose a higher load on the spinal column," said Bazrgari.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:39:43 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61779 at http://weku.fm UK Researchers Study Aging and Lower Back Pain 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 Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music http://weku.fm/post/feedback-lexington-listener-switched-weku-another-loves-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We had a nice note by email from listener Pat, “I used to support </span>WUKY<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> until I recently learned that your station has a lot more news programs on all during the day. &nbsp;Consequently, I am now financially supporting YOUR station. &nbsp;You are now a regular expense in my annual budget.”&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61720 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music Covering the World's News on Eastern Standard http://weku.fm/post/covering-worlds-news-eastern-standard <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Public radio listeners are “world citizens” and, to feed our hunger for news from beyond our own borders, we have excellent resources.&nbsp; This special show originated in Atlanta, Ga. on September 19, 2013 during the annual conference of Public Radio Program Directors.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:06:51 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61729 at http://weku.fm Covering the World's News on Eastern Standard Community Health Improvement Project Examines Neighborhood Safety Issues http://weku.fm/post/community-health-improvement-project-examines-neighborhood-safety-issues <p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:43:43 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61663 at http://weku.fm Community Health Improvement Project Examines Neighborhood Safety Issues 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 Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome' http://weku.fm/post/rich-copley-oakridge-boys-pride-festival-local-actress-under-dome <p>It's time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley about weekend arts and cultural activities. Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, with the Oakridge Boys performing Saturday night at Renfro Valley, he had a chance to interview one of the members of the group. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:11:51 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61694 at http://weku.fm Rich Copley: Oakridge Boys, Pride Festival & Local Actress 'Under the Dome' Economist Says Advanced Manufacturing Should Include Infrastructure Focus http://weku.fm/post/economist-says-advanced-manufacturing-should-include-infrastructure-focus <p></p><p></p><p>The mayors of Kentucky's two largest cities continue to promote an advanced manufacturing economic agenda. &nbsp;A university economist yesterday&nbsp;cited&nbsp;the state's diverse business makeup as one of its strongest attributes.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:48:15 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61629 at http://weku.fm Economist Says Advanced Manufacturing Should Include Infrastructure Focus Honey, Fast Cars Make the Scene at Weekend NASCAR Event http://weku.fm/post/honey-fast-cars-make-scene-weekend-nascar-event <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NASCAR fans could get a taste of Kentucky honey this weekend. Honey produced in Letcher County will be part of the Kentucky Proud display on Saturday during the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.</span></p><p></p><p>In collaboration with the state agriculture department, Kentucky Proud products will be served at the Sparta track for the remainder of the racing season.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 02:42:26 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61628 at http://weku.fm Honey, Fast Cars Make the Scene at Weekend NASCAR Event Lexington Mayor, Challenger Respond to Weekend Violence http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mayor-challenger-respond-weekend-violence <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Five weekend shootings in Lexington are prompting the mayor and his political challenger to comment on crime matters.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:13:08 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61571 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayor, Challenger Respond to Weekend Violence Historic River Walk in Southeast Kentucky to Benefit From Federal Grant http://weku.fm/post/historic-river-walk-southeast-kentucky-benefit-federal-grant <p></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:05:09 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61570 at http://weku.fm Historic River Walk in Southeast Kentucky to Benefit From Federal Grant Lexington Looking for Economic and Social Gains Through Beautification http://weku.fm/post/lexington-looking-economic-and-social-gains-through-beautification <p></p><p>Lexington is working to put its best 'bloom' forward.&nbsp;This week, the bluegrass community is participating in the national "America in Bloom" program.</p><p></p><p>America in Bloom is a national non-profit which promotes community beautification programs through the use of flowers, plants, and trees.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:22:37 +0000 Stu Johnson WEKU News 61498 at http://weku.fm Lexington Looking for Economic and Social Gains Through Beautification