A sinkhole opened up and swallowed eight cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on Feb. 12.
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Engineers expect to start pulling out Corvettes from a Bowling Green sinkhole next week.
Eight vintage versions of the car fell into the sinkhole that opened up two weeks ago beneath the National Corvette Museum. The construction company Scott, Murphy, and Daniel says the removal of the first three cars could begin next Monday, with the hopes of having those vehicles out of the sinkhole by Wednesday.
Ky. Attorney General Jack Conway. If Conway decides not to appeal a decision by Judge John Heyburn that nullifies the state’s ban on gay marriage, a bill sponsored by Sen. Dan Seum would allow others to do so.
A Republican state senator says he intends to file a bill that would permit a third-party to appeal a ruling that says Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. Sen. Dan Seum tells Kentucky Public Radio that if Attorney General Jack Conway decides not to appeal a decision by Judge John Heyburn that nullifies the state’s ban on gay marriage, his bill would allow others to do so.
"One ringy dingy." Lily's classic character from TV's "Laugh In," Ernestine the telephone operator
One of America’s most recognizable comedians and actresses for over four decades is continuing to entertain audiences on the big screen and stage. Lily Tomlin, who's bringing her act to Springfield Ohio next month, discusses her career and her connections to the Bluegrass State with reporter Cheri Lawson
A 350 thousand dollar federal grant will allow scores of undergraduate students to participate in alcohol-related research over the next five summers. The announcement of the new Summer Training in Alcohol Research or STAR program came yesterday at the University of Kentucky.
An Eastern Kentucky University expert believes Appalachian Kentucky is ripe for the growth of beekeeping. Tammy Horn is Director of Coal Country Beeworks. a project of the Environmental Research Institute at Eastern Kentucky University.
Opponents of the proposed Blue Grass Pipeline got a victory of sorts Wednesday in the Kentucky general assembly. By the thinnest of margins, the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would prohibit eminent domain action for the transmission of natural gas liquids.
Lexington's City Hall was the site of another discussion of affordable housing issues Tuesday. Among council members and housing advocates alike, most all involved agree Kentucky's second largest city lacks enough affordable housing.
Customers Columbia Gas of Kentucky will be getting a partial break on their bills for the rest of the winter. The utility reported Tuesday that it has received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission for its most recent Gas Cost Adjustment.
As they prepare to vote on funding for road repairs, state lawmakers are asking questions about maintenance and new projects. State transportation department officials went before the House Budget Subcommittee on Transportation Monday.
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Last week, after our Eastern Standard show from Frankfort, discussing this year's legislative session, Sharon wrote to us first with kind words about our weekly show. She went on to say, “There's something that I noticed immediately when you introduced your guests: They were all men. It's not so obvious on radio, but I'm pretty sure they're all white as well. Did you notice this, and try (and fail) to book a more diverse group of experts? I sure hope it was not a deliberate choice.”
The Kentucky House has overwhelmingly approved a bill requiring teachers to be paid for a minimum of 120 minutes a week for non-teaching activities. Bill sponsor Rita Smart says having adequate planning time in the daily schedule seems to be a bigger issue for elementary teachers.
Lexington fire officials are asking city leaders to consider building new fire stations over the next five to six years. Assistant Fire Chief Harold Hoskins estimates the cost of such a building project at about ten million dollars a year.
Lexington officials are considering ways of increasing the number of trees in the urban area. Last week, council members were briefed on a tree survey as they consider a targeted effort to grow the green canopy.
Kynect.Ky.gov is the tool Kentuckians have used to sign up for health insurance, but in Eastern Kentucky an old fashioned, boots-on-the-ground outreach — in restaurants, cash advance businesses, and churches — appears to be key to getting people to use the website.
Since open enrollment began Oct. 1, more than 231,367 Kentuckians have enrolled in health insurance made available through the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking in at a Civil rights demonstration in Frankfort, Ky on March 5, 1964.
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On March 5, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and Kentucky civil rights leaders led 10,000 people to rally at the Kentucky State Capitol in a peaceful march and demonstration. Fifty years later, a commemorative march will take place, sponsored by The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and other members of the Allied Organizations for Civil Rights.
Three, possibly four, of the eight Corvettes that plunged into a sinkhole last week at the National Corvette Museum will be recovered early on in the process. The other four vehicles will be more difficult to recover, according to Mike Murphy, CEO of Scott, Murphy & Daniel. Murphy on Wednesday pointed out features of the Skydome's sinkhole to the Daily News.
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The cliche about turning lemons into lemonade is being realized at the National Corvette Museum, where two of the eight Corvettes swallowed by a sinkhole still can’t be seen. Outside the Skydome, which is home to the sinkhole, there are stacks of carpet tiles that once covered parts of the floor.
“They are going to sell them,” Mike Murphy said Thursday while showing the Daily News around the hole, which is up to 50 feet deep. "We've had people tell us that they would pay for some of the rocks or a piece of concrete that we might recover."
In the Kentucky Legislature, there was budget talk Friday in both houses, but it had little to do with dollars and cents. It began in the Senate when Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer asked members in the House to move on a two year budget and get it to his chamber.
The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation its sponsor argues would help reduce water patrol harassment in the state. A Marina operator testified in committee about a growing wave of boater complaints about overzealous officers.
The Lexington Art League will unveil its New Moon sculpture in Lexington’s Triangle Park Friday night. With more information and a preview of other weekend events is Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that the sculpture is part of a new project called Luminosity.
Presidents of Kentucky’s two largest public universities took their case before a House budget review committee in Frankfort Thursday. The Universities of Kentucky and Louisville both face a two-and-a-half percent cut during the next year as suggested in Governor Beshear’s budget.
A familiar chant echoed throughout the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday above the mass of about 200 Kentucky gay rights supporters. “What do we want?” several speakers repeatedly yelled. “Fairness!” the crowd shouted back. “When do we want it?” they inquired again. “Now!”
Kentucky’s dismal health rankings are well-known and span generations. The state has long had the dubious distinction of being among the national leaders in cancer diagnoses, smoking rates, diabetes, heart disease and a host of other maladies. Gov.
With support from U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a weakened version of a bill restoring voting rights for some felons has cleared the Kentucky Senate. The issue hasn't had strong Republican support in the past. But Wednesday,
The city of Lexington is launching a program intended to increase the use of public golf courses and reward the players. As a result, golfers are likely to see video cameras at some holes beginning this spring.
Lexington leaders are looking for ways to enhance management of the city's recycling center. Members of a council committee reviewed recommendations Tuesday following an internal audit of the Materials Recovery Facility.