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Groups Review State Pension Reform Proposals

Sep 18, 2017
kentucky.com

As they draft pension reforms, Kentucky legislative leaders are seeking feedback from various interest groups. 

Indications are the state’s 138 lawmakers will go to Frankfort sometime in October to vote on changes to state public retirement programs.


Mary Meehan

Edwin Hall is dressed in a footed onesie covered in the pastel shades of monkeys and hippos.

Although Edwin is just seven weeks old, he already tells his mom when he’s hungry with a sharp and persistent yelp.

Soon after he gets her attention, Edwin is practicing his sucking technique. His mom, Sarah, with the dazed look of the sleep deprived, talks with a La Leche League volunteer at the Madison County, Kentucky, Health Department about some breast-feeding challenges.


Lexington Veterans Commission Plans Move Forward

Sep 18, 2017
Nathan Morgan/The Daily News

Lexington’s council is expected to create a new veterans commission in the coming weeks.  

An ordinance establishing a 19-person panel got General Government Committee approval last week. 


Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com File photo

Penny Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat has died at the age of 95. Chenery passed away Saturday in Boulder Colorado following complications from a stroke.


EKU Dedicates Science Building, Phase II

Sep 15, 2017
Stu Johnson

Eastern Kentucky University students, professors, and administrators along with local and state government leaders today officially cut the ribbon on the state’s largest science building on any Kentucky campus.  


kentucky.com

Lexington’s mass transit system is the recipient of a $1 million federal grant.

The funding from the Federal Transit Authority’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Program is far less than what was requested.


kentucky.com

Kentucky will play host to its first River Rock Music Festival this weekend. 

The event Friday and Saturday near Wilmore is the first Christian music festival of this type at a popular Jessamine County venue in five years.


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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.

This week, they begin with a focus on the River Rock Music Festival, occurring on the site where the Ichthus Festival was held until a few years ago.  


Lexington's Chrysalis House to Host Head Start

Sep 15, 2017
Stu Johnson

Mothers and their children receiving services at the state’s largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women will be among the first to experience a rebranded child Head Start program. 


UPDATED: Includes a link to the archived video on YouTube

Tune in at 8:00 pm for a special broadcast of the Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour featuring the McLain Family Band,   "live" from the campus of Berea College....or watch it right here!

And a SPECIAL BONUS...the 6:15 show featuring the U.S. Navy Bluegrass Band, Country Current and Richmond's own 17-year-old thumb-picking guitar champion.

MHSA

Lawmakers and union leaders are raising concerns about the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration’s practices amid an increase in coal fatalities.  


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

State transportation funds of $75,000 will be used to stabilize and support a historic Kentucky bridge damaged by floodwaters this summer.

More substantial repairs will be done later on Mason County’s Dover Covered Bridge.


For the ninth year in a row, hundreds of individuals and families will go out to breakfast, lunch or dinner and, at the same time, help support a local service organization.

A total of 43 Lexington restaurants are participating in this year's Dining Out for Life.


uky.edu

Members of the Kentucky Tobacco Research Board are considering potential future uses for burley and dark leaf tobacco grown in the bluegrass state.

Discussion at Monday’s meeting addressed proposed FDA regulation of nicotine levels in tobacco products.


Residents Assess Paint Lick Economic Revitalization

Sep 13, 2017
Stu Johnson

Part 2 of a two-part series

Paint Lick Kentucky is included on the National Register of Historic Places.  The rural town that sits on the Garrard-Madison County line was once home to a business district that featured banking, eating and shopping for groceries. There was even a car dealership.

Almost a year ago, the re-routing of Kentucky Highway 52 significantly changed the community’s landscape, virtually taking the town off the highway map.

But, there’s interest in a new form of business activity. 


Stu Johnson

On the day after Mayor Jim Gray announced a "conditional yes" by the Lexington Cemetery Board to accept two Confederate statues urban county council members offered their reactions. 

All their public remarks yesterday indicated satisfaction for how the matter is being handled.

Audio Pending...

Brian Burkhart

  

Texas was hit by Harvey.

Florida has Irma.

Could Jose be next and what about after that?

Better still, what does all this extreme weather mean? It it related to global climate change?

 


Stu Johnson

Part 1 of a two-part series

Almost a year ago, the opening of a re-routed stretch of Kentucky Highway 52 changed the dynamics in the rural community of Paint Lick. 

Some might say the by-pass wiped the town that hugs the Madison-Garrard County line off the map. 

A county government leader, a local entrepreneur, and a number of residents view the disconnect as a plus, not a hindrance.


Stu

The Lexington Cemetery Board has given a "conditional yes” to accepting two Confederate statues now on the grounds of the Historic Old Courthouse.

The cemetery's governing board gave its response Monday after Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and others stated their case.


As Lexington updates its five-year Comprehensive Plan, much of the focus is on how to accommodate growth without expanding into the green space surrounding the city. Today, Tom Martin talks with Todd Johnson, executive vice president Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky.

We begin with a call from the Listener Comment line, listener Dave, “I’d like to comment on your Eastern Standard on the eclipse. The last 20 minutes was very instructive." 


Stu Johnson

An Eastern Kentucky University football game against the University of Kentucky is a significant event for players, coaches, and fans of the Richmond-based school.


Stu Johnson

Lexington’s Mayor will go before the nine-member board of the Lexington Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Jim Gray will ask for approval to relocate two Confederate statues from the Old Courthouse grounds to the facility on Main Street, just west of downtown.

Since the first interment there in 1849, many people with historical significance have been laid to rest in this cemetery,  including Confederate general John Hunt Morgan and lawyer, politician, and soldier John Breckinridge. 

Speaking just a few feet from the grave of John Hunt Morgan, General Manager Mark Durbin says there are over 73,000 persons buried in the cemetery’s 170 acres.


Nicole Erwin/ Ohio Valley ReSource

Jacob Goodman drove toward a soybean field in western Kentucky in hopes of seeing something different. Most of the 2,500 acres of soybeans his family farms here in Fulton County haven’t been looking so good, but trees that line Running Slough River protect this plot.


Fall Yearling Sale Getting Underway at Keeneland

Sep 11, 2017
keeneland.com

For almost three-quarters of a century Keeneland has been auctioning off horses in the fall. 

The September yearling sales is regarded globally as the premiere sales event.


Stu Johnson

Following a massive fire in January of 2016, Blue Grass Stockyards officials have cut the ribbon for a new facility in Lexington. 


EKU Football Colonels Face UK

Sep 8, 2017
kentucky.com

For the second time in two years, but only the fifth time ever, Eastern Kentucky University battles the University of Kentucky on the football field. 

The two teams, separated by just 27 miles, meet up Saturday in Lexington.  


international.eku.edu

Eastern Kentucky University has issued a safety alert following an overnight incident involving a firearm.

University police report that, just before 1:00 Friday morning, an individual reported that a vehicle with four persons inside pulled up near him and “verbally argued” with him before displaying a firearm.


Stu Johnson

The president of Berea College says the Madison County private school receives $12 to $18 million each year from maturing bequests. 

President Lyle Roelofs addressed  Lexington Rotarians Thursday afternoon.  


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