Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are bringing in a trio of potential presidential candidates to help boost voter turnout in the final week of one of the country's most closely watched Senate races.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville on Tuesday and Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign with her on Saturday in Lexington and northern Kentucky. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on Wednesday.
It's been half a century since the first organ transplant operation was performed in the commonwealth. The University of Kentucky last week commemorated the milestone during the 50th Anniversary Transplant Symposium.
High tech computers and machinery are a part of today's advanced manufacturing environment. With that, comes the use of robotics to assist in making precision products. David Chavern, President of the U.S.
"The CBC's relationship with Jian Ghomeshi, host of the cultural affairs radio show Q, has ended," the network announced Sunday."
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation posted the story on the news section of its website Sunday afternoon, quoting a news release from the network, "The CBC is saddened to announce its relationship with Jian Ghomeshi has come to an end. This decision was not made without serious deliberation and careful consideration. Jian has made an immense contribution to the CBC and we wish him well," the network said in a statement.
A groundbreaking event Thursday at Eastern Kentucky University marked the official start of phase two construction of the school's new science building. Biological Sciences Professor Malcolm Frisbee says the 155,000 square foot building will allow for more hands on teaching and research. "For example in the biological sciences, the department has designed a specific suite for genomic research, we've got a couple of suites for biomedical research. On the geography and geology side, they have designed a couple of spaces specifically for geotechnical research that would involve things lik
Kentucky's Department of Travel and Tourism is working to expand culinary tourism across the state. Officials are launching the food focused website KentuckyCuisine.com. Department Spokeswoman Scottie Ellis says the goal is to get in on the front end of culinary tourism. "You know food is a necessary part of everyday life, but it is a very big part of travel. If you have a bad meal, it could ruin your entire experience," said Ellis.
A diverse group of people marched and rallied Wednesday night in downtown Lexington in recognition of the National Day of Action Against Police Brutality.
Participants gathered first near Lexington's William Wells Brown Elementary School. Among them, Molly Van Zant, who wore a front and back corrugated sign of names from across the country. "I am wearing a list of some of people who have been killed by law enforcement recently, men and women," said Van Zant.
Kentucky’s Bourbon industry has nearly doubled its workforce in the last two years and contributes $3 billion in gross state product to the state economy. The University of Louisville's Urban Studies Institute report shows the industry's economic contribution has increased by 67 percent from 2012.
The two candidates in Kentucky’s sixth congressional district race stand on opposite sides when it comes to health care reform. Incumbent Andy Barr and challenger Elisabeth Jensen appeared Monday night on KET'S Kentucky Tonight. Barr argues current reforms will leave states like Kentucky with unaffordable Medicaid costs. "The state simply doesn't have the capacity to fund, at this point, this massive expansion of Medicaid. This is going to crowd out our ability to fund education," said Barr.
A chemical spill along interstate 75 in Madison County shut down lanes in both directions for hours Tuesday. Michael Bryant with Emergency Management says the spill occurred near the 96 mile marker which is near the Boonesboro road exit. He says the chemical ferric choride leaked out of a tanker truck. Bryant says the driver realized the chemical was leaking from a valve and pulled off.
Jockeys nationwide will honor the 17-year-old apprentice who was killed in a riding accident recently.
The Jockeys' Guild says jockeys will wear a patch during Breeders' Cup weekend with the initials of Juan Saez on their pants or boots as well as a black band to recognize him and other riders who have been killed during a race or as a result of race-related injuries.
Four concerts over two days in downtown Lexington during Halloween weekend are expected to challenge parking and traffic. Country star Garth Brooks will play two shows at Rupp Arena on Friday, October 31st and two more on Saturday, November first.
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Bobby Clark is founder and president of Sustainable Business Ventures, a non-profit working to develop businesses, social enterprises, environmental literacy training and entrepreneurial training. In part one of his conversation with Tom Martin, Clark discusses his work to help a Kentucky community overcome tragedy.
Since May, there have been three persons investigated for Ebola contamination in Fayette County. While none of those cases tested positive, the outbreak in West Africa and the fact that two Americans have gotten the disease have raised concerns all over the U.S. On this week’s Eastern Standard, how concerned should WE be about Ebola?
Eastern Kentucky University formally recognizes its 12th president this week. The Richmond school will hold an inaugural ceremony Friday afternoon for Dr. Michael Benson.
The Utah native, who began his tenure at the Richmond school in 2013, says the event recognizes more than any individual. "I've tried my best to tell folks planning it, that this is not about me. This institution is bigger than me or any of us. I mean it's been around for a long time. It's gonna be around far beyond our tenure," said Benson.
Lexington officials are hoping to address a potential public safety issue by removing hundreds of dead or dying ash trees. The trees, like those in many other states, are succumbing to damage caused by the emerald ash borer. Lexington Division of Environmental Policy Director Susan Plueger says more staff is needed to help remove the trees. "We need equipment. We need a tree crew working throughout the winter on these issues. Right now, our tree crew is in streets and roads, the only one that we currently have and they have other duties related to snow removal, pot holes, other activ
There are reports of gasoline prices under two dollars and 90 cents across parts of Kentucky. The price per gallon has been dropping at a rapid pace with less demand and an ample supply. Bluegrass AAA Spokesman Christopher Oakford says it's difficult to say how low prices will go. "You will see a wide variance in the price of gas. I can't really comment on how far it will drop or how long it will continue to drop unfortunately because there are so many factors that affect the price, particularly of oil," said Oakford.
A decades old fixture on the Ohio River at Louisville is celebrating a historic birthday this weekend. The Belle of Louisville on Saturday turns 100 years old. The paddle wheeled steamboat was built in Pittsburgh and used to haul cargo for years before becoming a passenger only boat in the 1930's. CEO Linda Harris says the boat played a role in furthering the industrial revolution. "Able to have these large boats bringing cattle and cotton and whiskey barrels and all sorts of commerce to towns that became cities because of the steamboat where they would port there, sell their wares. T
Eastern Kentucky's Mountain Parkway expansion is years from completion but Governor Steve Beshear and other state and local officials gathered Thursday in Salyersville to mark the first phase of the project. Mayor Pete Shepherd says the four lane highway will pass through the heart of his eastern Kentucky community.