A sinkhole opened up in the dome portion of the National Corvette Museum early Wednesday morning
Credit National Corvette Museum
Updated 9:43 a.m.
Officials say the sinkhole that opened up at the Corvette Museum early Wednesday morning measured 25-30 feet deep and 40 feet wide. Eight cars were affected by the sinkhole, several others that were in the domed area of the museum remain in place. Reversing an earlier decision, the museum has announced that it is closed at the moment.
A bill that would allow bar owners to open their doors to concealed weapons has won approval by a Kentucky Senate committee. Current state law prohibits anyone to enter a bar with a gun that is not openly visible.
Paul Coomes is a retired Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Louisville and a consultant for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. He is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable and experienced economists in the Commonwealth. He spoke with Tom Martin about current economic conditions.
Designs released February 10, 2014 show the renovations of Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center. This is a view of the renovated Rupp Arena from Triangle Park.
Credit nbbj+EOP NBBJ+EOP via Lexington Herald-Leader
Plans for the 310 million dollar Rupp Arena project were unveiled Monday. The "reinvention" of the 38-year-old facility will include construction of a new convention center. Funding for the massive Lexington development is still being finalized.
Governor Steve Beshear will join Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and other city and University of Kentucky officials in revealing plans for the re-design of Rupp Arena Monday afternoon.
Efforts to come up with a new design plan date back almost three years to March of 2011 when Mayor Gray announced the appointment of a Rupp Arena, Arts and Entertainment Task Force, a group of over 45 citizens. Gray asked the group to study Rupp Arena and the entire Lexington Center complex.
Lexington mayoral candidate Danny Mayer believes infrastructure and economic development strategies need to extend beyond downtown. The 38-year old joins incumbent Jim Gray and former Lexington police chief Anthany Beatty in this year’s race for mayor.
Send your feedback to us at: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657 and leave a message. You can also send a message via Twitter or Facebook.
The discussion of creationism vs. evolution from our January 30th Eastern Standard show received yet another response that I feel we need to share, even though the listener who left the message did not leave her name or contact information. She wrote, “I just wanted to register my displeasure with the speaker of the creationist worldview being allowed to go unchallenged in his comparison of non-creationist scientists with racist police officers. The only challenge came from your other guest who said that he’s accusing other scientists of conspiracy.”
A majority of Kentucky voters continues to oppose same-sex marriage, but public opinion appears to be shifting on the issue.
A new Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll found that 55 percent of registered voters oppose same-sex marriage, compared with 35 percent who support allowing gays and lesbians to marry in Kentucky. Ten percent weren't sure.
As the 2014 session of the Kentucky General Assembly approaches the mid-point, what has the state's legislative branch achieved so far this year? What is likely to be accomplished by the end of this 60-day session? These are questions we will pursue in this week's show, originating "live" from the State Capitol in Frankfort.
This weekend brings one of the world's most famous pianists to Lexington. Danville hosts a unique graphic novel/radio play/stage show Friday night. And, an aerial silk artist performs for the Living Arts & Science Center Fundraiser. Rich Copley has a preview of weekend events.
The Intergalactic Nemesis. Sounds like something from the future, but it's not. It's what creator Jason Neulander calls a mash-up of 1930's radio drama and classic comic book action into one stage performance.
The show is on stage Friday night and it's getting thoroughly modern reviews.
Leaders of the Kentucky Senate and House are exchanging words on minimum wage legislation. The House approved a bill Thursday to raise the minimum wage 95 cents a year for three years, eventually reaching ten dollars ten cents an hour. Senate President Robert Stivers says his chamber is more interested in creating new jobs.
The Kentucky Senate Thursday approved a constitutional amendment measure which would give the legislature the ability to block administrative regulations proposed by the governor’s office when lawmakers are not in session.
National "Wear Red Day" has been recognized by the Kentucky General Assembly. The American Heart Association urged everyone to wear red on Friday to bring attention to the number one killer of women, heart disease.
The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a bill to increase the minimum wage in the Commonwealth. The measure raises the minimum wage 95 cents a year over a three year period. If enacted into law, the hourly rate would go from seven dollars 25 cents to ten dollars and ten cents after three years.
People considered at risk in domestic situations may soon have access to additional protection. Kentucky’s General Assembly is being asked to approve legislation loosening restrictions on concealed weapons.
A Kentucky Senate committee has approved additional protections for vulnerable Kentuckians who receive personal care services. The bill is aimed at reducing adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation by creating a registry with the state.
This week’s ice storm has come and gone but its effect on electrical service may linger for some Kentucky residents. Some areas of the state saw about a quarter inch of ice accumulation on everything including trees and power lines.
Three technology specialists are working to offer suggestions on improving quality of life in Lexington neighborhoods. The bluegrass community was one of ten selected nationwide to participate in this year’s 'Code for America' project.
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would require ultrasounds for women seeking abortions. The bill does not include an exemption for victims of rape. According to the reproductive rights nonprofit Guttmacher Institute, 88 percent of abortions occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
"Science Guy" Bill Nye makes a point as Creation Museum founder and CEO Ken Ham waits for his turn during Tuesday night's debate in Petersburg, Kentucky.
Credit Amy Harris
A crowd of hundreds braved snowy and icy weather to attend a much-publicized debate in Northern Kentucky Tuesday. Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ken Ham, the founder and CEO of the Creation Museum faced off over the topic, “Is Creationism a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era.”
The first full week of February is bringing another dose of wintry weather. Winter storm and ice storm warnings are posted for late this afternoon through tomorrow morning for sections of central and northern Kentucky.
Bill Nye, the Science Guy, and Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum debate Tuesday night in Northern Kentucky
Credit The Creation Museum
The debate over the belief in divine creation versus evolution will be played out Tuesday evening in Northern Kentucky. Bill Nye, the Science Guy, will face off with one of the most outspoken supporters of creationism
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear isn’t spilling any secrets about the tax reform proposal he plans to unveil Tuesday. When asked about his plan, mum is the word. Beshear won't say whether he wants to raise taxes, or whether his plan will be revenue neutral.