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WEKU staff were present for the weekend’s Crave Lexington Festival. As we did a few weeks ago at the Woodland Art Fair, we recorded some comments at the event.
Ann: “I really enjoy listening to WEKU because I get news from all over the world, stories that are close to home all the way to things going on in Africa and the Middle East. Anywhere in the world, I can find about what’s taking place and the most important stories.”
Police vehicles at the scene of a shootout between a wanted man and police on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.
Credit KARLA WARD / Lexington Herald-Leader
An exchange of gunfire in Richmond over the weekend left one man dead and a Lexington police officer with minor injuries. The incident near the campus of Eastern Kentucky University caused officials to issue a “shelter in place” alert.
Students, faculty and staff at Eastern Kentucky University received an alert by email, text and telephone Saturday at 9:54 pm.
In 1982, Hospice of the Bluegrass was known as Community Hospice of Lexington serving up to eighteen patients in Fayette County with a staff of five plus several dozen volunteers.
Today, Hospice of the Bluegrass serves nearly 700 patients in 32 Kentucky counties with a staff of more than 400 and a volunteer-base of nearly 1,000. This growth and expansion has occurred on the watch of Gretchen Brown, regarded one of the most successful, innovative, and respected leaders of the American hospice movement.
Self-reported instances of sexual violence in 13 Kentucky public high schools dropped by more than half over the past five years, according to a new $2 million study based on more than 80,000 anonymous student surveys.
Gov. Steve Beshear has declared this week of September 8 through as Kentucky Storytelling Week. In that context, we'll discuss this form of spoken art with three professional storytellers.
Delinda Dent is a professor of Education at Eastern Kentucky University who uses and teaches storytelling with her students. Some of her projects with storytelling have included work with the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Riding for Hope, Model Elementary School, and an assisted living complex in Richmond.
TOMPKINSVILLE — Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and his running mate, State Senator Chris McDaniel, are framing their 2015 gubernatorial campaign around both conservative and liberal-leaning agenda items.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Tuesday amid a small but vocal Republican backlash over his handling of the investigation and indictment of his Republican predecessor, Richie Farmer.
While many horse racing fans eagerly await early October for Keeneland's fall meet, horse sellers and buyers will stay busy for the next two weeks. The annual September yearling sales event gets underway Monday.
Governor Steve Beshear has declared September "Disaster Preparedness Month" in the Commonwealth. Officials with Kentucky Emergency Management are hopeful citizens take time this month to consider the risks posed by natural disasters.
Buddy Rogers with Kentucky EMS says rain, wind, and snow can be more than a nuisance. "We're at risk every day and the greatest risk that we face in Kentucky is from weather. Since Governor Beshear's administration, we've had 11 presidentially declared disasters and each of those were due to weather," said Rogers.
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We had an email last Monday from listener, Rodger. He says, “The interview by Susan Stamberg this morning with the new director of the Kennedy Center was sexist. The first things that Susan pointed out were the director's age, cute haircut and smart A-line dress."
Michael continued, "Imagine her pointing out a new male director's smart suit, haircut and five o'clock shadow. Wouldn't happen. I am interested in this person’s qualifications and vision for the future, not her looks or wardrobe!”
A trade school associated with the Home Builders Association of Lexington officially opens Monday. About 28 students will participate in heating, ventilation, air conditioning or carpentry classes at the Building Institute of Central Kentucky.
Ovarian cancer awareness will be highlighted in Lexington this weekend. A "teal-gate" event will take place Saturday in the Markey Cancer Center's Whitney Henderson parking lot, just prior to the University of Kentucky football game. Teal is the color associated with ovarian cancer awareness campaigns.
University of Kentucky officials are celebrating after receiving the largest gift in the school's history. UK graduate and Trustee Bill Gatton is donating $20 million to go toward construction of a new 330,000 square-foot student center.
Kentucky could one day be home to a sizable electric car battery manufacturer. That's according to Tony Hancock, Kentucky Argone Battery Center Director. Hancock's comments come as five western states were battling it out to land Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory. Tesla is expected to announce formally Thursday it's selected Nevada for its battery operation.
The Commonwealth is seeing gains and losses in its race to reach top tier national status in key areas of education. In 2008, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence challenged the state to reach the top 20 by the year 2020.
The committee Wednesday released an update on the state's progress. According to the report, Kentucky is on track to meet the goal in areas like fourth and eighth grade reading, teacher salaries, and Advanced Placement credits. However, the state has lost ground in areas including eighth grade math and the share of higher education costs to families.