Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kentucky can now register to vote in confidentiality. The Address Confidentiality Program is being implemented through the Secretary of State's Office.
The Kentucky Senate has now passed its version of a two year $20 billion budget. The lengthy document will end up in a House-Senate Conference Committee where a key House leader expects successful passage this session.
Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team, along with its coaches and many fans are back in Richmond after a trip to St. Louis. The Colonels exerted a solid effort against Kansas before coming up short in their one NCAA contest. But, the March madness appearance is expected to have lasting impacts on and off the court.
Lexington residents will notice a lot more above ground water storage in the years ahead. As part of a 600-million-dollar project to overhaul the city's sewer system, wet weather storage tanks will be constructed.
Kentucky is having a hard time shaking winter in 2014. The weather forecast calls for snow showers overnight with scant accumulation expected. Temperatures have warmed significantly in recent weeks, only to be dashed by a return to colder conditions.
Ron Crouch is Director of Research and Statistics, Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in Frankfort. He oversees the development of databases on demographic, social, educational, workforce, and economic issues and trends relating to life in the Commonwealth. He spoke recently with Tom Martin about the numbers flowing across his desk and what they mean to us.
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In reaction to our Friday news story, Over 200 Becoming US Citizens at Transylvania University, Natasa left a correction for us, using the Disqus feature beneath the web post. We reported, based on a news release from the university that last week’s was the first naturalization ceremony at the school in 26 years. Natasa commented, “Actually, the last Naturalization Ceremony was held at Transylvania sixteen years ago, not twenty six.”
Jean Cochran helped wake America by delivering the news during Morning Edition for most of her 33 years at NPR
An NPR newscaster who helped wake America for 33 years joins us on our next program. Jean Cochran retired from National Public Radio last year as part of a buy-out offered to many long-time employees at the network.
EKU Senior Glenn Cosey sparked the upset-minded Colonels early with four first-half three-pointers at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis
The University of Kentucky Wildcats are staying in St. Louis for the weekend for another game in the 2014 NCAA tournament. It took some doing, but UK held fast in beating Kansas State by seven. Eastern Kentucky University, meanwhile, brought a yeoman's effort against number-two-seeded Kansas before falling 80-69.
It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that, among other events this weekend, is the Lexington Ballet production of Snow White on Saturday.
Transylvania University's Haggin Auditorium becomes a federal courthouse for a day to host a naturalization ceremony Friday March 21, 2014
A facility in downtown Lexington becomes a federal courtroom for a day today. That’s because Transylvania University is hosting a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony. The school’s Haggin Auditorium will be the site of the university’s first citizenship ceremony in 16 years.
Legislation aimed at shortening Kentucky General Assembly sessions has easily passed the state's senate. If approved by the full legislature, the constitutional amendment would require statewide voter approval before it could to go into effect.
Lexington's legislative request for authority to raise the city transient room tax seems to face clear sailing in the Kentucky House, The backing comes as time winds down for the 2014 session of the General Assembly.
With an improving economy, Lexington city leaders are moving ahead with an affordable housing initiative in the Bluegrass community. Lexington's city council has wrestled with an affordable housing question for years.
A state House panel has unanimously approved a bill to provide tax incentives to the ailing coal industry. House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins says his bill will permit tax breaks on machinery and manufacturing for coal-related companies.
Three separate weekend fires on land at Pine Mountain State Park caused damage to timber, but not to resort lodging facilities. A lodge and cottages are located on the Bell County property. State Parks Department Spokesman Gil Lawson says the fires are not expected to impact the spring schedule.
With March Madness comes the frenzy for basketball fans to find tickets and make plans to follow their favorite teams. It's also a time when scammers focus their attention on taking advantage of those zealous fans.
After collecting a year's worth of images of what they say are illegal discharges from one of Louisville Gas & Electric's coal ash ponds into the Ohio River, environmental groups say they plan to sue the company.
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Western Kentucky Republicans gathered at Murray State University’s Curris Center this weekend for the Calloway County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, themed around the prospect of flipping control of the Kentucky House of Representatives to Republican control
When severe storms blow through the Commonwealth, less-than-reputable roof repair crews often times offer their services. Louisville Representative Steve Riggs says legislation approved in the House hopes to remedy the problem. "It's a terrible problem in Kentucky with storm chasers and contractors that do work on roofs that come out of state and are basically predators.
The Kentucky Senate has approved legislation aimed at keeping certain key maintenance drugs in the hands of patients. The bill requires pharmaceutical benefit managers to contact prescribing doctors before cutting off coverage of the medications.