Paul Motian, a jazz drummer and composer who spent more than 50 years in the music industry, died November 22, from complications of multiple myeloma. He was 80.
The New York Times' Ben Ratliff once called Motian "one of the greatest drummers in all of jazz." The rare drummer who disliked drum solos, Motian recorded some of his most memorable work with pianist Bill Evans and bassist Scott LaFaro. Their recordings include the classics Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Portrait of Jazz.
A Kansas City family prepares a meal together. A new study finds that working mothers log more hours — and get more stressed — than working fathers while multitasking at home. (This family wasn't part of the research.)
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A new study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review comes up with some findings that lots of women may feel they already know too much about: Working mothers spend significantly more time multitasking at home than working dads. And those mothers aren't happy about it.
A U.S. Army soldier with the 10th Special Forces Group and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico as part of exercise Emerald Warrior 2011 on March 1, 2011.
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Dogs who have served alongside U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan now typically go on to live with their handlers in the civilian world after their service days are over, as All Things Considered reported in August.
That's a change from the past, when many combat dogs were euthanized once they were done working with the military.
The deadline is Jan. 2 for public input on a draft report addressing bacteria impairments in nine stream segments and two springs of the South Elkhorn Creek watershed. The report, titled "Total Maximum Daily Load for Fecal Coliform and E. coli, Nine Stream Segments and Two Springs within the South Elkhorn Creek Watershed, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Scott and Woodford Counties, Kentucky," can be viewed online.
Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin said he was the happiest he has been in a long time with Thursday's announcement that 30 new police officers will be hired. The new recruits will begin training on Jan. 3.
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After a two-year "dry spell" in which no new recruits were added to the police force, Lexington will hire a class of 30 trainees, Mayor Jim Gray announced Thursday. The Urban County Council approved the hirings on Thursday. The recruits are scheduled to begin training Jan. 3. Police Chief Ronnie Bastin said that Thursday "may be the happiest day that you've seen me have in a long, long time."
While the rest of the economy flounders, Kentucky's farm economy is growing by leaps and bounds. Farm cash receipts in 2011 will top $5 billion for the first time ever, University of Kentucky agriculture economists said. Their annual forecast, released Thursday at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual convention, predicted combined crop and livestock receipts of about $5.2 billion to $5.4 billion, up by as much as $1 billion from last year's record $4.4 billion.
The pastor of a small Pike County church that voted against accepting interracial couples as members said he will ask the congregation to overturn the decision. Stacy Stepp, pastor of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church, said he will seek a new vote on the issue, perhaps as early as Sunday. Stepp said he is confident members of the church, which has about 45 members, will overturn the earlier decision.
An electrical contractor from Scott County will challenge state Sen. Damon Thayer in the 2012 Republican primary and hopes to get support from the tea party. Ricky Hostetler has filed a letter of intent to run for the Republican nomination for Kentucky's 17th Senate District, which covers part of southern Kenton County and Grant, Owen and Scott counties.
Charles Lydian Sr. served three years as a general service engineer in World War II, building roads and supplying ammunition, regularly in a combat zone. Yet for all his service, Lydian’s children say he didn’t talk much about the war when he talked about his experience. This week, Mike Lydian accepted six medals on his father’s behalf, five-and-a-half months after Charles Lydian passed away at age 92.