The Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in Oldham County is home to about 1100 felons and one unusual theatre company. It’s an all-inmate ensemble called Shakespeare Behind Bars. For sixteen years, the group has staged full productions of plays like Hamlet and Macbeth and Julius Casear.Each year, they do a series of performances, some for other inmates and some for the public.
There are now record levels of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere, and scientists are predicting drastic temperature changes as a result. An initiative in parts of Appalachia is giving landowners incentives to maintain their forests correctly, so they store as much extra carbon dioxide as possible.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the state’s third annual black bear hunt begins Saturday in three eastern Kentucky counties. The hunt will be held in Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties and will last a maximum of two days.
A city-appointed task force is looking to resurrect the Charles Young Community Center on Lexington's east end. The group is recommending that the city retain ownership of the building but partner with local organizations to provide activities and programs.
The Clark County Board of Health is moving forward with plans to assist in a challenge to a Bullitt County court’s decision to overturn a smoking ban. Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress overturned the ban passed on March 23 after the Bullitt County Fiscal Court and the county’s eight cities challenged the health board’s authority to enact the ban. The Bullitt County Board of Health is appealing that decision, and the Woodford, Clark and Madison boards of health plan to file an amicus brief, as well, because the court’s decision would impact smoking bans in those counties.
By Bill Estep, Lexington Herald-Leader & Jennifer Hewlett, Lexington Herald-Leader
A tiny Pike County church voted Sunday to affirm that it welcomes people of all races, a week after some members touched off a storm of controversy by voting against accepting interracial couples. Members of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church voted 16-0 Sunday to make clear that everyone is welcome, "regardless of race, creed or color," and that the church wants to move forward in unity, pastor Stacy Stepp said.
On Wednesday, America will observe the 70th anniversary of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which shocked the nation, crippled the U.S. fleet and thrust Americans into the middle of the biggest war in history. It remains a defining moment in history that affects us to this day. Meanwhile, the Kentucky Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association now lists just 15 attack survivors alive in the state, according to chapter president Jon Toy of Mount Sterling.
White Rock Beverages may not be a household name today, but it used to be. And so was the girl on its bottle.
The Greek goddess Psyche has appeared on millions of bottles and cans of White Rock sparkling water, tonic water and ginger ale. And on every one, she is topless, gazing at her own reflection in a crystal-clear pool of water.
White Rock President Larry Bodkin says there was nothing lewd or suggestive about that Psyche logo when it debuted around the turn of the 20th century.