WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's tourism agency has suspended a tax break worth up to $18 million for a Noah's ark biblical attraction after the park transferred its main property to a nonprofit affiliate.
Media outlets report the Kentucky Tourism Arts and Heritage Cabinet said the park's action breached the incentive agreement, which would refund a portion of sales tax collected at the site.
The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will reach well into the 90s at least through Saturday, so the Lexington Fayette Urban Government is opening “cooling centers” for those who need a break from the heat.
We begin with an email from listener Edward. He writes, "Allow me to specify exactly why WEKU-FM will not ever get any donation from me. I used to subscribe regularly, but then WEKU-FM abandoned all pretense at balanced broadcasting."
We begin with a call to the Listener Comment Line from Linda, in Lexington, “My husband and I listened to the “From the Top” broadcast on Sunday evening. We listened to that all the time when we lived in Boston."
We didn’t air Feedback last week due to the holiday so here are a couple of messages that came in from mid-May forward.
Anonymous female: “I’m a fairly faithful listener calling from Frankfort, Kentucky. I listen to WEKU in the morning as I’m getting ready for work and driving to work and in the evenings as I’m coming home.”
Current Kentucky office-holders have joined other national, state and local leaders in commenting on the passing of Former U.S. Senator and baseball Hall-of-Famer Jim Bunning. Bunning died Friday at the age of 85.
From Trevor, in Corbin, “I've submitted listener feedback before. Mostly it's been to praise this station for the fantastic job it does keeping listeners informed, but I have also commented on certain programming that, in my opinion, is of little value to most people tuning in."
It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader. They tell us that the Moonshiners’ Ball is this weekend. It’s known as the annual “kickoff” of the music season in Lexington and Central Kentucky.
By postal mail, Edd from Versailles wrote in response to a comment we aired a couple of weeks ago, ”I was about to call in to the listener line to voice my frustration with the constant, over and over, droning focus of WEKU on such a narrow range of the issues.
America has a lot of major situations that deserve coverage and the constant drum beat on a few such person(al) causes is over the edge.
One of the "Founding Mothers" of NPR is our guest on this week's show. NPR and ABC commentator and best-selling author Cokie Roberts is our guest in a show recorded at this year's WEKU Day Sponsor Recognition Event.
Listeners in attendance at the May 15 event are the audience for the show and will be offering questions and comments.