Here’s an email from Chris, in Berea, “One morning last week, you shared a tweet from Donald Trump as if it were news regarding how he had helped a Ford plant not leave Louisville. Trump’s tweet, however, was quickly shown to be incorrect."
Here’s a message from Paul left this week on the Listener Comment Line, “I like your website and the stories of the day. I particularly like reading about people voting for the coal industry. I know that’s controversial but it’s an important story.”
Eastern Kentucky University student-athlete Tyler Swafford had a tough day on the football field Saturday. But as WEKU’S John Hingsbergen reports, the 21-year-old received some very good news later that day.
Tyler Swafford has been notified that he will receive one of this year’s 12 George Mitchell scholarships. The Brentwood Tennessee native, was among more than 300 who applied for the honor that provides a year of post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland.
It’s time for our weekly chat featuring weekend arts and cultural events with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader. They start this week of a mention of a production by Lexington’s Studio Players.
Politics and the election have certainly brought out some comments this week. First, from Mary Pat who commented about the Eastern Standard show on voter values, “The election?...values?...partisan spokespersons to start it off? ....really?! I had to turn it off. A very lame show with poor conception.”
Kentucky's top election official estimates 60 percent of the state's registered voters will cast ballots on Tuesday. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said that's on par with the turnout from the 2012 presidential election.
The Kentucky Humanities Council Tuesday named a new Executive Director. As WEKU’s John Hingsbergen reports, the new head of the non-profit is a person whose name and face are familiar to many Kentuckians.
Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates met Monday night on statewide television for the only debate of the 2016 campaign. Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Democrat Lexington Mayor Jim Gray appeared together on KET's "Kentucky Tonight.”
Listener Clay emailed us, “Please create a pronunciation guidebook for your announcers, primarily containing area street and place names. Your morning guy continually mispronounces "Tiverton" and "Aristides", street names in Lexington. But other WEKU announcers also struggle in this area. Nothing makes an announcer sound more amateurish than continually mispronouncing local names.”
It’s time for our weekly chat featuring weekend arts and cultural events with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader. On their minds this week is Lexington’s annual Halloween event, the Thriller Parade and a day of related activities.
First up, an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: WEKH Hazard is now back at FULL POWER on 90.9 FM, thanks to Chief Engineer Bill Browning, Hazard Engineer Phil Hayes, WEKU Assistant Engineer Jim Whitaker as well as numerous outside vendors and contractors as well as support agencies at Eastern Kentucky University.
Tammie continues, "It shouldn't be that complicated, because not many of the general public are going to study up. Is it now on the public to keep themselves from being mistreated or shot in such an encounter, instead of the responsibility of the PEACE officer?
A father and son are the latest arrests in the investigation into the fatal shooting of the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay.
Trinity Gay died at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital Sunday after police say she was fatally shot in the neck around 4 a.m. during a shootout between people in two parked vehicles in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant.
In a statement, Lexington police say 38-year-old Chazerae Taylor and his 19-year-old son D'Markeo are charged with wanton endangerment in the early Sunday shooting.
The 15-year-old daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay was killed in a shooting in Lexington early Sunday morning. According to the Fayette County Coroner, Trinity Gay died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after a shooting at Cook Out restaurant on South Broadway.
Lexington officials are considering changes to policies regarding county constables. The duties of these elected officials were discussed during this week’s Planning and Public Safety Committee meeting.
The city review follows a summer report by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting raising issues about training and accountability. Council member Kevin Stinnett views city liability related to constables and their deputies as a key issue.
Lexington is combining its public safety operations into one facility. The move is expected to create more efficiency for day-to-day police and fire calls and disaster response. The official ribbon cutting was Thursday.
About a million calls annually come to emergency 9-1-1 and government assistance LexCall workers. Staff at the new 15 million dollar Public Safety Operations Center will now handle all those calls. Plus police, fire, and emergency management officials can be side by side.
We start with an email from a couple whom we will not identify since we don’t want to disclose the amounts of donations to the station, “If it helps for your current drive, I upped my day sponsor by mailing in $20 yesterday. I know it's not much, but I went from $180 to $200, which for us is a lot.”
John wrote to us, “Please get the web streaming link to smart phones repaired quickly. I am having serious withdrawal symptoms!”
It’s time for our weekly chat featuring weekend arts and cultural events with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader. With October almost here, they’re focusing on fall festivals and events.
Rich Copley & Harriett Hendren cover arts and culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader and Lexgo dot com.
You can also find listings of arts and cultural activities at the events calendar link at WEKU dot FM.
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