First up this week, a response to a Morning Edition commentary on the upcoming boxing match between world champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champ Conor McGregor.
Sarah Spain: “If you saw two football or baseball players engage in a pre-game battle of slurs, you would expect fines and suspensions. But when it comes to fighting sports, it feels like the wild wild West.”
We had a couple more comments in response to Cheri Lawson’s July 14 story following the first anniversary of the Ark Encounter Noah’s Ark park..
You can see them for yourself on the website. But a couple of highlights, Mark comments, “…..why is it always ‘banjo’ music that's performed. Even in the bluegrass state that sounds racist to call it 'banjo' music. 'Live' music is the correct term that should be used.”
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.