Jonese Franklin

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soar-ky.org

A new report says state government needs to spend more money promoting eastern Kentucky as a tourism destination to help the region pull itself out of poverty following the loss of thousands of jobs because of the declining coal industry.  

wikipedia.org

Berea's City Council is holding a forum to discuss an upcoming vote on an ordinance that prohibits discrimination against gays.

klec.ky.gov

The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has finished its investigation into the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, fining a former assistant director on Monday for mistreating women.


Rich Copley, via Twitter

It’s time for our weekly visit with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader for a look at this weekend’s arts and cultural offerings.

Rich Copley, via Twitter

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. 

Rich Copley via Twitter

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. This week, Rich tells us about three very different festivals taking place in the region.

Institute 193, Rich Copley

Last week, Chase Martin and Phillip March Jones of Lexington's Institute 193 gathered the work of a dozen or so Kentucky artists and hit the road for New York City. Their destination? The annual Outsider Art Fair.

http://www.theblackwatch.co.uk

It's not every day you go to a concert featuring musicians who have been recently risking their lives on the battlefield. Such is the life of members of the pipes and drums of the Black Watch of the community of Fife in Scotland. 

When Peter Frampton performs tomorrow in Richmond, it’s practically in his backyard.  The guitar hero has a home and studio in Cincinnati.  Frampton’s touring North America, celebrating the 35th anniversary of his “Frampton Comes Alive” album, one of the best selling “live” albums ever produced.  In his concerts, Frampton says he tries to give audiences what they want, right away.  He spoke with WEKU’s Jonese Franklin.