Jonese Franklin

News Content Manager (aka News Director)

6:14pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Mountain Kentucky

Report: Tourism & Agriculture are Keys to Appalachia's Future

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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.  

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3:37pm

Tue September 16, 2014
All Politics are Local

Berea Council Holding Forum on Gay Rights Law

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

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5:50pm

Mon September 15, 2014
State Capitol

Former State Worker Fined for Mistreating Women

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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.


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7:35am

Fri August 22, 2014
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Rich Copley: Comedy Off Broadway, Summer Nights in Suburbia & Chamber Music Fest of Lexington

Credit 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.

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7:35am

Fri August 15, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Woodland Art Fair, Picnic with Pops & River Blast

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

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5:02pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: Well Crafted Festival, Ten Minute Plays at Studio Players & Smooth Jazz

Credit 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.

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2:17pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Arts Weekly

Kentucky Outsider Artists Represented In NYC Art Fair

"Untitled" (2008) by Beverly Baker. Color pencil and graphite on paper, 23 x 29 inches.
Credit 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.

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2:07pm

Fri February 8, 2013
Arts Weekly

EKU Hosts Scotland's Black Watch Pipes and Drums

Credit 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. 

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1:30am

Mon October 3, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Frampton Comes Alive While He Still Can

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.