Cheri Lawson

Twenty years ago an eight -year-old Lexington boy, Nathan Matuszewicz ,lost his life to a disease affecting his lungs. August 18th,his family and friends are once again sponsoring a 5k run-walk event at Keeneland to raise awareness of the disease.

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Automotive manufacturing leaders met in Kentucky to discuss how changes in U.S. trade policy under President Trump affect the industry and its growing presence in the Ohio Valley.

Industry leaders gathered for the annual AutoVision conference and many don’t like what they see coming.

Stu Johnson

Lexington’s public golf courses continue to carry a cost to government of more than $900,000 a year.  

Stu Johnson

The first day of school at Lexington’s Tates Creek High School Wednesday carried a new meaning.  A third Fayette County school now features the academy format.

The new Tates Creek academies cover areas like designing and engineering, medical emergency services and business entrepreneurship.  

Stu Johnson

Lexington city council members spent close to three hours last night hearing citizen comments about a proposed plan to relocate city hall.  No vote was taken on the recommended move.

Stu Johnson

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson says the Richmond school’s graduation rate has improved, but is still not good enough.

Lexington Council Consider E-Scooter Ride Sharing

Aug 15, 2018
lexingtonky.gov

Lexington city leaders are considering ways to incorporate pay per minute electric scooter ride sharing.  Such thin two wheeled slow speed scooters are not currently found in the bluegrass community.

Stu Johnson

A nationally known automotive consultant says the widespread use of autonomous vehicles is coming to the U.S.  Future predictions about driverless cars was a part of the first day for this year Kentucky AutoVision Conference.

kentucky.com

61 recruits from across the Commonwealth began their participation in a 25 week State Police Training Academy this week.  It comes on the heels of the retirement of 56 troopers in July.   Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders says that equaled the entire number who retired in all of 2017.

Wild Ginseng Harvest Ban Remains in Place

Aug 13, 2018
uky.edu

A ban on harvesting wild ginseng within Kentucky’s national forest remains in effect. 

Although not pertaining to private properties, U.S. Forest Service botanist David Taylor expects public forest land to be protected from ginseng cultivation at least over the next year.  He says it’s hard to say when the ban will be lifted. “We honestly don’t know right now.  We are working with the state department of agriculture and farmers to monitor ginseng populations.  The State Department of Agriculture’s been doing it for a while,” said Taylor.

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Automotive manufacturing leaders met in Kentucky to discuss how changes in U.S. trade policy under President Trump affect the industry and its growing presence in the Ohio Valley.

Industry leaders gathered for the annual AutoVision conference and many don’t like what they see coming.

Jim Justice Continues To Owe Millions In Back Taxes

Aug 7, 2018
West Virginia Public Media

  After years of delinquency, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice says his family company’s overdue taxes and fines in the state have been cleared. But Justice offered no information on millions owed in Kentucky and other states. Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports.

West Virginia revenue officials say the debt obligations from Justice’s coal companies have been paid, including fines and taxes. Justice failed to say how much was owed and whether any of the amounts paid were reduced as part of negotiations.

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West Kentucky farmer Judy Wilson says her family is a bit of a sundry bunch.

“We love the farm, but we also love all the nature,” she said.

Wilson is driving down a back-country road that divides two fields, to the left is her soybean crop and to the right is 102 acres that she has placed in the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Program, something her husband always wanted.

 

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