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Ranked number eighth nationally, Jacksonville State scored first and then continued that trend in handing the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels a 56 to seven defeat at Roy Kidd Stadium Saturday. 

The Gamecocks led 28 to zero at the half and extended the lead by 21 more points before EKU scored in the fourth quarter to avoid a shutout.  Jacksonville State, the defending Ohio Valley Conference Champion, racked up 637 total yards of offense in the game compared to 147 for Eastern Kentucky.

Former Vice President Joe Biden is coming to central Kentucky to express his support for 6th district Congressional candidate Amy McGrath.  Biden will participate in a political cookout at Bath County High School.

The fish fry and campaign rally is scheduled for Friday afternoon.  Biden is regarded as a possible Democratic candidate for president in 2020.

President Trump To Hold Rally At EKU

Oct 6, 2018
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President Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 13.

EKU President Michael Benson sent a campus-wide email on Friday night to announce the event. Benson said this is the first time a sitting president has visited the Richmond campus.

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Local union president for workers at Lexington’s Trane plant, Marty Leslie said Thursday’s announcement of a 2019 shutdown was,  “a shocker.” 

Watch Live: Final Vote on Kavanaugh

Oct 5, 2018
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The Senate will take a final vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live.

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WEKU General Manager Mike Savage announced this morning that the station is purchasing a new Transmitter at a cost of about $100,000.  The transmitter will replace older equipment that began failing two years ago at the Clays Ferry broadcast site.  The special announcement was made during the stations 'Power Hour' which kicked off the 50th anniversary Membership drive. EKU VP Dr. David McFaddin joined Savage on the air this morning to help make the announcement.  Dr.

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The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels host number eight Jacksonville State in a pivotal Ohio Valley Conference game Saturday afternoon.

EKU comes into the 4:00 kickoff at two and two while the Gamecocks are three and one.  Jacksonville Head Coach John Grass noted in the weekly OVC teleconference he’s seeing improvement along Eastern’s lines. “I think offensive and defensively lines are the best they’ve been in quite a while.  They got skilled guys, they got some running backs that can really get the job done,” said Grass.

Lexington Trane Plant To Shut Down Next Year

Oct 4, 2018
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A Lexington business employing hundreds of people will close by the end of next year. 

The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting that 600 hours employees will lose their jobs with the manufacturer of heating and cooling units.

Ingersoll Rand, Trane’s parent company said in a release Thursday afternoon that it is consolidating operations at its 1 million square-foot plant in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Keeneland’s Fall Meet gets underway Friday afternoon with many horses and jockeys aiming for the Breeders Cup World Championships in early November at Churchill Downs. 

New this fall is an up close look at what thoroughbred owners go through on race day.

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The commission has for months now been considering a proposal that would roll back its oversight of water pollution control standards along the Ohio River.

The 8-state body says standards set by member states will protect water quality in the Ohio. And the board argues the federal EPA will provide adequate oversight.

But at a meeting Thursday, the committee tasked with making recommendations to the commission said it needed more time.

ORSANCO Director Richard Harrison says thousands of people have weighed in on the proposal.

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The Justice family companies’ difficulties paying taxes over the years are well documented. But tax collectors haven’t been the only ones trying to recover debts from companies once operated by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and now in control of his family.

A review of court documents by the Ohio Valley ReSource found at least five cases in which judges ruled that Justice family companies failed to pay suppliers for goods or services.

 

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The commission has for months now been considering a proposal that would roll back its oversight of water pollution control standards along the Ohio River.

The 8-state body says standards set by member states will protect water quality in the Ohio. And the board argues the federal EPA will provide adequate oversight.

But at a meeting Thursday, the committee tasked with making recommendations to the commission said it needed more time.

ORSANCO Director Richard Harrison says thousands of people have weighed in on the proposal.

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After decades of addiction to heroin and prescription opioids, Wendy Crites finally made a clean break.

“For the first time in my life I just wanted to be off of it,” she said from her home in Ranson, West Virginia. “I hit rock bottom.”

Last year the ReSource profiled Crites, a single mother getting by on low-wage jobs during her first year of sobriety.

 

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