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.

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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.

kentucky.com

If the production and airing of political advertisements is any indication, political pundits might say the sixth congressional district race has generated a lot of attention for August.  Reports the central Kentucky contest between GOP incumbent Andy Barr and Democrat Amy McGrath is being viewed with a national lens.

University of Kentucky Receives NCI Renewal

Aug 12, 2018
Stu Johnson

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has earned National Cancer Institute designation for another five years. 

Kentucky Firefighters Return from California

Aug 12, 2018
wkyt.com

40 firefighters are back in Kentucky following two weeks fighting woodland fires in California.  

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In a room at the Letcher County Health Department in Whitesburg, Kentucky, about 20 people are learning how to use naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication.

Among them is 18-year-old Morgan Hopkins. An aspiring therapist, Hopkins said she wants to be ready with naloxone if someone overdoses around her.

 

“You never know what you’re going to see,” she said. “If anything goes wrong, you have it, rather than you don’t have it.”

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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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