Lexington Council Committee Gets MetroNet Update

Sep 24, 2018
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The Indiana based MetroNet company is working to bring fiber optic connections to homeowners in Lexington.  MetroNet representatives offered an update on installation progress during last week’s Lexington council committee meeting. 

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Partying during college years is not something attractive to all university students, but it is for a number of them. 

The death of a young boy in Lexington last week in a suspected DUI related incident may have altered the mindset of some University of Kentucky students this past weekend.

Stu Johnson

The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a win Saturday 23 to 14 over Southeast Missouri State in Roy Kidd Stadium. 

It was a close contest throughout with on and off rain showers pelting fans and players.  EKU led 10 to seven at halftime.  The game turned on five turnovers by SEMO, four of them interceptions. 

The Colonels are off next weekend, but then play host the following weekend on October sixth to defending OVC Champion Jacksonville State.

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Eastern Kentucky University returns home Saturday to open Ohio Valley Conference play against Southeast Missouri State.  The Colonels will be trying to get their first OVC victory and even their record at two and two.

EKU is coming off a hard fought, but disappointing 42-35 loss at Bowling Green last weekend.  Meanwhile, Southeast Missouri got a four point win 48 to 44, on the road, over Southern Illinois.  Redhawks running back Marquis Terry rushed for a conference record of 311 yards. 

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Governor Matt Bevin believes portions of Thursday’s Kentucky Supreme Court hearing on the new pension reform law were, in his words, “not on the matters that really are of importance”. 

The governor offered his thoughts after participating in a Lexington event Friday. “The desire to focus on technicalities and not on the merits of the suit and of what is and what is not inviolable was I think wasted opportunity,” said Bevin.

UK Opens Multidisciplinary Research Facility

Sep 21, 2018
Stu Johnson

University administrators, government leaders at the state and federal levels, along with many medical scientists today recognized the opening of the University of Kentucky’s multidisciplinary research building.  Efforts are well underway to recruit internationally known researchers to work in the $265 million facility in Lexington. 

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says Brett Kavanaugh “absolutely” still has his support. 

The Bowling Green Republican says he thinks the U.S. Supreme Court nominee will be confirmed in the next week or so, despite accusations that he sexually assaulted a young woman when he was in high school. 

Paul told WKU Public Radio on Thursday evening that he thinks it’s a mistake to discredit Kavanaugh’s personal life and career based on accusations.

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Southeastern Kentucky’s Red Bird Mission recognized its affiliation with University of Louisville dental students Thursday.  The mission located in Beverly, serves patients in Clay, Leslie, and Bell counties.  

Weekly Arts Chat with Rich Copley

Sep 21, 2018

In this week’s Arts Chat with Rich Copley and Wendy Barnett, they talk about the massive music festival "Bourbon and Beyond" this weekend in Louisville, theatrical events across the bluegrass, and how three artists bring "angels" to Cheapside hoping to start a conversation about race.

Listen live on Fridays at 7:44am, 12:33pm, and 5:45pm, or click the link below to listen now. 

Stu Johnson

The University of Kentucky will use a $4 million research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and Office of Naval Research to better determine optimal physical and mental fitness of elite military members.  The announcement came Thursday on UK’s campus. 

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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.

Rebecca Kiger

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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