A Moment in Kentucky History: A Kentucky Myth

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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about a Kentucky myth of the state's native peoples.


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The mayor of an eastern Kentucky town sees potential for economic growth with the completion of a parkway expansion.  Government officials and citizens alike in Salyersville have been looking forward to the opening of one segment for some time.

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Lexington officials are preparing for colder weather and the snow that comes with it. Central Kentucky already had some early season snowfall this month, with about an inch on the ground. 

Lexington Environmental Quality and Public Works Commissioner Nancy Albright outlined this year’s snow removal strategy to a council committee this week.  Albright said new this year is a citywide emphasis on pre-wetting salt.

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Half of all the public drinking water systems tested in a new report from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet are showing evidence of PFAS contamination.

These chemicals belong to a class of more than 5,000 compounds often called “forever chemicals” and are known to increase the risk of cancer, among other health problems.

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The 2019 Great American Smokeout comes at a time of increased scrutiny on e-cigarettes and vaping. 

The first nationwide Great American Smokeout took place in 1977.  The third Thursday of November remains a designated time to start living without cigarettes. 

But vaping is a front and center health issue today.  The American Medical Association this week called for a ban on all electronic cigarette and vaping products.  Angela Brumley-Shelton, tobacco treatment specialist with the Fayette Health Department, supports the idea.

Eastern Standard for November 21, 2019

Nov 21, 2019

Rescuing benefits and services mistakenly denied veterans. Needle sharing has made the once rare heart infection endocarditis a frequent diagnosis among the addicted. A visit with recovering addicts who have found a new path in life at an E. Kentucky stringed instrument factory. A discussion about end-of-life care. And, Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty on his lead role in a movie filmed in Central Kentucky.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

Lexington Rates High For LGBTQ Inclusion

Nov 21, 2019
Stu Johnson

Lexington scored 93 out of 100 on ratings sponsored by the national Human Rights Campaign.  That compares with a 53 in 2013, the first year the bluegrass community was included in the equality index.  The organization ranks cities based on how inclusive local government law, policies, and services are to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. 

Live House Impeachment Inquiry from NPR

Nov 21, 2019
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The U.S. House of Representatives is continuing open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.: NPR’s Special Report with recap and analysis of the House Impeachment Hearings will be hosted by Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish.

Hearings are scheduled Wednesday and Thursday. Watch here and listen on WEKU-FM.

A Moment in Kentucky History: Martha Layne Collins

Nov 21, 2019
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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Martha Layne Collins, the first and only female Governor of Kentucky.


New Horse Racing Safety Coalition Established

Nov 20, 2019
Stu Johnson

Leading Thoroughbred racing organizations are forming a national safety coalition in an effort to reduce horse fatalities.  The effort includes a number of reforms related to medical, operational, and organizational areas.  The formation of the group comes following much attention given to horse fatalies over the past year.  Some three dozen horses were euthanized at Santa Anita track in California.  In Kentucky, five horse fatalities occured at Keeneland during the fall meet.  There were four during the spring meet.

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Eastern Standard for November 21, 2019

Nov 21, 2019

Rescuing benefits and services mistakenly denied veterans. Needle sharing has made the once rare heart infection endocarditis a frequent diagnosis among the addicted. A visit with recovering addicts who have found a new path in life at an E. Kentucky stringed instrument factory. A discussion about end-of-life care. And, Lexington actor Kevin Hardesty on his lead role in a movie filmed in Central Kentucky.

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

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