A Moment in Kentucky History: Isaac Shelby

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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about some lesser known contributions of Isaac Shelby.


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Eastern Kentucky University’s new football coach is someone with great familiarity with Colonel football.  A formal campus announcement is scheduled Tuesday to introduce Walt Wells.

Wells has been named as Eastern’s 15th head coach.  He takes over for Mark Elder who was relieved of his duties two weeks ago, after four seasons at the Richmond school. 

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Vehicle break-ins in Lexington are on the rise.  In 2019, Lexington police are reporting 1,900 thefts from vehicles.  That’s on pace to surpass last year’s total. 

Police Public Information Officer Brenna Angel said in November alone 55 guns were reported stolen from vehicles.

“A lot of times those guns are never recovered. If we do recover a gun that was stolen from a vehicle, we’re usually seeing it connected to another crime, such as a violent crime or something dealing with narcotics,” said Angel.

Fayette Jail To Undergo Assessment

Dec 9, 2019
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Lexington’s city council is moving forward with an assessment of the Fayette County jail.  The timeline for the review was moved up upon the advice of a committee chair.

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The head of Commerce Lexington says officials are monitoring to see whether laid off workers at a major manufacturing plant land new jobs. 

Bob Quick mentioned ongoing placement efforts regarding former Trane employees during an annual update to a Lexington Council committee.  “We’ve been working with the plant manager and the Trane officials to figure out how to take the workers that are currently there and to help them find other jobs here in this region in manufacturing,” said Quick.

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Dec 9, 2019

An in-depth interview with Dr. Shana Babalonis on the latest University of Kentucky research into medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the barriers to researching the efficacy and safety of CBD. Hear about the results of an analysis of samples of local honey revealing contamination by heavy metals and pesticides. And, an author interview: Elizabeth Englehardt, "The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell” with folklorist Emily Hilliard, contribnutor of a chapter about the cuisine of the Swiss settlement, Helvetia, West Virginia. 

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

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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about the first recorded pioneer wedding in Kentucky.


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Lexington city leaders are exploring a new funding process for economic development.  A city council committee this week looked at a revised strategy to attract jobs to the bluegrass community.

Iconic UK Dormitory Towers To Come Down In 2020

Dec 6, 2019
kentucky.com

Two iconic high rise towers, formerly dormitories, on the University of Kentucky campus are scheduled for demolition over the next year.  The planned take down of the Kirwan-Blanding Residence Hall Complex and Dining Commons would pave the way for a new 500 bed residence hall plus substantial green space.

Kentucky Politics Distilled: Bevin's Last Week

Dec 6, 2019
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This week in Kentucky politics, outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin claimed he lost his reelection because Democrats “harvested votes in urban areas.” Gov.-elect Andy Beshear named some of his cabinet secretaries. And education commissioner Wayne Lewis defended himself as his job might be in jeopardy in the new administration. Jonese Franklin from member station WFPL talked to Capitol reporter Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled.

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Dec 9, 2019

An in-depth interview with Dr. Shana Babalonis on the latest University of Kentucky research into medical and recreational marijuana, as well as the barriers to researching the efficacy and safety of CBD. Hear about the results of an analysis of samples of local honey revealing contamination by heavy metals and pesticides. And, an author interview: Elizabeth Englehardt, "The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell” with folklorist Emily Hilliard, contribnutor of a chapter about the cuisine of the Swiss settlement, Helvetia, West Virginia. 

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

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Ohio Valley ReSource

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates almost 700,000 people across the country will lose food stamps in a new Trump Administration rule announced Wednesday. Regional anti-hunger advocates and policy analysts say the Ohio Valley — and Appalachia in particular — could be disproportionately affected by this rule. 

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