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Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton Tuesday sought to clear up any confusion about city security responsibility and costs associated with President Trump’s scheduled visit on Nov. 4.  The president is holding an election eve rally in Rupp Arena. 

Gorton said city police participate in security and traffic control for all large events at the arena. “The city’s agreement in general practice with events at Rupp is that we provide additional police presence for any event that attracts over 10,000 people,” said Gorton

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is testifying before the House Financial Services Committee about the company's plans for a new cryptocurrency and its allegations that it violated the Fair Housing Act. Watch the hearing live here at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

The video will be available on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

 Around 5,400 runners took on The Bourbon Chase in Central Kentucky. The annual relay-run follows Kentucky's Bourbon Trail, starting at the Jim Beam distillery and making stops at distilleries along the way. Samantha Morrill tagged along with a team to see what the Chase is all about. 

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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about a 100-mile bicycle race from Lexington to Covington in 1896. 


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Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Director Steve Lochmueller  has resigned.  In a news release, the university says the former University of Kentucky athlete stepped down to pursue other opportunities. 

Lochmueller came to the Richmond campus to serve as AD in 2015.  He hired a number of coaches including football coach Mark Elder, men’s basketball coach A.W. Hamilton, and first year women’s basketball coach Samantha Williams. 

  Coal executive Bob Murray clashed Monday with federal energy regulators at a Lexington, Kentucky, energy forum over what Murray called a failure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sufficiently support the struggling coal industry. 

“The word that I’ve been using to describe FERC is feckless,” Murray told the audience, including FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee. 

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A Moment in Kentucky History: Hascal Haile

Oct 22, 2019
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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Hascal Haile, a Kentucky musician.


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In Today's Interview, Curator Gwendolyn Graham visited the WEKU studios to share the latest exhibit at EKU's Giles Gallery. The exhibition displays Contemporary African American Artists in Kentucky and African art. Listen to the interview about My Kentucky State of Mind.

Lexington Unveils "Safety Net" Initiative

Oct 21, 2019
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A number of organizations and individuals are combining their efforts in an attempt to reduce violence in Lexington.  A new plan focuses on police intervention and offering resources to help prevent youth from falling into criminal activity.

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  Coal executive Bob Murray clashed Monday with federal energy regulators at a Lexington, Kentucky, energy forum over what Murray called a failure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sufficiently support the struggling coal industry. 

“The word that I’ve been using to describe FERC is feckless,” Murray told the audience, including FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee. 

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Oct 21, 2019

The extent of child abuse and neglect happening in our backyard is, as our guest puts it, "shocking." We talk with CASA's Melynda Jamison. Why the 2020 Census matters to your children? Patricia Tennen of KY Youth Advocates and Lawrence County teacher David Prince are our guests. And, a chat with Jessie Hunt, one of four Kentuckians selected as a Fellow for the first class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute.

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The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 15 at 8pm on WEKU Classical and Sunday, Nov 17th at 8pm on WEKU: Akiko Fujimoto, Conductor Finalist with music of Ginastera, Beethoven, and Libby Larsen.