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As Memorial Day is observed on Monday, American Legion Department of Kentucky Service Officer, Randy Fisher tells WEKU that Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen soldiers who served our country. He talked to WEKU’s Wendy Barnett.

Frank Kees is the Director of the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East. He told WEKU’s Samantha Morrill about the cemetery, and how people can pay their respects and support Kentucky’s Veterans Cemeteries.

 

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Army officials are looking into modifications in disposal for certain nerve agent munitions stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot.  A public meeting to describe the proposed changes occurred earlier this week in Richmond. 

Leslie Ware, with Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives in Anniston, Ala., participated in the meeting.  She said some jelled agent at other depot sites has created some challenges.  Ware added it might mean less nerve agent going through neutralization.

New Basin To Reduce Sewage Flowing Into Beargrass Creek

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  The Metropolitan Sewer District has completed a new sewer overflow basin to capture sewage and stormwater that would otherwise pollute city waterways.

Roughly 110 million gallons of raw sewage and stormwater used to flow into Beargrass Creek every year, damaging the city’s natural resources, said MSD Engineering Director John Loechle.

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This week in Kentucky politics, a very interesting primary election took place. We learned that Gov. Matt Bevin will be facing off against Attorney General Andy Beshear in this year’s race for governor. But the results of the election show that both candidates have some work to do to unite their parties behind them. Jean West from member station WFPL talked to Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. 
 

Kentucky State Police

Traffic congestion on Kentucky roadways is likely to pick up as Memorial Day Holiday travelers hit the road.  AAA reports nearly 43 million Americans are expected to get away this weekend, the largest number since 2005. 

It’s not just interstates where traffic picks up over a holiday.  Pike County State Trooper William Petry said U.S. Highway 23 runs from the Virginia to Ohio borders through Kentucky.

Transylvania Names Interim President

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A trustee at Transylvania University will temporarily take the reins of the private liberal arts school in Lexington this summer. It comes following the resignation of Seamus Carey.

The Transylvania University Board of Trustees has named John Norton Williams, Jr. interim president beginning August 15th. 

Williams will take over for Carey, who was recently named the president of Iona College in New York.

US China Governors Collaboration Summit

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin told a gathering of U.S. and Chinese officials that he’s not worried about the trade dispute between the countries. Bevin said although tariffs are causing pain, they won’t last.

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The U. S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday details of a second round of aid totaling $16 billion for farmers affected by the trade war with China. But some Ohio Valley farmers worry about the ongoing consequences of these payments and tariffs.

Cheri Lawson

Tattoos are considered a cultural norm by some people.  Medically safe and visibly attractive, many people who wear them refer to the tattoos as body art.

It can be a very different story for people who get their tattoos behind bars.

Stu Johnson

Emergency response workers along with those in the healthcare setting traded information Thursday during a Lexington event.  Ongoing severe weather to the west of Kentucky reinforces the need for emergency preparedness.

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This week in Kentucky politics, a very interesting primary election took place. We learned that Gov. Matt Bevin will be facing off against Attorney General Andy Beshear in this year’s race for governor. But the results of the election show that both candidates have some work to do to unite their parties behind them. Jean West from member station WFPL talked to Ryland Barton for this week’s edition of Kentucky Politics Distilled. 
 

Liam Niemeyer/Ohio Valley ReSource

The U. S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday details of a second round of aid totaling $16 billion for farmers affected by the trade war with China. But some Ohio Valley farmers worry about the ongoing consequences of these payments and tariffs.

Rebecca Kieger

 Washington Post investigation finds the Ohio Valley is suffering the most from the surge in overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids, even as deaths from other substances are falling. 

The Post analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and found the region has the nation’s highest rates of death due to fentanyl.

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