Stu Johnson

Lexington’s newest fire station was unveiled in a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday in northwest Fayette County. Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton told those gathered at Fire Station 24, public safety is the city’s most important responsibility. 

Public Safety Commissioner Ken Armstrong said the ceremony recognized more than just a new building. “The strength of this building is not just its brick and steel.  It’s in the hearts of the women and men who have pledged to protect us every day,” said Armstrong.

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Raising minimum wage across Kentucky will once again be a topic of discussion during the 2020 General Assembly.  But, it's uncertain whether the legislation will receive a formal vote.

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Health officials in Huntington, West Virginia, say a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky, officials say the primary cause of infection is needle drug use.

Health officials say a harm reduction program is an effective tool against HIV infection. The programs usually offer a syringe exchange, access to addiction counseling, and health screening services such as HIV testing.

 


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  Smoking has long been tied to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Kentucky State Fair Tightens Security After Shooter Scare

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A new policy will require minors to bring an adult with them if they’re going to the Kentucky State Fair at night.

The policy, announced through a press release Monday, says fairgoers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian who is 21 years of age or older with them when attending the fair after 6 p.m. The policy also requires proof of age, and officials say there will be increased lighting and more law enforcement workers there during peak hours.

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Phillip Seyfreit, Curator of the Battle of Richmond Visitor's Center was in the WEKU studios to talk about the upcoming Battle of Richmond Reenactment on Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25. In this extended conversation, he tells how the Civil War impacted Richmond, how the reenactors deal with the heat, and what you can expect as a spectator.


A Moment in Kentucky History: Cane Ridge Meeting House

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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today Bill Goodman tells us about Cane Ridge Meeting House near Paris, Kentucky, was the setting for one of the larges camp meetings during the Great Revival Movement.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:19 p.m. on WEKU-FM and the WEKU Mobile App.

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A University of Kentucky law professor believes election reform measures can start with grassroots initiatives and work to change the voting process.  Joshua Douglas recently spelled out some of his suggestions to Lexington Rotarians.

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Think History is our daily segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about the rescue of Elizabeth and Fannie Calloway and Jemima Boone. The teenage girls had been captured by Shawnee Indians while on their canoe on the Kentucky River.

Listen to Think History weekdays at 8:19 a.m. and 5:18 p.m. on WEKU-FM and the WEKU Mobile App.

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A report card for Kentucky infrastructure; much needed bridge repairs underway; how old and in what shape is that dam above your town? Kentucky employers, concerned about the workforce, take on the opioid epidemic. "On Common Ground”, a community discussion about immigration in central Kentucky. Appalshop installs Eastern Kentucky's largest net metered solar power system.

 


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Health officials in Huntington, West Virginia, say a cluster of HIV infections has grown to 71 confirmed cases. That’s in a city that usually sees about eight HIV infections in a year. As with an earlier such cluster in northern Kentucky, officials say the primary cause of infection is needle drug use.

Health officials say a harm reduction program is an effective tool against HIV infection. The programs usually offer a syringe exchange, access to addiction counseling, and health screening services such as HIV testing.

 


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Aug 18, 2019

A report card for Kentucky infrastructure; much needed bridge repairs underway; how old and in what shape is that dam above your town? Kentucky employers, concerned about the workforce, take on the opioid epidemic. "On Common Ground”, a community discussion about immigration in central Kentucky. Appalshop installs Eastern Kentucky's largest net metered solar power system.

 


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