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Wet weather has caused major problems for many farmers in the Midwestern portion of the country.  Kentucky’s neighboring states like Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio have seen major delays in plantings. 

University of Kentucky Agriculture Meteorologist Matt Dixon says reports show in some of these areas 30% of corn is in the ground, when typically it should be about 90%. 

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Growing up together, and surrounded by music, My Brother's Keeper has played music together for years, but not under this official band name.

MBK was raised on the genres of Folk, Bluegrass, and Gospel, so the growing popularity of Folk music opened a door for MBK to take the music they love to eager audiences.

However, MBK does not limit themselves musically, influenced by bands of many different genres and backgrounds.

MBK consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua Luckhaupt on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle.

A special state prosecutor has been named to look into possible campaign finance violations involving an executive at a Lexington development company.  

CRM Executive Timothy Wayne Wellman was indicted last week on federal charges, accused of lying to federal investigators and instructing contributors to lie about contributions to Lexington council members.  

Attorney General spokesperson Crystal Staley said a letter went out to Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Thomas Wine in mid-March to look at Wellman's actions.

Kentucky State Issuing Laptops To Incoming Freshmen

Jun 14, 2019

Full time freshman at Kentucky State University will be given a school issued laptop this August. 

KSU President Christopher Brown said faculty frequently noticed many students were retrieving assignments using cellphones instead of laptop computers or tablets. 

According to the university, data suggests student achievement may be reduced when using cell phones to download and complete assignments instead of larger devices. Brown said the university’s laptop initiative is one of several measures being implemented to accelerate academic outcomes.  

Lexington Continues To Look For Recycling Solutions

Jun 14, 2019

The city’s recycling center is back up a week after a key piece of equipment went down but Lexington officials continue to find ways to keep the program on track. 

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton said there will be some costs when it comes to addressing equipment needs long term.

“There are some upgrades that probably will need to be done, but what is the market looking like?  What is going to be the best path forward for us and our citizens in terms of the things we use.  So, we don’t know what it’s going to look like yet, but we are optimistic.  We’ll get there.”

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When a person transitions from male to female and is a parent, how is Father’s Day celebrated? WEKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with three transgender women who are also parents.

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Emergency 9-1-1 services in four central Kentucky counties are expanding.  Officials say the “texting” addition is particularly important for those with hearing challenges.

  The Kentucky Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against “Marsy’s Law,” a proposal that would have enshrined a new list of rights for crime victims in the state constitution.

Kentucky voters supported the measure by a wide margin during a ballot referendum on Election Day last year, but the court ruled that the entire 553-word proposal should have been included on the ballot instead of only a 38-word summary.

The language included on last year’s ballot was established by the Marsy’s Law bill, which passed the state legislature in 2018.


Lexington played host Wednesday to the Every Youth Empowerment Conference. 

A ribbon cutting was held for a new website intended to be a one-stop spot to find services for young adults transitioning from fost care to independent living.  Paula Saenz is Transition Service Branch Manager for the State Department for Community Based Services.

“We have really taken a look at everything to do with independent living from the beginning to the end and everything in-between as far as programs and services and just tried to make improvements,” said Saenz.

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Eastern Kentucky University's President Michael Benson was selected on May 31 to represent the Ohio Valley Conference on the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum. President Benson tells WEKU about the role of the forum, issues the forum will address, and why a good education will always be important. 

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West Virginia officials say the state’s passion for sports can be used to influence young people to learn about opioid use disorder and help prevent the next generation from entering the epidemic. 


A Louisville treatment center is among the first programs in the nation to be certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

The Volunteers of America Mid-States’ Freedom House serves women with substance use disorder and who are also pregnant or have young children.

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