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The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation

The Henry Clay Estate in Lexington is expanding its offerings by adding an African American History Tour. Slavery was a big issue during Clay's time as a statesman and lawyer. Organizers said Clay bought at least 60 slaves in his life and likely owned more.


A Moment in Kentucky History: Henry Clay

Jul 2, 2019
Kentucky Humanities / kyhumanities.org

Think History is our daily Kentucky history segment from Kentucky Humanities. Today, Bill Goodman tells us about Henry Clay.

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

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New Downtown Lexington Art Features Henry Clay

Jul 11, 2017
Stu Johnson

Downtown Lexington is now home to a new piece of public art. 

The official dedication ceremony Monday included acknowledgment of a well-known historical figure.


President Donald Trump will be across the river from Kentucky Wednesday to promote his infrastructure plan.

And if Trump’s previous remarks are any indication, the plan could be heavily influenced by a Kentuckian who’s been dead for 165 years. 


Ashland Estate Makes History With Hemp

Aug 30, 2016
Stu Johnson WEKU News

    

A mixture of history and present day agricultural interests are interwoven on the grounds of Ashland near downtown Lexington.  Henry Clay’s estate was home to an education-based hemp harvest Tuesday.

Kentucky History, Figures & Choices on Eastern Standard

Aug 2, 2015

Lately, history and heritage have been on the minds of many here in the south. On this week’s show, we'll discuss Kentucky History. We’ll get to know some of the Commonwealth’s famous historical figures, like Daniel Boone and Henry Clay. What they were like; and what choices did they have to make that made them who they are.

A central Kentucky high school club has been named the Outstanding History Club of the year. The award was given to Henry Clay High School in Lexington by the National History Club and the History Channel. Club sponsor Chris Snow says he wants the Henry Clay group to be proactive and hands-on.