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Bookshelf + Kentucky | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 20, 2018
Editor-in-chief Bailey Vandiver's personal bookshelf with decorative state of Kentucky.
horsies | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 20, 2018
A foal runs with her mother on Lori Cooley’s farm on June 26, 2018, in Harrison County, Kentucky. Art director Arden Barnes took this photo as part of her summer 2018 internship in Boyd Station.
underground perspective | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 20, 2018
Underground Perspective is a diverse, family-oriented student organization that is always welcoming new members.
see art | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 20, 2018
High schoolers got to try their hand with different art techniques in hopes that they will be persuaded to pursue art at UK.
Kentucky Lawmaker Threatens Libraries Over Opponent's Events | WUKY
WUKY | October 20, 2018
A Kentucky state senator threatened local libraries after becoming upset that his opponent was using their public meeting spaces for teacher forums. State Sen. Tom Buford told the Lexington Herald-Leader he believes it is wrong for political events to be held in public buildings.
Biden In KY: 'You've Never Been Through An Election Like This' | WUKY
WUKY | October 20, 2018
Supporters of 6th District Democratic hopeful Amy McGarth crammed into the Bath County High School gymnasium Friday for a glimpse of their candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden — who urged the party faithful to take back the country and restore a sense of civility in politics.
Lexington Herald Leader | October 20, 2018
Lexington police are looking for a man who fired shots inside a KFC restaurant on Saturday morning, injuring a woman who was working there. Police said Lawrence Westbrook IV, 18, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 20, 2018
A California man was sentenced Friday to two years in federal prison for sending cyber threats to his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend, and her father. Jesse L. Kessler, 35, pleaded … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 20, 2018
A Republican candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives says an independent candidate running against him should be removed from the ballot. Ed Massey is the Republican nominee for the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 20, 2018
A Kentucky woman has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her on-again, off-again boyfriend. News outlets report 27-year-old Shayna Hubers was sentenced Thursday in the 2012 shooting death … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 20, 2018
A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 20, 2018
More than 130 people marched through downtown Lexington Saturday in a symbolic gesture of solidarity with displaced people around the world. In late September, Pope Francis kicked off a “Share … Click to Continue »
Parents: Store Medicine Properly to Avoid Halloween ‘Candy Confusion’ | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 19, 2018
(StatePoint) This Halloween, families are projected to spend $2.6 billion on candy this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Unfortunately, Halloween can quickly go from spooky to scary with precautions that start right in your own home when it…
What to Know Now About COPD | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 19, 2018
(StatePoint) It claims a life every three to four minutes, making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Optimism Dips for Small and Mid-Size Business Owners | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 19, 2018
(StatePoint) As the backbone of the U.S. economy, the success of small and mid-size businesses is an important economic indicator.
Black UK | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 19, 2018
Neuroscience major Isaiah Brown after hearing his name being called for winning Mr. Black UK. Mr. and Ms. Black UK was awarded to Isaiah Brown and Tiffany Waltman on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Memorial Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo…
Trump Visit To EKU Sparks Opposition From Faculty | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
President Donald Trump's planned visit to Eastern Kentucky University has sparked opposition at the school. Trump's campaign is planning a rally Saturday to support Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who's in a tight race with Democrat Amy McGrath for the Sixth District seat.
Mary Todd Lincoln House Again Offering 'House Divided' Walking Tours This Month | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
If you want to take a Sunday stroll and brush up on your Civil War history the Mary Todd Lincoln House is giving you the chance to do just that. The restored childhood home of the First Lady is again offering guided tours of the Lexington Cemetery all month long.
Man Arrested For Threats That Closed Kentucky School System | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
A heavily armed Kentucky man was arrested after authorities uncovered evidence of a "credible and imminent" threat that prompted a rural school district to cancel classes Friday, Kentucky State Police said. Dylan Jarrell, 20, was arrested Thursday evening and authorities found a gun, more than 200 r...
Vote On High School Exit Exams Expected Today | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
Kentucky could soon require students to pass exit exams in math and reading before. The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote on new minimum high school graduation requirements on Wednesday. The proposal would require 10th grade students to take reading and math tests. Students can retake...
Kentucky Advances New Standards For High School Diplomas | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country.
Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse Permanently Suspended | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
A Catholic diocese in Kentucky has permanently suspended a priest accused of sexual abuse.
Gorton Unveils Plan For '21st Century' Lexington | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
Lexington mayoral candidate Linda Gorton is outlining her roadmap for the city she hopes to lead in a wide-ranging 27-page booklet, released on Tuesday.
Hundreds Of Teacher Candidates Shake Up Midterm Elections | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending.
Wayne Lewis Named Kentucky Education Commissioner | WUKY
WUKY | October 19, 2018
The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
Inspired by attending the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and hearing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, Robert Shaffer went back … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
Mitch McConnell would seem to be such an easy target. He’s at the center of every political controversy these days, including Brett Kavanaugh’s bitterly contested confirmation. This week he gave … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
Anderson County Schools are closed Friday because of a “high potential possible, credible threat” to the school system. Another school district has also been linked to the threat, but the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
Keeneland celebrated seeblue day at the track Friday, featuring a “Catwalk” with the Wildcat mascot, UK marching band and dance team, to kick off the day catering to the Big … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
Ask Larry Owens why he should be Fayette County coroner — the person whose office investigates deaths other than those clearly from natural causes — and his No. 1 reason … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
RUSSELLVILLE – A former Logan County Schools teacher who admitted having inappropriate relationships with juveniles was ordered Thursday to spend 12 years in prison. Adam Decker, 30, of Leitchfield, was … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
A Kentucky circuit judge inappropriately tried to find out if informants in a drug investigation were the same people who provided damaging information against her ex-husband, the state Judicial Conduct … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
Democratic congressional candidate Amy McGrath’s military background has been one of her greatest assets in her campaign to represent Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District. It was a major feature in her … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
A national real estate group’s political action committee has spent money on campaign advertisements encouraging people to vote for Ronnie Bastin in the race for Lexington mayor. The National Association … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 19, 2018
If you’ve ever looked at the new hotels going up in City Center and thought, boy, that’s going up awfully fast. You’re right. Bristol Group of Lexington is using several … Click to Continue »
Eli Capilouto | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | October 18, 2018
UK President Eli Capilouto met with faculty from the Department of Communications on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff
Kentucky Has More Than 3.4 Million Registered Voters | WUKY
WUKY | October 18, 2018
Kentucky has more than 3.4 million people are registered to vote on the Nov. 6 elections.
McConnell Says Difficult To Unseat Trump In 2020 | WUKY
WUKY | October 18, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 that it would be "a waste of time."
Bishop: 66 Sex Abuse Claims Against 27 Priests Since 1937 | WUKY
WUKY | October 18, 2018
A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says his diocese has received 66 sexual abuse allegations against 27 priests since 1937, the year the diocese was founded.
'I've Got Faith': Potential Aluminum Workers Wait On Jobs | WUKY
WUKY | October 18, 2018
Things fall through for Chris Jackson. A construction job, promised if he completed a carpentry program, vanished two weeks before his exit exam. A coveted, $100,000-a-year union job at a steel mill disappeared when the plant closed.
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
The University of Kentucky received a $15 million grant aimed at wiping out Hepatitis C in Perry County in Eastern Kentucky. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
Scott County Deputy Jaime Morales, who remains paralyzed after being shot in the arrest of a bank robbery suspect in September, received an escort as he returned home after weeks in a hospital. Hundreds lined the route to show support. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
A Scott County sheriff’s deputy mostly paralyzed after being shot in the line of duty last month received a hero’s welcome when he returned to the county Thursday. Jaime Morales … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
Though there is no single profile for school shooters, people at risk for hurting themselves or others often exhibit warning signs before committing acts of violence. Knowing the signs can help prevent crimes and get people the help they need. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration head Chuck Rosenberg speaks on the dangers of handling fentanyl and its deadly consequences. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
A Leitchfield man is facing a criminal charge after dragging a dog behind his truck for several blocks, police say. About 5:15 p.m. Oct. 6, Grayson County Central Dispatch was … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
Kyle May always thought he would have to leave Eastern Kentucky to find a place he belonged. “For years I tried to get out,” said May, who is gay. “I … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
For the third time in the last 10 days, the Kentucky Lottery generated has a $1 million winner; this time it’s in Lexington. A ticket sold in Wednesday night’s Powerball … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | October 18, 2018
A company has canceled plans to convert a 70-year-old Kentucky pipeline from natural gas service to the transport of hazardous natural gas liquids. The project had drawn opposition in Boyle, … Click to Continue »