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2018 Catspy Awards | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 24, 2018
UK Athletic Director, Mitch Barnhart, begins the Catspy Awards presentation on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff
UK HealthCare Opens New Kentucky Childrens Hospital Lobby And NICU In Chandler Hospital | WUKY
WUKY | April 24, 2018
Families with patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital are making use of a new welcoming center. KCH unveiled the new Makenna Foundation Welcome Center at a press event earlier today. It replaces the previous space which was established thirty years ago.
AG Releases Tax Returns, Urges Other Officials To Follow Suit | WUKY
WUKY | April 24, 2018
Attorney General Andy Beshear has released his 2017 tax returns and is challenging other constitutional officers – including Gov. Matt Bevin – to do likewise.
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
It's an issue many shoppers have faced — needing assistance at a Walmart with no store clerks in sight. What Lawrenceburg native Forrest Hunter did next seems to have inspired … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
It's a journalism cliche to say political candidates "traded barbs" during a debate. On Monday, the candidates running to represent Central Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District traded unsharpened pencils. In a … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
It's here, Ale-8-One fans: the first new flavor of the local favorite soft drink. Bottles of Cherry Ale-8-One were rolling off the line on Tuesday, and will be shipped to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
Two juveniles and an adult have been indicted on a murder charge in the September shooting death of 16-year-old Floyd Matthew Dunn III in Lexington. Because they will be tried … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
With just days remaining until Jefferson County Public Schools learns the results of a sweeping, 14-month management audit, a group of local faith leaders is calling for a state takeover … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
Bill Cooke started working at the Kentucky Horse Park in 1977, before there was much of a park, much less an International Museum of the Horse. In that 41 years, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
Saying that "public education is under attack," a Lexington man who works as a Woodford County Middle School teacher on Tuesday announced that he is running for a seat on … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul wanted assurances that Mike Pompeo would not advocate more war and that the White House would at least discuss curbs on government surveillance. Once he heard what … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
Days after Kentucky's new interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis was hired by the state board of education, he has begun announcing changes. Lewis, who told the Courier Journal in Louisville … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
An area of low pressure continues to spin across the bluegrass state today, leading to additional showers and storms. This system slowly moves away, but another one is ready to … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
A Barbourville man was arrested Monday night after allegedly posting a series of Facebook messages last weekend that said he would kill all Knox County police officers, according to the … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 24, 2018
An Indiana nurse was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for the assaults on the two sisters and the father of 6-year-old Logan Tipton, the Versailles boy who was … Click to Continue »
Kentucky MBB vs. Texas A&M | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 23, 2018
Kentucky head coach John Calipari reacts after a mistake by Kentucky during the game against Texas A&M on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 74-73. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff
NCAA Tournament- Second Round: Kentucky v. Buffalo | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 23, 2018
Kentucky head coach John Calipari kisses his son, freshman guard Brad Calipari, during the game against Buffalo in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky defeated Buffalo 95-75. Photo by Arden…
SEC Championship- UK v. Tennessee | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 23, 2018
Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at the court during the game against Tennessee in the SEC tournament championship on Sunday, March 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 77-72. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff
UK MBB vs. UCLA | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 23, 2018
Kentucky head coach John Calipari instructs the team from the sidelines during the CBS Sports Classic game against UCLA on Saturday, December 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kentucky was defeated 83-75. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff
Kentucky Men's basketball vs. Florida | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 23, 2018
Sacha Killeya-Jones #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats goes up for a block as head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats yells at his defense to put more pressure on the ball during the game against Florida Saturday, January 20,…
MBB vs. Mizzou | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 23, 2018
Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at his team during the game against Missouri at Rupp Arena on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 88-66. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff
UK MBB vs. ETSU | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 23, 2018
Kentucky head coach John Calipari yells at the Cats during the game against Eastern Tennessee State University on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 78-61. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff
Gun Reform Hard Sell In Rural Kentucky After School Shooting | WUKY
WUKY | April 23, 2018
Jeff Dysinger's daughter survived two bullets from a classmate at her Kentucky high school this year, but he hasn't joined in the national outcry over guns that escalated after 17 people died in a Florida school shooting three weeks later.
Kentucky Gov. Bevin Apologizes For Child Sex Abuse Remarks | WUKY
WUKY | April 23, 2018
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.
WUKY News Captures Six Associated Press Awards | WUKY
WUKY | April 23, 2018
91.3 WUKY took home six honors at the most recent Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is the "fastest growing major airport in the country" with double-digit increases in passenger and cargo traffic in the first quarter of 2018. Local passenger … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
Unemployment in Kentucky is at the lowest rate ever recorded in the 42 years since the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics began providing the data. The Kentucky Education and Workforce … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
Toyota on Monday introduced its newest upscale Avalon model. This is the fifth generation of the Avalon, a premium midsize sedan and a step up from Toyota's popular Camry, which … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
Early in Scott Pruitt’s political career, as a state senator from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he attended a gathering at the Oklahoma City home of an influential telecommunications lobbyist who was nearing … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
University of Kentucky students will get a two-day fall break beginning in the fall semester of 2019. The University Senate approved the measure Monday, the Kentucky Kernel reported. To make … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
A 30-year-old Lexington man shot on Corral Street died Sunday night in the city's 11th gun homicide of the year. If the city's current pace of homicides continues the rest … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
The Kentucky State Parks Foundation has announced a poster series that will highlight 16 state parks. A foundation statement says artists have been commissioned to create the posters for an … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms are targeting us as we kick off the final week of April. The rain is from a series of systems set to impact our weather … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
A Lexington man was arrested Monday and charged after graffiti of a Nazi symbol was painted on a Hamburg Pavilion store where passersby reported a man waving an assault weapon, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
EKU students held a mock funeral to protest budget cuts to Kentucky higher education on Monday, April 23, 2018. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 23, 2018
A small group of mourners in black followed an empty coffin into the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda Monday morning to protest state budget cuts to Kentucky's higher education system. More specifically, … Click to Continue »
Keeneland Tailgating | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 22, 2018
A Lexington police officer addresses students in the tailgating area on Keeneland's grounds on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Keeneland police | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 22, 2018
A Lexington Police vehicle at the scene of the incident in Keeneland on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff
Kentucky Baseball vs. Florida | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 22, 2018
Junior Justin Lewis high fives his teammates on his way back to the dugout during the game against Florida on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won 3-1. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff
Kentucky Lawmakers Begin Final Day Of Tumultuous Session | WUKY
WUKY | April 22, 2018
Kentucky lawmakers have convened for the final day of a tumultuous legislative session. A day after the GOP-led legislature voted to override Gov. Matt Bevin's vetoes of the main budget bill and a tax measure, lawmakers quickly took up another veto.
Furor Over Pensions, Budget Intensifies As Session Wanes | WUKY
WUKY | April 22, 2018
The war of words between Gov. Matt Bevin and the statewide professional association representing teachers is escalating as the legislative session nears its end. Meanwhile, educators and their allies continued staging walk-in protests Thursday ahead of a planned demonstration at the Capitol while ra...
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
On Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green, Steven Duncan was on the field as one of Western Kentucky University's Spring Game quarterbacks. By 2:43 a.m. Sunday, he was under arrest, charged … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
A private pole vaulting coach based in Lexington who has worked with high school and college students in at least two states has been banned from official USA Track and … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
A Kentucky woman playing Pokemon Go in a Covington Park helped reunite a man with a dementia with his family last week, according to a report by Cincinnati ABC affiliate … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
Lexington police are working to gather evidence after a man was seriously injured Sunday night in a shooting downtown. Police were called to the 300 block of Corral Street at … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
Kentucky's acting public health commissioner on Friday issued a statement saying "it is safe to travel to Kentucky and it is safe to attend the Kentucky Derby." A day earlier, … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
A Kentucky couple has pleaded not guilty to bludgeoning the woman's 2-year-old son to death. Seara Clements and William Butler have been charged with murder for Tristan's Feb. 14 death. … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
The driver of a sport-utility vehicle was able to escape serious injury and was able to exit the vehicle after being hit by a train, fire officials said Sunday. Mount … Click to Continue »
Lexington Herald Leader | April 22, 2018
Sad about the cuts to higher education in Kentucky? There's a funeral for that. On Monday morning, a group will hold a funeral at the state Capitol beginning at 8 … Click to Continue »
Creason Lecture 2018 | Kentucky Kernel
Kentucky Kernel | April 21, 2018
Sam Abell, an accomplished photographer and UK journalism alum, gives the 41st Annual Joe Creason Lecture in the Kincaid Auditorium on April 19, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff