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|University of Kentucky to Offer More Ag Health, Safety Info - U.S. News & World ReportGoogle News / 58 min. ago more|
University of Kentucky to Offer More Ag Health, Safety InfoU.S. News & World ReportTwo colleges at the University of Kentucky are working together to expand health- and safety-related education offered to farmers and their families. Dec. 18, 2017, at 3:01 a.m.. University of Kentucky to Offer More Ag Health, Safety Info. Share ...and more »
|KENTUCKY POWERKentucky Power Again Plays Major Role in Bringing Jobs to RegionKentucky News / 2 h. 22 min. ago more|
Kentucky Power on Friday joined state and local leaders as EnerBlu announced its plans to invest $412 million in central and eastern Kentucky. EnerBlu, an energy innovation company, plans to employ 875 with an average annual salary of $81,000 at a manufacturing facility to be built at the Kentucky Enterprise Industrial Park in Pikeville.
|Digest: Lyles' 31 points help UMBC men edge Northern Kentucky, 76-75 - Baltimore SunGoogle News / 4 h. 27 min. ago more|
Tampabay.comDigest: Lyles' 31 points help UMBC men edge Northern Kentucky, 76-75Baltimore SunJairus Lyles broke the 12th tie with a short bank shot with 1:32 to play, giving him 31 points, and the UMBC men's basketball team edged visiting Northern Kentucky, 76-75, on Sunday. There were 13 lead changes in the game, which was tied at 43 at the ...Lyles has 31, UMBC edges Northern Kentucky 76-75Tampabay.comNorthern Kentucky University Norse lose 76-75 on Sunday at UMBCCincinnati.comall 8 news articles »
|Washington holds off Loyola Marymount 80-77 - Lexington Herald LeaderGoogle News / 6 h. 20 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald LeaderWashington holds off Loyola Marymount 80-77Lexington Herald LeaderEach time the Washington Huskies seemed to be on the verge of pulling away, Loyola Marymount countered — right up until the final minute. Jaylen Nowell hit an off-balance jumper with 30 seconds left as the shot clock was winding down to give ...and more »
|Reid scores 29 points in Stanford's 71-59 win over the Dons - Lexington Herald LeaderGoogle News / 7 h. 55 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald LeaderReid scores 29 points in Stanford's 71-59 win over the DonsLexington Herald LeaderReid Travis made his first shot and then made another. His confidence grew and it led to a career night. Travis matched his career-high with 29 points and had eight rebounds in helping Stanford win its third in four games, beating San Francisco 71-59 ...and more »
|Report: Former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme to take Jackson State OC job - SECcountry.comGoogle News / 7 h. 57 min. ago more|
SECcountry.comReport: Former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme to take Jackson State OC jobSECcountry.comThe architect of the SEC's best passing offenses ever has a new job. Former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme is taking over as Jackson State's offensive coordinator, according to a report from The Clarion-Ledger. Mumme is considered to be a founding father of ...Report: Jackson State set to hire former Kentucky coach Hal MummeSaturday Down Southall 8 news articles »
|No. 3 Louisville routs Kentucky 87-63 in Bluegrass rivalryABCNews.com / 8 h. 56 min. ago more|
Asia Durr's 32 points pace No. 3 Louisville in 87-63 blowout of Kentucky in Bluegrass rivalry
|Kentucky cheerleaders get set for a new chant: 'USA, USA!' - Lexington Herald LeaderGoogle News / 9 h. 57 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald LeaderKentucky cheerleaders get set for a new chant: 'USA, USA!'Lexington Herald Leader12-14. “It's pretty cool representing the University of Kentucky, right now, but to take it a step above that and no longer represent just our state or our flagship school, but to represent all of the U.S.? It's a tremendous honor. It's something that ...
|Instant analysis of Louisville women's basketball's win over Kentucky - The Courier-JournalGoogle News / 11 h. 8 min. ago more|
The Courier-JournalInstant analysis of Louisville women's basketball's win over KentuckyThe Courier-JournalAsia Durr led the Cardinals in a 24-point romp over the Wildcats.Kentucky suffers third straight setback in 87-63 loss to rival LouisvilleUser-generated content (press release)No. 3 Louisville routs Kentucky 87-63 in Bluegrass rivalryNews & ObserverCRAWFORD | No. 3 Louisville women blow by Kentucky 87-63, eye bigger prizesWDRBLEX18 Lexington KY Newsall 19 news articles »
|Kentucky State Police searching for escaped inmate - WSMV NashvilleGoogle News / 14 h. 24 min. ago more|
WSMV NashvilleKentucky State Police searching for escaped inmateWSMV NashvilleKentucky State Police are seeking help from the public in tracking down Edward Prease, 25, who escaped Christian County Detention Center just before 7:00 p.m. Saturday. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The detention center is located at 410 West 7th Street in ...and more »
|Want To Touch A Meteorite? New Exhibit Opens Sunday At U of L’s PlanetariumWFPL / 19 h. 3 min. ago more|
A new permanent exhibit opening Sunday at the University of Louisville planetarium includes meteorites that visitors can touch. U of L says the exhibit at the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium includes 90 meteorites among 132 specimens, along with dust from Mars. It also includes a fragment of a meteor that hit Louisville in 1977, damaging buildings and a car and creating a sonic boom heard as far away as West Point, Kentucky, and Georgetown, Indiana. Planetarium spokeswoman Paula McGuffey said admission is free and the exhibit will be open to visitors during weekend public shows. An open house will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday. “The exhibit itself is so fascinating and gives so much information about the formation of the solar system,” she said. Items in the exhibit were donated from the private collection of Louisville resident William G. Russell.
|Louisville Orchestra to Tackle Tchaikovsky’s ‘Violin Concerto’ in JanuaryWFPL / 20 h. 4 min. ago more|
Tchaikovsky’s “Violin Concerto” is a piece with two sides. It’s both peaceful and passionate — which makes sense when you consider the composer wrote it while vacationing to escape his disastrous marriage. The work was completed within a month, despite the middle movement getting a complete rewrite, and has become one of the most well-known violin concertos. The Louisville Orchestra will tackle the composition in January; violinist Gabriel Lefkowitz, who joined the Louisville Orchestra as concertmaster in 2016, will solo. This performance is part of the Louisville Orchestra’s 80th season. Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ Seventh and final symphony will also be performed during the concert, which will be led by guest conductor Jayce Ogren. The Saturday Classics Concert audience will also enjoy the “Overture to Estrella De Soria” by Swedish composer Franz Berwald, which opens the evening concert. There will be performances on both January 12th and 13th at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts. More information is available here.
|Next 25 ArticlesKentucky News / 1 d. 1 h. 33 min. ago more|
Friday afternoon, the FBI released a 29-page document containing Justice Department emails regarding the infamous meeting on the tarmac in Phoenix between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton just days before FBI Director James Comey gave his much-criticized announcement that he would not press for charges against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her "extreme carelessness" in handling classified material.The emails, spanning from July 1-3, 2016, contain correspondence among various DOJ officials to the leaking of the impromptu 30-minute meeting between Lynch and Clinton that the AG insists was merely a personal chat about their grandchildren and recent travels, That is what the widow of Kentucky State Rep Dan Johnson, who killed himself over molestation accusations, said about her husbandA s suicide : LOUISVILLE - Dan Johnson posted a final message to his friends ... (more)
|Toyland wows in OkolonaBig News Network.com / 1 d. 2 h. 6 min. ago more|
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - With their lists in tow, everyone in line knew where to go...at an Okolona home called "Toyland."3-year-old Aaron Parks said she was excited to see Santa Claus.The bi
|Witnesses wonder why driver in deadly railroad crash didn't move vehicleBig News Network.com / 1 d. 2 h. 6 min. ago more|
CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - The victims in Friday's deadly collision involving a vehicle and a train in Clark County, Indiana have been identified.Amir Salman, 29, was killed as a result of the acc
|Gun violence vigil on 5th anniversary of Sandy HookBig News Network.com / 1 d. 2 h. 6 min. ago more|
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Moms Demand Action volunteers gathered at the First Unitarian Church on Saturday to remember the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting.Five years ago, a gunman ki
|Prep roundup: George Washington boys win in Kentucky - Charleston Gazette-MailGoogle News / 1 d. 7 h. 33 min. ago more|
Charleston Gazette-MailPrep roundup: George Washington boys win in KentuckyCharleston Gazette-MailFreshman Mason Pinkett drained four 3-pointers on his way to 25 points as George Washington earned a 74-65 boys prep basketball win over Knox Central (Kentucky) in the Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout Saturday in Pikeville, Kentucky. Justin Phillips added ...
|Two inmates accused of trying set fire inside LMDCBig News Network.com / 1 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two inmates were charged on Saturday after starting a fire inside their cells at the Louisville Department of Corrections. James Adams, 35, and William McKee, 44, were both cha
|Witnesses wonder why driver in fatal railroad crash didn't move vehicleBig News Network.com / 1 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
CLARK COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - The victims in Friday's deadly collision involving a vehicle and a train in Clark County, Indiana have been identified.Amir Salman, 29, was killed as a result of the acc
|Toyland Christmas lights up for Home of the InnocentsBig News Network.com / 1 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The annual Toyland Christmas celebration in Okolona held Papa John's family night on Saturday.The lights are on every night during the holiday season, but Friday and Satur
|Knox, Diallo lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86ABCNews.com / 1 d. 9 h. 7 min. ago more|
Knox scores 21, Diallo 20 to lead No. 8 Kentucky past Virginia Tech 93-86
|FINAL: Kentucky 93, Virginia Tech 86: Recap, analysis, box score (December 16, 2017) - SECcountry.comGoogle News / 1 d. 9 h. 21 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald Leader (blog)FINAL: Kentucky 93, Virginia Tech 86: Recap, analysis, box score (December 16, 2017)SECcountry.comVirginia Tech 42, Kentucky 39, 2:12 1H: Already eight lead changes and four ties in what is, as we all hoped, a really fun back-and-forth, high-energy college basketball game. The Hokies, who came in ranked second nationally in 3-point percentage and ...A coach said no one will do it better at UK than John Calipari. He's probably right.Lexington Herald Leader (blog)Buzz Williams calls Kentucky 'best job in all of basketball'247SportsKentucky basketball: Wildcats maturing, but more challenges lie ahead for freshmenNCAA.comRoanoke Times -U.S. News & World Report -Richmond.comall 199 news articles »
|Manning lifts Georgia State to first bowl winBig News Network.com / 1 d. 9 h. 34 min. ago more|
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Conner Manning passed for 276 yards and a touchdown to lead Georgia State to a 27-17 win against Western Kentucky in the AutoNation Cure Bowl on Saturday at Camping World Stadium. Ge
|No. 8 Kentucky gets past Virginia TechBig News Network.com / 1 d. 11 h. 15 min. ago more|
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kevin Knox scored 21 points and Hamidou Diallo added 20 to power No. 8 Kentucky to a 93-86 victory over Virginia Tech Saturday at Rupp Arena. In a game that featured 11 lead changes
|Louisvilles strong finish puts away MemphisBig News Network.com / 1 d. 13 h. 43 min. ago more|
Senior guard Quentin Snider scored 19 points and sophomore forward V.J. King added 17 as Louisville posted an 81-72 victory over Memphis on Saturday in the Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden in N
|'Jingle Bells' rooted in racism, Boston University professor saysKentucky News / 1 d. 15 h. 20 min. ago more|
Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide, according to Bullitt Couny Sheriff Donnie Tinnell. Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide, according to Bullitt Couny Sheriff Donnie Tinnell.
|Mitch McConnella s tax fantasy wona t improve Ky.a s realityKentucky News / 1 d. 20 h. 2 min. ago more|
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had barely finished making his fabulist prediction that the GOP tax overhaul would add nothing to the deficit when his fellow Republicans started saying that the deficit will force them to curb Medicare and other safety-net programs on which almost all Americans depend. McConnell insists the $1.5 trillion in tax cuts will "jump start" so much economic activity that the effect on federal debt will be a wash.
|Strange Fruit: Black Queer Bodies Are Not For White ConsumptionWFPL / 1 d. 20 h. 4 min. ago more|
This week we talk with author and legal scholar Tabais Olajuawon about his recent essay, “We Are Not Yours: I’m tired of white women’s racial-sexual terrorism of my BlaQueer body.“ And we meet Phillipe Cunningham, a special education teacher and black trans man who was just elected to the city council in Minneapolis.
|Henderson Co. Judge-Executive to seek re-electionKentucky News / 2 d. 0 h. 52 min. ago more|
Brad Schneider, who was appointed as Henderson County Judge-Executive in March of 2016 and elected to the position last fall, has filed for re-election. Schneider was named to the office by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin after former Judge-Executive Hugh McCormick died from complications of surgery in February of 2016.
|Kentucky's attorney general blasts FCC's decision to roll back 'net neutrality'Kentucky News / 2 d. 5 h. 58 min. ago more|
Kentucky's attorney general is sounding off about the decision by the Federal Communications Commission to undo Obama-era "net neutrality" rules On Thursday, the FCC voted along party lines to roll back the rules that supporters say guaranteed equal access to the Internet. The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote.
|EnerBlu, a Riverside-based lithium battery maker, moving to KentuckyKentucky News / 2 d. 8 h. 44 min. ago more|
A Riverside-based maker of lithium batteries is leaving California, shifting its headquarters and employees to Kentucky where it will build a new factory that will employ hundreds of workers in an area reeling from the coal industry's decline. EnerBlu Inc. announced it will invest $372 million and create 875 full-time jobs in eastern Kentucky with the production facility in Pikeville.
|Kentucky reeling from sexual assault, harassment accusationsABCNews.com / 2 d. 9 h. 33 min. ago more|
As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky
|No. 8 Kentucky ready for stiff test vs. Virginia TechBig News Network.com / 2 d. 9 h. 48 min. ago more|
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 8 Kentucky, according to coach John Calipari, will get its most severe test of the season on Saturday when Virginia Tech visits Rupp Arena. "Hard game for us to win, really hard
|Correction: Sexual Assault Allegation-Kentucky storyABCNews.com / 2 d. 10 h. 52 min. ago more|
Correction: Sexual Assault Allegation-Kentucky story
|Beshear Poised To Challenge FCC Net Neutrality RulingWUKY / 2 d. 11 h. 17 min. ago more|
Kentucky could soon be joining a multi-state lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s roll back of net neutrality provisions.
|State Unveils New Option For SNAP BeneficiariesWUKY / 2 d. 11 h. 19 min. ago more|
The Bevin administration is expanding employment and training programs as a way to help low-income Kentuckians meet federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, or SNAP, benefits.
|Judge who's against gay adoption misses disciplinary hearingABCNews.com / 2 d. 11 h. 22 min. ago more|
A Kentucky judge has put up no defense at a judicial disciplinary hearing stemming from his moral objections to hear adoption cases involving same-sex couples
|Louisville Rolls Out Free Smart911 Profiles In Emergency Services UpdateWFPL / 2 d. 12 h. 28 min. ago more|
Louisville officials on Friday announced the activation of an advanced 911 profiling system first announced more than a year ago. Through Smart911, residents can fill out profiles with personal information such as important addresses and contacts, details about pets in the home and medical information that would be valuable to first responders. When a Smart911 user makes an emergency call, the operator will immediately see that information. Profiles and details are not available to emergency services workers unless they are responding to a 911 call. The free Smart911 profiles will help make Louisville a safer and healthier place to live, Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Imagine that if you’ve got a crisis at your house and you’re calling 911 and that call-taker then sees that [profile] right away, that puts you in a much better position to get the help that it is that you need as quickly as possible,” Fischer said at a news conference on Friday. Currently, 84 percent of incoming 911 calls are from mobile devices, which offer no additional information other than the phone number and an idea of the caller’s location, Emergency Services director Jody Meiman said. He urged residents to sign up for the system, which he said could help reduce response times in emergency situations. “It doesn’t take a very long period of time but we do ask the public to be very proactive in your emergency notifications and go to sign up for that,” Meiman said at the news conference. The Smart911 rollout is the second phase of a 911 system upgrade announced in August 2016. The first part of that was Louisville Emergency Notification System (LENS) Alert, which sends alerts regarding serious events such as severe weather or chemical spills. About 15,000 Louisville residents have signed up for that program, Metro Emergency Services spokesman Mitchell Burmeister said. As part of that signup process, many of those people created Smart 911 profiles, he said. But prior to now, those profiles were not available to call-takers in Louisville’s Emergency Services operations center. Burmeister said Metro Emergency Services can also send alerts to 260,000 publicly-listed landlines. Both LENSAlert and Smart911 are powered by Rave Mobile Safety, and used by other cities across the country. Burmeister said technological difficulties prevented Louisville from integrating Smart 911 into its operations center before now. To sign up for LENSAlert and Smart 911, Louisville residents can go to louisvilleky.gov and click “Sign up for emergency alerts” at the bottom of the page, or visit this link. Residents may also text LENSAlert to 67283 on their smartphone to sign up for alerts and receive a link to complete a Smart911 profile. This post has been updated.
|Kentucky’s Projected Shortfall Deepens, Bevin Cuts Expected SoonWFPL / 2 d. 13 h. 49 min. ago more|
A panel of economists is more pessimistic about Kentucky’s tax revenue than it was a few months ago. The group revised downward its prediction of how much Kentucky will make in tax revenue by the end of the fiscal year in June. The Consensus Forecasting Group on Friday predicted that the state will be $156.1 million short of initial projections, down from $155 million predicted in October. State Budget Director John Chilton said he expects Gov. Matt Bevin will make cuts to state spending before the end of the calendar year to help avert a budget shortfall. “Stay tuned,” Chilton said. Since the state is officially projected to bring in less money than predicted, Bevin can unilaterally make cuts to state spending — he doesn’t have to go through the legislature, which crafts the state budget every two years. After an unofficial prediction earlier this year that the state would have a $200 million shortfall, Bevin asked most state agencies to make plans for cutting spending by 17.4 percent — a move that was met with concern from groups ranging from prosecutors to the Department of Education. Chilton wouldn’t comment on how much state spending would be cut under Bevin’s budget reduction plan. “It depends how it’s spread among the various units,” Chilton said. “Those decisions will be made soon and a budget reduction order will come out.” In the fiscal year that ended on June 30 of this year, the state had a $138.5 million revenue shortfall. Officials blamed the performance on underwhelming growth from sales and income tax returns. The state has fallen short of its revenue predictions in eight of the last 14 years. Kentucky has had to set aside more and more money for the state’s public pension systems in recent years, crowding out spending on other state programs and services. Lawmakers will write a new budget in the legislative session that begins Jan. 2.
|Battery Maker Plans Kentucky Plant To Employ HundredsWUKY / 2 d. 15 h. 41 min. ago more|
A California-based battery maker is moving its headquarters to Kentucky and plans to build a manufacturing plant to employ hundreds of workers in economically depressed eastern Kentucky.
|Kentucky Will Challenge Net Neutrality Rollback, Beshear SaysWFPL / 2 d. 15 h. 56 min. ago more|
If the Federal Communications Commission follows through with plans to roll back “net neutrality rules,” Kentucky will be among the states challenging that decision in a lawsuit. Attorney General Andy Beshear is opposed to changes that would undo Obama-era regulations that protected equal access to the internet, he said in a statement Friday. Earlier this week, he signed a letter along with 17 other state Attorneys General asking the FCC to delay its Thursday vote due to concerns about the falsified public comments regarding the proposal. Despite the letter, the FCC held a vote Thursday and the rollback passed along party lines New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday he would sue to stop the FCC’s net neutrality changes. Beshear said he intends to join that action on behalf of Kentucky. Other states that may sign on include Illinois, Oregon and Massachusetts, reports said. Beshear said he is concerned by how changes to the rules would affect Kentuckians. “My office has already received multiple complaints by Kentuckians, as well as from consumers who previously lived in Kentucky, saying their identity or a loved one’s identity was falsely used,” Beshear said in the statement. “If the FCC continues with its plan, I will have no choice but to join legal action to protect Kentucky families from this sweeping and harmful policy change.” Further details about any legal action were not immediately available.
|Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Arts Project Funding AnnouncedWFPL / 2 d. 18 h. 3 min. ago more|
Twenty-four city arts and cultural projects have been awarded grants as part of Imagine Greater Louisville 2020: An Arts and Cultural Vision to Transform the Region, a $500,000 funding effort from the Fund for the Arts, the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts and Metro Louisville. Groups submitted 187 proposals for funding, totaling $4.4 million in requests. The review process of the grants — which were submitted by arts organizations, nonprofits, schools and individual artists — included two levels of assessment. The first was conducted by 22 local arts and civic leaders, the second by reviewers from three peer cities: Nashville, Lexington and Cincinnati. In a news release, District 15 Councilwoman Marianne Butler said the city is proud to leverage these grants to impact all parts of the city. “These projects range from addressing bullying in the classroom and overcoming trauma to supporting cultural professionals through resource utilization,” Butler said. Here is a complete list of the projects that will receive funding: Discover Drama—Resilience, Bellewood School – $4,810 Fiber Arts Community in South Louisville, The Lou Tate Foundation d.b.a. The Little Loomhouse – $3,385 Peacebuilding and Community Strengthening through Art, Side by Side Studio, Inc. – $5,000 Explore More, Play Cousins Collective – $3,126 LaCucarachita Children’s Production, Teatro Tercera Llamada – $4,900 20th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Community of Louisville, Inc. – $4,800 Seven Generations, Bridge Kids International – $5,000 Best Practices in Access and Inclusion: Sensory-Friendly HAMLET, Western Middle School for the Arts – $3,840 Communities of Iroquois, Louisville Story Program – $7,500 Puppet Hero Parade, Squallis Puppeteers – $20,075 Taking Art in a New Direction, Louisville Visual Art – $17,650 Project Ready: LYRICS, Louisville Urban League – $10,000 Mixing Matters, Rhythm Science Sound – $15,450 Louisville Cultural Accessibility Association, Kentucky Center for the Arts Foundation – $11,650 Sarabande Writing Labs, Sarabande Books, Inc. – $8,850 Relevance to the Present. Discovering Slave Narratives. Understanding Ourselves. Portia White – $10,750 The G.A.P Cultivation Program and Documentary, The Gap Felony Prevention Program – $24,933 We Create: Artists and Refugees Celebrate Making Louisville Home, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. – $20,522 Imagine 2020 Concert Series, Louisville Federation of Musicians – $10,000 Capacity Building & Program Launch, ELEVATOR Artist Resource – $20,000 Producing Art In Neighborhoods Together Open Call, Center For Neighborhoods – $20,000 Portraits of Pride, William M. Duffy, Sculptor – $11,700 Music Together, Yani Vozos – $15,800 K-8 Arts Integration Teacher Leadership Team, Academic Services/Jefferson County Public Schools – $22,862 In early 2017, Fund for the Arts aided in the launch of IGL 2020 as a way to generate a citywide plan for how arts and culture could serve as a catalyst for social change. There were five key strategies of the IGL 2020 vision statement — Access, Education, Cultivation, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Promotion — and each project above addressed at least one. Of the 24 proposals funded, 18 focus specifically on at-risk neighborhoods, 16 directly on engaging youth, and 6 with specific populations. In a news release, Penny Peavler and Roger Cude, co-chairs of the IGL 2020 Steering Committee, wrote it was gratifying to see the community come together “to tackle many of our greatest challenges through arts and culture.” “We’re able to fund just over 10 percent of this first round of proposals,” they wrote. “This shows us a number of things, namely that our creatives are hungry to affect change, the funding needs are vast, and more importantly, our work has just begun.”
|Johnson's honed history blemished by allegationKentucky News / 2 d. 19 h. 21 min. ago more|
The Kentucky lawmaker's resume included enough material for an award-winning memoir: He was a peacekeeper at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a White House chaplain to three presidents and a 9/11 first responder who gave last rites to hundreds of people at Ground Zero.
|Review: Brown-Forman Nutcracker Looks As Fresh As EverWFPL / 2 d. 21 h. 3 min. ago more|
It always feels like the holiday season is officially underway once I’ve seen “The Nutcracker.” This oh-so familiar holiday tradition is as endemic to the season as “A Christmas Carol” or, in recent years, “Santaland Diaries” or the plethora of popular songs that mark this time of year. It’s a rite of passage into the holidays. And the Louisville Ballet does not disappoint. Now in its ninth year, this Brown-Forman-sponsored production looks as fresh as it did when it premiered. Purely practically the Ballet is to be complimented on how it is storing and maintaining the extensive sets and costumes. Choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky gave future generations of choreographers and designers a great challenge as the story moves from a middle-class Christmas party, to a dream battle between the party gifts, to a fantastical snow-inspired vista, to an imaginary Kingdom of Sweets back to a suggestion of the original house, all hung together by Marie’s imagination. At Sunday’s matinee, Marie was danced by Shelby Shenkman making her debut in this role. Shenkman brings a wide-eyed wonder to the delights of the season and a lightness to her steps that suggests an eager almost-teen. When brother Fritz (Ben Workman) chases her with his stuffed Rat, he’s not just an annoying younger brother. Marie clearly dislikes rats, which sets her up perfectly for the battle between the rats and the soldiers – it’s a big deal for her to pitch in. In a production this big, with more performances than any other ballet in the season, each year many dancers take on new roles. Kristopher Wotjera danced Her Drosselmeyer at this performance. Wotjera brings his sense of humor and whimsy to this role, as he shows off his magical creations to the children. This Drosselmeyer has less patience with Fritz, Marie is clearly his favorite, and Act Two unfolds under his benevolent conjurations almost as a personal gift to her. The gifts, of course figure in both acts. Marie’s Act One gift is the impressive Nutcracker doll (Roger Creel), as well as the Sugar Plum and Cavalier Dolls (Jordan Martin and Phillip Velinov, respectively) to the delight of the guests. And in Act Two they become fully-realized in the fantasy land. The doll roles demand both an obvious technique as well as a lightness of interpretation that Martin hasn’t yet mastered; it felt like she was “commenting” on being a doll. Velinov, reprising his role, finds that balance. Creel, in a mask as the doll, is suitably dynamic and aggressive, allowing for a subtle transition into Marie’s dream prince. This is Martin’s first year as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and she has the precision and line to grow into this role. At Sunday’s matinee there were a couple of stumbles in footwork and an atypical hesitance in fully-filling the choreography, as if she is still working on integrating steps, music, and partner to successfully embrace the Grand Pas de Deux in Act Two. The traditional divertissements of Act Two are danced by company members, and some trainees, and space prevents listing all of the dancers. Nonetheless the various ensembles undertake their variations with aplomb to the delight of the audience. The trainee company is worked hard and fully integrated into this expansive production. They are most successful in the Waltz of the Flowers, together with The Rose, danced elegantly by Kateryna Sellars, reprising a role she’s danced for several years; it is clear she is both at ease in this performance and embracing the elegance of the choreography. The trainees are less successful in the lengthy and more-challenging choreography of the Snowflakes in the Land of the Snow. In past years this corps of dancers has been strengthened by full company members, anchoring the less-experienced ones in the precision and technique of this sequence. The effort of these young women is too palpable for the illusive delicacy this sequence demands. “The Nutcracker” continues through December 23, with various casts. Audiences interested in the history of this production can also catch up on that at the Frazier Museum’s complementary exhibit through January 7.
|Survey Finds Teen Use Of Opioids DecliningWFPL / 2 d. 22 h. 4 min. ago more|
A survey produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse found a rare bit of good news about the opioid crisis: fewer teenagers reported using opioids outside of medical purposes. The Monitoring the Future Survey 2017 results show a continued trend in decreased misuse of opioids by teens that dates to the early 2000s. Public health officials say that’s encouraging news amidst an opioid epidemic and climbing rates of overdose and addiction among adults. “There’s been concern that teenagers would also be starting to take these drugs and suffer the consequences,” NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow said. “But, in fact, we are observing some of the lowest rates of opioid use that we have been monitoring through the survey. So that’s very good news.” A good indicator of the continued decrease is in the reported misuse of Vicodin. In 2002 nearly 10 percent of 12th graders surveyed reported misuse of the opioid painkiller within the previous year. In the latest survey that had dropped to just two percent. The reason for the continued decrease is unclear. But surveyed teens reported that illicit opioids have become more difficult to obtain. Health officials also believe evidence-based educational programs are having an effect. Not all of the news from the survey was positive. Overall reported marijuana consumption has increased along with vaping of nicotine, marijuana and flavored liquids. “These are behaviors that we have to look at very carefully,” Volkow said. The Monitoring the Future survey was conducted this year by the University of Michigan with support from the NIDA. The survey has monitored teen drug use since 1975. Nearly 44,000 students from 360 public and private schools participated in the most recent survey.
|Report on Kentucky legislator spotlights nonprofits' roleABCNews.com / 3 d. 0 h. 14 min. ago more|
A Kentucky investigative center's in-depth expose this week on a pastor-turned-politician highlights the increasing role of such nonprofit, nontraditional reporting organizations in the United States
|Complex life of Kentucky legislator ends in suicideABCNews.com / 3 d. 0 h. 31 min. ago more|
The death of Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson has jolted Republican leaders
|Vitalis Lanshima Sworn In As New District 21 CouncilmanWFPL / 3 d. 8 h. 31 min. ago more|
District 21 has a new Metro Council representative, nearly a month after Councilman Dan Johnson was removed. Vitalis Lanshima was sworn in at Thursday’s Metro Council meeting as Johnson’s replacement. Lanshima will serve out the rest of Johnson’s term, which runs through the end of 2018. He is an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University who grew up in Nigeria and was a Paralympic athlete. His issues include economic development and creating safe neighborhoods, according to his website. An emotional Lanshima addressed the Metro Council following the vote. “I want to thank you for the confidence you’ve put in me,” he said. “I don’t take this responsibility lightly, not at all.” The District 21 seat, and all odd-numbered Metro Council seats, are up for election next year. The next full term begins in January 2019. Johnson vacated his seat in November following allegations of sexual harassment. He had served in public office since 1991, when he joined the Board of Alderman. He was elected to the Metro Council in 2002, and represented the areas in and around Southside, Beechmont and the airport. The Council considered more than a dozen candidates for the open position. The annual salary for the position is $47,833.
|No Turf Showcase for Fasig-Tipton in 2018Kentucky News / 3 d. 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
Fasig-Tipton will not conduct a second Turf Showcase, the sale that was held for the first time in 2017 in an effort to offer yearlings more likely to compete on turf based on their breeding or conformational traits. Held Sept.
|Bullitt County Reacts To Rep. Dan Johnson’s DeathWFPL / 3 d. 10 h. 38 min. ago more|
Bullitt County is reeling after the suicide of state Rep. Dan Johnson Wednesday night. Johnson’s death came two days after the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting revealed he lied about his resume, was a suspect in a church arson and allegedly molested a teen in the basement of his church. News of his suicide has made national and international news. Johnson was a freshman Republican lawmaker and preacher from Mt. Washington in Bullitt County. On Tuesday, Johnson denied the allegations and said he would not resign. By Wednesday night, he was dead. Bullitt County Sheriff spokesman Mike Murdoch said his dispatcher received a call around 7:00 that evening. A family member found Johnson in a rural area of Bullitt County. Murdoch said Johnson had apparently shot himself with a 40-caliber handgun. “I think there’s a very dark cloud over Bullitt County,” said Jennifer Stepp, who preceded Johnson as the GOP nominee for the 49th House district seat. “What happened last night was never the outcome that anyone that was involved in any of these reports anticipated, nor was it anything that anyone wanted,” she said. At the Lights On Bar and Grill, a Mt. Washington restaurant Johnson used to frequent, WAVE-3 News spoke to people who knew Johnson. “He was a very interesting guy to talk to, very involved in his community and the church,” Mark Seymour said. “I would not have expected him to do something like that at all.” “I didn’t always agree with certain things he did, but he was a human being and we have to respect that and respect his family,” restaurant owner Tom Chamberlain told WAVE-3. Linda Belcher, the Democrat incumbent Johnson beat in 2016, said she was shocked by the news. “I’m very sorry for his family,” she said. Bullitt County Judge-Executive Melanie Roberts issued a statement saying, “I am deeply saddened by this tragic event and my prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
|An Update On ‘The Pope’s Long Con’WFPL / 3 d. 10 h. 46 min. ago more|
On Monday, we launched a new series from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. “The Pope’s Long Con” is a five-part investigative series that focuses on state Rep. Danny Ray Johnson. Our story revealed Johnson’s history of lies and deception, including attempted arson, false testimony, and an allegation of sexual assault. On Wednesday night, Johnson committed suicide in Bullitt County, which is part of the district he represented in the statehouse. We are shocked and saddened by Johnson’s death, and we – like many of you – are grappling with what happened. Maranda Richmond, a former member of Johnson’s church, went on the record with KyCIR to say Johnson had molested her in 2013, when she was 17 years old. We had planned to air chapter 4, which is Richmond’s story, today. We have decided we will not air that story or the one that follows out of respect for victims of trauma in the immediate wake of Johnson’s suicide. However, our organization believes these stories are important and the public has a right to hear them. So we are making chapters 4 and 5 available online immediately at kycir.org. There you will find our exhaustive investigation in all its formats. We are also making available now the entire podcast of this investigation. We are posting the chapters as they were produced before Johnson died, so that listeners can have the full story as we originally intended to tell it. We will produce a final chapter of “The Pope’s Long Con” in the coming weeks. We remain committed to providing unbiased, deeply reported stories like this one that matter to our community.
|Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicideABCNews.com / 3 d. 10 h. 47 min. ago more|
Kentucky lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life with self-inflicted gunshot on lonely rural road
|Kentucky Lawmakers Mourn The Death Of Rep. Dan Johnson After SuicideWFPL / 3 d. 12 h. 8 min. ago more|
Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson’s suicide following sexual assault allegations has sent Frankfort reeling. Johnson, a Republican from Mt. Washington, fatally shot himself next to a bridge in a rural area Wednesday evening after posting an apparent suicide note on Facebook. J. Tyler Franklin Rep. Dan Johnson Earlier in the week, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an expose of Johnson’s life, including years of deceptive claims, alleged criminal activity and accusations from a woman who says Johnson assaulted her in 2013 when she was 17 years-old. The revelations prompted calls for Johnson’s resignation from the Republican Party of Kentucky as well as the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House. But on Thursday, lawmakers from both political parties expressed sorrow for Johnson’s death. Related Story Rep. Dan Johnson’s Wife Says She’ll Run For Seat After His Suicide House Majority Whip Kevin Bratcher, a Louisville Republican, told WAVE-3 News he had talked to Johnson within 24 hours of his death and was shocked by the news. “He said he was going to fight all these allegations and seemed in high spirits. It was just a shocker, it was almost like I was dreaming when I read the first headline,” Bratcher said. Rep. Jim DuPlessis, a Republican from Elizabethtown, said he got to know Johnson during the legislative session earlier this year. “Dan Johnson was my seat mate. I found him to be very kind, soft spoken, and concerned for others. He was passionate about others, I saw it often yet he needed help himself. Prayers for his family and for the turmoil in Frankfort,” DuPlessis tweeted on Thursday morning. Rep. Al Gentry, a Democrat from Louisville, was elected to the legislature this year for the first time, along with Johnson. “Saddened by death of Rep. Dan Johnson. Regardless of your feelings toward him and his personal challenges, he does leave behind a wife and five kids. Please keep them in your prayers,” Gentry said. Johnson’s death has generated a wide spectrum of commentary on social media, including attacks of his character and political stances. On Thursday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin asked followers on Twitter to be respectful of Johnson’s family: Would ask sincerely that all the nasty, vulgar comments & other despicable responses to the news of KY Representative Dan Johnson’s death, be kept in the minds and hearts of those who have them…Don’t share..Please have respect for his family and friends at this time…Thank you — Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) December 14, 2017 Johnson was a freshman lawmaker who had drawn headlines for proposing controversial pieces of legislation and posting racist images and comments on Facebook during his 2016 campaign. The KyCIR article reported a variety of questionable claims made by Johnson — that he had raised someone from the dead, and that he had set up a morgue at the site of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. It also included reports of criminal activity — allegations that Johnson ran an illegal bar in the church and that he was a suspect in a suspicious fire that burned down the church’s original building. The sexual assault allegations prompted calls for Johnson to resign his seat. Johnson flatly denied the allegations in a news conference on Tuesday morning, saying accusations published in the story were politically motivated. Johnson’s body was found by family members who went searching for him after Johnson’s suicide note was posted to Facebook Wednesday night, according to the Bullitt County Sheriff. Johnson’s widow, Rebecca Johnson, said Thursday that she will file to run for his seat, according to the Associated Press. House Majority Whip Bratcher told WAVE-3 News he knows Rebecca Johnson and that she seems “up to the task.” “It seems like a lot of things are falling off the track right now, but we’re going to do the people’s business in January and move forward,” Bratcher said. Bevin would have to call a special election to fill the seat vacated by Johnson.
|Smoketown Had Two New Liquor Stores Coming. Now It Might Get NoneWFPL / 3 d. 13 h. 16 min. ago more|
Smoketown residents who fought the opening of two new liquor stores near their neighborhood may be getting their way. At least one of two planned stores off East Broadway near Smoketown and Phoenix Hill will no longer come to be. East Coast Liquors, at 535 East Broadway, chose not to appeal the denial of its license to the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. A-Z Liquors, which would be located across an alley at 540 East Gray Street, will pursue an appeal in February. It is expected to consider shifting to opening a market instead of a liquor store. Samir Alya, the developer of East Coast Liquors, said Thursday he is taking a big loss on the store’s failure. He agreed to cancel the store in part because the building’s owner, Mark Kader, freed him from the lease and will compensate him for some of what he lost. An appeal hearing scheduled for Thursday with the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has been canceled. Alya said he hopes A-Z Liquors will not win a license. He feels that would not be fair, given that the proposed locations were so close together and so similar. He does not know yet what his next move will be. “I’m just going to sit back and wait and see what happens,” Alya said. “I am going to keep going.” Alya said he plans to have the East Coast Liquors sign removed from the building soon, though he declined to share exactly when. Related Story In Smoketown, Combating ‘Predatory’ Ads With Poetry Kader, the building’s owner, said he wants to try to bring a Waffle House to the location. That would offer some employment opportunities and a new breakfast option to the area. Kader also owns the BP gas station at 601 East Broadway. “I think we need a fast restaurant like Waffle House in the area because a lot of people ask on Sundays and Saturdays … where is the closest place to find breakfast,” Kader said. “I’m thinking that that’s what I’m going to try to pursue now, opening a restaurant in it, which shouldn’t be a problem.” Nachand Trabue was a leading voice in the community effort to fight the opening of the new liquor stores. She is a former Smoketown resident and the event venue she owns, Manhattan on Broadway, is in the neighborhood. She said Smoketown needs businesses such as grocery stores and sit-down restaurants, not more liquor stores. The neighborhood already struggles with issues of crime, poverty and violence. Alcohol only adds to the mix, she said. Trabue described developers seeking to open liquor stores in Smoketown as predators. She plans to celebrate the demise of East Coast Liquors with a victory party next week. She said she hopes the owners of A-Z Liquors will work with community members to create a retail outlet that serves their needs. “If you got the backing of a community then your doors are going to stay open,” Trabue said. “If you don’t have the backing of the community, your doors are going to close. It’s just simple as that.” Although she is happy with where things are headed, Trabue said she wants to learn more about the laws that allowed two liquor stores to potentially be located so close together. She thinks there may be an opportunity to fight for legislative change in this regard. In the meantime, Trabue hopes to see fewer liquor stores, not just in Smoketown but also in west end neighborhoods such as Russell. She said adding alcohol to already struggling areas makes the problems there worse. “Trying to break the cycle,” she said. “Trying to break the cycle by helping to close one liquor store at a time.”
|Wife To Run For Seat Of Kentucky Lawmaker Who Killed SelfWUKY / 3 d. 14 h. 45 min. ago more|
The wife of a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who killed himself after accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl says she will seek to replace him in the state legislature.
|Kentucky Lawmaker Dies In Apparent Suicide Amid Accusations Of Sexual AssaultKentucky News / 3 d. 22 h. 2 min. ago more|
With friends and family standing behind him, Kentucky State Rep., Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church on Tuesday to defend himself against accusations of sexual assaulting a 17-year-old girl in 2012. A Kentucky state lawmaker has apparently taken his own life following accusations that surfaced in reports by the investigative arm of Louisville Public Media - the most serious of which was the alleged sexual assault a 17-year-old girl in the basement of the church where he served as pastor.
|Kentucky Lawmaker Kills Himself Amid Sexual Assault Allegations, Officials SayKentucky News / 3 d. 22 h. 2 min. ago more|
A Kentucky state representative accused of molesting a teenage girl killed himself on Wednesday, just two days after the allegations were made public, the authorities said. Representative Dan Johnson, a first-term Republican, took his life on a bridge in Mount Washington, Ky., according to Sheriff Donnie Tinnell of Bullitt County, who spoke to the local WDRB television station .
|Kentucky Lawmaker Facing Molestation Charges Commits SuicideWUKY / 4 d. 7 h. ago more|
A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell says Rep. Dan Johnson shot himself Wednesday on a bridge in Mount Washington, Kentucky. Tinnell confirmed the death to WDRB-TV in Louisville.
|Does Alabama Open The Door For KY Dems? A UK Political Analyst Weighs InWUKY / 4 d. 10 h. 29 min. ago more|
A University of Kentucky political analyst says Democrat Doug Jones’ surprise win in Alabama – another solidly red state – doesn’t likely hold many keys for Kentucky Democrats.
|UK Moves Toward Demolishing Towering Residential ComplexWUKY / 4 d. 18 h. 40 min. ago more|
The days are numbered for a housing complex towering over the University of Kentucky. UK trustees approved a plan Tuesday to begin moving toward demolition of the Kirwan-Blanding complex on the Lexington campus.
|Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Fayette County High SchoolWUKY / 4 d. 18 h. 44 min. ago more|
The mother of a teenager who collapsed and died at a Kentucky high school in April has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials and others.
|Mayfield ordinance would prohibit barsKentucky News / 4 d. 18 h. 52 min. ago more|
An ordinance prohibiting future Mayfield taverns passed unanimously Monday 6-0 with four council members abstaining but does not affect alcohol sales at restaurants or liquor stores.
|Newport Taxi Driver Shot And KilledWUKY / 4 d. 19 h. 4 min. ago more|
Investigators say that around 11:30 last night an unknown person went up to the driver’s side of the taxi, tried to rob the driver and shot through the window. The driver has been identified as 38-year old David DePhillips of Newport.
|Kentucky Lawmaker Won't Resign, Says Assault Claim FalseWUKY / 5 d. 15 h. 37 min. ago more|
A Republican state representative in Kentucky says a woman's claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2013 has no merit and he won't resign.
|Kentucky Governor Might Not Call Special SessionWUKY / 6 d. 8 h. 44 min. ago more|
Kentucky's Republican governor acknowledged for the first time Monday that he might not call a special session of the state legislature to overhaul one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.
|UK Nears Decision On Next ProvostWUKY / 6 d. 11 h. 11 min. ago more|
The two finalists vying to become the University of Kentucky’s next provost will soon be awaiting a decision by the school’s president.
|GOP Representative Faces Calls To Resign Following Report WUKY / 6 d. 13 h. 30 min. ago more|
A Republican state representative is facing mounting bipartisan pressure to step down in the wake of a Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting piece detailing alleged sexual misconduct and other accusations.
|Parking Scofflaws Have Til Friday To Atone With Canned GoodsWUKY / 6 d. 13 h. 31 min. ago more|
Lexington's Parking Authority is putting out a last call for their Food For Fines Program. WUKY's Karyn Czar has details.