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Samantha Lederman

For years free roaming horses have galloped across hundreds of acres of abandoned strip mine lands in Eastern Kentucky.  But while some see their presence as an expensive nuisance, others recognize an opportunity for agri-tourism and a way to further diversify an overly coal-dependent regional economy.  Samantha Lederman reports on efforts to build the Appalachian Horse Center.

Josh James / WUKY

While Washington dealt with the fallout from Monday's confirmation of an FBI investigation into pre-election ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, the president was in Louisville, Kentucky rallying his base at Freedom Hall.

Campus, Lexington Police Ready For UK Fan Celebrations

Mar 20, 2017
Associated Press

The Kentucky Wildcats have made it to another Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tourney and with that come the usual warnings from campus and Lexington Police for fans to keep the celebrating from getting out of hand.  On Monday they announced what steps they intend to take to make sure everyone parties responsibly.

McConnell: Cuts To ARC "Won't Happen"

Mar 20, 2017
Associated Press

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.  McConnell told WYMT-TV Saturday that he's opposed to the proposal to do away with the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is contained in President Donald Trump's budget for Fiscal 2018.  In fact, McConnell said, "We are not going to allow any cuts" to the commission.

Kentucky Heads To Sweet 16

Mar 20, 2017
Associated Press

Bam Adebayo had a double-double and swatted away the final shot on Sunday as Kentucky sent Wichita State to yet another second-round heartbreak, 65-62 in the NCAA Tournament.

Report Finds Lexington Will Need 22,000 Additional Housing Units In Next 10 Years

Mar 20, 2017
pixabay.com

This week on The Business Side Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss a new report showing Lexington will need to build 22,000 homes over the next decade.  It's just the latest rosy picture coming from the housing industry.

Louisville-Based Baptist Health Cutting 288 Jobs

Mar 16, 2017
baptisthealthplan.com

Louisville-based Baptist Health is getting rid of more than 280 positions across its system.

Josh James / WUKY

Sen. Rand Paul has called fellow Republican Sen. John McCain "a little bit unhinged" after McCain said "the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin."

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

This Saturday, Lexington constituents plan to hold a town hall meeting to air concerns about the direction of the state and the nation – even if invited lawmakers don’t show.

Josh James / WUKY

Lawmakers are working against the clock to find consensus on a number of bills from charter schools to Real ID Wednesday, their final chance to pass legislation before the governor weighs vetoes.

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