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We begin our Story Corps series by hearing from one of Lexington’s more recent residents.  25 year old Abraham Ikando talks to his friend, Karissa Porter with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, about his journey as a Congolese refugee and how KRM helped him from feeling lost. In this excerpt Abraham talks about his passion for music, his friendship with Karissa, and how he still has hope for America in a time when refugees are vulnerable with the current administration.

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6th District Congressman Andy Barr worked to tame a hostile crowd at his first Lexington town hall since the November election with little success Monday.

Summit At Fritz Farm Readies For Its Grand Opening

Apr 24, 2017
Bayer Properties

This week on the Business Side Brennan Fielder talks with Lindsay Bayer-Shipp, creative director and brand strategist at Bayer Properties, the Alabama-based developer set to debut the Summit at Fritz Farm, a sprawling new retail and dining complex on Nicholasville Road at Man O War Boulevard in the shadow of Fayette Mall.  The grand opening event is Thursday April 27th.

Coal State Lawmakers Push To Extend Miners' Benefits

Apr 22, 2017
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Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April.

Attorneys General To Trump: Don't Cut Drug Treatment Funds

Apr 21, 2017
Office of Kentucky Attorney General

The top government lawyers from Kentucky and 18 other states are telling President Donald Trump and the Republican leaders of Congress not to pass health insurance changes that would stop the flow of federal drug treatment money. 

March for Science Facebook page

Scientists don't often draw up placards and take to the streets, but Saturday will be an exception.

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The panhandling surge in Lexington has captured the attention of city leaders and law enforcement.

Settlement Reached In KU, LG&E Rate Increase Proposal

Apr 19, 2017
Associated Press

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities have agreed to reduce their rate increase proposal, a move that Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said will save ratepayers $90 million annually.  The utilities were seeking nearly $210 million in increased annual revenues, but Beshear had proposed cutting the request. Beshear's office said in a news release the parties signed a settlement Wednesday.

House Speaker Appoints Adoption Task Force

Apr 19, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover has appointed a task force of lawmakers to study how to improve Kentucky's adoption and foster care system.

Bellarmine University

The Kentucky Arts Council says poet, author and teacher Frederick Smock has been named as Kentucky Poet Laureate for 2017-2018.

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