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Kentucky Governor Seeks Dismissal Of Right-To-Work Lawsuit

Gov. Matt Bevin has filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss a legal challenge to Kentucky's new law banning mandatory union fees in workplaces.

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71 year old Dominic Martina says his is a quintessential American story; growing up in the cultural revolution of the 1960's, being drafted into the Vietnam War, coming out the closet as a gay Catholic Italian American, watching several of his friends die of AIDS in the 1980’s and 90’s, and after living much of his life in San Diego, returning to his boyhood home in Lexington.  In this part of his StoryCorps conversation Martina talks about what his life has been like since coming back to Kentucky.

Kentucky Tops N.C. State 10-5, Earns First Super Regional Berth

Jun 6, 2017
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Kole Cottam's go-ahead, two-run double highlighted a three-run seventh inning as Kentucky rallied past North Carolina State 10-5 to clinch the Lexington Regional early Tuesday and earn their first NCAA super regional berth.

Kentucky Governor Faces Second Ethics Complaint Over Home

Jun 5, 2017
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A Kentucky lawmaker has filed an ethics complaint raising questions about the purchase of Gov. Matt Bevin's personal home.

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A former African-American high school downtown is now decorated in history.

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The Mary Todd Lincoln House in downtown Lexington is marking an important milestone this week.  The restored childhood home of the former First Lady began welcoming visitors for tours in June 1977.  Executive Director Gwen Thompson says it was former Kentucky First Lady Beula Nunn who spearheaded the effort to honor Mrs. Lincoln.

President Trump To Visit Kentucky This Week

Jun 5, 2017

President Donald Trump is planning a major push in the week ahead to promote a $1 trillion overhaul the nation's roads and bridges. It comes as his agenda has struggled in Congress and been overshadowed by White House controversies.

Grimes Heading To Taiwan

Jun 5, 2017

Kentucky's secretary of state is traveling to Asia for an international trade mission. Alison Lundergan Grimes is scheduled to visit Taiwan this week with four other secretaries of state during a trip coordinated and paid for by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. Grimes made a similar visit in 2013.

Coal Academy Offering Classes

Jun 5, 2017

The Kentucky Coal Academy is offering free initial mining trainings this month at the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Harlan and Middlesboro.

An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer scheduled to be sentenced next month for defrauding the government of nearly $600 million has disappeared. Eric Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He was scheduled to be sentenced next month and had been ordered to pay the government tens of millions of dollars.

Timber Still A Major Sector Of Kentucky's Economy

Jun 5, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green about Kentucky's timber industry which accounts for $9 to $14.5B annually. 


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The Sessions Testimony

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. See the full testimony and read annotations by NPR journalists.