Devin Katayama http://wuky.org en Frankfort Latest Ky. City To Pass A Fairness Ordinance http://wuky.org/post/frankfort-latest-ky-city-pass-fairness-ordinance <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Kentucky’s capital city has become the fifth in the state to pass a fairness ordinance protecting individuals from discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment based on sexual orientation.&nbsp; As Devin Katayama reports, today’s vote was split but some say there was never a question of whether it would pass.</p><p></p><p>Frankfort’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the ordinance, which will create a seven-member human rights commission that will hear discrimination complaints.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:21:45 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio 36784 at http://wuky.org Frankfort Latest Ky. City To Pass A Fairness Ordinance Education Commissioner Calls Next Legislative Session "Make Or Break" http://wuky.org/post/education-commissioner-calls-next-legislative-session-make-or-break <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday is calling the next legislative session a “make or break year” for the state’s public school system.</p><p></p><p>“I think we’ve hit the wall for increasing student performance and without some reinvestment in public education I think kids are going to lose out.”</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:46:43 +0000 Devin Katayama & Kentucky Public Radio 36674 at http://wuky.org Education Commissioner Calls Next Legislative Session "Make Or Break" Kentucky Ranks 34th Among The States In Child Well Being, Up One Notch From Last Year http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-ranks-34th-among-states-child-well-being-one-notch-last-year <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky has improved in health and education over the long term according to a report released Monday, but&nbsp; more Kentucky children are living in poverty than ever before.&nbsp; The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book measures several indicators in education, health, economic well-being and family and community.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:59:40 +0000 Devin Katayama 33516 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Ranks 34th Among The States In Child Well Being, Up One Notch From Last Year Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher http://wuky.org/post/confessions-kentucky-derby-gate-crasher On Saturday night, 150,000 people will pack Louisville's Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Derby. But only a few will celebrate the victory from the winner's circle.<p>Stephen Johnstone has experienced that celebration many times. He's been in the winner's circle with the winning families, jockeys and governors — but not once was he invited.<p>Johnstone is a retired gate-crasher. The first time he crashed the Kentucky Derby was in 1963. Johnstone and several college friends slipped underneath a fence at Churchill Downs.<p>He celebrated throughout the day, made a few bets. Sat, 04 May 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 31015 at http://wuky.org Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher Cyclo-Cross Championship Takes U.S. By Storm, Mud And Sand http://wuky.org/post/cyclo-cross-championship-takes-us-storm-mud-and-sand While many Americans will be tuning into the Super Bowl on Sunday, there's another big sports competition this weekend: the Cyclo-Cross World Championships. This weekend's event, in Louisville, Ky., marks the first time in its 60-year history that the world championships will be held outside of Europe.<p>Cyclo-cross, a grueling sport requiring riders to traverse mud, sand and other obstacles, is growing rapidly in the U.S. And the fans can be a bit crazy. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:36:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 26693 at http://wuky.org Cyclo-Cross Championship Takes U.S. By Storm, Mud And Sand