Kentucky Department of Agriculture http://wuky.org en Barnhart Takes No Position On Farmer's Jersey Staying Up At Rupp http://wuky.org/post/barnhart-takes-no-position-farmers-jersey-staying-rupp <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Following a news briefing on football crowd control Friday WUKY asked UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart for his opinion on whether the school should continue to publicly honor former basketball Wildcat Richie Farmer.&nbsp; His jersey currently hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena as part of the 1992 <em>Unforgettables </em>Team.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:16:35 +0000 WUKY Staff 37176 at http://wuky.org Barnhart Takes No Position On Farmer's Jersey Staying Up At Rupp Sullivan Offers Scholarships To Aspiring Chefs http://wuky.org/post/sullivan-offers-scholarships-aspiring-chefs <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sullivan University is offering $70,000 worth of scholarships to aspiring chefs as part of a program sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The Louisville-based school will provide the scholarships to Junior Chef champions who will be crowned in a statewide competition in August.</span></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:17:01 +0000 Associated Press 33368 at http://wuky.org Sullivan Offers Scholarships To Aspiring Chefs State to Shutter Costly Fuel Testing Lab http://wuky.org/post/state-shutter-costly-fuel-testing-lab <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - Describing it as a waste of taxpayer dollars, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he will shutter a $3 million gasoline quality testing lab that was opened under his predecessor Richie Farmer.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;Comer said Wednesday that the lab "hemorrhaged'' tax dollars while failing to handle the 500 random tests of gas station fuel Kentucky conducts each year. The closure will eventually save taxpayers about $600,000 a year, Comer said. The state is already contracting with a private company in Texas to conduct the<br>tests.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 10:39:24 +0000 Associated Press 29605 at http://wuky.org State to Shutter Costly Fuel Testing Lab