2013 http://wuky.org en State Tourism Generated $12.5 B Of Economic Impact In 2013 http://wuky.org/post/state-tourism-generated-125-b-economic-impact-2013 <p>12.5 billion dollars. &nbsp;That’s the estimated economic impact that Kentucky’s Tourism Industry had on the state’s economy in 2013. Mon, 05 May 2014 17:26:47 +0000 Alan Lytle 48488 at http://wuky.org State Tourism Generated $12.5 B Of Economic Impact In 2013 State Police Working To Keep Fatalities Down http://wuky.org/post/state-police-working-keep-fatalities-down <p class="ap-story-p">Kentucky State Police spokesman Trooper Paul Blanton says the number of highway fatalities in the state this year is the lowest since 1947. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 23:10:47 +0000 Associated Press 42560 at http://wuky.org State Police Working To Keep Fatalities Down Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair http://wuky.org/post/champion-ham-sells-350000-state-fair <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- A first-time buyer has stepped forward with the winning bid for this year’s Kentucky State Fair grand champion country ham. The ham is auctioned at the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau ham breakfast, with the proceeds—and the ham—donated to charity.</p><p></p><p></p><p>This year’s top bidder was the Yum Brands Foundation, the charitable arm of the Louisville-based fast food company.&nbsp;&nbsp; Proceeds from the 350-thousand dollar sale will go to the Fund for the Arts.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:49:26 +0000 Rick Howlett & Kentucky Public Radio 36441 at http://wuky.org Champion Ham Sells For $350,000 At State Fair Kentucky Roadway Fatalities Down From A Year Ago http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-roadway-fatalities-down-year-ago <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky State Police say the statewide highway death toll is down from a year ago.</span><span class="entry-content"> Through last Sunday, preliminary statistics show 251 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roads in 2013. That's 79 fewer than during the same period a year ago.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">State police say that of the 201 motor vehicle fatalities this year, 99 victims were not wearing seat belts.</span></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:10:15 +0000 Associated Press 32883 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Roadway Fatalities Down From A Year Ago Beshear To Meet With Legislative Leaders Next Week http://wuky.org/post/beshear-meet-legislative-leaders-next-week <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is expected to meet next week with House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers to try to work on a plan to resolve legislative redistricting.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The governor made that announcement on Friday. He said he is confident that the issue will be resolved in a special session sometime this year.</span></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 13:26:01 +0000 Associated Press 32760 at http://wuky.org Beshear To Meet With Legislative Leaders Next Week Rolex Competition Under Way at Kentucky Horse Park http://wuky.org/post/rolex-competition-under-way-kentucky-horse-park <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand guided Calico Joe to the best score on the first day of dressage competition at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.<span style="">&nbsp; </span></p><p>American Becky Holder, who is no stranger to the Kentucky Horse Park course, rode 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Can’t Fire Me into second place.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:54:14 +0000 WUKY Staff & Samantha Clark 30607 at http://wuky.org Rolex Competition Under Way at Kentucky Horse Park Lexington Gearing Up For Another Med Toss This Month http://wuky.org/post/lexington-gearing-another-med-toss-month <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. – If you’ve got a medicine cabinet full of outdated or unwanted remedies, now would be a good time to clean it out because Lexington is having another Med Toss event later this month.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“It’s a wonderful opportunity to come out, drop off some un-needed or un-wanted medications, a chance to protect the environment as well and keep the medications from entering our water stream," said Lieutenant Scott Blakely with Lexington Police.</p><p>Blakely added that citizens who participate could be helping to save a life.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:43:05 +0000 Alan Lytle 30203 at http://wuky.org Lexington Gearing Up For Another Med Toss This Month