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Country Boy Georgetown, Corto y Lima, And More On The Business Side

Feb 20, 2017
Bill Straus

We talk with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about Country Boy Brewing's new operation in Georgetown, Chef Jonathan Lundy's new Corta  y Lima on Short Street, and lament the closing of the once popular Table 310 which closed for good on Valentine's Day.

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When Kentucky high school students read the line "'twere well it were done quickly" in Shakespeare's Macbeth, some state lawmakers want to make sure they don't miss the reference.  Lawmakers are advancing a bill in the state Senate that would require the Kentucky Board of Education to set guidelines for an elective social studies course on the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Each school would decide whether to offer the course.

Committee Chairman Introduces Charter Schools Legislation

Feb 17, 2017
Legislative Research Commission

A key committee chairman has introduced legislation that would allow charter schools to open in Kentucky.  Unlike past versions limited to pilot projects, the bill introduced Friday by House Education Committee Chairman John "Bam" Carney would allow public charter schools statewide. Carney plans to have his bill heard in committee next week.

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Kentucky's Supreme Court says a panhandling ordinance in Lexington violated the free speech rights of a man arrested while holding a sign asking for money.

Campaign Contribution Cap Proposed To Increase

Feb 16, 2017

The Republican-controlled state Senate has voted to double how much money people can donate to political campaigns.

Post Offices to Host Passport Fairs

Feb 16, 2017

Several post offices in Kentucky and southern Indiana are offering passport fairs on Saturday.

KSP Team Dedicated To Investigate Officer Involved Shootings

Feb 15, 2017

Kentucky's top law enforcement agency has announced a new team to investigate officer-involved shootings in the state.

Kentucky's Largest Public School System To Be Audited

Feb 15, 2017
Jefferson County Public Schools

Kentucky's education chief is launching what he calls an "unprecedented" audit of the Jefferson County Public Schools system.  Media outlets report Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt released a report Tuesday detailing 32 findings concerning student safety, poor culture and communication at JCPS.

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For over 40 years the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries has been the go-to source for scholars and researchers.  It is recognized around the world as a leader and innovator in the collection of oral history with thousands of interviews on topics ranging from politics and public policy, education and literature, coal communities and life in Appalachia, as well as African American History.  It’s this latter topic we take up with center director Dr. Doug Boyd.

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This week Dr. Greg Davis talks with Phil Bernard, associate professor of pediatrics and critical care and medical director of information technology at UK Healthcare.  Dr. Bernard is a strong advocate of the Open Notes Movement which allows patients to access their healthcare records at anytime.

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