Former UK Boad Chair Billy Joe Miles Dead At 78

Mar 14, 2018
AP File Photo

Former University of Kentucky board of trustees Chairman Billy Joe Miles has died. He was 78.  Rep. Regina Huff, R-Williamsburg, announced Miles' death at the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee meeting on Tuesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Miles' daughter, Suzanne, an Owensboro Republican lawmaker, left the meeting soon after it started.

FCPS Moves Toward More Metal Detectors In Schools

Mar 13, 2018
Karyn Czar

A Kentucky county board of education superintendent says his district will move toward offering metal detectors in more area middle and high schools.  News outlets report the Fayette County school district announced Frederick Douglass High School would be the first school with fixed metal detectors after a student accidentally shot himself in the hand Friday.

More Than 1,000 Ky. Teachers Rally Against Pension Changes

Mar 12, 2018
Associated Press

More than a thousand Kentucky teachers and other public workers have rallied at the state Capitol to oppose changes to the state's woefully underfunded pension system.

Alan Lytle

Many spring breakers didn't have to deal with the consequences of Mother Nature's cruel prank.  The campus was blanketed by more than 10 inches of snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning.

Lane Report

Last week President Trump made good on his promise to impose tariff hikes on imported steel and aluminum and now economists are speculating that some countries will retaliate with higher duties on American products like Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Kentucky Bourbon.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss how the state's steel, aluminum, and bourbon sectors could be affected.

GOP Senate To Try, Try Again On Pension Bill This Week, But Time Is Drawing Short

Mar 12, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

This week on WUKY's Capital Chat Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss the potential workload the Republican-led Senate has in front of it with just 13 days remaining in the 2018 legislative session.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points, and Kentucky beat No. 13 Tennessee 77-72 for its fourth straight Southeastern Conference Tournament championship.  The Wildcats will start their quest for a ninth national championship way out west.

Tallest Building In Frankfort Razed In Historic Implosion

Mar 11, 2018
Associated Press

The tallest building in Kentucky's capital city came crashing down in a controlled implosion Sunday, delighting thousands of onlookers who quickly scurried away to avoid the dust cloud that billowed overhead.

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Vote On Kentucky Pensions Delayed As Lawmakers Huddle

Mar 9, 2018
Associated Press

With chants of "vote you out" ringing through Kentucky's Capitol, hundreds of teachers protested a pension overhaul Friday as Republican senators decided not to vote on a bill that would cut retirement benefits for one of the nation's worst-funded public pension plans.