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Hundreds of clinicians and researchers from across the Commonwealth and the country are in Lexington Friday for a conference on the Opioid Crisis in Kentucky.  It’s being presented by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science.  WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with center director Dr. Philip A. Kern, and Conference Chair, Dr. Sharon Walsh, director of the UK Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.

Thousands Of Kentucky Teachers Rally For Education Funding

Apr 13, 2018
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Thousands of Kentucky teachers hoisted signs and chanted "we love our children" on Friday as they called on legislators to reject the Republican governor's vetoes and restore increases in education spending.

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The war of words between Gov. Matt Bevin and the statewide professional association representing teachers is escalating as the legislative session nears its end. Meanwhile, educators and their allies continued staging walk-in protests Thursday ahead of a planned demonstration at the Capitol while rallies sprang up at public universities.

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Kentucky’s senior senator is keeping a promise to push for the legalization of hemp.

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Kentucky’s top law enforcement official is taking aim at the state’s freshly-signed pension reform bill. Unions representing public school teachers and police are also lending their names to the lawsuit.

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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit to block a new Kentucky law putting more restrictions on abortions.

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UK Opera and Music Department singers and instrumentalists will be lending their talents for a good cause this weekend as part of the annual Spring Concert at Hunter Presbyterian Church in Lexington.  The event is a fundraiser for the church's choir scholars program which provides a stipend to students who regularly perform there.

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This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host talks with Dr. Michelle Lofwall, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, who was among the experts assisting with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in developing and publishing a new set of guidelines regarding the use of opioid maintenance therapies in the treatment of opioid use disorders.

Amid Teacher Protests Bevin Signs Pension Bill Into Law

Apr 10, 2018
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Defying the vocal objections of teachers, Kentucky's Republican governor signed a bill into law Tuesday that makes changes to the state's troubled public pension systems. Gov. Matt Bevin announced the signing on WHAS-AM. The law preserves most benefits for current and retired teachers but moves new hires into a hybrid plan that puts less risk on the state.

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is siding with President Donald Trump in calling special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt.” The senator worries the probe has expanded far beyond its intended scope.