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Snow Could Blanket Keeneland's Spring Opening Weekend

Apr 6, 2018
WUKY File Photo

Keeneland's 16-day spring meet opens with a forecast of cold temperatures and possibly snow for its marquee stakes races.

Josh James / WUKY

Kentuckians joined marchers across the country in marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wednesday.

UK Now

If it weren't for clinical studies we would not have medications, surgical procedures, and it's not a stretch to declare we wouldn't have healthcare at all.  This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine the host speaks with Linda Rice, director of clinical operations at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UK. 

Associated Press

The University of Louisville's new president vowed Tuesday to promote a culture of openness after trustees selected her to lead the school beyond a series of scandals in recent years.  Neeli Bendapudi, provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, was introduced as U of L's 18th president. She fills the job held at different times by two interim leaders since James Ramsey was forced to resign as school president in 2016 after he came under attack for his lucrative compensation and other scandals at the university.

Legislative Research Commission

Three of the four Republican lawmakers in Kentucky who helped pay a woman $110,000 to secretly settle a sexual harassment claim against them will not face ethics charges after a state ethics commission voted to dismiss a complaint against them.

Good Magic Early 2-1 Favorite In Toyota Blue Grass

Apr 3, 2018
Paulick Report

Good Magic is the 2-1 morning line favorite from the No. 11 post for the 94th Blue Grass at Keeneland that will award 170 total points toward next month's Kentucky Derby.

Josh James / WUKY

School districts closed their doors across the commonwealth Monday as teachers descended on the state Capitol to voice their displeasure with eleventh-hour pension changes and a state budget they worry will deal another blow to public education.

Kentucky Lawmakers Eyeing Sales Tax Increases On Services

Apr 2, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Days after a surprise pension bill spurred thousands of teachers to march on the state Capitol, Kentucky lawmakers revealed another shock: A $480 million tax hike that would reduce income taxes for many while charging a 6 percent sales tax on things like auto repairs and fitness centers.

Associated Press

Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding. Teachers and other school employees gathered outside the Kentucky Education Association a couple of blocks from the Capitol chanting "Stop the war on public education" and holding or posting signs that say "We've Had Enough."

Josh James / WUKY

While Kentucky teachers plan to hold a massive rally in Frankfort over last week's pension bill, speculation is swirling that GOP lawmakers are planning to introduce tax reform in a similar fashion.  In this week's Capital Chat WUKY's Alan Lytle and Kentucky Gazette editor and publisher Laura Cullen Glasscock discuss what may be in store in the waning days of the 2018 Legislative Session.

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