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Former Lexington Councilman David Stevens Dies

Feb 7, 2017
Kentucky Center For Smoke Free Policy

A former longtime member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, who was instrumental in passing the city’s public no-smoking ordinance, has died. Dr. David B. Stevens served on the council for sixteen years before stepping down in 2008.

Samantha Lederman

For over 35 years Central Kentucky Riding For Hope has operated out of the Kentucky Horse Park, graduating from an old tobacco barn to its current full-service facility.  Under its umbrella of horse therapy CKRH serves an enormous slice of the Central Kentucky area with a multitude of options.  WUKY's Samantha Lederman recently spent an afternoon there to learn more.

AP Pat Sullivan

Every law enforcement agency certified through the Kentucky Law Enforcement Foundation Program Fund has adopted new sexual assault policies mandated by the 2016 General Assembly. The changes are aimed at preventing another backlog of rape kits.

Woman Who Tried To Extort Money From Rick Pitino Is Out Of Prison

Feb 6, 2017

A TV station in Louisville is reporting that Karen Sypher has been released from federal prison and is now in a halfway house.

Jefferson County Public Schools

The Jefferson County Board of Education is expected to consider making the state's largest school district a "safe haven" for undocumented students and their families.

New Accredidation Concerns Raised At UofL

Feb 6, 2017

An accreditation agency's letter has raised new questions about the University of Louisville and its separate fundraising arm.

Crystal Balling Our Economic Future

Feb 6, 2017
pixabay.com

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of Tuesday's Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference in Lexington from Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Child Abuse Cases On The Rise In Kentucky

Feb 6, 2017

A state agency says the number of substantiated findings of child abuse and neglect in Kentucky rose 55 percent over a four-year period.

State's Eye Banks Will Merge

Feb 6, 2017

The state's two eye banks in Louisville and Lexington are merging to better coordinate with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and other eye banks around the country.

All-Powerful Kentucky GOP Tries To Avoid Unforced Errors

Feb 3, 2017
LRC Public Information

Fellow Republicans considered preacher-turned-politician Dan Johnson to be a pariah during his campaign last fall after he kept racist images on his Facebook page disparaging Barack and Michelle Obama.

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