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Festival In Bardstown, New Releases Highlight National Bourbon Heritage Month

Sep 12, 2016
Kentucky Bourbon Festival

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Bourbon Review editor in chief Justin Thompson about the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown.  Justin also tells us about several new releases for bourbon nerds to obsess over.

McConnell Asks For Prayers As GOP Fights To Keep Senate

Sep 12, 2016
Associated Press

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has asked Kentucky Republicans to pray for his party to maintain control amid what he called a "challenging" election cycle this November.

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This week for Local Music Monday WUKY's DeBraun Thomas spends a few minutes with drummer/percussionist Chad Gravitt.

Josh James / WUKY

Things got lively at the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees meeting Friday  in Bowling Green.  The Lexington Herald Leader reports that three on the panel spoke out about the university’s lawsuit against the Kentucky Kernel, the school’s independent newspaper.

New Senior Center Open In Lexington

Sep 9, 2016
Karyn Czar

Mayor Jim Gray, members of the Urban County Council and Lexington’s senior adults are celebrating today … 33 years after Lexington opened its original center for seniors, it’s opening a new center to meet the needs of today’s seniors.

United Mine Workers of America

Thousands of retired coal miners from Kentucky and a dozen other states gathered at the U.S. Capitol Thursday to defend their health and pension benefits.

WTVQ TV

The long time top prosecutor in Fayette County will be calling it quits at the end of the month.  Commonwealth Attorney Ray Larson has announced his retirement on Thursday.  Larson, who has served as Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney for nearly 32 years, will retire on Oct. 1. His last day in office will be Sept. 30.

KRS

A judge has ruled ousted Kentucky Retirement Systems board member Thomas Elliott can still participate in meetings, but he won't have a vote.  Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to remove Elliott from the board. Elliott sued Bevin, one of several pending lawsuits testing the limits of the governor's power.

Josh James / WUKY

More backers are lining up behind the Kentucky Kernel in its legal dispute with the University of Kentucky. The student newspaper met its fundraising goal this week – just before the state’s attorney general announced he's  intervening in the case.

Eastern Kentucky Workforce Has Dropped 20% In Past Decade

Sep 7, 2016
One East Kentucky

A new study of eastern Kentucky workers says the labor force has declined by 20 percent over the past 10 years as people have stopped looking for work after being stymied by their lack of education and a struggling coal industry.

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