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On our first web episode, we talk with Jay McCoy, general manager of Lexington's Morris Book Shop about newly-minted Kentucky poet laureate George Ella Lyon, a novel with a soundtrack, and another title described by one reviewer as "a book that comes at you like doom."

In one more potential sign of a rebounding local economy, Mayor Jim Gray outlined an ambitious spending plan Tuesday that he argues is only possible because of prudent investments made by previous councils.

Legislative Research Commission

A state judge has temporarily sealed the testimony of a Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Panel Discussion To Highlight Inaugural 'Plows To Plate' Foodways Event Thursday At UK

Apr 8, 2015
Lexington Farmers' Market

“From Plows to Plates: A Journey Through Kentucky Foodways” brings together prominent local food experts for a panel discussion, along with an informational exhibit, a reception featuring local food, and book signings by Kentucky authors. The event will take place 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Margaret I. King Library Building on UK’s campus. “From Plows to Plates” is free and open to the public.  Three of the participants, Deirdre Scaggs with UK Special Collections, local chef Ouita Michel, and Kristy Yowell with Good Foods Co-op stopped by the WUKY Studios to talk about the event with Alan Lytle

lexingtonky.gov

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray unveiled his proposed 2016 city budget in a speech Tuesday at Council.

Democrats Quick To Blast Newest GOP Contender

Apr 7, 2015
Democratic National Committee

Democrats were quick to counter the euphoria by some of a Rand Paul presidential bid.  Former Kentucky State Senator Georgia Davis Powers took part in a DNC teleconference earlier today.

AP

And then there were two. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul became the second high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race Tuesday.

Lonnie Harp - Prichard Committee

The Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence is stepping down from his post.  Former Fayette County Schools’ Superintendent Stu Silberman says he’s been diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that will eventually require a transplant.

Associated Press

If there were any doubts remaining that Rand Paul wouldn’t be throwing his hat into the presidential ring, Kentucky’s junior senator put those to rest Tuesday. Josh James spoke with supporters at the campaign roll-out event, which is currently underway in Louisville.

Beshear Vetoes Portion Of State Spending Bill

Apr 6, 2015
Office of Kentucky Governor

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has vetoed portions of a state spending bill that he says will prevent budget cuts to a variety of state programs.

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