Local Music Monday: Michelle Hollis

Mar 9, 2015
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This week DeBraun profiles singer Michelle Hollis.

Kurtz Weighs In On Waning Days Of Session

Mar 9, 2015

Political blogger Ken Kurtz discusses the hits and mostly misses of the 2015 Legislative Session.  With only a few days left what are the chances for the local option sales tax, or a heroin bill?


An hourlong documentary tracing the stories of 40 Kentucky women who helped shape the history of the Commonwealth and beyond is set to premier Tuesday in Frankfort.

GOP Mulls Military Voters With 2016 Caucus For Rand Paul

Mar 6, 2015
Associated Press

One potential roadblock for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's quest to create a 2016 presidential caucus in Kentucky could be military voters and their ability to vote for the next commander in chief.

Josh James / WUKY

According to internet metrics company Ookla, Lexington lags behind 37 other cities and towns in Kentucky when it comes to internet speed, but Mayor Jim Gray and other city officials are investigating ways to get the data flowing faster.

Chuck Holmes is Deputy Managing Editor for NPR News. He works closely with NPR's Arts, Business, International, National, Science and Washington Desks to coordinate and facilitate daily news coverage and long-term planning for NPR News.

Prior to this role, Holmes served as Supervising Senior Editor of NPR's Morning Edition. He was responsible for the editorial direction and integrity of the show and shepherded major projects like Steve Inskeep's Revolution Road trip across northern Africa and David Greene's Family Matters.series on financial literacy among America's "sandwich generation."

Carline Watson is the executive producer of NPR's Culture and Identity Unit.

Previously, she served as executive producer of NPR's Tell Me More and before that she was supervising senior producer for NPR's news talk-show Talk of the Nation.

In January 1996, Watson came to work at NPR as an editorial assistant on Weekend Edition Sunday. Since that time she has worked on the first iteration of satellite radio, News and Notes, and All Things Considered. Watson was the first producer and on-air director of The Tavis Smiley Show.

FCPS, UK Closed Again Friday

Mar 5, 2015
Alan Lytle

Thursday's record snowstorm has prompted Fayette County Public Schools and the University of Kentucky to cancel classes for Friday.  UK says only Plan B (essential) employees are required to report to work. UK HealthCare Hospitals and Clinics will remain open.

State's Jobless Tally Lower Than National Rate

Mar 5, 2015

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent in January and has fallen below the national jobless rate.

The national unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in January.

Manoj Shanker, an economist with the state Office of Employment and Training, said Thursday that figures show Kentucky's jobless rate has been below the national rate for the past six months.

He says the last time Kentucky's unemployment rate was below the national average for such an extended period was in 1995.

Karyn Czar

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is thanking citizens for their cooperation as crews continue to dig the city out from Thursday’s record snowfall.