Local/Regional News
1:19 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Beshear Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

Paducah, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has requested a presidential disaster declaration to seek federal assistance for counties hard-hit by recent flooding.

During a stop in Paducah on Thursday morning to tour flood-damaged areas, Beshear said he made the request to President Barack Obama.

"Every agency of state government is fully engaged in assisting people in this commonwealth in every way that we can," Beshear said from McCracken County's emergency operations center.

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Local/Regional News
11:22 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Thursday Night Live Starts This Week In Lexington

Lexington, KY – The Downtown Lexington Corporation is getting the party started a little early this year with tonight's return of Thursday Night Live in Cheapside Park.

"We are starting Central Bank Thursday Night Live a week earlier this year to coincide with our night sponsor, the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. They're going on through the weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park, so that is why we are starting one week earlier", said Downtown Lexington Corporation spokesperson Laura Farnsworth.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
9:29 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Studying The Link Between Teens, Music, and Depression

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis chats with Dr. Brian Primack, faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, in the departments of internal medicine and pediatrics about a study he's conducting concerning listening to popular music and teen depression.

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Local/Regional News
8:19 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Ag Commissioner Candidates, KSP Disagree on Hemp

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Several candidates for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner have suggested that industrial hemp could be a major cash crop for the Commonwealth. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard reports, that puts the candidates at odds with the Kentucky State Police.

Industrial hemp can be used to make various textiles, fibers, papers and cosmetics. But it's also similar in appearance to its cousin, marijuana.

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Local/Regional News
8:13 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Govenor Touring Flooded Western Kentucky

Photo by Chaplain Kempton D. Baldridge, courtesy WKMS-FM

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Storm clouds over Kentucky are finally lifting, but rivers and creeks are still rising from more than a week of soaking rains. Gov. Steve Beshear is preparing to make aerial and ground surveys of flood damage in far western Kentucky.

He says the statewide damage threshold for federal disaster relief has already been met, but he's still awaiting mandatory county assessments.

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Local/Regional News
3:59 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Transylvania Hosting Civil War Symposium

Old Morrison Building at Transylvania University

LEXINGTON, Ky. – This week, Transylvania University in Lexington inaugurates R. Owen Williams as its 25th president. The former Wall Street executive turned academic scholar has a passion for 19th century American History.

With this year being the sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War, Williams says a Civil War symposium was an obvious choice for Transy's inauguration festivities.

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Local/Regional News
12:36 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

More Severe Weather Ahead

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Emergency management and law enforcement officials continue to monitor the weather systems moving across Kentucky.

Central Kentucky was under thunderstorm and tornado warnings for much of the morning rush hour today. Lexington escaped any damage or major traffic tie-ups. But police Commander Michael Blanton says the severe weather isn't over yet.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:44 am
Wed April 27, 2011

LFM 0429-30

Lexington, KY – Derby is next weekend. Bob describes a perfect LOCAL Derby meal from start to finish... it's all fresh and it's all good at a Farmers Market near you... Go to www.marketmakerky.com

Farmer's Market Report
11:44 am
Wed April 27, 2011

LFM 0429-30

Lexington, KY – Derby is next weekend. Bob describes a perfect LOCAL Derby meal from start to finish... it's all fresh and it's all good at a Farmers Market near you... Go to www.marketmakerky.com

Local/Regional News
8:33 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

In Depth: A Profile of Kentucky Poet and Activist Wendell Berry

Louisville, KY – April is National Poetry Month. And one of Kentucky's most prominent poets has been the object of recent attention at both the local and national level. Kentucky Public Radio's Graham Shelby offers this look at the life and work of 76-year-old writer, farmer and activist Wendell Berry.

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