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The WUKY News Department has brought you all sorts of radio experiences through our ongoing Kentucky Adventures Series.  Recently some University of Kentucky students and their professor took a little Kentucky Adventure of their own, from Lexington all the way to the Mississippi River and you can take the trip with them for the next six weeks by tuning in to KET.  Transformative Travels: Exploring Kentucky airs in December and January on the statewide network.  WUKY's Alan Lytle spoke with Jason Swanson, associate professor in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and UK student Kait Petter.

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A University of Kentucky bioethicist says claims that a Chinese scientist edited the genes of twin girls raise a host of scientific, ethical, and legal concerns – and that's before authorities have even determined their veracity.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

This Thursday marks the 200th birthday of former First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and there’s a big party planned at the restored childhood home of the native Kentuckian. 

Business Lexington

Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes is back to discuss some recent business headlines with WUKY's Alan Lytle.  Among the topics discussed, the Army Corps of Engineers' upcoming environmental study for Town Branch Park, the ongoing City Center project in downtown Lexington, plus a preview of Business Lexington's end of the year issue.

Kentucky officials say a change is coming for people looking to renew personalized license plates. The Transportation Cabinet says personalized plates will transition to a birth month expiration next year to comply with action by state lawmakers. Officials say the change brings personalized plates in line with standard-issue plates.

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The Kentucky Board of Education has approved new minimum high school graduation requirements. The new standards will require students to show basic competency in reading and math and fulfill one of seven "qualifiers" designed to help prepare them for a career or to pursue a degree at a college or university.

Legislative Research Commission

Republican leaders in Kentucky have restored a state lawmaker to his leadership position more than a year after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement.  State Rep. Michael Meredith was one of four Republican lawmakers who signed the $110,000 settlement in 2017 with a woman who once worked for the House Republican Caucus. The lawmakers did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement, but all four ended up losing their leadership positions, including Jeff Hoover, who stepped down as House speaker.

Associated Press

A federal judge has ordered Kentucky's governor to turn over screenshots of social media accounts he has blocked.

Karyn Czar

Mayor-Elect Linda Gorton announced the members of her transition team Tuesday morning. The group will work alongside Mayor Jim Gray’s administration to ensure a transition that Gorton says should be seamless.

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is objecting to a briefing by CIA director Gina Haspel to a select group of senators. Tuesday, the lawmaker asked why the intelligence head isn’t taking questions from the full Senate on the agency’s investigation into the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.


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Not Real News

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Facing closely contested election races in Florida and Arizona, President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric regarding voting fraud.

A photo showing a crowd of nearly one million people engulfing major roadways was not taken during President Donald Trump's rally in Houston this week, as several people falsely claimed on social media.

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

Find out which false stories are trending in your newsfeed

Keeping Blues Music Alive In Kentucky

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