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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign next week in Kentucky, with each seeking to sway a hotly contested 6th Congressional District race that could help determine which party controls the House of Representatives next year.  This content is made possible by your support to WUKY at #bestofbothworlds http://www.wuky.org/2018-fall-fund-drive-info#stream/0

Kentucky State Police say two juveniles are charged with falsely reporting a school shooting.

WUKY To Host NPR's 'Morning Edition' Visit To Lexington

Oct 5, 2018
courtesy of NPR

National Public Radio is coming to Lexington as a guest of WUKY 91.3, the University of Kentucky's NPR station.  "Morning Edition," NPR's signature morning news show, will originate live 5-7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, from Broomwagon, a bike shop/coffee shop/café, at 800 North Limestone in Lexington. The public is invited to watch the show in action, though space is limited.  The show's focus will be on the November election and Kentucky's 6th District congressional race.

Keeneland's fall meet opens with several Breeders' Cup prep races headlining 18 stakes events worth a record $5.575 million.

UK Athletics

The 5-0 Kentucky Wildcats go on the road this weekend hoping to remain undefeated, move up in the national rankings, (13th this week) and become bowl eligible.  All it takes to do that is a win over Texas A&M.  WUKY’s Alan Lytle gets the Scouting Report from LEX 18 sports anchor Keith Farmer. This program is made possible by your support to WUKY at http://www.wuky.org/2018-fall-fund-drive-info#stream/0.

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Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country.

Mary Todd Lincoln House

If you want to take a Sunday stroll and brush up on your Civil War history the Mary Todd Lincoln House is giving you the chance to do just that.  The restored childhood home of the First Lady is again offering guided tours of the Lexington Cemetery all month long.

Associated Press

Kentucky could soon require students to pass exit exams in math and reading before. The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote on new minimum high school graduation requirements on Wednesday. The proposal would require 10th grade students to take reading and math tests. Students can retake the tests twice per year if necessary.

Hundreds Of Teacher Candidates Shake Up Midterm Elections

Oct 3, 2018
Associated Press

Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending.

UK Now

If you’re having trouble sleeping or staying asleep, you’re certainly not alone.  According to the Centers for Disease Control 35% of American adults don’t get the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night and that can lead to a myriad of health problems.  But a new pilot study examining the sleep habits of women in Appalachia may hold some important answers for drowsy folks everywhere.

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