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Requirements Change For Kentucky Teachers

Master’s degrees will no longer required for you to teach in Kentucky. The move was approved by the Education Professional Standards Board. Teachers who earn one will still qualify for salary increases. Board members believe the change will help districts recruit and retain more teachers as well as save districts funds that can be used for other resources.

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Food Connection

It’s pretty much a given that aspiring medical professionals learn all about the intricacies of digestion and other physiologies of the GI tract.  But it might surprise you to know how little training they receive about things like nutrition, the basics of cooking, even food in general.  That’s the topic of this week’s edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.

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Neighborhood residents, business owners, traffic planners, architects, and even a former vice mayor offered their two cents on a 35-year, multi-million dollar proposal to rehome Lexington's government center Tuesday night.

Bevin Promotes Chinese Partnership Amid US Trade Dispute

Aug 14, 2018
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Facing a growing trade dispute between the world's largest economies that threatens Kentucky's growing auto industry, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin struck an optimistic tone during a meeting with China's ambassador to the U.S. as he pledged to woo more Chinese-owned companies to the state.

Lawmakers Urged To Update Ethics Law To Combat Harassment

Aug 14, 2018
LRC Public Information

An ethics commission is urging Kentucky lawmakers to update the state's legislative ethics law to fill a void in the fight against sexual harassment cases that surface at the state Capitol.

Lexington Sergeant Accused Of Stalking

Aug 14, 2018
Lexington Police Department

A Sergeant with the Lexington Police Department since 2007 has been reassigned after a woman he was allegedly dating files a restraining order against him.

Debris Field Raises Price Of New Lexington School

Aug 14, 2018

It’s going to cost $1.2 million more to build the newest elementary school in Fayette County. A brand new elementary school on Athens Boonesboro Road is under construction and set to open next school year. But contractors found a hitch during construction. Workers uncovered debris that goes down at least ten feet and spans the size of a football field. The debris is construction material and isn’t hazardous but still needs to be removed.

Teacher Candidacies Surge In Wake Of Spring Walkouts

Aug 13, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

The spring of teacher uprisings has given way to summer, but these are anything but lazy days for educators continuing the fight through their own election campaigns.

Josh James / WUKY

Amid calls to return campaign dollars from the political action committee of embattled Congressman Chris Collins, Sixth District Rep. Andy Barr says he’s planning to donate $3,000 to a veterans’ charity.

Lexington Launches Free Bus Pass Program For Homeless

Aug 13, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

A Kentucky city has launched a pilot program that aims to connect homeless people trying to find employment and housing with transportation resources.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky will start offering new driver's licenses in January, becoming one of the last states to comply with a federal travel law passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Congress passed the Real ID Act in 2005, requiring states to upgrade the security of their driver's licenses.


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Not Real News

A mass Muslim prayer service scheduled for Tuesday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to mark an Islamic holiday will not feature the slaughter of animals as reports circulating online suggest.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look At What Didn't Happen Last Week

Aug 20, 2018

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


NOT REAL: Queen Elizabeth Declares Prince William And Kate Middleton As The Future King And Queen Consort

NOT REAL NEWS: Queen Is Not Making Prince William King

Aug 20, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II has not announced that she will pass the crown directly to her grandson Prince William, despite what articles circulating online claim.

Find out which false stories are trending in your newsfeed

Dr. Greg Davis On Medicine

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Keeping Blues Music Alive In Kentucky

Check out the noncommMUSIC Alliance feature on WUKY's own Joe Conkwright.

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