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'We Have A Constitutional Problem': Kentucky Bill Reins In Governor's Pardon Powers

Kentucky lawmakers took the first step Wednesday toward placing new restrictions on the governor's pardoning powers. A bill with bipartisan backing would establish windows of time around gubernatorial elections when the governor could not pardon or commute sentences.

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Kentucky lawmakers took the first step Wednesday toward placing new restrictions on the governor's pardoning powers. A bill with bipartisan backing would establish windows of time around gubernatorial elections when the governor could not pardon or commute sentences.

Railbird 2020 Lineup!

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The Railbird Festival  is back! This year the festival will be held August 22-23rd at the grounds at Keeneland. You can find the full  2020 lineup below! Who are you the most excited to see?

2020 'Railbird' Line-Up Announced

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Railbird Festival

This year's Railbird Festival will be headlined by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and Maren Morris and will also feature The Head and the Heart, Young the Giant, The Decemberists, Tanya Tucker, Trampled by Turtles, Colter Wall, Whiskey Myers, Shovels & Rope, City and Colour, The Dead South and Cat Power. See the full lineup below. Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. via railbirdfest.com. A limited number of two-day general admission tickets will be available for $135.

UK College of Pharmacy

Each year, a group of professors and students at the University of Kentucky along with local community partners work together to introduce the Lexington community to the science around us. Everything is Science is a festival that will be held at different locations all throughout the city, with events happening Monday, February 24, 2020 through Friday, February 28, 2020. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine our host gets a preview of the festival from Lou Hirsch, a plant pathologist in the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and UK College of Pharmacy graduate student Lauren Weaver. 


UK Libraries

All this month we are visiting with Reinette Jones who along with colleague Rob Aken, oversee the UK Libraries’ Notable Kentucky African Americans Database – a free online resource for anyone who wants to know more about the history of our commonwealth.  The database is full of little known stories of achievement, injustice, and agency of African Americans, past and present, and this week we look at the rise of African American attorneys in Kentucky.


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It’s a ways out still from Kentucky’s primary elections in May. But with the troubled Iowa caucuses getting the Democratic presidential nominating process off to a rocky start, WUKY’s Josh James spoke with University of Kentucky election expert Joshua Douglas about voter confidence – and what officials can do to win some of it back. 

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A key Kentucky lawmaker said Friday that former Gov. Matt Bevin’s four last appointments to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were out of compliance with state law.

Gentrification Being Blamed For Bookstore Closing

Feb 17, 2020
Wild Fig Books

Wild Fig Books and Coffee is closing at the end of the month and owners say gentrification is to blame. Wild Fig is the only African-American owned bookstore in Kentucky and has become a neighborhood gathering place on North Limestone for the past five years.

Nick Richards had 16 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 1:11 remaining, and Immanuel Quickley and Keion Brooks each made two more in the closing seconds to help No. 12 Kentucky escape Mississippi 67-62.

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