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Transparency Groups Cry Foul Over Proposed Open Records Reforms

Legislation on the fast track to approval in the Kentucky General Assembly is being called a "substantial rewrite" of the state's open records law.

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Which Lexington Restaurants Are Open?

Check these links for dine-in, drive-thru, delivery, and closings in Lexington during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The state is expanding the list of who can be vaccinated against COVID-19. On Monday, Governor Andy Beshear announced that regional COVID-19 vaccinations centers will move to 1C on March 1st.  That group includes:

  • All essential workers as designated by CDC (including grocery store employees, postal workers, media and public safety)
  • All 60 and older
  • All 16 and older with underlying conditions

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The Kentucky High School Athletics Association is facing a legal challenge over its return-to-play policy for students who test positive for the coronavirus.

Analyzing Kentucky's Labor Force Participation

Feb 22, 2021

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the UK Gatton College to produce a quarterly report on Kentucky's economic recovery from the pandemic. In the second of a two-part discussion, we speak with the Director of UK's Center for Business and Economic Research, Dr. Mike Clark.

Lexington Herald Leader

For the first time in nearly a year, the sound of children will be heard inside of some Fayette County Public School Buildings. Kindergarten, first and second graders whose families chose to return are back today. They were set to return last Tuesday but the weather put plans on hold. Third, fourth and fifth graders could be back in the classroom as early as March 3rd. Other grade levels are still to be determined.

Lexington Herald Leader

Isaiah Jackson scored 16 points and Kentucky matched a season-high with its third straight win, using an early run to top No. 19 Tennessee 70-55. The Wildcats improved to 8-13 overall and 7-7 in the SEC. Davion Mintz hit all five of his 3-point shots in the first half and finished with 15 points for Kentucky. Victor Bailey scored 18 points for Tennessee, which is 15-6.

Lexington Police Department

A Lexington police officer accused of improperly passing along information to a Black Lives Matter protest organizer has been fired.

UK Athletics

Dan Issel’s basketball career at Kentucky and in the professional ranks has placed him in numerous Halls of Fame, including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and others.

He scored 2,138 points in three seasons at Kentucky, averaging just under 26 points a game for his career. That’s a record for the men's program that has stood for 50 years. He went on to play professionally with the Kentucky Colonels in the ABA and the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, and was an all-star in both leagues.  At the time of his retirement as a player in 1985, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Julius Erving had scored more points as a professional player.  He has been an NBA coach and executive, and is currently president of the NBA2Lou initiative, an effort to bring NBA basketball to Louisville.

  

Nunn Center for Oral History

It’s Black History Month, and in this edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories Alan Lytle and Nunn Center for Oral History Director Doug Boyd revisit what it was like for African American students shortly after Lyman T. Johnson successfully desegregated the state’s flagship university; particularly the classroom dynamic for these young people. Lincoln County native George Logan, one of the first African American students to attend UK talks about the racism he encountered back in 1951.


Associated Press

A Kentucky judge says he'll extend a temporary order blocking a state law restricting the governor's authority to combat COVID-19. The action comes as he reviews the constitutional showdown between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.

Karyn Czar

Snow and ice may be to blame for the collapse of a deck of a parking garage on Vine Street in downtown Lexington. Several streets in the area including Mill and High are closed. No one was injured. Road crews continue to work around the clock across the Commonwealth amid the third round of snow, ice and sleet in just seven days. You are still being asked not to drive unless it is necessary.

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