Josh James / WUKY

The latest batch of statewide test results from Kentucky schools is raising red flags, both about student achievement amid the pandemic and the ability to test under current conditions.

UK HealthCare

Patients with chronic disease, including neurologic patients can often have suicidal thoughts and ideation. This week as we observe National Mental Health Awareness Month and Suicide Prevention Month, Dr. Greg talks with Lisa Koehl, UK Assistant Professor of Neurology, about signs and symptoms to look for, as well as eliminating the stigma of mental illness.

  The national suicide prevention hotline is 800-273-TALK.

KDE

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has released the latest data based on testing in the spring of the last school year. KDE Commissioner Jason Glass said the results would give a view into the state's school system during an unprecedented time where some districts remained virtual for much of the year because of the pandemic. Others were on hybrid plans or were forced to pivot with little notice between in-class and at-home learning because of rising COVID cases.

Karyn Czar, WUKY

Ford’s selection of Kentucky to build twin battery plants will vault the state into a global leadership role in the electric vehicle market, Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday in celebrating the state’s single largest-ever economic development project. A day after the $5.8 billion Glendale project was unveiled, Beshear said the state already is hearing from prospective suppliers that could create more jobs in the state’s burgeoning automotive sector.

Unity Aluminum

As the commonwealth welcomes a record-breaking investment by Ford Motor Co. in the state, a once-celebrated aluminum mill project has lawmakers frustrated and ready to yank state dollars out.

Ford Motor Company

Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker’s future manufacturing footprint toward the South.

Governor Outlines COVID Booster Recommendations

Sep 28, 2021

Falling in line with recommendations by the CDC, Governor Andy Beshear’s administration has laid out the Pfizer booster recommendations for Kentucky. If you have received both rounds of the Pfizer vaccine, you are eligible for a booster shot six months after your second dose if you are:

League of Women Voters of Kentucky

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky is holding a series of forums to gather voter input on redistricting, a move the General Assembly stopped short of endorsing during the 2021 regular session. 

AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File

Starting Monday, seven Fayette county public schools will begin allowing students with COVID-19 exposures to stay in class, as long as they test negative and remain asymptomatic. 

Lexington Mayor's Office

Lexingtonians are welcoming the completion of a connector linking popular pedestrian and biking trails over a major city thoroughfare. 

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