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Coinciding with new CDC guidance, Governor Andy Beshear will be lifting the state’s mask mandate and allowing all businesses to return to full capacity next month. Karyn Czar reports.

UK Grad Reflects On Challenging, Pivotal Senior Year

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The University of Kentucky is holding its 2021 Commencement this weekend in-person at Rupp Arena and via live stream. As WUKY’s Arlo Barnette reports, one graduate made the grade despite dealing with COVID-19 close to home.














Student Podcast Series

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The WUKY Student Podcast Series is an opportunity for students seeking internship credit to create something special. Students will work as a team, under the guidance of WUKY mentors, to plan, produce, and present a podcast series relevant to the local community. 

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Rock & Roots REWIND: Week of May 10th 2020

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This week: Rock & Roots featured new music from Bill And The Belles (People Gonna Talk), Moon Vs.

Kentucky Tourism Gets Federal Funds For Marketing

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Kentucky officials say they will use $5 million in federal funds to help boost tourism across the state. A statement from Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday says the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet will use the funds to encourage safe travel to all 120 Kentucky counties. The statement says Kentucky tourism officials are developing marketing efforts to reach multicultural, national and international audiences now that travel restrictions are being lifted across the U.S. Along with leisure travel, officials will try to attract meetings and sporting events to the state.

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Gov. Andy Beshear is calling the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control guidance on masks "great news" and another sign that the country is closer than ever to defeating the COVID-19 virus.

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Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul debuted a new line of attack against the country's leading infectious disease expert during a hearing this week — this time dealing with the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Kentuckians donated more than $740,000 to 219 nonprofit organizations participating in the ninth annual Kentucky Gives Day online giving campaign. Danielle Clore, Executive Director of the Kentucky Non-Profit Network says the total was a welcome increase from the $652,352 raised during the 2020 event, and it the drive provided some much needed relief for cash-strapped organizations still reeling from the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. She talks about the results with WUKY's Alan Lytle.


The state of the economy seems an ever-present concern for most Americans. We chat this week with Dr. Ken Troske, the Richard W. and Janis H. Furst Endowed Chair of Economics at UK, about some of President Biden's proposals, disappointing job growth, and the extraordinary recovery of the American economy.  

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Kentucky is easing restrictions on drivers delivering fuel supplies to states affected by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.