Advanced D&D Episode 23

2 hours ago

In this episode, Dan & DeBraun talk the Olympics (and the rampant racism within), Emmett Till's 80th Birthday, catch up on Never Have I Ever, Old, Loki, and Black Widow, Dan shares his advice for the best snacks for hot weather & more! 

*Views expressed on this podcast do not represent those of WUKY*

Governor Urges Masks In Schools This Fall

4 hours ago

On Monday Governor Andy Beshear, Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack and state education officials urged school districts to require mask-wearing in schools to minimize the risk of disruptions from an escalating coronavirus surge fueled by the highly contagious delta variant.

WhiteLab Genomics via AP

Advances in genetic and genomic science have eased the way for calculating and reducing heart disease risk. But historically disenfranchised racial and ethnic groups and Indigenous populations are largely excluded from this research and may not benefit as much as those with European ancestry, according to a group chaired by University of Kentucky professor Gia Mudd-Martin.

Karyn Czar, WUKY

Today marks the first day on the job for Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins. He didn’t give an exact date on when COVID-19 protocols such as wearing masks or continued learning for quarantined students will be announced, but he did say it will be his first major decision. While the situation is fluid, Liggins does envisions kids in the classrooms.

Lee Kiefer has earned the third gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics by beating defending champion Inna Deriglazova of Russia 15-13 in the women’s foil final.

Wildcat Will Shaner Wins Gold In Men's Air Rifle At Tokyo Olympics

Jul 25, 2021
UK Athletics

TOKYO – University of Kentucky rifle star Will Shaner cemented his place as the best male air rifle shooter in the world Sunday, winning gold in the men’s air rifle competition on day two of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics inside the Asaka Shooting Range.

Josh James / WUKY

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is skipping next month’s Fancy Farm picnic. The event in western Kentucky offers a platform for prominent politicians to grill one another before heckling crowds.

Nearly Two Dozen Athletes With UK Ties Competing In Tokyo Olympics

Jul 23, 2021
UK Athletics

The University of Kentucky will be well represented at the Olympics, now under way in Tokyo. From basketball, softball and track and field to shooting, swimming and fencing, the 22 UK competitors shatter the previous school record of nine men's basketball players in 1948. 

Things like PPE, COVID test and vaccines and lost revenue amid a global pandemic were never on any government leaders’ radars when 2019-2020 fiscal year budgets were set. But the coronavirus came and the financial toll was overwhelming. Now local governments across the state are about to get a return on money lost as they battled COVID-19.On Thursday Governor Andy Beshear announced that more than 360 cities in Kentucky will be sharing over $157 million in ARPA funds. Beshear said “To all our cities out there…check’s in the mail.”