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A panel charged with finding good candidates to lead Kentucky State University is hosting a forum to get public feedback.  A statement from the school said the university’s Presidential Search Committee will host the forum on Wednesday in the auditorium of David H. Bradford Hall. The group is seeking comments that will help it develop a leadership profile as it looks to attract candidates for president.

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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit died Monday morning after a training session on the track at Santa Anita. Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby win was in jeopardy after a drug test came back positive after the race. Trainer Bob Baffert argued that the steroid betamethasone was not injected but instead got into the colt’s system from a topical ointment used to treat a skin condition. A follow-up urine test confirmed Baffert’s claims. Early indications are that the horse suffered a heart attack after his morning workout.

Kentucky women roll past Merrimack 90-56

Dec 5, 2021
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All-American Rhyne Howard scored 21 points and moved into fourth place on Kentucky's career scoring list as the 16th-ranked Kentucky women's basketball team thumped Merrimack 90-56 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.

Kentucky to take on Iowa in New Year's Day VRBO Citrus Bowl

Dec 5, 2021
UK Athletics

The No. 22 Kentucky Wildcats will take on No. 15 Iowa  in the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl.  The game will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1, at Camping World Stadium and will be televised nationally by ABC.

Kentucky Volleyball team's tourney run ends with loss to Illinois

Dec 5, 2021
UK Athletics

The 2021 Southeastern Conference champion Kentucky Volleyball team saw its season come to a close Saturday night, falling 3-1 to Illinois in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Volleyball Championship.
 
Illinois and Kentucky split the first two sets before the Illini played its best in the third and fourth matches to close out the match and take the 3-1 win.
 
With the win, Illinois advances to the Sweet 16 where it will play the winner of the Lincoln Sub-Regional in Austin, Texas.
 
Kentucky closes the season 25-5 overall and 17-1 in SEC play.

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WUKY is collaborating with Martha Greenwald, creator and curator of 'Who We Lost KY' a writing project where friends and families who have lost loved ones to the pandemic pay tribute and in some cases, say their final goodbyes. Today’s essay is written by Michael Collins, and is part of The WhoWeLost Project’s collaboration with reporting students at Western Kentucky University. Tom Powell reads.


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In this latest edition of WUKY's Award winning history series Saving Stories, Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries highlights the Chasing Sound Oral History Project; a collection of interviews conducted by Susan Schmidt Horning for her book "Chasing Sound: Technology, Culture, and the Art of Studio Recording from Edison to the LP (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013; 2015)." Included are interviews with some of the most established and creative audio engineers and musicians of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's, many of whom detail how the Beatles changed nearly every aspect of studio recording. 


During Thursday’s Team Kentucky update, Governor Andy Beshear reported that 60% of all Kentuckians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but infection numbers are beginning to rise again. Arlo Barnette reports.

University economists say Kentucky agriculture appears poised to reap record-setting cash receipts this year. The University of Kentucky ag economists said Thursday that the upturn is fueled by strong crop yields and surging grain exports. They say Kentucky's horse industry had a strong performance. And livestock producers benefited from high global demand for meats. Agriculture endured some bumpy seasons of global trade fights and slumping commodity prices. But this year, the economists say Kentucky farm cash receipts are projected to exceed $6.7 billion. That would eclipse the $6.5 billion record in 2014. The past five-year average has been $5.5 billion.

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