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Oct 13, 2021
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Sleep is not a luxury but a necessity. You’d be surprised by how many people shortchange themselves when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. This week on Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine we hear from Dr. Lauren Whitehurst, an assistant professor of psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences, on how sleep is tied to our emotions and how depriving ourselves of it opens the door to a myriad of health problems. Conditions particularly acute as we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  


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An attorney general's opinion says local governments in Kentucky cannot prevent their employees from carrying weapons “at all times and places” while on duty.

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In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says parents “absolutely should be telling their local schools what to teach.” The letter comes in response to a Justice Department memo signaling new steps to address harassment of school officials.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has heard a case from the Kentucky attorney general’s office which could allow Attorney General Daniel Cameron to argue in favor of an abortion law that was passed by state lawmakers in 2018 but hit a legal challenge and was stopped from going into effect.

The case is Cameron v. EMW Women's Surgical Center. It centers on HB 454 which became law three years ago but was stuck down in federal court. It prohibits dilation and evacuation abortions, procedures that are common in the second trimester of pregnancy.

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Kentucky’s political landscape shifted Tuesday, as the state's only Democratic representative on Capitol Hill took himself out of the running for re-election next year. The move gives Louisville voters an opening to decide which wing of the party Kentucky’s 3rd District should follow.

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Rosa Parks Elementary School is the only Fayette county school to receive the prestigious "Blue Ribbon" national ranking this year.

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Is this a sign that Kentucky’s economy is ‘hitting on all cylinders?’ Ford Motor Co. and Korea-based SK Innovation announced the single largest economic development project in the history of the commonwealth last month celebrating a transformative $5.8 billion investment that will create 5,000 jobs and places Kentucky at the forefront of the automotive industry’s future. This week on the Business Side we talk with Lane Report executive editor Mark Green who attended the rollout ceremony on the steps of the State Capitol in Frankfort.


Will Levis threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores and No. 16 Kentucky dominated LSU throughout in a 42-21 blowout Saturday night. The Wildcats have their first 6-0 start since 1950, improved to 4-0 in the Southeastern Conference and earned a second consecutive win over a conference heavyweight.

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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 we hear from Jamey Hill Temple of McLean County who has this fond remembrance of her grandmother June Hill.

  

  

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A Kentucky circuit judge has pressed pause on a hotly-debated school choice law, arguing it runs afoul of the state Constitution. 

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