Lexington's NPR news station, WUKY-FM, nabbed top honors in seven categories during the Kentucky Broadcasters Association's new 2020 "Impact Broadcasters Awards," bringing home the prize for Best Short Newscast in radio.
One million dollars could be yours, but only if you have been vaccinated. “Your shot of hope can now be your shot at a million.” Governor Andy Beshear announced new incentives to encourage more Kentuckians to get their COVID-19 vaccine.
Most government offices and facilities in Lexington will reopen to the public June 11th, which is next Friday. Mayor Linda Gorton said “We’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.” “Now COVID-19 is moving into our rearview mirror with almost 60% of our entire adult population vaccinated. That’s 18 and over, fully vaccinated here in Fayette County. So it is time to reopen Government offices and facilities to the public.”
Pressure is mounting on Gov. Andy Beshear to end the extra federal benefits being offered to unemployed Kentuckians. Sen. Mitch McConnell is among those blaming the jobless benefits for frustrating employers' attempts to replenish staff.
Trainer Bob Baffert's lawyer says a split-sample test of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit came back positive for the presence of the steroid betamethasone. That could lead to the horse's disqualification and discipline for Baffert. Attorney Craig Robertson says additional testing is being conducted to try to trace the source of the drug to an ointment and not an injection.