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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.

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WUKY's Joe Conkwright talks with Elisha Holt with Francisco's Farm Art Fair. She talks about what to expect at this weekend's event in downtown Midway. 


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In a celebration of Pride Month, Mayor Linda Gorton cut the ribbon on updated rainbow crosswalks Monday. WUKY's Karyn Czar has the story.

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.

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The Fayette County School Board has tapped Dallas-area superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins to be the next leader of the district.

Karyn Czar

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.”

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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.

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A new superintendent for Fayette County Public Schools could be chosen as soon as this week. The five finalist candidates were on hand for their one and only in-person meet and greet Wednesday night.

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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.

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