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Kentucky is seeing a steady decline in new coronavirus cases, even as it passes a sad milestone in the pandemic. 

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2022 will mark the return of one of Lexington’s most popular – and iconic – public art projects. 

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul holds a commanding fundraising lead over his anticipated Democratic rival in the 2022 election. 

Pro soccer is coming to Lexington

Oct 5, 2021
Karyn Czar

The announcement of a formal “awarding of franchise in UL League One” was made Tuesday morning in downtown Lexington with members from the United Soccer League, Mayor Linda Gorton and Bill Shively with Tower Hill Sports on hand. Shively is the majority owner of the new League One franchise which will play their first game in 2023. 

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Governor Andy Beshear will be sending a letter to Kentucky lawmakers requesting that $400-million be used to provide bonuses to frontline and essential workers who have worked since the onset of the pandemic in March of 2020. The funds would come from the American Rescue Plan Act.

Trevin Wallace returned a blocked field goal 76 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter, Chris Rodriguez Jr. added a 9-yard scoring run early in the fourth and Kentucky made a final defensive stand to hold off No. 10 Florida 20-13. The SEC East Division showdown was more of a slog than a slugfest for much of the night, and the Gators were poised to add Jace Christmann’s 48-yard field goal attempt to their 10-7 lead. Kentucky defensive end Josh Paschal got a hand on the low kick that sent the ball fluttering the line to Wallace, who found small seam to race for the game-changing TD.

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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 can pay tribute and in some cases, say their final goodbyes. Today we hear from Julie DuVale who fondly remembers her uncle, Sidney Vincent.


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Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has taken a big step toward a reelection run. Beshear filed paperwork with the state's Registry of Election Finance on Friday. It comes in the same week he landed a record-shattering economic development project putting Kentucky at the forefront of the green energy movement. Beshear's reelection run will be tied to his aggressive actions to combat COVID-19. Several Republicans are lining up for expected bids to unseat Beshear in 2023.

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Lexington city leaders are beginning the process of narrowing down community recommendations for how to spend $120 million in federal pandemic relief dollars. 

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