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Analyzing Kentucky's Labor Force Participation

Feb 22, 2021

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the UK Gatton College to produce a quarterly report on Kentucky's economic recovery from the pandemic. In the second of a two-part discussion, we speak with the Director of UK's Center for Business and Economic Research, Dr. Mike Clark.

Lexington Herald Leader

For the first time in nearly a year, the sound of children will be heard inside of some Fayette County Public School Buildings. Kindergarten, first and second graders whose families chose to return are back today. They were set to return last Tuesday but the weather put plans on hold. Third, fourth and fifth graders could be back in the classroom as early as March 3rd. Other grade levels are still to be determined.

Lexington Herald Leader

Isaiah Jackson scored 16 points and Kentucky matched a season-high with its third straight win, using an early run to top No. 19 Tennessee 70-55. The Wildcats improved to 8-13 overall and 7-7 in the SEC. Davion Mintz hit all five of his 3-point shots in the first half and finished with 15 points for Kentucky. Victor Bailey scored 18 points for Tennessee, which is 15-6.

Lexington Police Department

A Lexington police officer accused of improperly passing along information to a Black Lives Matter protest organizer has been fired.

UK Athletics

Dan Issel’s basketball career at Kentucky and in the professional ranks has placed him in numerous Halls of Fame, including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and others.

He scored 2,138 points in three seasons at Kentucky, averaging just under 26 points a game for his career. That’s a record for the men's program that has stood for 50 years. He went on to play professionally with the Kentucky Colonels in the ABA and the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, and was an all-star in both leagues.  At the time of his retirement as a player in 1985, only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Julius Erving had scored more points as a professional player.  He has been an NBA coach and executive, and is currently president of the NBA2Lou initiative, an effort to bring NBA basketball to Louisville.

  

Nunn Center for Oral History

It’s Black History Month, and in this edition of WUKY's award winning history program Saving Stories Alan Lytle and Nunn Center for Oral History Director Doug Boyd revisit what it was like for African American students shortly after Lyman T. Johnson successfully desegregated the state’s flagship university; particularly the classroom dynamic for these young people. Lincoln County native George Logan, one of the first African American students to attend UK talks about the racism he encountered back in 1951.


Associated Press

A Kentucky judge says he'll extend a temporary order blocking a state law restricting the governor's authority to combat COVID-19. The action comes as he reviews the constitutional showdown between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.

Karyn Czar

Snow and ice may be to blame for the collapse of a deck of a parking garage on Vine Street in downtown Lexington. Several streets in the area including Mill and High are closed. No one was injured. Road crews continue to work around the clock across the Commonwealth amid the third round of snow, ice and sleet in just seven days. You are still being asked not to drive unless it is necessary.

UK Tops Vandy 82-78

Feb 18, 2021
UK Athletics

Davion Mintz had 18 points, Jacob Toppin scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half and Kentucky blew a 17-point lead before holding on to beat Vanderbilt 82-78. Isaiah Jackson had 15 points and nine rebounds for Kentucky (7-13, 6-7 SEC). The Wildcats never trailed and led by as many as 17 points in the first half.

Kentucky State Police say two people who lost power during winter storms have died in separate incidents. Police said 61-year-old Darlene G. Skinner Ragland of Corbin died Tuesday after officers were sent to a home in southern Laurel County on a carbon monoxide poisoning call. Residents were using a generator at the home. In western Kentucky, police said 25-year-old Melissa Sheerin of Crofton died Friday at a mobile home that had no heat or electricity. Police say preliminary results indicate Sheerin died of hypothermia.

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