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Former President Trump is calling on Republicans to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The statement is only the latest salvo in an unfolding battle over the future of the party.

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Some Fayette County public school students will be waiting longer than expected to return to in-person classes, due to winter weather and transportation staff shortages in the district.

Dr. Greg, Vaneet And Variants

Feb 17, 2021
University of Kentucky

There's been a lot of talk recently about coronavirus variants and whether the the current vaccines will be efficacious enough. And what about double-masking? Dr. Greg talks with colleague Vaneet Arora about the latest COVID info you need to keep you and your loved ones safe.


University of Kentucky

Kentucky's governor says the state is set to receive a 29% increase in its COVID-19 vaccination supply from the federal government starting next week. Gov. Andy Beshear says the latest increase means the state’s allocation of vaccine from the federal government will have risen by 57% since President Joe Biden took office in late January. Beshear said Tuesday that more than 540,000 Kentuckians have received at least their first dose of vaccine. Meanwhile, the governor reported more than 1,200 new coronavirus cases statewide Tuesday. The state also reported 27 more virus-related deaths.

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Bourbon tourism in Kentucky has slowed to a trickle because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Tuesday that visitors took a total of 587,307 tours last year at distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour. That's down 66% from 2019, when stops topped 1.7 million. The association says that until the pandemic hit, total attendance had never dropped in the tour’s 21-year history. Distillery tours in the Bluegrass State closed under government orders from March through June.

Winter weather is putting the state's legislative business on hold this week.

Advanced D&D Episode 8

Feb 16, 2021

Advanced D&D is a brand new podcast hosted by Dan Wu and DeBraun Thomas!

In this epsiode, Dan & DeBraun talk Impeachment, WandaVision, soups, what the music industry will look like post-pandemic, react to the news of Gina Carano being fired from the Mandalorian, and more!

*Views expressed on this podcast do not represent those of WUKY*

 

Karyn Czar

Icy conditions have caused closures across the Commonwealth this morning and state and local officials are asking you not to travel today unless necessary. Road crews are working non-stop but there is a layer of ice beneath the snowfall and it may be too cold for the salt to be effective.

Gov. Andy Beshear said state office buildings are closed today. Employees who can telecommute and essential employees designated for mandatory operations should continue to report to work as directed by agency management. Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton announced that city offices that are not involved in weather response are closed and there will not be any waste pick-up today.

UK Athletics

Rhyne Howard scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds and No. 17 Kentucky turned back Florida 88-80. With the Gators challenging on the strength of their 3-point shooting, Howard scored five points with an assist and a steal as the Wildcats stretched a three-point lead with 5:49 to play to 87-73. Florida, which went 10 of 18 from 3-point range, had four misses and four turnovers in going more than five minutes with just one free throw.

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Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases fell again Monday and the state had a fifth straight week of decline in the number of cases. He said it’s the first time the state has had five weeks of declining cases since the initial case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Kentucky last March. The state reported 723 new cases Monday, the lowest since Oct. 12. It had 9 deaths and a positivity rate of 6.57%. Meanwhile, Beshear said childcare workers have been moved up in priority for the coronavirus vaccine and can go ahead and sign up for it.

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