Local Music Mondays

WUKY's DeBraun Thomas talks with Lexington's up and coming talent as well as established musical acts.

A U.S. Marine who died in the battle for the Pacific Ocean island of Tarawa during World War II is scheduled to be buried in Louisville, Kentucky.

Josh James / WUKY

The Kentucky Senate voted Thursday to allow state officials to avoid having their legal cases heard by a circuit judge who has drawn the ire of Gov. Matt Bevin for some of his rulings. The measure, sponsored by the Senate's top leader, won passage by a vote of 26-9 in the Republican-dominated chamber and now goes to the House, which is also under GOP control.

Public Lands Bill Would Create Civil War Monuments In Kentucky

Feb 21, 2019
Kentucky News Connection

As part of a major package of public lands legislation, the U.S. House is set to vote on permanently reauthorizing a federal program that uses revenue from offshore oil and gas drilling to protect public lands.
If passed, there's new life for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and two new national monuments for Kentucky - Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, and Mill Springs in Pulaski County. Both are significant Civil War sites.

UK Athletics

A commercial featuring the UK football team premiered Sunday night during the Super Bowl. The first game of the 2019-2020 season is August 31st, If you missed the ad, click here http://ukathletics.com

Lexington Breaks Ground On New Trail, Park System

Jul 3, 2018
Josh James

Lexington has broken ground on a new downtown trail and park system. A city release says Town Branch Commons will wind through downtown for two miles, from just west of Rupp Arena to the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden.

Two People Robbed At Gunpoint In Fayette Mall

Sep 8, 2017

Lexington Police are investigating after several men walked into a store in the Fayette Mall, pulled out firearms and robbed two people inside the business. They say it happened around 1:00 Thursday afternoon. The 5-6 suspects are African American and were wearing hoodies. Police say they ran from the mall through the entrance next to Dick’s Sporting Goods. Police are using mall surveillance footage in their investigation.

The University of Kentucky held a ceremonial groundbreaking this morning on the lawn across from the construction site of the new College of Law Building. UK President Eli Capilouto and UK Law Dan David Brennen were joined by students, faculty staff, donors and alumni to unveil the plans for the 56-million-dollar project.

Shawn Deakins

This week on Local Music Monday DeBraun talks with Billy Quinn who does double duty with Rebel Without A Cause and 10 Foot Pole.

Frank Becker

New month, new edition of Local Music Monday.  This week DeBraun profiles Gail Wynters.

Tom Wickstrom

This week on Local Music Monday DeBraun talks with Dereck Oldham, lead singer of  Driftwood Gypsy.