Category Archives: Local News

785 New COVID Cases Wednesday

(LEX 18) — On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that 785 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kentucky. After the removal of duplicates, the 785 new cases brings Kentucky’s COVID-19 case total to 438,927. “As we can see from today’s case numbers, this virus isn’t going away on its own. We have to come…MORE

Forever Boss Wins Keeneland Feature

(Keeneland)–Stephen R. Baker, David A. Bernsen and Magdalena Racing’s Forever Boss took the lead down the stretch and pulled away to a 4¼-length victory from stablemate Il Malocchio to win the $81,000 Benson Purse for 3-year-old fillies Wednesday afternoon. (Click here for a replay of the race.) Trained by Kenny McPeek and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr.,…MORE

Auditor Finds More Problems in Unemployment Insurance Office

(State Auditor’s Office)–Kentucky Auditor Mike Harmon released Volume Two of the Statewide Single Audit of Kentucky (SSWAK) for Fiscal Year 2020.  Volume two of the SSWAK covers compliance with federal requirements for federal awards. One finding in the audit will be referred to the Office of the Attorney General. Kentucky spent over $17.5 billion in cash…MORE

Fayette Co. Paper Shred

(LFUCG)–Lexington will host a free paper shred event on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may bring up to five boxes or bags of dry material to be shredded at no cost.   This event allows Lexington residents to safely dispose of sensitive materials in…MORE

Good for You!

Congratulations to: John Boardman of Lexington, reappointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System. Brenda Paul of Paris, named to the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. These first place winners in the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair: Best of Fair:  Kiera Fehr , Henry Clay High School and Karthika…MORE

Video: The Doc is In by Stanton-MD

As we move forward through the COVID pandemic and the vaccine strategies, we currently have three that are approved with others in studies as well, but now we’re looking at vaccine application within pediatric populations. In this “The Doc Is In” segment, Emergency Physician, Dr. Ryan Stanton, explains the process the vaccine is currently going…MORE

Good For You!

Congratulations to: Rev. Richard Gaines and Consolidated Baptist Church, named the 2021 Dr. Rice.  C. Leach Public Health Hero award winners by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. These UK volleyball players honored by the SEC: Gabby Curry, Madison Lilley, Avery Skinner, Madi Skinner, Alli Stumler and Azhani Tealer, named to the All-SEC Team. Madi Skinner,…MORE

Good for You!

Congratulations to: Crystal Wilkinson of Lexington, named Kentucky State Poet Laureate. These first place winners in the 2021 STAR state contests, all members of the FCCLA Club at Beaumont Middle School: Maggie Barned, Elizabeth Glass and Alexis Goldie, Chapter Service Project Display Logan Albritton and Reagan Hammond, Food Innovations Lilly Beall and McKay Coulter, National…MORE

Good For You!

Congratulations to: These 1st place winners in the State Debate Topurnament: Ayush Tibrewal, Dunbar, Congressional Debate Bella Balavotti, Henry Clay, Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate Emery Elkinson and Madeline Deep, Henry Clay, Novice Public Forum Ellen Fei of Dunbar, Top Speaker/Novice Public Forum Elodie Pittard, Henry Clay, Open Policy and Top Speaker/Open Polic Sadie Bograd, Dunbar, Varsity…MORE

Good for You!

Congratulations to: Tre King and Wendell Green, Jr., of the Eastern Kentucky University Men’s basketball team, named first team All-Ohio Valley Conference. University of Kentucky junior guard Rhyne Howard, named Southeastern Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season. Jackson Green of West Jessamine High  School, who will be presented the Eight Annual…MORE