Category Archives: Top Stories

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

In Brief–TL;DR News

Although issues with Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine has slowed down the pace of inoculations over the past week, the U.S. has achieved President Joe Biden’s goal of administering 200 million doses of vaccine during his first 100 days in office.Biden shared the news in a speech at the White House Wednesday, saying at least 50…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

Bueno Coffee Substitute Recall

(FDA)–Creative Foods Inc. of Prineville, Oregon is recalling two products, Bueno Coffee Substitute Creamy Hazelnut and Bueno Coffee Substitute Pecan Praline. They both may contain undeclared peanut, hazelnut, and/or barley (gluten). While any gluten-containing product can cause health problems for individuals with celiac disease and other gluten sensitivities. People who have hazelnut or peanut allergy…MORE

Video: The Doc is In by Stanton-MD

Dogs can actually pick up and accurately diagnose COVID-19 through the sense of smell. In this “The Doc Is In” segment, Emergency Physician, Dr. Ryan Stanton tells us about companies that are out there right now, developing this technology potentially within hospitals and for screening for events, such as large gatherings at sports or other…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

Simple Pleasures

(SWNS)–Want to make someone’s day? It’s as simple as cake. One in five Americans named the dessert as their favorite simple pleasure. The study of 2,000 Americans revealed that while some love a tasty treat, others (19%) prefer piping hot tea —  the gossip kind. Americans have revealed the top 50 ‘simple pleasures’ in life –…MORE

Over Half of Americans Support Local Plastic Bag Ban

By Danielle Moore // SWNS–Over half of Americans (52%) support a plastic bag ban within their local communities, according to new research. A new survey of 2,000 nationally representative Americans revealed that 69% of those who currently live under a plastic bag ban support it, and 42% of those who don’t live under a ban…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