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Executive Editor Stephen George Appointed As LPM Interim President And General Manager

Louisville Public Media announced today that the executive committee of the Board of Directors has appointed Stephen George, LPM’s executive editor, to serve as interim president and general manager, effective immediately.

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Some members of the Trump administration started off the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at a wreath-laying ceremony at the civil rights leader's memorial in Washington Monday. But the president's first stop was his own golf club.

In 1968, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike after a malfunctioning truck crushed two garbage collectors to death.

The strike led to marches with demonstrators carrying signs declaring "I Am A Man." Their organizing efforts drew support from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. before his assassination.

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  Warming shelters around the region are seeing an uptick in activity after a surge of winter weather left several inches of snow.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking people to use caution on the roads as new snow accumulations Monday along with low temperatures overnight are likely to make driving conditions hazardous. 

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  A southern Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a new bipartisan bill to simplify auditing requirements for the state’s volunteer fire departments.

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A University of Kentucky Plant Pathology Specialist envisions a day when genetic engineering for certain crops will be expected and not questioned. Dr. Paul Vincelli participated in last week’s Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Lexington.

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Kentucky is among the 14 states that are a part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

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  A state Senator from Owensboro who serves as co-chairman of Kentucky’s Public Pension Oversight Board won’t seek another term in office later this year.

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  An annual fundraiser for Special Olympics that has volunteers jump in a freezing lake is taking registrations for its ninth year.

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This April will mark half a century since the death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  In keeping with a decades old observance, hundreds Monday morning marched through the center of downtown Lexington to honor King’s legacy.

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Miner Change: Trump’s Big Talk On Coal Brings Small Change in First Year

President Donald Trump made coal a central theme of his first year in office. So after a year in office, what does his record tell us? The Ohio Valley ReSource series, “One Year, Under Trump,” looks at what the president has done on some of the region’s key issues. As Becca Schimmel reports, despite the coal-heavy rhetoric, the area’s industry has seen only minor change in employment.

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