Stu Johnson (KPR) http://wkms.org en Kentucky Higher Ed and Equine Advocates Support Immigration Reform http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-higher-ed-and-equine-advocates-support-immigration-reform <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">University of Kentucky officials participated in the "Day of Action," saying the school is&nbsp;interested in immigration reforms to impact both teachers and students from other countries.&nbsp; UK Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Mark&nbsp;Kornbluh&nbsp;says professors are required to return home as a way to continue their teaching profession here in the U.S.&nbsp; "We need a way for these employees to be able to revalidate their visas to stay here, not always have to leave the country to do this and to transition to being here a longer period of time," said&nbsp;Kornbluh.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:47:57 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41963 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Higher Ed and Equine Advocates Support Immigration Reform Aluminum Plant Groundbreaking Signals Economic Recovery http://wkms.org/post/aluminum-plant-groundbreaking-signals-economic-recovery <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">An economics researcher says a groundbreaking for an aluminum plant in western Kentucky sends a bigger message about economic recovery.&nbsp; Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">, who was joined by other public and private sector officials, broke ground last week on a $150 million dollar aluminum production plant in Bowling Green.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:29:53 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41882 at http://wkms.org Aluminum Plant Groundbreaking Signals Economic Recovery How Holiday Gas Prices Will Hit Your Pocketbook http://wkms.org/post/how-holiday-gas-prices-will-hit-your-pocketbook <p style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Motorists traveling from one end of Kentucky to another this holiday period could see a differing range of gasoline prices.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:40:31 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41793 at http://wkms.org How Holiday Gas Prices Will Hit Your Pocketbook Boat Drag Racing in West Kentucky This Fourth Weekend http://wkms.org/post/boat-drag-racing-west-kentucky-fourth-weekend <p>While NASCAR fans in the Commonwealth are still recovering from action at Kentucky Speedway this past weekend, drag boat racing enthusiasts are preparing for competition&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1015093697" tabindex="0">this Saturday</span>&nbsp;and<span data-term="goog_1015093698" tabindex="0"> Sunday</span>.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four different types of boats can compete in drag boat racing. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Drag Boat Association President Roger&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin says thousands will be on hand this weekend to watch between 40 and 50 boats race at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It will be wall to wall boats from 80-90 foot houseboats to 16 foot dinghies out there watching the boat races all up and down the side of a quarter mile,"&nbsp;Austin said.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:17:58 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41720 at http://wkms.org Boat Drag Racing in West Kentucky This Fourth Weekend School Nutritionists Work to Change Eating Habits http://wkms.org/post/school-nutritionists-work-change-eating-habits <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">School nutritionists from across the Commonwealth are trying to get more students to eat healthier meals during the instructional day.&nbsp; About 700 school cooks, managers, and administrators are meeting for a statewide conference this week in Lexington.&nbsp; Kentucky School Nutrition Association President Sabrina Jewell says 17,000 fewer meals are being served at schools across the state, and the lack of participation is causing a financial crunch for lunch programs in many school districts.</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">"Because our program is federally funded, we're based off of participation,” Jewell said.&nbsp;“So, if they don't eat, then we don't have the money to run our programs.&nbsp; General school taxes and all, they don't pay for school nutrition.&nbsp; We're paid off of the meals that we serve."</span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:18:28 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41530 at http://wkms.org School Nutritionists Work to Change Eating Habits UK Awards Multimedia Rights to JMI Sports http://wkms.org/post/uk-awards-multimedia-rights-jmi-sports <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">In one of the most valuable partnerships of its kind in college athletics history, University of Kentucky officials announced Monday that JMI Sports has been awarded UK’s athletics and campus multimedia marketing rights with a 15-year, $210 million agreement.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:58:46 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41510 at http://wkms.org UK Awards Multimedia Rights to JMI Sports Breeders Cup Allegedly Headed to Keeneland http://wkms.org/post/breeders-cup-allegedly-headed-keeneland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Kentucky newspapers are reporting Keeneland will host the 2015 Breeders Cup World Championships.&nbsp; Although not confirmed by the track or the Breeders Cup, reports in the Lousiville Courier Journal and Lexington Herald Leader cite sources indicating a formal announcement is expected later this month.&nbsp; Kentucky Thoroughbred Association Director David Metsger said Keeneland is a good fit for the Breeders Cup.</span></p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:01:30 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41380 at http://wkms.org Breeders Cup Allegedly Headed to Keeneland UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts http://wkms.org/post/uk-study-hazardous-waste-impacts <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The University of Kentucky will use a $12 million federal grant to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts found at hazardous waste sites.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">UK Superfund Research Center According to Director Bernie Hennig, lab studies are indicating healthy individuals stand a better chance of warding off contaminants.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:00:50 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41358 at http://wkms.org UK Study on Hazardous Waste Impacts Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs http://wkms.org/post/summer-feeding-sites-children-free-lunch-programs <p>National studies indicate only one of seven children who receive a free or reduced&nbsp;school&nbsp;lunch gets a similar meal over the summer.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:51:03 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41245 at http://wkms.org Summer Feeding Sites for Children on Free Lunch Programs Kentucky Reacts to New EPA Rules http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-reacts-new-epa-rules <p>The new Environmental Protection Agency rules seek to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030.&nbsp; State's heavily dependent on coal, like Kentucky, are expected to have some flexibility in meeting a new standard.&nbsp; Still, Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett believes an already diminished eastern Kentucky mining industry would suffer more job losses and says the potential impact goes beyond the coal fields to all manufacturers.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:51:28 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 41009 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Reacts to New EPA Rules