A vehicle accident in Paducah involving the Murray State University Rodeo Team resulted in a horse being euthanized. No students were injured.

The number of Kentucky equine operations has dropped in the last 30 years but the total number of horses in the Commonwealth has increased.

Good Read: Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter

Jun 27, 2012

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morning cram [mango pickle down river edition]

Jun 21, 2012

Today on NPR: Vannak Prum was forced to work on a Thai fishing boat for three years before he escaped by jumping overboard. With little oversight, rogue captains buy men like Prum from traffickers and use them to plunder the fishing grounds of surrounding nations.

Statewide Horse Count

Jun 21, 2012

A new survey aims to provide an estimate of how many horses live in the self-proclaimed "Horse Capitol of the World." Professor Jill Stowe, who is leading the portion of the project delegated to the University of Kentucky, is careful to distinguish it from a census.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/20/12

Jun 20, 2012
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Today on NPR: Advocates for prisoners have long argued that confinement conditions in prisons violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. On Tuesday, they made their case before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, complete with a replica prison cell in the hearing room.

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New Survey Counts Kentucky Horses

Jun 20, 2012

So just how many horses live in the state that proclaims itself as the world's equine capital?

Track Tech Equine Health

May 11, 2012
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We’re in Triple Crown season with the Preakness next Saturday. Some of the finest equine health care in the world is centered in the Kentucky Bluegrass, and advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track. Kentucky Public Radio’s Leslie Guttman reports on how advances in veterinary medicine give those who can afford it an edge at the track.