Cheri Lawson

After feeding her three boys a lunch of chicken nuggets, grapes, and apples at the kitchen table in their Boone County home, Liz Jarboe and her identical triplets go to their dining room which resembles a kindergarten class because it kind of is.

Six-year-olds, Ayden, Liam, and Carson Jarboe place their hands over their hearts and follow along with the video of the kindergarten staff at Yealey Elementary, as they say, the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The nation's ten-year headcount comes to an end on September 30. Why does it matter? WEKU's Tom Martin talks with Patricia Tennen of Kentucky Youth Advocates.

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People marched in downtown Lexington Tuesday night following the decision not to charge police officers with the death of Breonna Taylor.

More than six months after Breonna Taylor was killed by police, a grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison for three counts of wanton endangerment. Three police officers were involved in the shooting but none were charged with Taylor’s death.

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Leaders of two Madison County advisory panels are expressing keen interest in decisions regarding the transportation of chemical munition waste from the Blue Grass Army Depot.  

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Governor Beshear is asking Attorney General Daniel Cameron to post online all the information, evidence, and facts he can release regarding the police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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A longtime Lexington activist and artist is calling upon the arts community to demonstrate their talents Saturday afternoon in downtown.

Chris Huestis says the aim is to emphasize the importance of the arts while also calling for creative ways to help a profession impacted by coronavirus.  Huestis said that might include federal dollars for artists. “If an artist is a millionaire artist, they don’t need it.  But, if the artist is struggling to pay rent, make bills, medical bills just like anybody else, then that becomes very important,” said Huestis.

796 Coronavirus Cases Reported in Kentucky Wednesday

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During Wednesday afternoon’s coronavirus update Governor Andy Beshear announced 796 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, bringing the state total to 63,517. The governor noted that 111 of those new cases are in kids under age 18.  

Governor Beshear also announced five new deaths, bringing that total to 1,124.

The positivity rate in Kentucky rose to 4.59% as of Wednesday afternoon.

You can watch a recording of Wednesday’s update below.

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Following months of outrage, activism and anticipation, a Kentucky grand jury has decided to indict one of the three Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March.

Brett Hankison, who was terminated in June, has been charged with three counts of wanton endangerment over shooting into neighboring apartments. Bond was set at $15,000.

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Eastern Standard for September 24, 2020

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“We must make America what America says it is.” A new series on racial justice and equality | How the pandemic is aggravating the gap between Kentucky’s rich and poor school districts | A superintendent prepares as his district moves to in-person instruction | The story of Stand, Lexington’s new monument to women who fought for the right to vote

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A line of blue and yellow pop-up tents stand along the North Fork of the Kentucky River during a sunny September weekend in downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky, and Valerie Horn is doing her part to keep the Letcher County Farmers Market rolling. 

Pumpkins and watermelons fill tarps laid out on the ground next to a farmer, and another is offering bottles of maple syrup. As chair of the farmers market, Horn finally has a moment to relax after a busy week leading up to this day. 

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