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Governor Beshear says the current trend of fewer coronavirus cases and lower positivity rates indicate that a decline in spread is happening.

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The Republican Party of Kentucky voted down a resolution calling on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to oppose impeachment charges against former President Donald Trump.

The longshot petition shows that the vast majority of the state’s GOP leadership isn’t willing to force McConnell’s hand on the impeachment issue, though a large number of Republicans are worried he will move to convict the former president.

A new Louisville Metro partnership is offering relief for tens of thousands of customers behind on their utility bills, many for the first time. 

The city’s Metro COVID-19 Utility Relief Fund has set aside $10 million to help Jefferson County residents with past-due bills.

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Video machine wagering on previously run horse races has come to a halt at Lexington’s Red Mile.  The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in September certain historical horse racing betting was illegal.  The court denied a rehearing and the Red Mile shut down its operation early Monday morning. 

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On Today's Interview, Mike Savage talks to EKU President David McFaddin about how coronavirus has impacted the resumption of classes following the holiday break; the possibility of a higher education funding increase in the legislative budget and his take on voluntary buyouts at WKU designed to help reduce payroll expenses at that university.

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During Monday afternoon’s coronavirus update Governor Andy Beshear announced 1,268 new cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, bringing the state total to 347,836.

Governor Beshear also announced 39 new deaths, bringing that total to 3,460.

The positivity rate is at 9.93% as of Monday afternoon.

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

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Private fundraising efforts to build a ten-acre green space public park in the heart of downtown Lexington are moving forward.  Town Branch Park Executive Director Allison Lankford says about 80% of the ultimate goal, or $25.4 million has been raised. 

By years’ end Lankford said a final plan for the park should be in hand. “So, over the course of the year we’ll go through the final schematic design for the project and then finalize the construction documents.  And they’ll be a number of community engagement opportunities along the way for input,” said Lankford.

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The House is formally transmitting the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump tot he Senate, setting the stage for the trial in that chamber the week of Feb. 8.

Watch the ceremony live Monday, January 25th @ 6:55 p.m. below and listen to WEKU.

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Murray residents calling for removal of a local Confederate monument donated books to their county library and other “little free” libraries throughout the city on Saturday in an effort to engage and give back to their community. The donations followed a “week of action” organized by these residents centered around the past Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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The works of one of Kentucky’s leading literary figures is put to the ultimate test: critical reviews by peers. We talk with the editor of the forthcoming University Press of Kentucky release:  Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer's Work. House has also been in the studio to record a duet with Nashville singer-songwriter Tiffany Williams, who joins us. And we hear about all of this from Silas House himself. Plus, another well-known Kentucky writer: Frank X Walker, interviewed by Tom Eblen.

  Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

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The works of one of Kentucky’s leading literary figures is put to the ultimate test: critical reviews by peers. We talk with the editor of the forthcoming University Press of Kentucky release:  Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer's Work. House has also been in the studio to record a duet with Nashville singer-songwriter Tiffany Williams, who joins us. And we hear about all of this from Silas House himself. Plus, another well-known Kentucky writer: Frank X Walker, interviewed by Tom Eblen.

  Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358

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After an extraordinary inauguration ceremony marked by heightened security and coronavirus safety measures, President Joe Biden started his first day in office signing executive actions on climate change, immigration, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even before taking the oath of office, Biden was already addressing the nation about his ambitious plans to fight the twin crises of a pandemic and a flagging economy.

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