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Students affected by eastern Kentucky flooding return to college

RICHMOND, Ky. — Wednesday was move-in day on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. For most, it meant multiple trips to a packed car and parents loading up laundry carts full of new dorm room essentials. But for Emily Stacy, it was vastly different. Nearly everything she would spend...
EKU Sports

Colonels Get Early Start On 2022-23 Season With Trip To The Bahamas

RICHMOND, Ky. – EKU's men's basketball team came back from The Bahamas with two wins, but more importantly came back with two full games of experience ahead of the 2022-23 season for a group that includes nine newcomers. The Colonels knocked off Caro Contractors, 136-105, in their opening game....
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EKU Assistant Golf Coach To Play Korn Ferry Tour Event This Week

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University assistant golf coach Chip McDaniel will play in the Korn Ferry Tour's Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Aetna this week. The Pinnacle Bank Championship will be played at The Club at Indian Creek in Omaha, Nebraska. It starts Thursday and will conclude on Sunday. McDaniel will tee off from No. 1 at 3:11 p.m. ET on Thursday.
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Workers Strike at Medicare, ACA Call Centers

Federally contracted call center workers who provide customer service for Medicare and Affordable Care Act health plans went on strike on Monday over poor working conditions, including insufficient sick leave and limited bathroom breaks. Employees of Maximus, the nation's largest federal call center contractor, held a two-hour picket and a...

Pigskin Previews 2022: Rockcastle County Rockets

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Rockcastle County football team is a family affair once again after over a decade. Head coach Chris Larkey returns to the program where both he and his father have coached after 13 years at North Laurel. “Obviously I want to live up to what...

Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Resumes School Walk Through Program

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says his department is once again is working in cooperation with Laurel County and East Bernstadt schools to conduct their “School Safety and Security Walk-Through Program.” Sheriff Root says it provides an added level of security to the schools. These random, unscheduled safety checks are conducted routinely throughout the school year to help provide a safe learning environment. Sheriff Root asks parents to keep this in mind as you see patrol cars in the school parking lots and when your children tell you about seeing deputies walking the hallways of their school. The sheriff’s office will continue to provide this service regularly throughout the school year.

Maximus workers go on strike

On Monday, call center workers at Maximus, the nation’s largest federal call center contractor, staged a strike at four of Maximus’ largest call centers located in Bogalusa, Hattiesburg, Miss., Chester, Va., and London, Ky. In Bogalusa, the picket took place from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. outside the...

Kentucky teenagers discover that embroidery is a lot more than just a craft

Instead of hanging out by the pool or off at camp, some Kentucky teenagers are spending part of their summer with long needles and colorful floss and also learning how embroidery has long been used to empower women. Cheri Lawson of member station WEKU spent time with the School of Needlework for Disobedient Women and has this report.

North Laurel All Stars handed first loss in LLWS regional

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - In the final game of the winner’s bracket, the North Laurel All Stars took their first loss of the Great Lakes Region tournament. Team Kentucky faced Team Indiana Monday night, playing an inning and a half before the weather postponed the game. When play stopped, Indiana led 3-0.

EKU Men’s basketball team helps flood victims in Hazard

(LEX 18) — Eastern Kentucky University’s Men’s Basketball team was in Hazard on Tuesday helping sort donations at a center for flood victims. The team’s head manager, Bryce Watts, is from the area. Watts and his family were impacted, and Tuesday was the first time back since the floods.