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Kentuckians get probation in connection with Capitol riots

A Kentucky couple who pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in connection with the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol have been sentenced to five years of probation and fined $5,000 each. Lori Vinson and Thomas Roy Vinson of Morganfield were also ordered Friday to perform 120 hours of community service.
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Legend of “Little Green Men” Invading Kelly, Kentucky, Continues

Nearly 70 years ago, a four-hour encounter between two families and a group of unidentified visitors put Kelly, Kentucky, on the paranormal map. While for years the area celebrated the paranormal legacy, this year will skip the festival again. The last Little Green Men festival was held in 2019. Covid shut down the festival last year. Frank Brown, who had been organizing the festival for several years, moved out of town, said Brooke Jung, executive director of Visit Hopkinsville and since then, plans to bring the festival back have been placed on hold.
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KY grandparents raising grandchild help others do the same

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky is one of the leading states in the number of grandparents raising grandchildren, according to a CDC study. The study shows a strong connection between that number and the opioid epidemic. Thursday, the 18th annual ‘Grandparents Raising Grandchildren‘ conference was held in Lexington, which tackles...
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Donate Life KY launches new awareness campaign about organ donation and transplantation

Donate Life KY has launched a new awareness campaign, “Be The One,” which will help raise awareness around organ donation and transplantation within Black communities throughout the state. Currently, populations from diverse backgrounds make up 60% of the national transplant waiting list; however, these are the cultural groups that statistically are less likely to register to be an organ donor.
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Policies must focus on racial inequality, Kentucky business leaders say

Representatives from the Kentucky Chamber discussed issues and solutions regarding racial inequality in the commonwealth at a meeting of the Commission on Race and Access to Opportunity on Wednesday. Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Ashli Watts told the group the state’s largest business organization has pulled together leading experts from...
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Kentucky Dad Podcast with Dr. John Huang

This week I had the pleasure of recording an episode of the Kentucky Dad Podcast with John Huang of Nolan Media. If you follow John at all you know he doesn’t silo his efforts all into one place but rather spreads his talents amongst various media outlets, including serving as the editor for JustTheCats.com.
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Donate Life KY launches campaign raising awareness for multicultural organ donation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Donate Life KY has launched a new awareness campaign, “Be The One,” which will help raise awareness around organ donation and transplantation within Black communities throughout the state. Currently, populations from diverse backgrounds make up 60% of the national transplant waiting list; however, these are the cultural groups that statistically are less likely to register to be an organ donor.
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Kentucky’s Redneck Rave Ends With No Impalements But Lots Of Drugs

There were no impalements at last weekend’s Redneck Rave in Blue Holler, Kentucky. No throats slit. No choking. There were nine arrests and 17 citations, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office, but mostly for drugs and traffic violations — including what might have been the county’s largest drug bust. Over five pounds of suspected marijuana and THC edibles were found in one driver’s car.
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National 4-H Hall of Fame adds two Kentuckians

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/UK Public Relations) – Two Kentuckians recently became members of the National 4-H Hall of Fame. Harlene Welch, a 4-H volunteer from Harrison County, was a laureate in the 2021 4-H Hall of Fame class. The late Jim Phelps, former Knott County 4-H youth development agent, was a laureate in the 2020 Hall of Fame class. Both classes were recognized during 2021 in-person ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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United States Settles with a Private School based in Lexington, Kentucky to Resolve Allegations of Disability Discrimination

LEXINGTON, KY – The United States has reached a settlement with Sayre School (Sayre), a Lexington-based private school, resolving allegations of disability discrimination and taking steps to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to the school’s facilities. The settlement agreement resolves a compliance review, initiated in 2016 by...
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