WMKY
Campbell River Mirror, Sean Hogan

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #219 (September 25 at 8:00 p.m. and September 26 at 3:00 p.m.)

The response to Sean Hogan’s 1996 debut album was extraordinary. His uniquely authentic blend of ‘alt-country’ and ‘modern rustic pop’ immediately caught the attention of country radio and music fans across Canada, leading to his first Canadian Country Music Association award (Independent Male Artist of the Year, 1997).

Demonstrators lined streets in downtown Lexington Wednesday night, joining protesters in Louisville and major cities across the nation in expressing their dismay with a Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

Two Louisville Metro Police Officers are recovering after being shot during unrest in the city Wednesday night. and a suspect has been identified. 26-year-old Larynzo D. Johnson charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and 14 counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer. An LMPD spokesperson says they have obtained video showing Johnson firing at police.

On Wednesday Governor Andy Beshear requested that all the facts available in the Breonna Taylor Case that do not impact the Grand Jury felony indictments against former LMPD Officer Brett Hankison be posted on-line. Beshear said, “I believe the public deserves this information.” The Attorney General's office said that would compromise the case.

Parts of Kentucky's $2 billion gaming industry are reeling from a state Supreme Court decision that appears to cast doubt on the legality of their historical horse racing systems.

womenshistory.org

September 24, 2020 -- As a poet, author, and lecturer, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was a household name in the nineteenth century. Not only was she the first African American woman to publish a short story, but she was also an influential abolitionist, suffragist, and reformer that co-founded the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.

(www.womenshistory.org)

Kentucky National Guard

This morning, Governor Andy Beshear authorized the deployment of approximately 500 service members of the Kentucky National Guard to Louisville.

This activation is to provide civil disturbance support to the Louisville Metro Police Department and to protect critical infrastructure sites in and around the Louisville area. Guard leadership will retain command and control while working with the LMPD.

"Our goal is to make sure we can keep everyone safe," said Gov. Beshear at his daily press conference.

Morehead State University

Morehead State University is now harnessing the sun’s energy to power its newest demonstration barn, located at the northwest side of the MSU Farm’s property.

Fifty-five solar panels have been placed in the pasture field approximately 75 feet from the barn. Each panel is 39” wide and 76” long while weighing approximately 50 lbs. They are 365-watt models generating more than 20 kilowatts. The panels’ purpose: to power the lights, fans and water heating elements in the barn—eliminating the need for traditional electric power. 

Outer Banks Voice

Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday updated Kentuckians on the state’s continuing efforts to fight the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

The Governor also was joined Wednesday by state Rep. Charles Booker and J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Governor’s executive cabinet, to respond to questions about the grand jury report into the shooting death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville.

The Governor acknowledged that he could not control the decision made, but did call for more information to be released and committed to listening, hearing and doing more.

The Moth

Program #416 (September 27 at 3:00 p.m.)

"Moth Stories"

Program Performers:

Angela Dorman

Bruce Feiler

Alvin Hall

Maxie Jones

Mills Brothers

Cathy Fink/Marcy Marxer/Sam Gleaves

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