Jazz Matrix

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #107 (February 7 at 8:00PM)

The renowned horn-driven funk outfit Tower of Power have been issuing albums and touring the world steadily since the early '70s, in addition to backing up countless other musicians. The group's leader since the beginning has always been tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo, who was born in Detroit but opted to pursue his musical dreams in Oakland, California.

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Jimmy Burns – It Ain’t Right (Delmark)

Shemekia Copeland – Outskirts Of Love (Alligator)

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (RCA)

Tommy Castro & Painkillers – Method To My Madness (Alligator)

Andy T & Nick Nixon Band – Numbers Man (Blind Pig)

Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den (Concord)

Albert Cummings – Someone Like You (Blind Pig)

Colin Linden – Rich In Love (Stony Plain)

Fleming County Hospital Upgrades to Benefit Patients and Doctors

Feb 6, 2016
The Ledger Independent

Fleming County Hospital recently had $4.2 million in equipment upgrades.

Fleming County Hospital Interim Chief Executive Officer Michael Clark said the upgrades were necessary for the safety of the patients and the efficiency of procedures being completed inside the hospital.

Mays Lick Farmer to Plant Industrial Hemp

Feb 6, 2016
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

The first thing Joe Collins wants to make clear is this -- its industrial hemp, and its usefulness as a recreational drug is zero, zip...zilch...nada.

Beginning this spring, Collins will be planting an experimental industrial hemp plot on his farm near May's Lick, as part of the Kentucky Agriculture Department's Pilot Hemp Program.

While in the same family, industrial hemp contains only about 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinoids, the intoxicating ingredients, while marijuana contains about 5- 10 percent or more THC.

Proposed State Budget Cuts to Reduce Family Resource Programs

Feb 6, 2016
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

With proposed budget cuts by Gov. Matt Bevin, school districts across the state could lose or be forced to reduce, Family Resource and Youth Service Center services.

The governor's proposed budget will cut out 4.5 percent of funding for the current school year, with 9 percent cuts projected for the next two years.

Mary Robinson-Griffey, FRC coordinator at Mason County School District said Friday the 4.5 percent cut this year would mean a return of more than $3,000 to the state from her office, which employs four people.

Columbia Magazine

A stretch of mild weather that loosens winter’s grip is an alarm bell for stream smallmouth anglers fed up with being stuck indoors. For many, wade fishing a cold stream for bronzebacks is a surefire way to melt away the winter doldrums.

This is a laborious style of fishing. Hours spent casting and retrieving at a painstakingly slow pace may produce just a few bites. Soldier through and the payoff could be your biggest stream smallmouth of the year.

West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina have issued advisories for the Zika virus, urging caution, particularly for pregnant women traveling to areas where the disease is circulating.

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has formed a broad-based committee to recommend a long-term resolution for a mural in UK's Memorial Hall that has sparked dialogue across the campus

Georgia Davis Powers Honored At Kentucky Capitol

Feb 5, 2016

Former senator and civil rights trailblazer Georgia Davis Powers lay in state in the Kentucky Capitol Rotunda Thursday afternoon.

Hot Button Bills On The Move

Feb 5, 2016

Several pieces of lightning rod legislation cleared hurdles late Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last heavily scheduled day this week.

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