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October 9, 2017 -- John Winston Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician, and activist who co-founded the Beatles, the most commercially successful and musically influential band in the history of popular music.

Paul Talks Gun Violence, Tax Reform

Oct 8, 2017

Sen. Rand Paul is open to discussions about the restrictions surrounding bump stocks – the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to boost the firing speed of semi-automatic weapons – but he says he needs to study the issue in more detail.

Friday was a nearly perfect day to head to Keeneland for opening day of the Fall Race Meeting.  WUKY's Karyn Czar couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Here in Appalachia, it’s apple season. And that means apple growers are sending this year’s crop to farmers markets and grocery stores. But the majority of the apples grown here get sent to manufacturers to be used in apple sauce and apple juice. By the way, did you know that Golden Delicious Apples originated right here in West Virginia?  In fact, apples are our state fruit. 

Big Jon and Sparkie

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Good Sams Club

A campground improvement project at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is underway and will limit reservations for dates in 2018.

The equestrian sites and 20 primitive sites are being converted to full hookup RV sites.  Another 25 sites are having electric power converted to 50 AMP service.  This project was initiated due to the increasing popularity of Greenbo Lake’s campground and the requests of guests for improved service.

American Health Centers

Attorney General Andy Beshear has announced that his office has filed court actions against two fitness centers in Kentucky for failing to properly register with his office and post a cash bond that protect members should a center go out of business.

The fitness centers are American Health Center in Grayson and Fitness World in Raceland.

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Approximately 120 Soldiers from the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 940th Military Police Company deployed this week to the U.S. Virgin Islands where they will assist with support to civil authorities in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

The Walton, Kentucky-based unit departed from The Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville with vehicles and equipment loaded on Air National Guard aircraft. The Guardsmen will serve under a joint National Guard task force when they reach the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

MSU Athletics

Plagued with a season-high six turnovers, Morehead State football fell to Butler by a score of 44-6 on Saturday afternoon at Jayne Stadium.

The Eagles drop to 2-4 (1-2 Pioneer Football League) on the season, while the Bulldogs propel to 3-3 (1-2 PFL).

Morehead State relinquished 20 points by way of five fumbles and an interception. Butler capitalized on a sack of Lawson Page on the Eagles' opening drive, as Bulldogs running back Anthony Scaccia punched in the first of two touchdowns on the ground with 9:38 left in the first quarter.

MSU Athletics

Along with the Whiteout, Saturday is also Donate Life Day at Morehead State Football, and representatives from the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA) will be on hand to distribute information and t-shirts as well as sign up individuals for organ donation.

Morehead State hosts Butler at 1 p.m. ET.

In addition, recipients and family members of organ donors will be honorary game captains. They include Joe Tenyer, father of MSU head coach Rob Tenyer (kidney recipient), Morgan McCalvin (pancreas recipient) and Christina Emory (family member of organ donor).

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