College campuses in Kentucky would be subject to new free speech rules under legislation approved by a Senate committee Thursday.

After a nine-day statewide strike, West Virginia teachers and school service employees are back to work with a hard-won commitment from lawmakers of a 5 percent pay raise for all public workers. Gov. Jim Justice also ordered the creation of a task force to explore long-term solutions to the public employees insurance program known as PEIA.

Arlie Boggs Elementary sits between Kentucky’s two tallest mountains in a remote area that once had a booming coal economy. Ten years ago there were over a thousand coal miners employed here in Letcher county. Today, there are just 28.

“We were left with many unemployed miners,” eighth-grader Nicholas Sturgill said, as he and two classmates gave a presentation to a small crowd of students and teachers at an education summit in Pikeville, Kentucky.

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  • Columbia Country Caravan (Johnny Hicks, Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price)
  • Easy Aces (Jane’s Household Budget)  

Georgie Fame

Mar 11, 2018
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Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #201 (March 11 at 8:00 p.m.)

Georgie Fame's swinging, surprisingly credible blend of jazz and American R&B earned him a substantial following in his native U.K., where he scored three number one singles during the '60s. Fame played piano and organ in addition to singing, and was influenced by the likes of Mose Allison, Booker T. & the MG's, and Louis Jordan.

Old Time School of Folk Music

Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #133 (March 9 at 8:00 p.m. and March 10 at 3:00 p.m.)

Although they received a boost in popularity when actor/banjo player Steve Martin joined their ranks in 2009, the Steep Canyon Rangers had already earned an audience with their progressive bluegrass sound.

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Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday (March 11) at 2:00a.m. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

It’s also recommended to change batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarms. Check batteries in media devices, children's toys, and other items such as flashlights, garage door openers and clocks.


March 9, 2018 -- Samuel Osborne Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. 


Lexington police are at the scene of Frederick Douglass High School after a report of a gunshot on campus.

A student who was in a classroom at the same time the gunshot occurred says another student was playing with the gun before it accidentally fired. The students says her peer suffered a hand injury as a result.

One mother tells WKYT she received a call from her son who was "shook" from the event after hearing the gunshot. She says she is heading to the school to pick her son up.


March 8, 2018 -- Kenneth Grahame was a Scottish writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows, one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon. 


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