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UK season opener at Auburn set for noon kickoff on Sept. 26; Wildcats meet Ole Miss at home on Oct. 3

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The game times for three of Kentucky’s first four football games have been set. The Wildcats will kick off the season at noon on Sept. 26 at Auburn and will be televised on the SEC Network. Kentucky’s home opener against Ole Miss on Oct. 3 is set for 4 p.m. and also will be televised on the SEC Network. Kentucky’s players are looking forward to the delayed season...

UK grad Luke Reedy followed his dreams to Los Angeles; will see ‘Deception’ premiere in special way

By Whitney Harder University of Kentucky After graduating from the University of Kentucky in 2013, Luke Reedy took a chance to follow his dreams. He moved to Los Angeles without a job and knew only two people in the area. Today, he works for Warner Bros. as a post-production coordinator. “During my senior year, I applied to hundreds of jobs in LA and never received a response — someone...

WKCTC’s Clemens Fine Arts Center to play host to popular political satirists Capitol Steps Feb. 16

Putting the “mock” in “democracy” since 1981, the Capitol Steps bring their irreverent political satire to West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Steps were born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Ronald Reagan...

Murray State University alumna Jessica Johnston cast on Emmy-award winning series ‘Survivor’

Murray State University alumna and legacy Jessica Johnston has been heating up the competition on the 35th season of CBS’s Emmy-award winning series, “Survivor.” A Missouri native but self-proclaimed “Kentuckian,” Johnston followed in her parents’ footsteps and attended Murray State University, graduating in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in nursing. After graduation, Johnston moved...

Rural Blog: CBS feature shows Appalshop as kind of business that would be hurt by cuts in arts’ budget

In response to President Trump’s proposed budget cuts CBS News’s “Sunday Morning” looked at how one rural community in Kentucky would be hurt. The same story could be reported in many other communities. Letcher County, Kentucky, which has been hurt by the loss of coal jobs, is also the home of Appalshop, a non-profit media, arts, and education center that relies largely on funding...

Commentary: Trust in institutional media is at an all-time low — why and what’s the solution?

By Richard Nelson Special to KyForward Kentuckians’ trust in institutional media may be at an all-time low. According to Secretary of State Alison Grime’s Kentucky Civic Health Index released in January, less than half of Kentuckians trust the media. Even more surprising is an Emerson College Poll that found more Americans believe the Trump administration is more trustworthy than the...

Wildcat alum uses love of Kentucky and UK sports to produce CBS entertainment news

CBS Entertainment News Producer Sharon Johnson stands atop the CBS building in New York City. (Photo provided)   It is often said that athletics represent the front porch of the university for many people — the way students and others first hear about an institution and first interact with it.   For Sharon Johnson, a lifelong love of University of Kentucky basketball not only brought...