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Barr, Hicks to debate on WKYT at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5; candidates vying for 6th District congressional seat

Republican Rep. Andy Barr and Democrat attorney Josh Hicks will take the stage from 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 in “The Kentucky Debate.” It will be broadcast live over the air on WKYT. The debate will also stream live on wkyt.com and all of WKYT’s apps available for smart phones and other streaming devices. The Oct. 5 debate – co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lexington – will spotlight...

Kentuckians donate $652,352 to charities participating in statewide online giving campaign

Kentuckians donated $652,352 to 223 nonprofit organizations participating in the eighth annual Kentucky Gives Day online giving campaign. The event has raised $2.7 million by participating nonprofits over the eight years. This year brought together 4158 donors who made 5259 gifts – all through a single website, www.kygives.org. “The pandemic facing our communities has also put an incredible strain...

Russell Cave students ‘Touch a Vehicle’ for an interactive Career Day with community professionals

By Tammy Lane Fayette County Schools The fire truck, ambulance, police car, and news crew created quite a stir outside Russell Cave Elementary, but the excitement was all in fun as students and staff welcomed more than a dozen community professionals for the school’s “Touch a Vehicle” Career Day. “They’re still trying to figure out what ‘career’ means. It’s hard for them to understand...

Lexington mayoral candidates Ronnie Bastin, Linda Gorton participate in public forum on Oct. 29

A forum for mayoral candidates Ronnie Bastin and Linda Gorton will be held on Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m. in the Carrick Theater inside the Mitchell Fine Arts Center at Transylvania University at 300 North Broadway. The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lexington, WKYT, Transylvania University, the Lexington Herald-Leader and WLAP. The forum will air live on The CW Lexington and will be...

UK’s Calipari spearheading Sunday telethon effort on WKYT for victims of Hurricane Harvey

John Calipari has announced plans for a telethon Sunday for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Kentucky basketball coach said he was working with WKYT in Lexington and the Red Cross on the project. It will air live from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on WKYT and UK/IMG affiliates. Sunday’s telethon will also stream live at WKYT.com. Kentucky coach John Calipari has organized a telethon Sunday for Hurricane Harvey...

Legends partner with WKYT, American Red Cross to assist Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Lexington Legends, WKYT and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The Lexington Legends are giving back $1 for each ticket issued to Wednesday’s double header against the Augusta Greenjackets. Volunteers from the American Red Cross will also be at the game to collect money at the gates as fans enter Whitaker Bank Ballpark. In addition,...

Even competitors are united around
United Way of the Bluegrass’ Big Bold goal

  Special to KyForward   Last fall, United Way of the Bluegrass CEO Bill Farmer paid a visit to WLEX’s President and General Manager Pat Dalbey to introduce him to the Big Bold Goal, a strategic initiative aimed at improving the lives of Bluegrass families in a significant way: Moving 10,000 more families to self-sufficiency by 2020.   Dalby is well known for his community engagement...

Even competitors are united around United Way of the Bluegrass' Big Bold goal

  Special to KyForward   Last fall, United Way of the Bluegrass CEO Bill Farmer paid a visit to WLEX’s President and General Manager Pat Dalbey to introduce him to the Big Bold Goal, a strategic initiative aimed at improving the lives of Bluegrass families in a significant way: Moving 10,000 more families to self-sufficiency by 2020.   Dalby is well known for his community engagement...

UWBG announces Big Bold Goal to improve lives of families at 'party with a purpose'

Kentucky basketball great Derek Anderson sign ed autographs during Tuesday’s kickoff celebration of the United Way of the Bluegrass Big Bold Goal at Fifth Third Pavilion in downtown Lexington. (Photo by Judy Clabes)   United Way of the Bluegrass announced its Big Bold Goal at a public event in downtown Lexington Tuesday that included participation of dozens of partners that will help make...

UWBG announces Big Bold Goal to improve lives of families at ‘party with a purpose’

Kentucky basketball great Derek Anderson sign ed autographs during Tuesday’s kickoff celebration of the United Way of the Bluegrass Big Bold Goal at Fifth Third Pavilion in downtown Lexington. (Photo by Judy Clabes)   United Way of the Bluegrass announced its Big Bold Goal at a public event in downtown Lexington Tuesday that included participation of dozens of partners that will help make...

UK student groups, WKYT get in on debate
mania with offer to host McConnell, Grimes

Four University of Kentucky student organizations announced a statewide media partnership with Lexington television station WKYT-TV and seven of their sister stations in efforts to host a debate with Kentucky’s candidates for U.S. Senate. The partnership will allow a debate hosted in the heart of the Commonwealth to air in nearly 100 percent of the state via eight TV regional stations.   The...

Brackets revealed for KHSAA Boys' and Girls' Sweet Sixteen basketball tournaments

The pairings for the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ and the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen were determined Monday afternoon when the annual Draw Show was conducted at the WKYT Studios in Lexington. Hosted by Gary Ball and Dave Baker, the Draw Show was televised by The CW Lexington and WYMT, and live streamed at www.khsaa.org.   The 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’...

KHSAA Boys' and Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament Draw Show to air Feb. 3 on The CW Lexington

The pairings for the 2014 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen and the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen will be unveiled on Monday, Feb. 3, when the annual Draw Show is broadcast live by The CW Lexington. The KHSAA Sweet 16 Draw Show will also be streamed live online at www.khsaa.org and www.wkyt.com.   The 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 will be held...

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...

Welcome T.G. Shuck to the KyForward team; popular meteorologist gets back in the saddle

Popular news personality and meteorologist T.G. Shuck has joined the KyForward team in creating a special weather page that will be launched next week.   T.G. – everybody’s favorite weather guy – is a well-known figure in Lexington and the region. He was the chief meteorologist for WKYT-TV for 11 years and served in various other roles there for another 11 years before resigning in...

UK basketball to host telethon to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy in Northeast

Two years ago, the UK men’s basketball program raised ore than $1 million during its “Hoops for Haiti” telethon. Now, UK head coach John Calipari and his team are once again turning their eyes toward relief efforts following a natural disaster.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] On Wednesday, the basketball team, in conjunction with WKYT, will host a telethon from 7-9...

WKYT: Fans who missed NASCAR race due to traffic can attend another race

The Kentucky Speedway general manager is apologizing for the traffic problems that caused many fans to miss the track’s inaugural Sprint Cup race last weekend and has announced a ticket exchange for anyone who bought a ticket to the Quaker State 400 but didn’t make it to the race.   Kentucky Speedway general manager Mark Simendinger made no excuses for the gridlock that extended miles...