Evangelist Billy Graham visited the University of Kentucky campus in 1971 for a four-day Central Kentucky Crusade. It was the only crusade visit to Lexington for the man who would become the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history.
The deadly Las Vegas shooting brought to light the use of a device called a "bump stock,” which allows a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic ones. Critics say that the device disregards current federal restrictions on automatic guns, but a gun store owner in Texas disagrees.
Shane Romines posted a Facebook video Friday pledging money for metal detectors in Corbin schools and challenging other community leaders to step up to similarly help defray expenses for smoke detectors in school districts. Some have joined the fund-raising drive which has expanded to about four counties.
More than 800 student dancers participated in this year’s DanceBlue, the annual 24-hour marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer treatment and research. This was the 13th year for the event. (Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music)
After booking an entire theater for his class for an early screening of Marvel’s Black Panther movie, University of Kentucky professor Frank X Walker discusses his reaction to the film and its importance on representation along with his wife, Shauna Morgan, a professor at Howard University.
Mid-February kicks off a season with which all drivers are familiar: pothole season. Lexington roads, their undersides filling with water that freezes and melts all winter, start to collapse under the combination of holes beneath and cars above. “Once we get out of these cold stretches, spring is certainly the time they pick up,” Rob Allen, deputy director of Lexington Streets & Roads Department, said. To report a pothole in Fayette County, call LexCall at 311 or 859-425-2255. Even if the pothole is on a state-maintained road, the city will report the pothole to the state for repair.
Mayor Jim Gray revealed the historic courthouse dome at a news conference on Monday. The restoration of the dome is part of a $32 million public-private project restoring the Historic Courthouse on West Main Street.