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Ramel Bradley and AppHarvest to be featured on 60 Minutes

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We’re very proud of the work our friend Ramel Bradley is doing with AppHarvest, and on Sunday night, they’ll both be featured on 60 Minutes.

The famous CBS News show recently spent a week in Eastern Kentucky to learn more about the high-tech agricultural company that’s building giant greenhouses to grow produce and create jobs in a region that desperately needs them. The “Rise of the Rest” Fund recently invested in AppHarvest as part of its focus on working with entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley and other coastal tech hubs. The fund is managed by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case and best-selling author J.D. Vance (“Hillbilly Elegy”) and is backed by more than 30 iconic business leaders, including Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos and former Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

As part of the feature, 60 Minutes crews filmed Ramel leading the agricultural entrepreneurs class at Shelby Valley High School in Pike County. Talk about must-see TV.

Here’s a preview:

Sunday night, 7 p.m. ET. Set the DVR.


The videos and pictures of the Paducah tornado are crazy

The videos and pictures of the Paducah tornado are crazy

This morning, multiple tornadoes touched down near Paducah, causing significant damage. So far, there’s only been one injury reported, and it’s not life-threatening, which is pretty remarkable when you see the footage and pictures of the storm and its aftermath.

This is the school, Ryan and the girls where in the car on that street as the trees fell and watched it happen.

Posted by Joelle Long on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Paducah, KY Tornado

TORNADO – Paducah, KYPermission: Jared Borum

Posted by Live Storm Chasers on Thursday, March 14, 2019

Wild. Everyone stay safe as these storms make their way across the Bluegrass (and Nashville) today.


Louisville Bats to become the Derby City Mint Juleps for two games

Louisville Bats to become the Derby City Mint Juleps for two games

We’re getting close to that time of year when Louisville becomes preoccupied with all things Derby, and to celebrate, the Louisville Bats will become the Derby City Mint Juleps for two games next month.

This morning, the Reds’ AAA team and Four Roses Bourbon announced that on April 13 and 27, the Bats will wear special Mint Julep-themed uniforms to kick off the start of Derby season at Louisville Slugger Field. Mint Juleps will be sold, along with Derby City Mint Juleps merchandise. Here’s a better look at those uniforms, which honor the drink, the Derby, the city of Louisville, and the sport of horse racing:

Can’t wait until next month to get your hands on some Derby City Mint Juleps gear? It’s already up for sale on derbycitymintjuleps.com.


Photo via WNKY40

Warren Central student suspended for refusing request to stop sitting in other team’s student section

Photo via WNKY40

In January, Warren Central student Keylin Haynie attended his school’s basketball game at South Warren. At one point, he got up from his seat and walked over to the South Warren student section to talk to some friends he grew up playing baseball with. A Warren Central teacher came over and asked him to move back to the visitor’s side, but he refused. Little did he know that decision would result in his suspension from school and being kicked off the baseball team and out of the Junior ROTC program.

As you might expect, Haynie and his mother appealed the suspension, which would force him to miss six days or attend Jackson Academy for 25 days, and started an online petition, which has over 4,000 signatures. The Warren County Board of Education held a public hearing over the matter last night, which lasted over six hours. The school argued that they wanted Haynie to move back to their side to prevent an altercation, referencing his history of bad behavior, but Haynie insists he was just chatting with his friends.

“They brought up the fact that I need to move and the principal was going to give us a referral if we didn’t move,” Haynie told WNKY40. “I’m just sitting here socializing. There’s nothing wrong going on.”

“He wasn’t doing anything, and he still has that right,” said Stephanie Tracy-Bundy, Haynie’s mother. “If he’s not doing anything, [the teachers] should’ve never approached him in the first place.”

According to WBKO, the school board decided 5-1 to extend Haynie’s time at Jackson Academy by another 25 days.

UPDATE: Warren County Public Schools Superintendent Rob Clayton submitted this statement to KSR about the matter.

“Typically, we would not comment publicly on a student disciplinary incident; however, in this case, the parent requested that it be made open to the public. Based upon much misinformation, I find it important to provide clarity by sharing some important facts surrounding this entire situation. First, the safety of students and staff at school events is paramount and school officials have an obligation to take proactive measures to ensure the safety of students, staff, and spectators at all school activities and school sponsored events.

It’s important to note that in an effort to prevent a potential situation that could endanger the safety and welfare of those in attendance, multiple students were directed to move out of the opponent’s student section and most of them complied. Those who didn’t were held accountable for defiance of authority in accordance with Board policy. Unfortunately, the parent, student, and his attorney have taken the position that he did not have a responsibility to comply with multiple requests from adults.

I am proud of how multiple adults, including Principal Mike Stevenson and assistant principal Rita Daniels, tried to de escalate this student’s situation before it became a disciplinary incident. But this is not solely about where a student was sitting in the stands or a singular incident that occurred at a basketball game. There are more than 6 hours of testimony and 2 ½ years of behavior records the Board members carefully considered and the facts, taken as a whole, speak for themselves. I encourage everyone to review the entirety of this information before passing any judgment.

Moving forward, our community can trust us to continue adhering to all Board policies in an effort to ensure schools’ activities are safe and enjoyable for all involved.”


Hey Kentucky Asks, Will Kentucky Pass Sports Gambling Legislation?

During Kentucky’s legislative session, one topic is receiving extra attention: sports gambling.  Representative Adam Koenig stops by Hey Kentucky to talk about his bill that would bring legalized sports betting to the Bluegrass.

Want more Hey Kentucky?  Check out the rest of Monday’s show from Louisville with Matt Jones and Chip Cosby.


Photo via Cassie Anderson, Facebook

Danville man catches 20 lbs. goldfish with biscuit

Photo via Cassie Anderson, Facebook

A picture is captivating the internet today and it comes from my hometown of Danville, Kentucky, where a man caught a 20 lbs. goldfish at a private pond this past weekend.

What you are witnessing is NOT national geographic! It is not a stolen image or edited photo! This is my brother!! Who…

Posted by Cassie Anderson on Saturday, February 9, 2019

Hunter Anderson, an avid fisherman who works at a bait and tackle shop in Danville, went to the pond with his girlfriend because he heard there were goldfish and koi there. He was right in a big, big way. There’s plenty of debate over whether the catch is a goldfish or a large koi, but there’s no denying it’s a beast. A beast that likes Lee’s Famous Recipe biscuits.

“Believe it or not we ate at Lee’s earlier in the day and I took a piece of Lee’s biscuit and put it on a hook and that fish ate it,” Anderson told WKYT.

The best part? He put the fish back.

“I thought it deserved to swim another day. Maybe somebody else will catch it. Maybe a kid can catch it and be as happy as I was. I was jumping for joy.”

That sound you just heard was Kash Daniel’s truck peeling out of the parking lot as he heads to Danville.

[WKYT]