Kentucky’s newest zoo is on historic land
Wendt's Wildlife Adventure opened in 2021 in Nicholasville county on land once blazed by Daniel Boone.
The new owners of the Lexington Legends are looking for some feedback from fans regarding the future of the franchise. Nathan and Keri Lyons acquired all assets related to the Lexington Legends, along with Wild Health Field and its real estate, at the end of October. Now, the owners would like fans to weigh in on how to improve the Legends experience through a series of feedback sessions and an online survey.
The Southern Lights Experience at the Kentucky Horse Park gave some children their childhood back. They were treated to the full Southern Lights Experience. The families are served by an organization called A Kid Again which provides adventures for children with life-threatening illnesses. it was a chance for families to forget about the stress of their challenges at least for one night.
Flu cases continue to rapidly increase in Fayette County. Gov. Andy Beshear said the spread of the flu is increasing across the state. Six flu-related deaths are reported so far throughout Kentucky. RSV, a common respiratory virus, has recently increased in the United States, and outbreaks of the virus have occurred in Kentucky day cares and preschools.
Thursday is World Aids Day, and one Lexington agency is taking a pause to honor the last 41 years of fighting one of the deadliest viruses on the planet and looks toward a future where it is no longer a threat. According to Kentucky's Department of Public Health, in the last year, almost 12,000 Kentuckians were diagnosed with HIV, 60% of which progressed to AIDS.
Gov. Andy Beshear has instructed the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to open a female-only detention center in Campbell County, furthering his pledge to keep youth in custody safe and secure. Beginning in December, females between the ages of 11 to 18 will be housed at the DJJ Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center.