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Narrowing the Field: Primary Elections May 18

Narrowing the Field: Primary Elections May 18

In this, the final issue before the May 18th primary, The Key Newsjournal editorial staff put together five questions for the candidates for Mayor of Lexington. There are currently…

Help Pouring Out for Haitians As Death Count Grows

Government officials are predicting that the death toll could eventually rise to half a million, making it one of the most destructive natural disasters ever. Already reeling from a…

Lyric Theatre Organization Taking Form

Lyric Board Appointed and “Friends” of Lyric Formed The Lyric Theatre building renovation is well underway and now deliberate steps are being taken toward organizing for the opening and management…

Local Professionals Work to Empower Students and Parents

Local Professionals Work to Empower Students and Parents

“As parents, many of us have had to advocate for our children and know how difficult it is to communicate with teachers and the school system. We can be a…

Lewis Gill Cobb “Shoe Shine” dies unexpectedly at age 43

Lewis Gill Cobb “Shoe Shine” dies unexpectedly at age 43

On Wednesday, November 11 Lewis Cobb was pronounced dead after suffering a heart attack. Cobb was known around town for his trademark suits, hats and his shoe shine business. He was commonly known as “Shoe Shine”…

Vocal Competition Rewards Outstanding Students and Raises Money For Others

Vocal Competition Rewards Outstanding Students and Raises Money For Others

High School and College students from across Kentucky vied for top prizes in the 2009 Peterson Vocal Competition. The first time ever competition was part of the Musical Heritage Celebration held annually to raise money for the…

Charges filed against store clerk alleging assault

Charges filed against store clerk alleging assault

He said when he demanded his change one of the workers cursed him and said “You always do this,” referring to his demand for all of his change. An argument…

Roots and Heritage Festival Another Success

Roots and Heritage Festival Another Success

Kimberly Baird said that there would be conversations about the future of the festival. Many feel the festival has outgrown the four-block space it is in. Some have suggested an…

Getting To Know The Presenters of The Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference

Getting To Know The Presenters of The Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference

It wasn’t until the last part of 2008 that I realized, you have a platform, you have a ministry of sorts, you have responsibility whether you want it or not.…

“Everybody Benefits” When Blacks and Other Minorities Succeed

“Everybody Benefits” When Blacks and Other Minorities Succeed

Reporting and Photos by Patrice K. Muhammad, Editor “Everybody Benefits” was the theme of the 7th Annual Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo. More and more business people are beginning to see that minority inclusion isn’t…