March 27, 2023

·3 min read

On the calendar today is World Theatre Day. All the world’s a stage…and one man in his time plays many parts, His Acts being seven ages; one of those Acts is rumored to be reading the newspaper, and specifically these headlines from the Lexington Herald-Leader.

News to Know

Late night meetings, caucus rules, pressures from within and from outside. Here’s the story of how the Kentucky legislature passed Senate Bill 150, which some say is among the most ‘anti-trans’ bills passed in the U.S.

From the Herald-Leader’s Austin Horn this is a behind the scenes look at how an effort to soften Kentucky’s anti-trans bill fell apart.

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Kentucky added more than 1,900 cases of COVID-19 over the course of the most recent reporting week, according to new figures published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Five Kentucky counties that remain at medium levels of COVID-19 are concentrated in the eastern half of the state. See the map here.

And three children and two adults were killed in a shooting at a private Christian grade school in Nashville earlier today. This is the latest from the Associated Press.

Lexington

After being sued by the suspended principal of Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Fayette school district officials have responded by saying they’ve acted in “good faith” in addressing the principal’s performance and conduct.

Here’s the latest on this ongoing story from reporter Valarie Honeycutt Spears.

Charlie Brown’s Restaurant, a staple of Chevy Chase and UK campus life for nearly 50 years, has changed hands for only the second time. Longtime owner Dave Fuller turned the hangout known for its cozy atmosphere as much as its food over to new hands on March 1.

So what’s changing and what’s staying the same with the new owners?

More out of Lexington:

Sports

Who will be playing basketball for Kentucky next season?

It’ll likely be several weeks (possibly months) before the 2023-24 Wildcats’ roster is finalized, but some official decisions are already starting to trickle in, with Sahvir Wheeler entering the transfer portal to become the first UK player to make a move.

Here’s a rundown of who is likely to leave the Kentucky men’s basketball program, and who could be coming back for the 2023-24 season.

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Lexington Herald-Leader audience growth producer Andrew Henderson
Lexington Herald-Leader audience growth producer Andrew Henderson