Updated: 12:34 AM For 160 years YMCA's have been providing a sense of community in towns all across the US, but after all those years a change is coming to a place many know so well.
Good Question: Why is the YMCA going to just the "Y" in its name and logo?
Updated: 12:34 AM Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the US.
In Kentucky, statistics show that 136 people die each year from the disease.
Being sun smart is key in summer because of numbers like that.
Good Question: Cynthia in London writes: I used SPF 70, I didn't get burned, but why do i still get freckles?
Posted: 9:47 PM On any given day our Good Question in box is full of questions on all sorts of topics.
It can be anything from leash laws to our weather cameras.
Reply All: To some of your most interesting questions.
Posted: 10:24 PM Millions of Americans out of work have seen their unemployment benefits cut, but a vote Wednesday night could put money in their pocket in the very near future.
Good Question...Angie in Winchester writes: Has another extension on unemployment passed? When will the letters be mailed?
Posted: 9:57 PM For many students across the area the days of summer vacation are quickly winding down.
For parents that means back to school shopping, but in a tough economy it can be expensive.
Good Question: How much will the average family spend on back to school supplies?
Posted: 9:58 PM On Saturday the National Weather Service says between 3-7 inches of rain fell in a matter of 4-5 hours.
What all that rain left behind was the devastation we've been showing you, it also forced the Governor to take action.
Good Question: What is a state of emergency?
Posted: 10:40 PM There are some 162,000 gas stations across the country and it seems all of them have a different price at the pump.
Here in Lexington, if you've had to fill up your tank this week you know you've been paying more to do so.
Good Question: Fred in Lexington-The price of gasoline went up this week, where can we find out what's driving the increase?
Updated: 9:48 AM Summer vacation is winding down for students all across Central Kentucky.
In fact, the first day of school in Fayette County is August 11th.
That means parents will be making a list and checking it twice making sure they are ready.
Good Question: Why do our children have to get school physicals?
Posted: 10:22 PM For 84 days we've watched millions of gallons of oil ooze into the Gulf of Mexico, and for 84 days we've watched as BP tried to clean up the mess.
The critics have been harsh.
Good Question: How does the oil spill affect BP's public perception?
Updated: 10:21 PM In April drivers in Kentucky were told to put down the cell phone and stop texting while driving.
The Bluegrass is one of 30 states to have a texting law, but its getting mixed sentiment among many of our viewers.
There seems to be one question we have received the most about the new law.
Good Question: Christie in Clay City: How can law enforcement officers give us tickets when I see them texting while driving as well?
Updated: 12:42 AM Our bodies are 60 % water, that means when the temperatures soar like in recent days we can quickly become depleted without even knowing it.
Making sure to stay hydrated is key in avoiding heat related illnesses.
Good Question: Which is better water or sports drinks?
Posted: 9:49 PM Interstate 75 is the state's longest interstate at nearly 192 miles.
Construction on the roadway that spans the state from north to south was completed in 1970.
A sign along the interstate has some of you asking a good question.
Updated: 12:13 AM Wednesday a cooling station will open in Mt. Sterling, one of many areas under a heat advisory.
The center will help people get in out of the heat and avoid danger to their bodies.
Good Question: What's the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?
Posted: 10:19 PM This weekend communities all across the Bluegrass will come together to celebrate Independence Day and they'll cap it off by a good old fireworks display.
When done right they are safe, but when set off at home and not handled properly fireworks can cause big problems.
Posted: 9:06 PM Recycling is becoming easier in Lexington, and that's good news because 70%of materials thrown away could be recycled or composted.
Good Question:Elizabeth in Lexington: With the current state of the economy how does the city justify buying new garbage trucks and recycling equipment?
Posted: 10:14 PM The search for a black bear will continue to shut down parts of the Red River Gorge.
Searchers want to find that bear before it attacks again.
Good Question...Kellye in Paris: How will wildlife officials know they've caught the bear?
Updated: 12:15 AM This time of year many folks are busy tending to their backyard gardens.
Many of those gardens are full of vegetables and flowers, but there is a different type of garden you can plant that will help the environment every time it rains.
Good Question: What is a rain garden?
Posted: 10:19 PM
The heat is on and we all know how hot our cars can become.
Just this year SafeKids.org says nine children have died as a result of being left in a car.
Good Question: How long does it take for the temperature in your car to become dangerous?
Updated: 2:52 PM In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson made June 14th a day to officially honor the American flag.
A story we aired here on NewsFirst last summer surrounding an American flag controversy in one Lexington neighborhood became one of our most popular stories and still has people talking.
Posted: 10:23 PM Here in Lexington there is a lot of road construction going on.
It seems every where you turn there are orange barrels to slow you down.
Good Question: Shannon in Lexington writes: What is the Man O War, Liberty/Todds Road intersection going to look like?
Posted: 10:10 PM
We receive all sorts of emails to our Good Question in box.
Many of you will see stories here on NewsFirst and want an update to them, that's just the case with a story we first brought you in the summer of 2008 about a park in Lexington.
Good Question: Charles in Lexington writes: Has Parks and Rec here in Lexington developed a plan for the Hisle Farm on Briar Hill Road?
Updated: 12:11 AM In this country 34% of Americans are obese, and any of them fight the battle by dieting.
Some research taking place at the University of Kentucky looks at why we sometimes fail when it comes to self control.
Good Question: What do dogs know about diets that we don't?
Updated: 12:29 AM Day 49 of the Gulf oil disaster and finally some good news.
BP says a cap on the well is beginning to capture thousands of gallons of oil.
There is always the threat it will fail and now with hurricane season upon the coast another threat, mother nature.
Updated: 11:28 AM The start of the Joker Phillips football era at the University of Kentucky is less than one hundred days a way.
Thursday it was announced that the first game of the season will be on national television.
Good Question: Constance in Bardstown: What does the UK billboard GAM3DAY really mean?