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3:20 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Barr Campaigns at UK

Lexington, KY – The man who wants to replace Democrat Ben Chandler as Kentucky's Sixth District Congressman paid a visit to the University of Kentucky campus today. Republican and tea party favorite, Andy Barr told a crowd of mostly students that it's in their best interest to help send a fiscal conservative like him to Washington.

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8:01 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Conway Making Final Campaign Push

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – With Tuesday's election just days away, Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway isn't buying recent poll results showing a dramatic drop in his support. The latest Bluegrass Poll has Republican Rand Paul leading Conway by nine points.

Conway was asked about the poll at a Kentucky Democratic Party rally in Frankfort Thursday evening.

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4:46 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Rogers Predicts GOP Takeover Of U.S. House

Lexington, KY – Congressman Hal Rogers spoke at a Commerce Lexington luncheon Thursday, and said the GOP is poised to take control of the House.

"People are tired of the unemployment situation we're in, the recession that the country is in and has been for such a long time. At the same time we have this soaring deficit that the country is running."

Rogers says Republicans will work to achieve what he calls greater oversight of the Obama administration.

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4:10 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Lyric Theater Officially Dedicated

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, and a host of civic and community leaders cut the ribbon Thursday on the renovated Lyric Theater at the corner of Elm Tree Lane and East Third Street. The Lyric was a major focal point of African-American culture in the 1940's and 50's. Among those speaking at the dedication ceremony were Lyric Theater Board Member Juanita Betz Peterson, and Architect for the project, Susan Hill.

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10:02 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Race For Kentucky's 12th District State Senate Heats Up

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky General Assembly is comprised of a Democrat-controlled House and a Republican-controlled Senate. But the upcoming election could result in a shift in power. In Fayette County, a close race for Kentucky's 12th district Senate seat may have implications on issues of expanded gambling and state pensions.

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9:29 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Voter Turnout in KY Predicted To Be Below 50 Percent

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is predicting voter turnout next Tuesday of around 48 percent. He's basing that on similar turnout in 1998 and 2002, which also were non-presidential election years with U-S Senate races on the ballot.

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3:43 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

Boston Pops to Play Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The music of one of the most beloved orchestra's in the world will fill Rupp Arena for a night of celebration and fundraising. Officials with the Boston Pops, Keeneland, and the University of Kentucky are teaming up for a concert scheduled for next October. John Nardolillo is director of the UK Symphony Orchestra, which will also participate in the event.

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2:41 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

UK Down A Half Grade In Annual Sustainability Report

Local/Regional News
12:34 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

Sixth District Congressional Race Hotly Contested

Lexington, KY – Republican nominee and Tea Party favorite Andy Barr, a candidate who has never held elective office represents Chandler's toughest challenge to date to hold onto his seat. And just like Kentucky's hotly contested U-S Senate race, this contest has been marked with a flood of negative campaign ads, not just from the respective candidates, but outside groups as well.

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9:03 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Newberry, Gray Discuss Job Creation in Lexington

Jim Gray (left) is running for Lexington mayor against incumbent Jim Newberry

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington mayoral candidates Jim Newberry and Jim Gray met at Transylvania University Tuesday night to debate issues affecting the city's low-income families.

There was a modern twist to the forum: a projection screen on stage showed what viewers were saying about the debate on Twitter. The moderator, the Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper, incorporated tweets into some of her questions for the candidates.

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