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8:05 am
Fri April 8, 2011

MSHA Says Hundreds of Mines Lack Communications Gear

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – U.S. coal mine operators remain well short of meeting a 5-year-old congressional mandate to equip underground mines with high-tech systems for communicating to the surface and tracking the movements of miners, a federal official said.

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7:54 am
Fri April 8, 2011

Teach For America Sending Educators to Appalachia

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Three eastern Kentucky school districts have agreed to hire Teach for America instructors next fall.

Teach for America places young teachers in impoverished and struggling schools, and about three fourths of the organization's teachers work in cities. The nearest operations are in Nashville and Indianapolis.

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4:05 pm
Thu April 7, 2011

Commemorative Keeneland Bourbon Bottle Hits Store Shelves Friday

Lexington, KY – Bourbon connoisseurs are expected to make a beeline to area liquor stores Friday morning to snag a commemorative bottle of Makers Mark; this year honoring the 75th anniversary of Keeneland.

The bottle is the latest in a series of charitable efforts involving the distiller, Keeneland, and the University of Kentucky. Makers Mark President and CEO Bill Samuels, who's retiring this year, calls it a fitting tribute to the historic track.

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Local/Regional News
11:29 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Chandler - Tea Party Holding Up Budget Compromise

Lexington, KY – Sixth District Representative Ben Chandler says if the government is forced to shut down after tomorrow night, it'll be due to the intransigence and inflexibility of freshmen Republican lawmakers, many of whom have Tea Party leanings. In an exclusive interview Thursday morning with WUKY, the Democrat from Versailles said that faction has shown no sign of give and take in budget negotiations.

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10:23 am
Thu April 7, 2011

In Depth: Coal Miner Finds Ancient Shark Bone

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A western Kentucky man has made an interesting find at a Webster County coal mine. As Brenna Angel reports, it's a discovery that caught the attention of scientists at the Kentucky Geological Survey.

Twenty-five year old Jay Wright of Dixon, Kentucky works for the Webster County Coal Company at the Dotiki mine. That operation made headlines last year when a roof collapse killed two miners.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
9:44 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Dr. Greg Chats With Macy Foundation Director George Thibault

Lexington, KY – In this week's edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine learn more about the efforts of the Macy Foundation.

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Local/Regional News
9:22 am
Thu April 7, 2011

Top Obama Administration Official Brings Civility Message To Central Kentucky

Lexington, KY – A top Obama Administration official will be spending the next couple of days in Lexington as part of a fifty-state civility tour. Jim Leach is the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He says his "Words Do Matter" campaign has taken on added significance in the wake of the finger-pointing by many on the left and right following the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:08 am
Wed April 6, 2011

LFM 0408-09

Lexington, KY – What's in season at the local Farmer's Markets and tips for how to prepare it in you garden and kitchen.

Local/Regional News
10:08 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Special Session Officially Over

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky's special session on Medicaid officially ended Wednesday evening. Adjournment came after Senate Republicans approved resolutions symbolically overriding Gov. Beshear's line-item vetoes of the Medicaid bill. Eleven Democrats in the chamber, including Rep. Robin Webb of Grayson, refused to support the resolutions.

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8:57 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Lawmakers Return To Frankfort Wednesday... Sort Of

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The Kentucky Senate returns to Frankfort today to resume the special session on Medicaid. But the House of Representatives won't be participating.

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