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8:56 am
Tue October 19, 2010

Chandler and Barr Debate Role of Federal Government

Democrat Ben Chandler (l) and Republican Andy Barr

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky's 6th district congressional candidates met in Lexington Monday night in what could be their only debate of the general election. Republican challenger Andy Barr came out swinging against Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler.

"The reason why there's not more participation in the labor force is that government is interfering with entrepreneurs and the ability of entrepreneurs to invest. The cause of our continuing problems is that government is trying to do too much."

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1:49 pm
Mon October 18, 2010

Paul Reconsidering Final Debate With Conway

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Flanked by about a dozen supporters outside the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul said Monday that people who fight for our country deserve their government's support.

"You hear me talk a lot about what government shouldn't do; this is one of the things I think government should be doing and should do a good job at it."

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9:54 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Tempers Flare During Latest Conway - Paul Debate

Louisville, KY – Democratic candidate Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul began the event trading jabs about a recent ad from Conway's campaign that criticized pranks Paul was allegedly involved in as a college student. Paul called Conway a disgrace to Kentucky before the two moved on to a policy debate. Conway frequently brought up previous statements from Paul in an effort to paint the Republican's small-government platform as too extreme.

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6:34 am
Mon October 18, 2010

Symposium Questions Art Ownership

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Gaines Center for the Humanities at the University of Kentucky kicks off a week-long series of events Monday examining the ownership of art and other cultural property. Center director Robert Rabel says the Bale Boone Symposium is assembled around a central theme.

"This symposium really springs from the current interest in what is intellectual property? Who owns antiquity? Who properly owns artifacts that you find in museums? All of these questions have become much more pertinent today because of the Internet."

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11:29 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Second Flu Case Confirmed in Fayette County

Lexington, KY – Fayette County Health Commmissioner Dr. Melinda Rowe says the state lab has confirmed a second case of flu in Kentucky, both in the Lexington area.

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9:56 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Preserving The Legacy of a Great Storyteller

Former UK Journalism School Director David Dick, and his wife, Lalie Dick. The Emmy-winning storyteller passed away in July.

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4:45 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

Coach Cal Readies Big Blue Faithful For Next Campaign

Lexington, KY – Thursday at the annual UK basketball media day, UK Coach John Calipari said the new crop of recruits is talented, but very much a work in progress.

"There's so many things, I almost stop them and don't believe I have to teach some of the stuff. But then I think back and remember to last October and November of last year. These kids are the same."

Coach Cal says besides Darius Miller, Josh Harrelson, and DeAndre Liggins, a lot will ride on how quickly his talented freshmen learn to play together.

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4:23 pm
Thu October 14, 2010

Beshear To Travel To India

Louisville, KY – Governor Beshear's weeklong trip is being paid for by the New Delhi-based National Association of Software and Services Companies. Economic Development Cabinet spokesperson Mandy Lambert says Beshear will meet with NASSCOM officials and the leaders of the six Indian companies with operations in Kentucky.

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11:58 am
Thu October 14, 2010

UK Breaks Ground On First LEED-Certified Research Building

Lexington, KY – Several state and local officials participated in a ground breaking Wednesday for UK's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED certified laboratory. Such a designation is given buildings with energy efficient designs. Research at the 20 million dollar facility will include a variety of renewable energy industries. Center for Applied Energy Research director Rodney Andrews says working in an energy efficient lab won't slow their research..

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10:06 am
Thu October 14, 2010

City To Hold Another Household Waste Disposal Day Saturday

Lexington, KY – A transfer station at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike will be open from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for residents to drop off a level pickup truck load of household waste and up to four rimless tires.

Division of Environmental Quality spokesman Mark York says free disposal days are offered four times a year and are a great opportunity for homeowners to safely and legally get rid of unwanted items.

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