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10:52 am
Tue April 5, 2011

UK's Heart and Lung Transplant Program

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd speaks with Dr. Charles Hoopes, the new director of UK's Heart and Lung Transplant program.

Local/Regional News
10:41 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

UK Hopes To Hire New President In Early May

Lexington, KY – Top University of Kentucky officials said Monday they're in the final stages of the school's presidential search and set out a timetable that would reveal the preferred candidate two days before school trustees hope to make the decision final.

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6:14 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

Toyota Plant Shutdowns "Likely"

Louisville, KY – A Toyota Motor Company spokesperson says reports from earlier Monday about impending plant shutdowns were not entirely accurate.

Jim Wiseman says North American Toyota manufacturers will likely face a shortage of parts from Japan, and that will likely lead to some or all of the 13 factories halting production until new parts arrive, but no further decisions have been made.

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Local/Regional News
2:36 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

School Safety Report Shows More Minority Students Being Disciplined

RICHMOND, Ky. – A new analysis on school safety in Kentucky shows students of color are disciplined at a higher rate than white public school students.

Each year, the Kentucky Center for School Safety looks at two areas of disciplinary action: violations of school board policy and violations of criminal law.

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Local/Regional News
1:15 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

Strong Winds Could Spread Forest Fires

Lexington, KY – Strong wind warnings throughout the Commonwealth have forestry officials urging extra caution for potential forest fires. Kentucky Division of Forestry Director Leah MacSwords says there are currently 19 fires burning in Eastern Kentucky forest land.

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Local/Regional News
12:40 am
Sun April 3, 2011

Kentucky Falls To UConn In Semi Finals

Houston, TX – Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift Connecticut to its 10th straight victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.

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12:42 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Rare Instruments Evoke Nostalgia for UK Percussion Ensemble

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky percussion ensemble plays its spring concert on Sunday. As Brenna Angel reports, the performance will feature some rather old instruments that were new to students and their professor.

At this weekend's performance of the UK percussion ensemble, audience members will likely be familiar with sounds of the marimba, vibraphone, and probably even the steelpan, played by graduate student Brad Meyer.

(sound of steelpan)

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Local/Regional News
12:34 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Police Ready For Rowdy Final Four Fans

Lexington, KY – Police in Lexington have a message for the crowds of people that are likely to take to the streets should the Kentucky Wildcats win their Final Four game on Saturday: "Have fun, but be safe". To ensure everyone's safety, the division of police, Fayette County Sheriff's Office, and UK police will combine forces to have over 200 uniformed officers patrolling areas around campus and downtown. UK Police Chief Joe Monroe says people can celebrate all they want, they just have to not lose their heads in the process.

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11:14 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Final Four Fever Building In Houston

Houston, TX – VCU arrived at the Final Four with its team, its bandwagon and its T-shirt. "There goes my bracket," it says - an oh-so-fitting statement printed in gold letters and sandwiched between the school logo and the picture of a crumpled-up piece of paper.

Indeed, almost anyone who wins an office pool this year will limp home to their victory. Hardly anyone saw this coming.

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10:08 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Unemployment Falls In 93 Counties In February

Frankfort, KY – Jobless rates have fallen in 93 counties, though many still struggle with high unemployment.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training released its February unemployment report on Thursday. It showed 24 counties with higher jobless rates. Three counties remained the same.

Fayette and Woodford counties recorded the lowest jobless rates at 8.6 percent each. Oldham and Webster counties each had rates of 8.8 percent.

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