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9:05 am
Tue July 27, 2010

McConnell Socializing on the Web

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is now linked to a social media network.

The Kentucky Republican says the network will let him communicate directly with constituents. The network consists of his U.S. Senate website, official Facebook page and a YouTube channel.

McConnell's official website has been redesigned to improve access to the latest news from the Senate.

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7:25 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Public Comment Heard On Lexington Police

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington residents have offered a national accreditation organization their views on the city's police force. Monday night's meeting was part of the department's national re-accreditation process with CALEA.

About 20 people showed up to the meeting hearing. Of that number, fewer than ten addressed the assessment team. East Third Street resident Thomas Tolliver praised police for their work in his neighborhood.

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6:45 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Garden Tour To Highlight Urban Agriculture in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The concept of community gardens dates to before the pilgrims' arrival at Plymouth Rock. A non-profit group that has spearheaded a modern community garden movement is again offering to take citizens on a tour of several successful sites in the Lexington area.

Jim Embry, with the Sustainable Communities Network, says the fourth annual Lexington Community Garden Tour will be a lesson in diversity and urban agriculture.

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6:35 am
Tue July 27, 2010

For Sale: Two Water Towers

HARRODSBURG, KY. – If you're in the market for an old water tower, a central Kentucky city has just the thing. At a meeting of the Harrodsburg City Commission Monday, two water towers were declared surplus and they are now up for sale.

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3:07 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Open House, PSC Meeting This Week For Kentucky American Water

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two important community-relations events relating to Kentucky American water are planned for this week.

The central Kentucky utility celebrates the 125th anniversary of water works in Lexington with an open house Tuesday at its Richmond Road water treatment plant.

The following evening, Kentucky American's proposed 37-percent rate hike will be the subject of a public meeting hosted by the state Public Service Commission.

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12:07 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Trooper Island Lets Kids Have Fun, Builds Self Esteem

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Dozens of underprivileged children from across Kentucky get to take a break from their everyday lives this summer with a trip to Trooper Island.

Sponsored by Kentucky State Police and funded entirely through donations, the camp on Dale Hollow Lake has been in operation since 1965.

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9:48 am
Mon July 26, 2010

Testimony Begins in Sypher Extortion Trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- – Testimony is scheduled to begin Monday in the federal trial of Karen Sypher. She has been under indictment since last year, charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.

A jury of eight men and eight women, including four alternates, will hear the case. Sypher is accused of threatening to go public with damaging information
about Pitino if he did not give her $10 million and meet other demands.

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9:10 am
Mon July 26, 2010

New Board of Education Appointees Learn the Ropes

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Orientation for new appointees to the Kentucky Board of Education gets underway Monday in Frankfort.

Earlier this month, Gov. Beshear made five new appointments to the board, and two reappointments. The board has 11 voting members.

Lisa Gross of the Education Department says the new appointees have a lot to learn.

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8:50 am
Mon July 26, 2010

Accreditation Organization Seeks Public Input on Lexington Police

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Police ride-alongs, inspection of office space, and review of police documents are part of the accreditation process currently underway for the Lexington Division of Police. Department spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, also wants to hear from Lexington citizens.

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5:57 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

BreyerFest 2010 Takes Over Horse Park This Weekend

Lexington, KY – Horsepark spokesperson Cindy Rullman says there's really no secret why BreyerFest remains a popular event.

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