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Farmer's Market Report
12:14 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

LFM 0611-12

Lexington, KY – Find out what available in area markets and how to cook it.

UK Perspectives
10:15 am
Wed June 9, 2010

A Trip to Guatemala

Lexington, KY – This week Dr. Todd speaks with Jennifer Grisham-Brown of UK's College of Education and UK student Jen Stopher about their recent and exceptionally eventful trip to Guatemala.

Local/Regional News
9:16 am
Wed June 9, 2010

Commission Approves New Jockey Advertising Rules

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission says its new rules on jockey advertising clarify paperwork and provide transparency.

At a meeting in Lexington Tuesday, commission member Ned Bonnie explained the importance of having full disclosure of the advertising deals.

"The racing commission wants to operate in the open and wants its licensees to operate in the open. We think that establishes public confidence in our game."

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Local/Regional News
4:36 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Newberry Skeptical of Investigative Panel

Lexington, KY – The panel, headed up by Newberry's electoral opponent, Vice Mayor Jim Gray, includes two council members, KC Crosbie, and Diane Lawless, who have openly supported the vice mayor's campaign. Newberry says their presence is enough to call the committee's findings into question.

"The vice mayor had an opportunity to appoint an unbiased group. He opted instead to put his former campaign manager and one of his biggest allies on the council on the committee. That's unfortunate".

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Local/Regional News
4:34 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

PSC Rate Hearing To Continue

Frankfort, KY – LG&E and KU lowered their requests and now are seeking 189-million dollars in rate hikes, at the same time the utilities are being sold to Pennsylvania Power and Light. But before the hearing, the Public Service Commission denied a motion from the attorney general's office seeking dismissal of the rate cases while the sale is pending. "Yes, we have been dismissed, but they have said it was without prejudice, so we can renew that. Plus, we can explore those issues in these pending rate cases."

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Local/Regional News
11:46 am
Tue June 8, 2010

Farmer Considering Run For Governor

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer sounds interested in running for the top job in state government.

"I don't know for sure yet but, that is certainly a very real possibility," says Farmer, who attended a bill signing Monday with Gov. Steve Beshear in Lexington.

Beshear, a democrat, has already announced his intention to see re-election in 2011. Farmer, a republican, admits a run for secretary of state is also not out of the question.

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Local/Regional News
11:36 am
Tue June 8, 2010

Lawmaker's Son Could Get Parole Hearing This Summer

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky Public Radio has learned a parole hearing could be held in early August for Burgess Harrison Yonts of Greenville.

Yonts, son of state Rep. Brent Yonts, is serving time for a November 2005 hit-and-run accident that killed Murray State graduate student Nadia Shaheen.

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Yonts has served the 20 percent of his commuted sentence required by law, and is eligible to seek parole. The state says the ruling will not be appealed.

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Local/Regional News
9:13 am
Tue June 8, 2010

UK Trustees Pass $2.5 Billion Budget

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $2.5 billion spending plan for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Passed on Tuesday, the budget raises tuition six percent and absorbs a 1.4 percent reduction in state funding in part through reduction of operational expenses, and the elimination of vacant positions. There will be no layoffs.

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Local/Regional News
9:09 am
Tue June 8, 2010

Statesmen Series Remembers Carl D. Perkins

U.S. Representative Carl Dewey Perkins

RICHMOND, Ky. – On a warm August day in 1984, political giant Carl Dewey Perkins was laid to rest at Mountain Memory Gardens in Hindman, Kentucky. Political heavyweights Senator Ted Kennedy and House Speaker Tip O'Neill were among those people who made the arduous journey to Knott County.

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Local/Regional News
4:43 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

City Smoke Testing Sewer Lines

A crew removes a manhole cover to pump smoke into a sewer line.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – For the next several months, Lexington streets could get smoky. The city's Department of Environmental Quality is entering its third and final year of testing for leaks in the sanitary sewer system by pumping smoke into the lines.

"Our leaking sanitary sewer system has been one of the biggest polluters of our creeks and streams. Finding and fixing these leaks is going to help us clean up our streams and improve our water quality."

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