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10:40 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Mixed Bag of Results For KY Legislature

Frankfort, KY – House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark eked out a victory last night over Republican Brian Simpson to win re-election.

Speaker Greg Stumbo, Majority Caucus Chair Bob Damron and Majority Whip John Will Stacy were also victorious.

Democrats who lost last night were Reps. Charlie Hoffman, Kent Stevens, Tim Firkins, Dottie Sims and Don Pasley.

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UK Perspectives
10:33 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Focusing on Enrollment

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd provides an overview of the new freshman class at UK.

Local/Regional News
10:32 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Chandler Declares Victory - Barr Not Conceding

Lexington, KY – Democrat incumbent Ben Chandler watched and waited nearly four hours after the polls closed before deciding that a 600 vote lead would be a wide enough margin to declare victory over Republican challenger Andy Barr.

"According to the Secretary of State's website, we have won this election."

Almost immediately the tea party favorite announced to his supporters he would not go quietly into that good night.

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Local/Regional News
2:02 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Paul Captures Senate Seat

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky voters made Rand Paul their next senator Tuesday in a convincing display of tea party strength that defied Democratic hopes and early Republican fears that his ultraconservative views made him unelectable.

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Local/Regional News
1:55 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Fayette Countians Show Up At the Polls

Lexington, KY – Vice-Mayor Jim Gray beat incumbent Jim Newberry handily last night in Lexington's mayoral election with 53% of the vote.

Shortly after the race was called at 7 p.m., Gray spoke to supporters who had gathered at Buster's Billiards & Backroom to cheer him on.

"We're at a crossroads. Yes, these times are tough, but the human spirit we know triumphs during times of adversity, and it doesn't fail."

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Local/Regional News
1:38 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Voters Consider Implications of Election 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Republicans are expected to take control of the U.S. House after this election cycle, changing the political landscape in Washington. And voters appear to be taking that into consideration as they head to the polls.

In Lexington Tuesday morning, Bob Burnley voted for Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul and for GOP challenger Andy Barr to represent the 6th Congressional District. Burnley hopes to see Republicans with the majority in at least one of the legislative chambers.

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Local/Regional News
1:34 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Public Can Say Goodbye to Smarty Jones

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A central Kentucky horse farm is giving the public a chance to say goodbye to Smarty Jones before he leaves the Bluegrass State. The 2004 Kentucky Derby winner is making an indefinite move to Philadelphia for the upcoming breeding season.

Smarty Jones started his stud career at Three Chimneys Farm in Woodford County, where spokeswoman Jen Roytz says he's always been a fan favorite.

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Local/Regional News
7:40 am
Tue November 2, 2010

PPL Takes Over LG&E, Kentucky Utilities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The sale of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities to Pennsylvania-based PPL is complete. PPL acquired the two companies from parent E.ON U.S. for $7.6 billion. The deal was approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission last month.

Company spokesperson Chip Keeling in Louisville says there's not much noticeable
local impact from the deal.

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Local/Regional News
1:21 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

Polling Places Often Not Free Of Drama

Lexington, KY – Assistant Professor Josh Douglas, who specializes in election law, and election-day issues, says voters should be prepared to encounter some last minute politicking outside their respective polling places.

"They (campaign workers) certainly can speak to voters as they lead up to the polls but you'll see if you go to the precincts there'll be signs that say no campaigning past this point. So that's a safe boundary."

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Local/Regional News
12:41 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

Fayette Co. Clerk's Office Ready for Nov. 2

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A hotly contested race for U.S. Senate, Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, and Lexington mayor are just three of several elected offices voters will make decisions about on Nov. 2. Fayette County Clerk Elections Coordinator Kitty Ware has this advice for citizens heading to the polls.

"They need to go early in the morning. They need to have some type of identification and be prepared for some lines, because it is a very long ballot. And just be patient and enjoy their experience."

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