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11:38 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Poet, Author, Activist Wendell Berry Returning To UK Campus

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Local/Regional News
9:30 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Kentucky's Share of Federal Stimulus: $3.4 Billion

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky lawmakers have been briefed on the status of federal stimulus dollars flowing into the Commonwealth. Since passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009, Kentucky has received $3.4 billion.

Sixty-eight percent of the money has been spent. Greg Haskamp of the Finance Cabinet says one third of the money went to Medicaid.

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Local/Regional News
9:13 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Kentucky Native Finalist For Hero Award

Harmon Parker and his non profit group \"Bridging the Gap\" has helped construct 46 bridges in Kenya.
Photo courtesy of CNN

Lexington, KY – Harmon Parker, a Lexington native and UK graduate relocated his job, his family, and his life to build footbridges in Kenya.

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Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Burn Ban Lifted In Lexington

Lexington, KY – Cooler temperatures and some recent rainfall have prompted the Lexington Fire Department to lift the open burning ban that's been in place since September, according to Battalion Chief Marshall Griggs.

"Essentially what the burn bad did was stop folks that even had a legal burn permit, not to be able to burn; just because of the extremely dry conditions. And so now what we're doing is allowing folks that would like to have a burn permit, they can apply for that, and get that, and they can do their burning."

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Tonic
2:46 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Ari Shapiro

NPR White House Correspondent
Ari Shapiro talks with tonic's Josh James about his career at NPR and the new book This is NPR: The First 40 Years.

tonic 2010

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UK Perspectives
2:12 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

College of Pharmacy

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd speaks with Tim Tracy, the new Dean of UK's 5th ranked College of Pharmacy.

Local/Regional News
1:04 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

New Equine Surgery Center For Elective Procedures Only

LEXINGTON, Ky. – There's a new equine surgery center in town. Community leaders are gathering at the corner of Iron Works Pike and Georgetown Road Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the opening of Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine. Owner Dr. Bill Bernard says unlike the equine hospitals in central Kentucky, his practice will focus exclusively on elective surgeries, not emergencies.

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Local/Regional News
11:53 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Lexington Healthcare Worker Has TB

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A healthcare worker at Good Samaritan Hospital is being treated for tuberculosis. The Lexington resident is a student at Eastern Kentucky University. Jessica Dumaurier with the Fayette County Health Department says hospital staff and fellow students have been contacted.

"Around 50 students at Eastern and they have already been notified. I think they tested around 80 workers at Good Samaritan this week and then they're looking to identify those patients who might have had exposure or additional workers."

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Local/Regional News
11:39 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Stumbo Says Passport Errors Could Have Been Prevented

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky House Speaker Stumbo says the questionable spending by Passport Health Plan could have been prevented or caught early on if the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services had been properly reviewing its contract with the Louisville company.

Speaking at a meeting of the task force on Medicaid cost containment Tuesday, Stumbo urged the cabinet to recover any misused funds.

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Local/Regional News
9:45 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Group Takes Anti-Bullying Message To UK-Other College Campuses

Courtesy of TWLOHA.com

Lexington, KY – They've been featured in Rolling Stone and on MTV, and groups like Switchfoot and Evanescence adore them. "To Write Love On Her Arms", a non-profit group that helps teens and young adults struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, took its message of hope to students on the UK Campus Monday.

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