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5:55 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Nine Entrepreneurs Going Into New Hall of Fame

Lexington, KY – Nine Kentuckians whose business acumen has made an impact on the Commonwealth will be honored Wednesday night in the inaugural induction of the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Event Co-Chair Bobby Clark with Kentucky Student Ventures Corporation, says the first class of inductees was selected based on a variety of attributes including growth, job creation, innovation, risk-taking, and community impact.

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2:41 pm
Tue November 16, 2010

Silberman Delivers "State of Your Public Schools" Talk To Business Group

Fayette County Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman
Courtesy FCPS

Lexington, KY – During Stu Silberman's six year tenure as superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools, the rate of students earning proficient or distinguished scores in math and reading has climbed to around 75-percent. But for the thousands of kids still falling in the achievement gap, Silberman says more work must be done.

"Last school year in October, we declared war on the achievement gaps, and said that it's just not acceptable to us and we're going to do everything that it takes to eliminate those gaps."

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7:03 am
Tue November 16, 2010

Energy Efficiency Program Could Save You Money

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With temperatures beginning to drop across the Commonwealth, state officials are reminding homeowners about an energy efficiency program designed to help the environment and lower utility bills.

Lexington resident Melissa LeVine is one of the first participants in the Kentucky Home Performance program. She had an energy audit performed on her Hartland neighborhood home and will soon make improvements.

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5:25 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Hope Center Opens Apartment Complex for Women

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For hundreds of women like Cassandra Clay, the Hope Center of Lexington is a godsend. She started drinking at age eight, and got hooked on drugs as a teenager. While serving time at the Fayette County Detention Center, Clay a path to recovery through the Hope Center.

"It's like my food, my water. I got a lot of tools from here to learn how to live and cope with life on life's terms. It's an experience of hope."

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5:20 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

McConnell Does a 180 On Earmarks

Washington, DC – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said he's heeding the message that voters sent in midterm elections that swept Democrats from power in the House. He says he can't accuse Democrats of failing to ignore the wishes of the American people and then be guilty of the same thing.

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1:56 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Big Blue Crush Underway

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky hasn't beaten the Tennessee Vols on the gridiron for a quarter of a century and it hasn't prevailed in the annual Big Blue Crush blood drive against UT in 8 years. UK Football Coach Joker Phillips is determined that both situations change this year on his watch.

"There's two streaks we gotta break. We haven't won since 2002. At the end of this week I expect one of them to be broken. In two weeks, we'll take care of the other one."

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8:34 am
Mon November 15, 2010

Who Will Apply to be Next UK President? We May Never Know

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees had its first meeting Sunday with the consulting firm that will assist in the search for Lee Todd's replacement. Jan Greenwood of presidential search firm Greenwood/Asher told trustees that confidentiality is extremely important in finding a new leader for UK, and may ultimately affect which potential hires continue with the process.

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4:26 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

Barr Concedes Congressional Race To Chandler

Lexington, KY – Republican Andy Barr has conceded defeat to Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, 10 days after voters cast their ballots in Central Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.

Barr made the announcement earlier this afternoon ending speculation over what might happen if a re-canvass of the district failed to turn up enough votes to make him the winner.

The end result was a net gain of one vote for Barr.

Of the over 239-thousand ballots cast in the Congressional race, Chandler emerged victorious by 648 votes.

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2:18 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

UK To Partner With Childcare Group To Build On-Campus Facility

Lexington, KY – UK Health Care and Child Development Centers of the Bluegrass, which specializes in pre-school education for children with and without special needs, will build the new center near the UK Arboretum.

UK vice president for health affairs Michael Karpf, says the project addresses a growing demand for UK faculty, staff and students.

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1:44 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

Recanvass of Sixth District Race Yields Little Change In Vote Totals

Frankfort, KY – A recanvass of the vote totals in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District race has been completed.

After rechecking the vote totals in all 16 counties in the district, Secretary of State Trey Grayson says Republican Andy Barr picked up one vote in Lincoln County, but Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler still leads by 648 votes.

The only other change in the vote totals was in Clark County, where a write-in candidate lost one vote. More than 239-thousand votes were cast in the district.

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