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12:34 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Churchill Downs Pulls Plug on Music Festival

Louisville, KY – Churchill Downs Incorporated has dissolved its Churchill Downs Entertainment division and will not host another HullabaLOU music festival next year.

In a press release, the company blamed the poor economy and excessive heat for lackluster attendance at the July festival. About 79 thousand tickets were sold to HullabaLOU, and CDE president Steve Sexton said afterward that the event would return in 2011. Sexton has now resigned his position.

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UK Perspectives
10:00 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Frank X Walker

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd speaks with poet and UK professor Frank X Walker.

Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

ASPCA Story Told In New Exhibit at Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington, KY – The International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park unveils a new exhibit Tuesday: "Angels for Horses" chronicles the history and mission of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Museum Director Bill Cooke says it's a story well worth telling.

"It reveals a wonderful bit of history but it also does show that organizations such as this are still very much needed and just do a wonderful job in taking care of the animal that we all revere so much here at the park."

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Local/Regional News
9:55 am
Tue October 5, 2010

Para Dressage a First For WEG

Laura Goldman rides Carlingford JD at the World Equestrian Games.Photo by Shannon Brinkman for USEF

Lexington, KY – One of the many firsts happening at this year's World Equestrian Games is the inclusion of para-dressage, a competition for riders with physical disabilities. In this edition of the WUKY Centre College World Equestrian Games report, the Horse Radio Network's Samantha Lederman Clark recaps the day's action, and Reporter Brenna Angel spent some time with members of the U.S. para-dressage team as they prepare for this week's tests.

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Local/Regional News
7:12 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Jumping Into Final Week of WEG

Lexington, KY – The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has entered its final week at the Kentucky Horse Park and as the Horse Radio Network's Samantha Lederman Clark reports, there was a whole lot of jumping going on on Monday.

Competing in cross country, show jumping, or combined driving can work up quite an appetite for the hundreds of horses at the World Equestrian Games. Reporter Brenna Angel takes a look at the huge feed and bedding operation underway at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Local/Regional News
4:12 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Medicaid Recipients Now Eligible For Smoking Cessation Programs

Frankfort, KY – A smoking cessation program for state Medicaid recipients is getting underway in Kentucky. Lawmakers appropriated one-point-five million dollars a year for the program, which will be matched by federal funds. Tonya Chang of the American Heart Association says the money will go a long way.

"Medicaid spends about 500 million dollars treating tobacco-related illnesses, so over time, they will enjoy some health care savings from this program."

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Local/Regional News
12:34 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Alltech Founder All Smiles Over WEG

Lexington, KY – Alltech president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons says bringing the World Equestrian Games to the Kentucky Horse Park will pay long term dividends for Kentucky.

"After this is over the world will look at Kentucky in a different way, and even more important, Kentuckians will look at themselves in a different way. And hopefully, that'll be the legacy of the games."

Lyons says he is delighting in proving the doubters wrong.

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Local/Regional News
4:57 pm
Sun October 3, 2010

Cross Country & Jumping Phases of Eventing During Weekend WEG Sessions

Lexington, KY – The Horse Radio Network's Samantha Lederman Clark reports on all of the WEG action over the weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Local/Regional News
7:27 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Busy Day at the Horse Park On Day 7 of WEG

Lexington, KY – The Horse Radio Network's Samantha Lederman Clark recaps Friday's action and previews Saturday's schedule. In addtion, NBC sports is broadcasting what World Equestrian Games organizers say is an unprecedented amount of television coverage of equestrian sports in the United States. But as Brenna Angel found out, some of the best sport horse video doesn't come from a cameraman on the sidelines, but the competitors themselves. She spoke with Australian rider Peter Atkins.

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Local/Regional News
4:10 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Group Hopes To Help Domestic Violence Victims With Fundraiser

Lexington, KY – Proceeds from the event will go to the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Center to fund dental care due to oral trauma and neglect.

This is AAWD President Susanna Goggin's fourth year planning the event.

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