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3:16 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Construction of School Farm Underway

Instead of using shovels, school officials broke ground at the Locust Trace AgriScience Farm using a horse and plow.
Photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. – By this time next year, agriculture students in Lexington will be getting their hands dirty on their very own farm. Fayette County Public Schools broke ground Wednesday on the Locust Trace AgriScience Farm.

Carrie Davis, who teaches agriculture at Eastside Technical Center, says students will get valuable experience in a variety of areas.

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Local/Regional News
2:51 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

KY Medicaid Chief Quits Amid Budget Problems

Frankfort, KY – Elizabeth Johnson, a lawyer who has spent the past 16 years in state government, announced her resignation Tuesday. She told The Courier-Journal she was not asked to resign and is leaving to work with the Lexington law office of Stites and Harbison, Gov. Steve Beshear's former law firm.

"I feel like I've put in my time," Johnson said. "I don't have any regrets. This is one of the most positive things I have done in my career so far."

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Farmer's Market Report
11:38 am
Wed September 22, 2010

LFM 0925-26

Lexington, KY – What's at the markets this week and how to prepare it.

Local/Regional News
8:35 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Lexington Police Want Buildings to be "Secured By Design"

Lexington Division of Police Chief Ronnie Bastin

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tougher building standards could make Lexington more secure against crime. Police want the Urban County Council to adopt a security program widely used in Great Britain called Secured by Design.

The program sets voluntary standards for doors and windows. Police chief Ronnie Bastin says such standards can make safer communities.

"Crimes reduced and we have to spend less resources in reacting to crimes that occur would have occurred."

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Local/Regional News
8:25 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Secretariat Movie To Premiere in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will get a first look at a major motion picture featuring one of history's greatest thoroughbreds. An advance screening of "Secretariat" will be held in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
8:17 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Kentucky Praised For Smoking Ban Efforts

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Commonwealth of Kentucky has been recognized for its efforts to pass smoking bans in public places. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights awarded Kentucky third place for 2009 behind South Carolina and Texas. Last year Campbellsville, London, Prestonsburg, and Radcliff passed smoke-free ordinances.

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Tonic
2:13 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

Michele Norris

Journalist and host of NPR's All Things Considered, Michele Norris, talks about her accidental memoir, The Grace of Silence.

tonic 2010

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Local/Regional News
9:03 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Beyond Sponsorship: Alltech's Involvement In WEG

Alltech President Dr. Pearse Lyons --photo provided by Alltech

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Millions of dollars have been spent over the past several months to market and promote the World Equestrian Games, rather, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Brenna Angel has more on the unconventional role of Alltech as the games' title sponsor.

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Local/Regional News
8:36 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Two Armed Robberies On UK Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky Police has issued a campus alert this morning following two armed robberies within minutes of each other.

Both incidents happened around 2:45 AM, the first on Pennsylvania Avenue and the other at Columbia and Oldham Court. Police think the same person is responsible for both robberies. The suspect is described as a black male, about 5' 11", with a cornrow hairstyle.

Both UK and Lexington police are investigating.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
12:38 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Concussions Revisited

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis talks with his guest about changes in concussion management.

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