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8:43 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Weekly WEG Report: Davidson Has Eyes on Games

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In the latest installment of the Weekly WEG report, Samantha Lederman talks with eventer Buck Davidson and Gill Barham of the British vaulting team.

WUKY has partnered with the Horse Radio Network to bring you updates and information leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Tune in Monday mornings at 7 and 8:30 for the latest on the events and athletes.

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8:26 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Colt Sells For $4.2 Million at Keeneland Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The first night of the September Yearling Sale at Keeneland has produced the highest winning bid at the auction in four years.

A colt out of A.P. Indy sold for $4.2 million to Benjamin Leon representing Besilu Stables. The colt is the first foal of multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Balance, a half-sister to undefeated champion racemare and 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Zenyatta.

The sale occurred during Sunday's evening session, marking a change in format for Keeneland.

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8:23 am
Sun September 12, 2010

Perfect Weather Brings Hundreds Out To Legacy Trail

Photo by Steve Austin

Lexington, KY – Hundreds of bikers, walkers, and joggers took advantage of the perfect weather on Sunday to officially open Lexington's Legacy Trail.

The $10-million project represents what organizers hope will be a major public asset long after the World Equestrian Games conclude at the Kentucky Horse Park. Bluegrass Community Foundation Director Steve Austin has been responsible for overseeing the venture.

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5:09 pm
Fri September 10, 2010

Legacy Trail Ready For Its Closeup

Lexington, KY – Bikers, joggers, and walkers are being encouraged to strap on their helmets, lace up the shoes, and come try out Lexington's Legacy Trail for the first time this Sunday. Bluegrass Community Foundation director Steve Austin, says a special day of activities is planned to celebrate the grand opening of a major portion of the twelve mile project that will eventually connect the Kentucky Horse Park with downtown Lexington.

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8:13 am
Fri September 10, 2010

WEG Traffic Plan Announced

Lexington, KY – Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games CEO Jamie Link says motorists heading toward the Kentucky Horse Park literally won't be able to miss the signs.

"We will have more than 115 signs placed leading into the Kentucky Horse Park. Obviously, signage heavily on Interstates 64 and 75, the Bluegrass Parkway coming out of Versailles, Nicholasville Road, New Circle Road, then obviously Newtown Pike and Ironworks Pike leading into the Horse Park."

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5:05 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Todd Gets High Marks, Recommended Salary Bump Following Evaluation

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd was given high marks in ten distinct institutional goals. Interim Board Chair Billy Joe Miles says even though the university will soon be looking for a new chief, there are no plans to amend the goals of the top twenty business plan.

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2:07 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

UK Officials, Law Enforcement Announce Game Day Operations

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As Dr. Lee Todd prepares for his final academic year as president of the University of Kentucky, he also enters his final football season as the top Wildcat. Todd joined university and city law enforcement outside Commonwealth Stadium Thursday to announce the annual game day operations effort.

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1:16 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

The WEG Disciplines: Jumping and Eventing

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Each of the eight disciplines at the World Equestrian Games highlights the special relationship between horse and rider. Our series on WEG events has explored driving, reining, dressage, and para-dressage. Today Brenna Angel talks to experts in the sports of show jumping and eventing.

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9:19 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Investigative Committee Finds No Evidence of Fraud

LEXINGTON, Ky. – No fraud found at Lexington City Hall. That's the determination made in a final report issued Wednesday by a special investigative committee.

The panel reviewed allegations of fraud made by the city's risk management director. Patrick Johnston had concerns about the city's 2007 purchase of insurance through the Kentucky League of Cities.

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5:45 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

Lee Todd Retiring From UK

Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Junior has announced he will retire from his post effective June 30th 2011. In a forty-five minute press conference on Wednesday, Todd said ten years was a "nice round" number to signify the end his tenure as the university's 11th president. He said UK's Top 20 Business plan, that calls for the school to reach top twenty status as a research institution by 2020, will remain the goal as long as he is in charge.

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