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9:05 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Shortage of Lethal Injection Drugs Delays Executions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With one exception, executions in Kentucky will not be possible until next year.

Governor Steve Beshear was recently asked to sign three death warrants. He signed one, but held off on two others, citing a shortage of pentathol, which is used in lethal injection executions.

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7:26 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Some State Workers Exempt From Furloughs

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet has announced some limited exemptions to a furlough program for state employees announced recently by Governor Steve Beshear.

The governor, with legislative approval, ordered state workers to take six
furlough days this fiscal year, in order to trim $24 million from the state budget.

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Local/Regional News
3:28 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

New Gallery To Inspire, Promote Colon Cancer Screenings

Lexington, KY – A unique temporary photo gallery is now on display at UK's Markey Cancer Center. Faces of Colon Cancer, features portraits of nine Kentuckians from all walks of life, who are fighting, and winning their battle with the disease. The project is the brainchild of Debra Armstrong, Director of UK's Kentucky Cancer Program.

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11:35 am
Thu August 26, 2010

Conway Reacts To First "Attack" Ad By Outside Group

Lexington, KY – Washington-based Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies is being advised by Republican masterminds Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie. The ad in question, being shown in Lexington and other Kentucky cities, chides Conway, Kentucky's attorney general, for siding with President Barack Obama in endorsing health care reforms and refusing to join 13 other attorneys general who oppose them. Conway accuses his opponent Republican Rand Paul, a self-described tea party outsider, of selling out to GOP insiders.

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Local/Regional News
10:53 am
Thu August 26, 2010

Hoofbeats Exhibit Holds Appeal For Arts & Horse Enthusiasts

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Art Museum has also employed a little, "horsepower" with its most recent exhibits, including a tribute to sporting artist Andre Pater, and the brand new "Hoofbeats and Heartbeats" which examines the role of the horse in American art, culture, and life; from the Revolutionary War to the twenty-first century. A groundbreaking collection spanning some two centuries, that guest curator Ingrid Cartwright says took four years to assemble.

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Local/Regional News
8:47 am
Thu August 26, 2010

Online Government Info Could Be State Law

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's efforts to make government more transparent and open are being applauded by a researcher at George Mason University in Virginia. Jim Musser says Kentucky's voluntary attempts to put as much information as possible about state spending online is a good step forward, but such efforts should be codified into law.

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8:44 am
Thu August 26, 2010

Louisville Surgeons Complete Double Hand Transplant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Surgeons at Louisville's Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center completed the state's first double hand transplant Wednesday. Lead surgeon Dr. Warren Breidenbach says the nearly 20-hour procedure went well.

"This was unique however, because the patient actually had his hands present, but they were scarred and he couldn't move them. This was from a burn."

Breidenbach says the next 24 to 48 hours will be critical.

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Farmer's Market Report
5:07 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

LFM 0827-28

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

Local/Regional News
1:03 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

David Williams For Governor?

David Williams

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Speculation continues to swirl around Kentucky Senate President David Williams, who increasingly sounds like a man who wants to be governor. In recent weeks, Williams has been stepping up his criticism of Gov. Steve Beshear, who's seeking re-election.

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12:56 pm
Wed August 25, 2010

Fall Semester Starts at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thousands of students started back to class at the University of Kentucky Wednesday. UK President Dr. Lee Todd says for the first time in 25 years, the undergraduate studies program is undergoing major changes, including smaller class sizes.

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