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8:53 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Investigative Panel To Discuss Fraud Allegations

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thirteen people will be asked to appear before the special investigative committee looking into fraud allegations in Lexington-Fayette Urban County government. Most of the 13 individuals work or have worked in Urban County government.

Patrick Johnston, director of the Risk Management Department, is expected to be the first one questioned next Monday. Johnston filed two separate fraud allegation reports.

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Local/Regional News
6:37 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Improvements Sought For Chevy Chase Intersection

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It's one of the busiest intersections in the downtown Lexington area, and soon it could be in line for a makeover. City officials are looking for ways to improve the safety and traffic flow of the Chevy Chase intersection, (where High Street, Fontaine Road, and Avenue of Champions all meet) and they've been talking with area residents about the best way to do it.

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UK Perspectives
4:42 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Learning Online

Lexington, KY – On-line courses are becoming increasingly important at UK. Dr. Todd discusses the latest offerings with Mark Kornbluh, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Local/Regional News
1:23 pm
Mon August 2, 2010

Kentucky's Historic Planes Have New Hangar To Call Home

LEXINGTON, Ky. – At a recent ceremony at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport , TAC Air, the city's only Fixed Base Operator, celebrated the opening of its new luxury terminal. TAC Air's neighbor, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, also did some celebrating, thanks to a $50,000 check. Dr. Ray Garman is the museum's chairman of the board:

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Local/Regional News
1:11 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

WUKY Covers the World Equestrian Games

Lexington, KY – WUKY is welcoming back a familiar voice to our airwaves. Former anchor and reporter Samantha Lederman, now with the Horse Radio Network (the unofficial radio and podcast of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games) will contribute World Equestrian Games reports for WUKY.

Starting August 2nd, listen each Monday for a weekly W.E.G. report during the 7am and 8:30am local newscasts.

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Local/Regional News
1:10 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Utilities Prevail In Rate Hike Case

Frankfort, KY – Monthly light bills for customers of Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are going up by about seven dollars. Rate increases sought by the companies in January have been approved by the state Public Service Commission. The attorney general's office says the rate hikes are excessive, but Andrew Melnykovych of the PSC says the commission disagrees.

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Local/Regional News
5:27 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Moffett Announces Bid For Governor, Says Beshear Is Vulnerable

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2011 governor's race in Kentucky now features a republican team. Louisville businessman Phil Moffett announced his bid Thursday afternoon along with state representative Mike Harmon of Danville as his running mate.

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Local/Regional News
12:43 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Newberry, Gray Both Oppose Water Rate Hike, Cite Different Reasons

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission heard from Lexington residents and city leaders Wednesday night at a public meeting about Kentucky American Water's proposed 37-percent rate increase.

The utility says it needs the rate hike to pay for a 162 million dollar treatment plant and water pipeline project that is nearing completion in Owen County. Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says Kentucky American should be allowed to recoup that investment, but gradually.

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Local/Regional News
11:15 am
Thu July 29, 2010

TAC Air Opens New Terminal

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A new 12,000-square-foot terminal sits at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport. A ribbon cutting for TAC Air's new terminal was held Wednesday.

For 13 years, TAC Air has serviced and fueled private aircraft at Bluegrass Field. The improved TAC Air facility could help facilitate economic growth in the region.
Greg Arnold, who's CEO of TAC Air's parent company, says fixed based operators can be a doorstep to the local community.

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Local/Regional News
10:51 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Still No Charter Schools On Kentucky's Funding Application

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday speaks to reporters - Kentucky Education Department

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky received encouraging news this week regarding its second bid for federal Race to the Top dollars. But as Tony McVeigh reports, the state's application still may be lacking in one key area.

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