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9:06 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Keeneland Offers Buyouts, Cites Down Economy

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keeneland Association, the 74-year-old Lexington racetrack and Thoroughbred auction house, is offering buyouts to some long-time employees, but the number and nature of the offers hasn't been disclosed.

Many of the buyout offers have been made over the past few months to full-time employees in maintenance and security. The employees have until the end of August to accept.

Keeneland spokesman Jay Blanton says the buyouts are the result of the global economic downturn that's lingered for nearly two years.

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Local/Regional News
8:52 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Jefferson Co. Public Schools Suspends Two Principals Over Bus Delays

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two Jefferson County Public Schools principals have been suspended in the wake of hours-long bus delays Tuesday.

Superintendent Sheldon Berman says the principals did not properly prepare tags for students that had bus and school information on them. The incorrect and missing tags led to confusion in the bus system and resulted in about 400 students arriving home as late as 9:00 pm after the first day of classes.

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Local/Regional News
2:52 pm
Wed August 18, 2010

Keeping WEG Healthy

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington Fayette County health department, state health inspectors, and emergency management officials got a personal tour of the Kentucky Horse Park Wednesday as the agencies prepare for the World Equestrian Games. Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall says an emergency operations format will be used throughout the course of the games.

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Farmer's Market Report
10:55 am
Wed August 18, 2010

LFM 0820-21

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

Local/Regional News
9:12 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Beshear, Education Leaders Hear Public Ideas

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear and two of Kentucky's education leaders answered questions and took suggestions from the public Tuesday night during the Transforming Education forum. Beshear was asked when the Commonwealth will see all-day kindergarten and pre-school programs fully funded across the state.

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Local/Regional News
2:20 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Lexington Police To Homeowners: Close Your Garage

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Police say an easily preventable crime is on the rise this summer. Officer Bige Towery says in June there were more than 80 reported instances of garage burglary or "garaging."

"Garaging is where individuals travel throughout the city looking for the opportunity to get into a garage through an open door. Once they're in, they're stealing items such as sporting good items, golf clubs, they're looking for tools, they're looking for lawn equipment, and then leaving."

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UK Perspectives
10:03 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Josh Nation

Lexington, KY – This week Dr. Todd speaks with UK Senior Josh Nation about his experience with the university's Study Abroad and Co-op programs.

Local/Regional News
8:38 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Transforming Education Forums To Be Held Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – From early childhood education to college readiness, Governor Steve Beshear's task force on transforming education in Kentucky has discussed a wide range of issues since it was formed late last year. Now it's time for the public's input.

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Local/Regional News
8:32 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Judge Hears Testimony in Furlough Suit

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Frankfort judge heard lengthy testimony Monday in a lawsuit aimed at blocking furloughs for state workers in Kentucky.

The six state employees who filed the suit expressed concerns about safety issues, under-staffing, and additional costs linked to overtime. Their attorney, John Frith Stewart, also questions some state budget expenditures.

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Local/Regional News
8:20 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Wildcats Step Up Defense in Canada

WINDSOR, Ontario – Kentucky won its second exhibition game in Canada despite having a limited roster.

The Wildcats, with just eight players available Monday night, still managed to turn up the defensive pressure in a 96-68 victory over Western (Ontario) University.

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