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7:56 am
Thu August 5, 2010

UK Says Article About Basketball Recruit is Defamatory

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky is demanding a reporter withdraw an article that alleges the school paid money and other illegal benefits to a highly sought-after basketball recruit.

The story, written by Michael O'Brien, first appeared Wednesday afternoon on the Chicago Sun-Times website. O'Brien wrote that top 2011 recruit Anthony Davis will commit to Kentucky, and cites "rumors/sources" that the commitment cost $200,000.

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Local/Regional News
8:14 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Mongiardo Endorses Conway For Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a close vote, Attorney General Jack Conway defeated Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo in the May primary, to clinch the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Conway meets Republican Rand Paul in November.

After the primary, Paul was immediately endorsed by the man he defeated, Secretary of State Trey Grayson. But on the Democratic side, Mongiardo refused to endorse Conway.

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Local/Regional News
3:59 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Justice Department Expands Efforts Against Child Exploitation

Kerry Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In the four years since the Department of Justice launched its Project Safe Childhood initiative, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky has prosecuted 129 child exploitation cases, 39 more than the national average.

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Local/Regional News
8:57 am
Tue August 3, 2010

Land Conservation Program Accepting Applications

LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the first time in four years, the US Department of Agriculture will hold a general sign-up for its Conservation Reserve Program. CRP is a rental payment and land conservation program.

In Kentucky alone last year, the federal government paid farmers 46 million dollars in rental payments, cost-share payments, and environmental practice incentives. In exchange, farmers agree not to farm their land for 10 to 15 years.

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Local/Regional News
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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