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3:07 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Open House, PSC Meeting This Week For Kentucky American Water

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two important community-relations events relating to Kentucky American water are planned for this week.

The central Kentucky utility celebrates the 125th anniversary of water works in Lexington with an open house Tuesday at its Richmond Road water treatment plant.

The following evening, Kentucky American's proposed 37-percent rate hike will be the subject of a public meeting hosted by the state Public Service Commission.

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12:07 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Trooper Island Lets Kids Have Fun, Builds Self Esteem

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Dozens of underprivileged children from across Kentucky get to take a break from their everyday lives this summer with a trip to Trooper Island.

Sponsored by Kentucky State Police and funded entirely through donations, the camp on Dale Hollow Lake has been in operation since 1965.

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9:48 am
Mon July 26, 2010

Testimony Begins in Sypher Extortion Trial

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- – Testimony is scheduled to begin Monday in the federal trial of Karen Sypher. She has been under indictment since last year, charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.

A jury of eight men and eight women, including four alternates, will hear the case. Sypher is accused of threatening to go public with damaging information
about Pitino if he did not give her $10 million and meet other demands.

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9:10 am
Mon July 26, 2010

New Board of Education Appointees Learn the Ropes

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Orientation for new appointees to the Kentucky Board of Education gets underway Monday in Frankfort.

Earlier this month, Gov. Beshear made five new appointments to the board, and two reappointments. The board has 11 voting members.

Lisa Gross of the Education Department says the new appointees have a lot to learn.

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8:50 am
Mon July 26, 2010

Accreditation Organization Seeks Public Input on Lexington Police

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Police ride-alongs, inspection of office space, and review of police documents are part of the accreditation process currently underway for the Lexington Division of Police. Department spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, also wants to hear from Lexington citizens.

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5:57 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

BreyerFest 2010 Takes Over Horse Park This Weekend

Lexington, KY – Horsepark spokesperson Cindy Rullman says there's really no secret why BreyerFest remains a popular event.

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5:34 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

City Keeping Cool Centers Open On Saturday

Lexington, KY – According to a news release from Mayor Jim Newberry's office, Cool Centers in Lexington will be open at the following areas:

Castlewood Park Community Center, 201 Castlewood Drive, open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Black and Williams Center, 498 Georgetown St., open 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Salvation Army, 722 W. Main St., open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for heat relief measures.

Hope Center, 360 W. Loudon Ave., open 24 hours/day. Primarily for homeless males, but can accommodate others during the heat advisory.

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8:38 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Today's Forecast: HOT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All of Kentucky is under a heat advisory and forecasters are cautioning that people take care out of doors and care of each other.

Louisville expects air temperatures around 97 degrees Friday with heat indexes around 104 degrees. The expected values in Lexington are 94 degrees with indexes into the 100s.

The National Weather Service cautions that weather this hot is especially dangerous for the young and the elderly. The prolonged heat is the problem.

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8:17 am
Fri July 23, 2010

State Budget Director Cautiously Optimistic

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – State Budget Director Mary Lassiter is cautiously optimistic about Kentucky's economic outlook. She told lawmakers in Frankfort this week that revenue and road fund receipts are up, and unemployment is slightly down.

But Lassiter says even if the state meets fairly optimistic, predicted growth rates for the biennium, the Commonwealth will still be digging itself out of a hole.

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8:09 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Beshear Tours Flooded Eastern Kentucky

OLIVE HILL, Ky. -- – Governor Beshear says state government will do everything within its means to help flood-ravaged communities in eastern Kentucky get back on their feet. The governor flew into Olive Hill Thursday to tour parts of the region devastated by Wednesday's driving rains.

"We've got five counties that have declared states of emergency. Carter is obviously one of the harder counties along with Lewis and Rowan. And then we have Mason and Elliott [counties] who also declared."

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