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8:04 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Newtown Pike Extension Progressing

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The arrival of summer means time is running out for road workers preparing for the World Equestrian Games. They've been at work on a key transportation project in downtown Lexington.

The extension of Newtown Pike through a portion of downtown has been talked about for years. Now, it is happening.

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UK Perspectives
10:29 am
Tue June 22, 2010

Energy Efficient Housing Project

Lexington, KY – This week Dr. Todd discusses a UK-based project to produce affordable, energy-efficient housing with Dean Michael Speaks of the university's College of Design.

Local/Regional News
4:05 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

No Summer Break For Outdoor Workers

Timothy Gelenster (left) and Kenny Johnson work on a room addition at a Lexington home.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – June 21st may mark the summer solstice, but for a Lexington construction worker, it's felt like summer for the past two months.

Timothy Gelentser is a general contractor for Gulley Remodeling, where working outside comes standard with the job.

"It gets hot. Noon, lunchtime it gets hot. If you start a few hours earlier, even an hour earlier in the morning, then that hour in the afternoon that you can take off really helps out."

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Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Vandals Strike Kentucky Capitol Again

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Local/Regional News
2:46 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Fourth of July Festival To Go On Despite Sidewalk Construction

Lexington, KY – Downtown sidewalk construction is prompting the city to make some changes to the annual Fourth of July festival in Lexington. Special events coordinator Penny Ebel says the layout is broken down into six different "fun zones" including Main, Upper, and Short, but nothing along Vine Street.

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WUKY In Depth
9:31 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Statesmen Series Recalls Wendell Ford

Murray, KY – One of Kentucky's most important 20th century political leaders is reflecting on a lifetime

of public service. Kevin Willis continues our series on Kentucky Statesmen with this look

at the life and career of former Governor and Senator Wendell Ford .

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Local/Regional News
8:57 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Alternative Energy

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – An energy subcommittee of the Kentucky General Assembly continues gathering data on alternative energy sources, like wind and solar power.

Scott Sykes of Genesis Development in Elkhorn City says those who say Kentucky doesn't have enough of a breeze to support wind power are wrong. He suggests putting wind gauges on cell towers to pinpoint possible sites for wind turbines.

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Local/Regional News
8:44 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Documentary Explores Issues Surrounding Kentucky Coal

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The issues and perspectives surrounding coal mining are numerous and complex. A new film debuting this week hopes to educate viewers about Kentucky's primary source of energy.

Producer Julie Martinez says the film, simply titled "Coal in Kentucky," isn't about taking sides.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Kentucky River Clean Sweep This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Volunteers are needed this weekend for the 19th annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep.

Lexington's Department of Environmental Quality is organizing Saturday's effort at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off Highway 25.

"We do about 12 miles of the river on Fayette County side. We get roughly about a ton of trash and debris out of the Kentucky River. It's everything from cups to metal pieces that have come off boats."

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Local/Regional News
10:26 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Saving Stories Profiles New Afghan - Iraq War Vets Project

Lexington, KY – In this latest edition of Saving Stories, Alan chats with Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries about a project involving Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans who are also UK students.

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