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4:33 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Lively Debate On Ewan School Property

Lexington, KY – Vineyard Community Church, which is headquartered a few blocks over on Winchester Road, wants to relocate to the old school grounds along Henry Clay Boulevard. Fairway Neighborhood Association president Valerie Ashkren says many residents don't like the plan.

"You know, this is where we live and when we all moved here, bought houses, and decided to locate in Fairway there was not a church there. And so, it's not as if we moved into the neighborhood knowing what we know now might be a possibility down the road."

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Local/Regional News
12:37 pm
Wed July 21, 2010

Flooded Streets Cause Havoc For Morning Commuters

Lexington, KY – Emergency Management Director Pat Dugger says crews were out posting high water signs all over town.

"We do have a lot of roads that flood pretty typically and when you have a pretty good downpour of a lot of rain really quickly, we get some flooding in low areas; (the) North Broadway underpass where the train passes over, Viley Road, some of the typical normal spots that we see."

Dugger says while most of the water quickly receded, the storm provided citizens with another vivid reminder of mother nature's fury.

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UK Perspectives
11:47 am
Wed July 21, 2010

New Emergency Room

Lexington, KY – UK Healthcare has just opened a state-of-the-art Emergency Room in Lexington. Dr. Michael Karpf, UK's Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, joins President Todd in a discussion of the new facility.

Local/Regional News
8:47 am
Wed July 21, 2010

Banker, Civic Leader Sam Barnes Dies

Samuel G. Barnes, Sr.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Lexington has lost a civic leader. Fifth Third Bank President and CEO Samuel G. Barnes died Tuesday after he went swimming off the coast of Glynn County, Georgia. He was in Georgia for his son's upcoming wedding.

In a statement, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry said the 64-year-old Barnes was a consummate gentleman.

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Local/Regional News
5:04 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Vice Mayor Gray Discusses Preservation - Smart Growth With BGT Group

Lexington, KY – Speaking Tuesday to members of the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation, the construction executive says, if elected, he would create a Commissioner-level position for Preservation, Planning, and Economic Innovation.

Mayor Newberry spoke to the same group last month. In a lengthy question and answer period the vice mayor was asked about everything from the need for more public green space, to the controversial design of a downtown CVS drugstore, and a church's planned use for the vacant Lexington Mall.

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Local/Regional News
4:10 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Instant Horse Racing Gets Approval From State Commission

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – It's not expanded gambling, but the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has voted in favor of a new type of wagering that it hopes will boost race purses at struggling Kentucky tracks.

The game is called instant racing: patrons place bets on old horse races that have been run all over the country. Names of the horses, jockeys, and trainers are hidden.

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Tonic
3:55 pm
Tue July 20, 2010

Peter Case (Part 1)

Singer/songwriter Peter Case pays another visit to WUKY.

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Tonic
9:09 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Peter Case (Part 2)

Singer/songwriter Peter Case pays another visit to WUKY.

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Local/Regional News
8:59 am
Tue July 20, 2010

Beshear Applauds Instant Racing Decision

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Gov. Steve Beshear is applauding the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's decision to pursue instant racing at horse tracks.

An instant racing bill failed to emerge from this year's General Assembly, but the commission believes the wagering game can be approved through the regulatory process. Gov. Beshear agrees.

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Local/Regional News
5:41 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

LexTran Closer To New Headquarters With $5 Million Grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Officials with Lexington's public transit system say a lot is riding on new grant recently awarded by the Federal Transit Administration. LexTran General Mananger Rocky Burke says nearly $5.1 million in funding will help solve several problems.

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