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8:20 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Doneghy

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A Fayette County grand jury has charged a man with murder in the hit-and-run death of a Lexington police officer.

The indictment was returned Tuesday against 33-year-old Glenn Doneghy.

Police say Doneghy struck and killed Officer Bryan Durman on April 29 and fled the scene. The 27-year-old Durman had been responding to a noise complaint on North Limestone when the crash happened.

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Local/Regional News
8:13 am
Wed June 23, 2010

FEMA Center Opens in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A FEMA disaster recovery center opens Wednesday morning in Lexington.

Last week, Fayette County was added to the list of counties eligible for Individual Assistance stemming from the May 1st and 2nd storms. Residents who suffered damage can go to the center with help processing their FEMA claim and to get information on applying for a low interest loan through the Small Business Administration.

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Local/Regional News
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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