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3:03 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Olmert's Peace Lecture Draws Protest

Lexington, KY – Controversy has erupted at the University of Kentucky over a scheduled peace lecture tonight by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The Islamic Society of Central Kentucky says it will stage a silent protest outside UK's Singletary Center. Jennifer Parker has more on the story.

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Local/Regional News
5:08 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

UK Releases Findings Of A Study On Emergency Protective Orders

Lexington, KY – Former Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Steve Nunn is accused of violating an emergency protective order when he shot and killed his former fianc e Amanda Ross on September 11th. Now while that high profile criminal case involving domestic violence and stalking continues to play out in the courts, researchers at the University of Kentucky are releasing results of a new study on the effectiveness of such civil protective orders. Jennifer Parker has details.

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Local/Regional News
4:46 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Pro - Anti Coal Factions To Converge Tonight In Pikeville

Kentucky – Things could get lively this evening in Pikeville as the Army Corps of Engineers holds a public hearing on the controversial surface mining practice, commonly referred to as mountain top removal. At issue is a federal proposal that would make it more difficult for coal companies to apply for and receive permits to engage in the practice. Alan Lytle reports.

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Local/Regional News
4:42 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Healthcare Workers Getting H1N1 Vaccine

Lexington, KY – The Lexington Health Department has begun distributing thousands of nasal doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine to healthcare providers throughout the region. Meanwhile the first flu clinics where the vaccine will be given to the general public will occur this weekend in South Central Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
2:33 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

Econ. Panel Says State Budget Further Slipping Into The Red

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has been looking for ways to trim around 80-million dollars from the state budget this fiscal year, but now it looks like he may have to double that. The Consensus Forecasting Group, chaired by Larry Lynch, is predicting a deficit of almost 161-million dollars. "Look at your sales tax receipts and income tax receipts. Withholding has been very bad. Nothing much has turned around. Nothing much has improved."

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Tonic
4:02 pm
Sat October 10, 2009

Lady Liberty

Cokie Roberts speaks out

Her book "Ladies of Liberty" is the November WUKY/NPR Book Club selection. Roberts talks about that and much more with Tonic's Kopana.

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Local/Regional News
4:47 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

Governor's Arts Award Recap

Photo of awards recipients by John Perkins, Office of Creative Services

Frankfort, KY – They're called the Governor's Awards in the Arts because the governor has the final say on award recipients. Lori Meadows of the Kentucky Arts Council says the awards honor individuals, businesses and organizations that make significant contributions to the commonwealth.

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Local/Regional News
4:41 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

Signficant Fire and Safety Violations Found In Off Campus Housing

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says recent inspections of 14 rental houses near the University of Kentucky found "significant life safety issues" and fire code violations. Alan Lytle has more on the story.

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Local/Regional News
9:47 am
Fri October 9, 2009

State Health Official Says Flu Vaccine Is Safe

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Local/Regional News
8:51 am
Thu October 8, 2009

UK Observes National Work & Family Month

Lexington, KY – October is the designated month when empoloyers and employees are encouraged to pursue a healthy balance between the demands of the workplace as well as responsibilities at home. Alan Lytle talks with Robynn Pease, Director of the university's Worklife Program.

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