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3:36 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Hospital Group Launches "No Wait" E.R. Program

Lexington, KY – Saint Joseph Health system says three of its eight area hospitals are launching a no-wait Emergency Room policy.

Spokesman Jeff Murphy says the initiative is being launched first at Saint Joseph
Hospital and Saint Joseph East in Lexington, and Saint Joseph - Jessamine.

"If you want to come to one these emergency rooms your
care will begin within five minutes and you'll see a doctor within 30
minutes."

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Local/Regional News
3:30 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Conway Seeks Dismissal of Rate Increase Request

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's attorney general is seeking dismissal of pending rate cases for the state's two largest utilities. Jack Conway says rate hikes for Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities should not be allowed to proceed while the companies are being sold to Pennsylvania Power and Light.

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Local/Regional News
3:20 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Man Gets 10 Years For Failing To Register As Sex Offender

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – An Indiana man who fled to Kentucky after he was paroled for raping a family member will serve 10 years behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender.

The sentence handed out Tuesday for 38-year-old Michael Wayne Henderson is the stiffest penalty allowed for the crime and the first time it's ever been imposed in the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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1:32 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Scenes of Annestes

Marilyn Sadler and Sandy Davis discuss Woodford Humane Society's Scenes of Annestes: Art Exhibit & Freedom Fest.

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Local/Regional News
8:47 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Council To Investigate Fraud Allegations

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has voted to form a special investigative panel to look into unspecified allegations of government fraud. It will report back to the council by early July.

Under questioning by council members, Finance Commissioner Linda Rumpke said Tuesday she learned of the fraud allegations in a report from the Lexington's Office of Risk Management.

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Local/Regional News
8:33 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Maroon 5 Headlines Summer Concert in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Maroon 5 will headline a concert in Lexington this summer. The Lexington Legends announced Tuesday that Applebee's Park will host the multi-platinum rock-pop group along with opening acts Kris Allen and V.V. Brown on Saturday, August 28.

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Local/Regional News
8:22 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Local Group Delivers Petition Against CVS Design

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Preservation group ProgressLex is seeking changes to the exterior of a proposed downtown drug store. As proposed, spokesman Dan Rowland says it just doesn't fit with the downtown streetscape.

"It sends a signal that is wrong by 180 degrees. It says, oh, here's a suburban building, you're entering a suburban mall, when in fact what you are doing is entering the heart of our downtown."

ProgressLex says 1300 citizens signed a petition vowing not to shop at the CVS store unless design changes are made.

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Local/Regional News
4:43 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Preservation Group Wants Different Drugstore Design

Lexington, KY – Dan Rowland, chair of ProgressLex, told WKYT television he has presented proof that citizens don't want to see the pharmacy constructed at Main and Midland, without some major architectural changes.

"It's important that people driving into downtown, that the downtown announces itself as being an urban space. And I think that's very important and I think the compilers of the downtown Master Plan thought so too, which is the reason they designated this particular intersection as being of critical importance."

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Local/Regional News
8:53 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Lexington Recycling Goes Single-Stream

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Recycling in Lexington just got a little easier. City officials say new upgrades allow for a streamlined system where customers no longer need to separate glass from other recyclable material in their Rosie containers.

Waste Management Director Steve Feese hopes this will lead to more people choosing to recycle.

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Local/Regional News
8:53 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Lexington Recycling Goes Single-Stream

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Recycling in Lexington just got a little easier. City officials say new upgrades allow for a streamlined system where customers no longer need to separate glass from other recyclable material in their Rosie containers.

Waste Management Director Steve Feese hopes this will lead to more people choosing to recycle.

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