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9:13 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Could The Next SC Justice Not Be A Judge?

Lexington, KY – In this edition of Saving Stories, Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries reveals the concept is not new at all.

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8:47 am
Tue April 27, 2010

Beshear Vetoes Oversight Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky state Rep. Brent Yonts of Greenville is upset with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's only veto of the 2010 session. Beshear vetoed a Senate bill that would have given lawmakers greater oversight of state contracts.

Yonts says the bill essentially contained a measure he's been sponsoring for eight years.

"This bill would have allowed us to have the ability to review an additional 38,000 more contracts per year."

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Local/Regional News
1:02 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Lexington Police Giving Out Free Gun Locks

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A few seconds spent putting a gun lock on a firearm could end up saving a life. The Lexington Division of Police is giving away free gun locks in an effort to promote gun safety awareness.

Children can be very curious about guns, and Lexington Police officer Bige Towery says hiding the keys to a gun lock are much easier than hiding a gun.

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Local/Regional News
4:34 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Patterson Says "Degree First - Then, Pro Career

Lexington, KY – Kentucky junior forward Patrick Patterson says after the Wildcats lost to West Virginia in the Elite 8 this past season, he gave serious thought to coming back to UK for one final season. But at a press conference Friday, he told the press it was "time to move on"

Patterson says he's particularly proud that he's on pace to graduate next month before being selected in this year's NBA draft. Analysts say the extra year playing for coach John Calipari served to improve the big man's draft stock.

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Local/Regional News
1:50 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Local Group Holds TEDxLex Summit

Lexington, KY – TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and its global series of events feature local, national, and international speakers sharing "ideas worth spreading". The Lexington panel included Good Foods Co-op co-founder Jim Embry, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation President Kris Kimmel, and Bill Cloyd, founder of Newton's Attic, an educational non-profit that teaches kids physics and engineering principles in a fun way.

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Local/Regional News
1:45 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Beshear Meets With Williams & Stumbo Hoping For Budget Agreement

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10:07 am
Fri April 23, 2010

New Wetlands Project Dedicated At McConnell Springs

Lexington, KY – A half million dollar environmental initiative highlighted during Earth Week captures dirty stormwater from surrounding industrial sites, then filters it naturally, so it
flows cleanly downstream. McConnell Springs Naturalist Laurie
Thomas says she hopes the wetlands project becomes a good environmental teaching tool for visitors. McConnell Springs, once an industrial waste site, is thought to be the birthplace of Lexington.

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7:04 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Appliance Rebate Money Going Fast

Louisville, Ky. -- – Kentucky state government has begun processing applications for an appliance
rebate program funded with federal stimulus money.

The state received about $4 million to offer in rebates to residents who
purchase various Energy Star certified appliances.

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Local/Regional News
4:33 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Wall Says He's Definitely Turning Pro

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Freshman point guard John Wall has played his last game with the Wildcats. The SEC Player of the year says he's turning pro. At a press conference Thursday, Wall said he would have liked for his last hurrah to be in a winning cause, instead of his team's miserable shooting performance against West Virginia in the NCAA Tournament.

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3:34 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Lessons In Energy Efficiency Abound At s.ky blue Solar House

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The impressive run of the University of Kentucky solar house, or s.ky blue as its called, is not over yet. After placing ninth out of 20 international entries at the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon last year, the house is now open for tours on the UK campus.

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