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7:37 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Nunn Competency Hearing

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A court hearing to review the mental competency of Steve Nunn is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Lexington.

Nunn is the former state lawmaker accused of killing his ex-fiancee, 29-year-old Amanda Ross. He has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

A judge ordered Nunn to undergo a mental evaluation to determine whether he is competent to assist in his own defense. Nunn is expected to join the 1:30 PM competency hearing by phone.

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12:46 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Markey Cancer Center Now a "Sister Center" With Facility in China

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky now has an international partner in the fight against cancer. Markey adopted the Jiaotong University hospital in Shanghai, China as its "sister center."

Markey Cancer Center Director Dr. Mark Evers says China and Kentucky have similar battles with certain types of cancer, including colorectal and lung cancers.

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2:58 pm
Thu April 1, 2010

Public Defenders React to Supreme Court Immigration Case

Lexington, KY – Tim Arnold with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy is hailing a recent U-S Supreme Court ruling that undocumented immigrants need to be advised, by their counsel, of possible deportation consequences for pleading guilty to crimes. He says every defendant has the right to as much accurate and complete information possible before going to trial.

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4:25 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

House - Senate Budget Talks At a Standstill

Frankfort, KY – House and Senate budget negotiators have gone their separate ways. The breakdown in negotiations came today after about three hours of talks. As he exited, Senate minority floor leader Ed Worley said no further negotiations have been scheduled. Aide to the house speaker Brian Wilkerson says it's difficult to say when budget talks will resume.

If no budget agreement is reached on Wednesday, the legislature would have no time to over ride any vetoes issued by the Governor.

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8:12 am
Wed March 31, 2010

Dream Season Over For UK Hoops

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- – The UK Hoops team saw its dream season come to an end Tuesday night in the Kansas City Regional final of the NCAA tournament.

The fourth-seeded Wildcats fell 88-68 to Oklahoma, marking their largest of defeat of the year. Kentucky was up 13 points early in the game before the Sooner offense rallied and surged in second half.

UK finishes its season with a 28-8 record, setting a school record for most wins and most SEC victories.

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7:56 am
Wed March 31, 2010

Online Map Details Power Outages

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A new online map features the latest information on power outages for more than 900,000 utility customers across Kentucky. The Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric map shows where outages have occurred, how many people are affected, and the estimated repair time.

Spokesman Cliff Feltham says the wind storm and ice storm in recent years highlighted the importance of communicating with customers.

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2:51 pm
Tue March 30, 2010

Keeneland Ready For Spring Meet

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The 71st spring racing meet at Keeneland opens this Friday in Lexington.

Keeneland Director of Racing Rogers Beasley says fans can see some of the best horses, trainers, and jockeys in the world.

"It's one of those race meets that's very rare because it's a confluence of people coming from everywhere; you have the people from Florida, the people from Fair Grounds [Louisiana], and you got people from California getting ready for the [Kentucky] Derby."

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8:02 am
Tue March 30, 2010

Ky. Lawmakers Pass Suicide Prevention Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The Kentucky general assembly has given final approval to suicide prevention legislation. The measure requires suicide prevention training for school principals, counselors, and teachers.

But Louisville Senator Dan Seum says he's disappointed the final bill doesn't require training for elementary level staff.

"The original House bill had some items for the grade school kids so this is big plus, obviously in my opinion it could have been a little bit better but it's still a big plus."

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7:54 am
Tue March 30, 2010

Budget Talks Holds Up State Legislative Calendar

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky lawmakers are taking Tuesday off to allow budget negotiators more time to complete their work.

House Speaker Greg Stumbo says the two sides still can't agree on one billion dollars in bonded school, highway and bridge projects. The projects were approved by the by the House but excluded in the Senate budget version.

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1:59 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

Delaware, Tennessee, Not KY To Get First Round of "Race To Top" Grants

Lexington, KY – Tens of millions of federal dollars will not be coming to Kentucky schools in the near future. On Monday, the U-S Department of Education announced Delaware, and Kentucky neighbor Tennessee, as the two states that will be awarded the first round of "Race To The Top" education grants.

Kentucky Department of Education spokesperson Lisa Gross says they're disappointed, but not discouraged.

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