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4:45 pm
Mon April 12, 2010

Beshear to Legislature - Don't Make Me Call A Special Session

Louisville, KY – Kentucky legislators have a Thursday deadline to approve a roughly 17-billion dollar state spending plan. House Democrats and Senate Republicans are divided on whether the state should borrow money for new schools and other projects.

Governor Steve Beshear says if the legislature fails to meet the deadline, he'll be forced to call a special session, at a cost of 60-thousand dollars per day for taxpayers.

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Local/Regional News
11:08 am
Mon April 12, 2010

UK Assisant Basketball Coach Arrested For DUI

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UK Perspectives
10:23 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Mini Med School

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd speaks with Dr. Jay Perman about "Mini Med School" a program which introduces our state legislators to the rigors of medical school at the University of Kentucky.

Local/Regional News
9:37 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Trooper Recruits Begin Training at KSP Academy

Lt. Bobby Day, assistant commander of the Kentucky State Police Academy, gives cadets their initial instructions
Kentucky State Police

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – A rigorous 23-week training session began Sunday for 90 men and women hoping to become Kentucky State Troopers.

The cadets in the KSP Academy will be tested physically, mentally, and emotionally. The training is tough. Captain Phil Crumpton says the typical drop-out rate is around 20 percent.

This latest class of Trooper recruits is comprised of 87 men and three women from throughout Kentucky and eight other states.

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Local/Regional News
2:13 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Bottle-Toting Fans Line Up At Keeneland

Lexington, KY – 24-thousand of the collectors' items flew off liquor store shelves last Friday as part of a fund drive for the UK Symphony's outreach program. Coach Cal told a camera crew from WKYT, it was yet another special moment since becoming Kentucky's Top Cat.

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Local/Regional News
9:30 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Lexington Officials To Participate In Kentucky American Water Talks

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The city of Lexington has been granted intervenor status in Kentucky American Water's rate increase case before the state Public Service Commission.

The water company must go before the PSC to explain its request for a nearly 38 percent rate hike.

The intervenor status allows Lexington government officials to file briefs in the case and work at the negotiating table. Mayor Jim Newberry and members of the Urban County Council have said Kentucky American's rate proposal is excessive and unfair.

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Local/Regional News
9:29 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Property Crimes Up In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – New statistics released by the Lexington Division of Police show the economic recession could be contributing to the city's crime rate. Reported crimes increased a little over three percent in 2009.

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin says that was mainly fueled by a jump in property offenses.

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Local/Regional News
4:42 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Organizers Hail Legacy Trail As Creative Idea

Lexington, KY – During the Creative Cities Summit this week, Lexington city, state, and federal officials took the opportunity to announce the construction of Phase 1 of a twelve and a half mile Legacy Trail between downtown and the Kentucky Horse Park. First Lady Jane Beshear says the project represents what can happen when many different entities take an idea and run with it.

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Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

9 Horse Field To Run In Toyota Bluegrass Stakes

Lexington, KY – Sitting pretty in the sixth position, "Pleasant Prince" is the favorite in Saturday's Bluegrass Stakes. Post positions were selected Wednesday morning at Keeneland. However, handicapper Mike Battaglia suspects "Odysseus" will be a strong contender as well.

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Local/Regional News
4:32 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Coach Cal - Local Celebs Help Get Lexington To Start Walking

Lexington, KY – Hundreds gathered in Lexington's Triangle Park to take part in a community-wide exercise effort. American Heart Association spokesperson Jennifer Ebert says they wanted to get the word out that walking is good for your heart.

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