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5:11 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Nunn Ruled "Competent" To Stand Trial

Lexington, KY – A Fayette circuit judge has ruled former state lawmaker Steve Nunn competent to stand trial for murder. The ruling by circuit judge Pamela Goodwine came at the conclusion of a hearing in Lexington. Nunn is accused in the shooting death of former state employee Amanda Ross outside her Lexington apartment. No trial date has been set for the case. Nunn did not appear at the hearing.

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2:50 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Olympians Encouraging Middle Schoolers To Get Fit

Olympian Tyson Gay walked with students outside Beaumont Middle School to kick off the 2010 World Fit program.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Two Lexington middle schools are part of a nationwide pilot project to increase childhood fitness. Gold medal diver Micki King and sprinter Tyson Gay are supporting the World Fit: Olympians for Worldwide Fitness program.

"The beauty of it is its simplicity and its sustainability," King said. "We're not trying to make Olympians here. We have one goal: get gets outside and moving."

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Local/Regional News
2:07 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Berea Mayor's Salary Could Double

BEREA, Ky. -- – A small central Kentucky city could soon double its mayor's salary. The Berea city council will consider an ordinance proposal Tuesday that would increase the mayor's salary from $12,000 dollars to $24,000 dollars a year.

But Berea Mayor Steve Connelly says the boost in pay is unnecessary.

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UK Perspectives
1:30 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Earth Days in the Bluegrass

Lexington, KY – UK's Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder joins Dr. Todd to discuss Earth Days in the Bluegrass.

Local/Regional News
7:53 am
Mon April 5, 2010

UK Holding Auditions for "Grand Night"

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Some of the best singers in Lexington will belt out their favorite Broadway or pop song this week as the UK Operate Theatre holds auditions for its 18th annual "It's a Grand Night For Singing." The musical revue will run for six days in June at the Singletary Center.

UK Professor Emeritus Dr. Jim Rodgers says everything about the production is centered around the auditions.

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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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