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1:20 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

More Memories of Alben Barkley

Lexington, KY – Part two of our series of remembrances of Harry Truman's Vice President and native Kentuckian, Alben Barkley.

Local/Regional News
10:30 am
Fri March 12, 2010

Senate Committee Approves Instant Racing Bill

Frankfort, KY – A bill moving in the Kentucky Senate would let horse tracks install electronic machines that allow instant wagers on thousands of previously run horse races. A small percentage of the money generated by the machines would flow to the state's ailing horse industry.

The instant racing bill, sponsored by Georgetown Sen. Damon Thayer, passed the State and Local Government Committee, 11-1. The lone opponent was Bowling Green Sen. Mike Reynolds, who opposes expanded gambling.

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Local/Regional News
5:41 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

WEG Title Sponsor Launches Creativity Program In Area Schools

Lexington, KY – The Alltech Creative Scholar Program will reward students for their essays, stories, or artwork with general admission tickets to the World Equestrian Games.


Alltech President Dr. Pearse Lyons says the creativity project is designed to teach kids about the many equestrian events that will held at the Kentucky Horse Park in September. Elementary students in Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, and Woodford Counties will participate in the program.

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Local/Regional News
5:17 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

K-12 Education Leaders Not Happy With House Budget

Lexington, KY – The spending plan that passed out of the House would eliminate two instructional days from the school calendar in an effort to save money.

Holliday says it sends the wrong message to federal education officials, who are currently considering Kentucky's application for Race to the Top funds. The Commonwealth hopes to receive some 200- million dollars in funding.

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Saving Stories
5:10 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Memories Of The First Pol To Be Called Veep

Lexington, KY – In this edition of "Saving Stories" Dr. Doug Boyd and Alan Lytle recall the heyday of former Vice President Alben Barkley.

Saving Stories
5:06 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Remembering "The Shot"

Photo courtesy of Big Blue Sports Archive

Lexington, KY – Dr. Doug Boyd, Deirdre Scaggs & Alan Lytle re-live one of the most dramatic moments in UK Basketball History.

Saving Stories
4:55 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Martin Luther King & Robert Penn Warren

Lexington, KY – In this edition of "Saving Stories" Dr. Doug Boyd unearths a rare exchange between the Civil Rights Icon and a Kentucky author trying to understand the movement as it was happening.

Saving Stories
3:07 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Dr. Markesbery Remembered

Lexington, KY – In this edition of "Saving Stories" Alan Lytle and Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries, mark the passing of UK's long-time director of the Sanders Brown Center on Aging, Dr. William Markesbery.

Local/Regional News
2:35 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Senate Makes Changes To Amanda's Bill

Frankfort, KY – Amanda's Bill on domestic violence awaits a Kentucky Senate vote after winning unanimous committee support. The measure, which passed the House in early January, would allow judges to order individuals in some domestic violence cases to wear electronic tracking devices. House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the bill's primary sponsor.

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Local/Regional News
12:23 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

WUKY Interviews Melissa Block

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Melissa Block is a 24-year veteran of NPR and one of the hosts of All Things Considered. She spoke in Lexington Wednesday night at the invitation of the UK Asia Center about her experiences reporting from China. Melissa was there during the 2008 earthquake that devastated China.

Prior to her talk, she spoke exclusively with WUKY News Director Alan Lytle about China and other topics.

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