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5:05 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Plans Unveiled For New Eastern State Hosp.

Lexington, KY – When complete in 2012, the psychiatric hospital will have 230 in-patient beds along with three personal care transition homes and specialized treatment for persons with brain injuries. Mayor Newberry and the governor say it's a significant and long overdue step in addressing the mental health needs of the community.

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4:12 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

UK History Professor Fights Appalachian Stereotypes

Lexington, KY – In this edition of "Focus on UK" we profile UK History Professor Ron Eller and his effort to dispel myths and misconceptions about the people and the land he loves.

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12:46 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

State Audit Reveals Questionable, But Not Illegal Spending At KACO

Frankfort, KY – For five years, beginning in 2003, revenues at the Kentucky Association of Counties rose 75-percent, boosting the annual budget to almost six million dollars. And from 2006 to 2009, more than three million dollars in questionable expenditures were made by the KACo board, management and staff. "On lavish dinners, alcohol, sports and entertainment tickets, staff birthday meals and extravagant Christmas parties."

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12:44 pm
Thu October 29, 2009

Work Progressing On KY Capitol Dome

\"Lincoln In A Box\" by Tony McVeigh

Frankfort, KY – Workers have already protected the rotunda's five historic statues, by encasing them in huge plywood boxes. Now, they're erecting the scaffolding needed to reach the ceiling of the dome, 174-feet above, which needs a fresh coat of paint and new lighting. David Buchta of Historic Properties says the project has been three years in the planning. "There are 115-thousand pounds that will be on this floor and these I-beams - there's 24 of them and they weigh 500 pounds each."

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5:08 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Lextran Launches Domestic Violence Ride To Shelter Program

Lexington, KY – Lextran is teaming up with the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program to offer free services to anyone fleeing a domestic violence situation starting in November.

Lextran spokesman David Riggins says the new program has been in the works for over a year and is similar to the safe place program provided by the local YMCA.

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4:56 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

There's A Riot Goin' On - The Question Is Why?

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4:52 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Emotions Still Running High Over Wildcat Coal Lodge

Lexington, KY – Controversy continues to swirl over a UK Board of Trustees decision to accept a 7 million dollar pledge from a pro-coal group to finance the construction of new men's basketball dorm facilities.

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4:36 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

UK Trustees Ignore Protests Vote To Accept Coal Money

Lexington, KY – Things got a little lively during the University of Kentucky's Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday. About 30 protestors were urging board members to reject a 7 million dollar gift from a pro-coal group known as the "Difference Makers" that would be used to construct new dormitory facilities for the UK Men's basketball team. Alan Lytle reports...

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11:53 am
Tue October 27, 2009

Beshear Defends Judicial Appointment

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9:11 am
Tue October 27, 2009

Arboretum Event A Hit With Kids

Lexington, KY – October is generally the month that kids and parents carve a pumpkin, don strange and scary costumes, and the like, but it also offers up one of the final opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors before, the cold, harsh, and unpredictable winter. In fact, The friends of the U.K. Arboretum recently held an adventurous event for Children of all ages, From the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Dr. Bob De Mattina has the story.

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