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2:08 pm
Tue August 11, 2009

Transportation Chief Stepping Down Soon

Frankfort, KY – "With much regret, today I accept the resignation of my friend, Joe Prather, as secretary of the Transportation Cabinet."

Gov. Beshear says Secretary Prather, who's nearly 70, just wants to spend more time with his wife Jennie, their children and grandchildren. Beshear says Prather never intended to remain in the administration for the governor's complete tenure. "He simply has nothing else to prove. And with that, I couldn't agree more."

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Local/Regional News
5:37 pm
Mon August 10, 2009

State Tax Receipts Still Down

Frankfort, KY – On June 30th, the state ended fiscal 2009 with a balanced budget, but in July, revenue receipts for the first month of fiscal 2010 were off four percent. Road fund receipts for July were down eight percent.

It's not a good sign, but there's still time to recover. General Fund receipts can fall one-point-three percent for the remainder of the fiscal year and still meet the official revenue estimate.

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5:32 pm
Mon August 10, 2009

Protestors In Louisville Want Yarmuth To Conduct Town Hall Meeting

Louisville, KY – A number of opponents to the President's health care proposal have spoken out to their respective congressional representatives at town hall meetings in recent days.

Some Louisvillians who gathered outside the federal building are concerned no town hall meeting has been set for the Third Congressional District. Jennifer Decker says she wants a chance to speak to Congressman John Yarmuth.

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11:16 am
Mon August 10, 2009

Horse Breeder Lifts The Lid On Horseracing's Dirty Little Secrets

Lexington, KY – Since the tragic deaths of Barbaro and Eight Belles, Jim Squires has been an outspoken advocate for reform of the thoroughbred industry. His new book is titled "Headless Horseman; A Tale of Chemical Colts, Sub-Prime Sales Agents, And the Last KY Derby On Steroids".

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5:10 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Holliday's In The Hot Seat

Frankfort, KY – This week Kentucky's new Commissioner of Education started checking off what promises to be a very extensive to-do list. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports on Terry Holliday's first working day in the commonwealth.

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4:46 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Report: We're Paying A Lot To Keep People Locked Up

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1:27 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

New Season-Loftier Goals For UK Football

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3:00 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

KY Gets Its Own Stamp-Design Revealed Today

Frankfort, KY – The 44-cent Kentucky stamp features the state flag and three horses, in front of a white plank fence in a green field. "This is a fitting illustration, with the AllTech World Equestrian Games coming up next year. And it's a fitting reminder that Kentucky is the horse capital of the world."

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1:16 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Greening The Bluegrass Up In Time For WEG

Lexington, KY – In this encore edition of Focus on UK, Bryan Bartlett highlights the efforts of UK's Tracy Farmer Center and it's participation in the "Greenstar" program.

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4:43 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

KY American Water Hands Out Grants To Enviro Groups

Lexington, KY – The money will be used to improve the environment and to aid students who want to learn more about environmental issues. The Raven Run nature center got ten thousand dollars for its new laboratory. The Friends of Wolf Run got eight thousand, eight hundred and fifty dollars for a program to explore springs in the Wolf Run watershed. In just four years Kentucky American Water has given nearly eighty thousand dollars for various Central Kentucky environmental projects.

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