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4:38 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Beshear Remains Hopeful Despite Tumultuous First Year

Frankfort, KY – Staring Governor Beshear in the face when he took office last December was a 400-million dollar revenue shortfall. In the last year, things have gone from bad to worse and another round of budget cuts is pending. But despite all the gloom and doom, Beshear remains confident better times are ahead. "We can all get down in the doldrums and just worry about things as they are, but part of my job is to look at things as they can be and should be and help our people get there."

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Local/Regional News
4:12 am
Wed December 3, 2008

MoveOn.Org To Hold Obama Event In Lexington On Sunday

Lexington, Ky – The political action group Moveon.org is holding an event in Lexington this weekend in an effort to show support for President-Elect Obama while also encouraging him to keep his major campaign promises. Regional Coordinator Debbie Stoops says people are invited to come to Common Grounds Coffee House Sunday from 1 to 5 pm, sign a petition, and have their picture taken.

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Local/Regional News
2:30 am
Wed December 3, 2008

Kentucky State Police Sergeant Fired

Frankfort, KY – A six-member Kentucky State Police Trial Board has found Sgt. Corey Buckner guilty of four violations of KSP standards of conduct. Called into question were his honesty, conformance to law and responsibility as a ranking officer.

The trial board says the charges concerned misconduct involving officer training records at the Bowling Green post, where Buckner was assigned.

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Local/Regional News
3:24 am
Tue December 2, 2008

Obama Tells Beshear, And Other Gov's, Help Is On The Way

Frankfort, KY – During a National Governors Association meeting in Philadelphia, Governor Beshear invited President-elect Barack Obama to visit Kentucky. Beshear says Mr. Obama appears interested. "I particularly invited him to come around the celebration of the Lincoln Bicentennial. I said I thought that would be a wonderful time for him to come to Kentucky."

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
2:47 am
Tue December 2, 2008

Dealing with ADHD

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis explores Adult Attention Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
2:44 am
Tue December 2, 2008

Smoking Cessation

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis talks about recent efforts to bolster Lexington's smoking ban.

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Local/Regional News
5:14 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Social Stigma Of HIV Aids Still Strong In Rural Kentucky

Lexington, Ky – Dr. Alice Thornton says she especially sees it in rural areas of the state. Monday December first has been declared World Aids Day, and the university has scheduled observances for the entire week. A complete list of activities is available at uky.edu.

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Local/Regional News
5:05 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Patterson School Director On Clinton As Secy of State

Lexington, KY – Some critics are charging the decision is just a politically expedient move on Obama's part to gain approval from Clinton supporters, but Carey Cavanaugh doesn't agree. Cavanaugh worked at the State Department for more than two decades before coming to UK and he knows from experience that Senator Clinton is well-suited for the job.

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Local/Regional News
4:52 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Louisville Mayor Orders Deep Budget Cuts

Louisville, KY – The mayor says the cuts will save the city about $3.4 million this

fiscal year. They include the elimination of repaving work

through June 30.

(we had planned to pave approximately 36 miles of roads and streets,

36 miles, just to put it in perspective, is about the distance

between here and shelbyville, but by delaying that repaving, we

will save approximately one point four million dollars).

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Local/Regional News
12:54 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Special Session On Budget Looking More Likely As Revenue Projections Dip

Bowling Green, KY – A Special Session of the Kentucky Legislature is likely early next year to tackle a projected shortfall of over 450-million dollars. Lisa Autry takes this extended look at the state's financial picture.

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