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10:16 am
Thu November 20, 2008

UK Receives Record Number of Applications

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd's guest is Don Witt, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management and UK Registrar. They discuss the record number of applications that UK received this fall and the university's efforts to help prepare high school students for the college experience.

Local/Regional News
9:56 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Beshear, Yarmuth, Decry Bush Administration Mining Proposal

Washington, DC – Kentucky is the third largest coal producing state in the country, but Yarmuth says the state's rivers and streams are also a critical natural resource. So when the Office of Surface Mining asked the Environmental Protection Agency to allow companies to mine near those streams, Yarmuth objected, pointing out they would never get this passed after January.

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Local/Regional News
4:36 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Anti Death Penalty Groups To Hold Vigils Prior To Scheduled Execution

Louisville, KY – 37 YEAR OLD MARCO ALLEN CHAPMAN IS SCHEDULED TO DIE BY LETHAL

INJECTION FOR KILLING TWO NORTHERN KENTUCKY CHILDREN IN

2002.

MARK MEADE WITH THE KENTUCKY COALITION TO ABOLISH THE DEATH

PENALTY SAYS HIS GROUP WILL HOLD VIGILS URGING LAWMAKERS TO

OUTLAW EXECUTIONS.

(victims families do not deserve to be given the false promise that this is

going to bring closure and reconciliation, and we have a statement by many

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Local/Regional News
1:21 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Lexington Hospitals Now Officially Smoke-Free

Lexington, KY – Smoking has been prohibited inside most area hospitals for more than a decade, but as of Thursday many Lexington health care facilities are voluntarily choosing to prohibit tobacco use ANYWHERE on their campuses. Murray Clark is associate vice president for health affairs at U-K Health Care. Clark says it's the organization's obligation to ensure a healthy environment for all

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Local/Regional News
1:06 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Beshear Announces New Energy Plan

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says five of the seven states surrounding Kentucky have nuclear power plants and it's time the commonwealth followed suit. He's not yet ready to ask lawmakers to lift the ban on nuclear power, but he's beginning the dialogue. "I want to hear from the public and get their thoughts on that. But that obviously is one of the things that we will need to address if we decide if we want to move forward with the possible development of nuclear facilities in the state."

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Local/Regional News
5:45 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Kentucky Showing Lincoln The Love-Now

Lexington, KY – The Lexington History Museum will host an An Evening with Your History, Thursday, focusing on Abraham Lincoln. "Lincoln the Unloved" is a presentation displaying the unpopularity of the 16th president in his home state during the 1860 election.

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Local/Regional News
5:38 am
Wed November 19, 2008

KY Supreme Court Rejects Chapman Appeal

Frankfort, KY – Last year, the Kentucky Supreme Court found Marco Allen Chapman competent to enter a plea and permitted Chapman to discharge his attorneys. Public defenders representing Chapman sought a rehearing, which was denied on October 23rd. But prior to that, the attorneys filed two motions seeking a stay of execution.

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Local/Regional News
1:12 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Toyota Plant Announces Layoffs

Georgetown, KY – The plant makes the Camry, Avalon and Solara, as well as the new Venza crossover and employs about seven-thousand permanent workers. The production lines for the Camry and Avalon will be pared back starting in mid-December. Plant spokesperson Rick Hesterberg says they've been given no indication of when production might pick back up.

"We're hopeful that sometime in the next year, that we'll see something positive come of it, but really it's anybody's guess right now."

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Local/Regional News
12:39 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Helping Those Who Help Couples And Families Cope With Financial Stress

Lexington, KY – The Bluegrass Healthy Marriage Initiative, a federally funded marriage and family program at the University of Kentucky, is holding a special in-service day for counselors.

The program is tomorrow from 11:15 to 1 at the Fayette County Extension Office on Red Mile Road. It's free and even includes lunch. Additional information is available at ca.uky.edu/healthymarriage.

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Local/Regional News
12:36 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Bunning Against Bailing Out Auto Industry, Too

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky U-S Senator Jim Bunning opposed the 700 billion dollar bailout of the financial markets, and he's against giving 25 billion to the American auto industry. Dan Modlin has more on that story.

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