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9:08 am
Wed May 27, 2009

Statewide Homeless Numbers To Be Released

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4:13 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

UK Law Professor Predicts Bumpy But Successful Confirmation For Sotomayor

Lexington, KY – Paul Salamanca clerked for outgoing Supreme Court Justice David Souter before joining the UK faculty some 14 years ago. Salamanca says Judge Sotomayor may have to counter Republican assertions that she has a tendency to "legislate from the bench". Professor Salamanca says unless conservative opponents uncover some particularly damaging personal or professional information on Judge Sotomayor, he predicts she will ultimately be confirmed to the highest court in the land.

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Local/Regional News
4:06 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

Jobless Rate Stays Unchanged in KY

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12:46 pm
Tue May 26, 2009

Sixth Goodwill Store Now Open

Lexington, KY – The ten-thousand square foot center at the Mapleleaf shopping center began accepting donations from the public several weeks ago. Erin Gold, Vice President of the Bluegrass Division for Goodwill, says the organization had originally set an early June opening for the donation and retail center. But, Gold says an overwhelming response to the call for donations combined with an enthusiastic corps of employees allowed them stock the store more quickly.

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Local/Regional News
10:36 am
Tue May 26, 2009

McConnell Promises Senate Will Not "Rubber Stamp" Sotomayor

Washington, DC – Kentucky U-S Senator Mitch McConnell has released the following statement regarding Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

"Senate Republicans will treat Judge Sotomayor fairly. But we will thoroughly examine her record to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law even-handedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences.

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Local/Regional News
4:11 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

The True Meaning Of Memorial Day

Frankfort, KY – In November, we observe Veterans Day, a day to honor those who served our nation in war. But Memorial Day is different. Originally called Decoration Day, and dating back to the end of the Civil War, it's held to honor those who died in military service, says Jason LeMay of Kentucky Military Affairs. "Veterans Day is for the living. Memorial Day is the one day we can stop and say thank you to those people who gave everything they had, their life, to something more than themselves."

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Local/Regional News
11:53 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Choppers Descend On Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Last year, there were more than 21-hundred accidents involving motorcycles in Kentucky. One-hundred-two cyclists or their passengers died, and of those, 64 were not wearing helmets. Retired State Trooper Pat Zalone of Mt. Sterling says those are sobering statistics. "The best thing I ever did was took the motorcycle safety course when I started riding again. And you know, we're never too old to start re-learning and safety is the key - the key issue."

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Local/Regional News
4:27 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

Lexington Rolls Out Second Year Of Rain Barrel Program

Lexington, KY – Rain barrels are miniature versions of much larger detention and retention ponds that help control runoff from rain events. Last year, the city's Department of Environmental Quality made available, on an experimental basis, 500 of the brown, plastic containers nicknamed "The Lily". Mayor Jim Newberry says the Lily is an economical and "green" way for Lexington residents to get hundreds of gallons of free water.

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Local/Regional News
4:15 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

Next Commerce Lexington Summit To Include Derby City Contingent

Madison, WI – Lexington Attorney Kevin Weaver, who was on this year's trip, says an even larger Kentucky contingent will participate in the 2010 summit.

Weaver says a joint venture between Central Kentucky and the derby city makes a lot of sense.

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4:09 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

Top State Trooper Honored At Capitol

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