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8:56 am
Fri March 27, 2009

2009 Session Now History

Frankfort, KY – The governor's incentive package, which included tax breaks for the Kentucky Speedway, was among legislation failing to win final passage before lawmakers left town. Track officials were hoping to use the incentives to attract a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. "Here we have a company who is ready to perhaps invest 50-to-75-million dollars to renovate and expand Kentucky Speedway, if the incentives are in place, and right now the incentives aren't in place."

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5:58 am
Fri March 27, 2009

UK Dismisses Gillispie After Two Years

Lexington, KY – Not the fit. Not the right chemistry. Those were two prevailing themes invoked by Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and President Lee Todd as they announced their decision to dismiss the coach after completing his second season at the helm. Alan Lytle has the story.

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2:12 am
Fri March 27, 2009

State Offers Help To Unemployed Workers

Frankfort, KY – Unemployment rates in Kentucky are climbing, with at least 17 counties now reporting jobless rates exceeding 13-percent. The state is experiencing extended shutdowns at manufacturing plants combined with numerous layoffs and plant closings. Kentucky's unemployment insurance fund has dropped from more than 200-million dollars to zero, and now relies on borrowed money from the federal government. But Governor Beshear says the statistics only hint at the misery.

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2:11 am
Fri March 27, 2009

State Offers Help To Unempolyed Workers

Frankfort, KY – Unemployment rates in Kentucky are climbing, with at least 17 counties now reporting jobless rates exceeding 13-percent. The state is experiencing extended shutdowns at manufacturing plants combined with numerous layoffs and plant closings. Kentucky's unemployment insurance fund has dropped from more than 200-million dollars to zero, and now relies on borrowed money from the federal government. But Governor Beshear says the statistics only hint at the misery.

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12:20 am
Fri March 27, 2009

KY House And Senate Leaders Offer Handshakes All Around

Frankfort, KY – House Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover rose to offer praise to majority leaders, for reaching out to Republicans and seeking their input. "The legislative process itself can always be improved. But I do think from our perspective and our level of involvement in the process, it was an unprecedented level of involvement."

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4:46 am
Thu March 26, 2009

23 Million In Stimulus Fund Projects Announced For Lexington

Lexington, KY – Millions of federal stimulus dollars will soon flow into Central Kentucky and today, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry is outlining plans on how that money will be spent.

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4:44 am
Thu March 26, 2009

Lexington's 2008 Crime Stats Released

Lexington, KY – Crime in Lexington and Fayette County was up slightly in 2008 from the previous year with 11,549 reported offenses - an increase of 380 from 2007, when crime in Fayette County was at a 34-year-low. Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin says that up until August of last year, those numbers were in line with the previous year, until they noticed a sudden spike in property crimes.

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2:08 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Lexington Unveils Plans For W.E.G. Festival

Lexington, KY – With eighteen months to go before the start of the World Equestrian Games, Mayor Jim Newberry turned the spotlight on Lexington Wednesday, announcing plans for 17 days and evenings of events downtown. Bryan Bartlett has more.

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9:37 am
Tue March 24, 2009

General Assembly Plan No Further Votes

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House Democratic leaders say when the 2009 session resumes Thursday, no further votes will be taken on pending legislation unless their caucus members desire such action. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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4:10 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Beshear Says Sprint Cup Race Won't Happen Without Incentives

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says Kentucky Speedway officials are telling him without state incentives, there's a good chance the track won't be able to land a NASCAR Sprint Cup race for 2010. The tax incentives, once a separate bill, have been attached to the governor's economic incentives bill, which is still awaiting final action. "That would be a tragedy, if we miss that opportunity."

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