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9:00 am
Tue January 13, 2009

New CPE Prez Eager To Get Started

Frankfort, KY – After conducting a national search, the Council on Postsecondary Education announced in December it was hiring Robert King as its new president. Sixty-one year old King is the former chancellor of the State University of New York, or SUNY.

He replaces Thomas Layzell, who retired in September 2007. Last spring, interim CPE President Brad Cowgill resigned under pressure after Governor Steve Beshear complained he was hired without the legally required national search.

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Local/Regional News
5:23 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Beshear's Budget Already Facing Tough Questions

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Local/Regional News
5:17 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Group Issues Long-Term Vision Report

Lexington, KY – A group charged with discerning and defining Lexington's long-term vision has released its final report.

Local/Regional News
5:12 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Settlement Means KU Bills Heading Downward

Lexington, KY – Last July, KU asked the state Public Service Commission to approve an increase that would have pushed residential customers' electric bills up 7 point 3 percent or about four and a half dollars a month. But LG & E spokesperson Chris Whelan (Way-luhn) says the settlement announced today means the average KU customer will pay about 60 cents less per month.

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Local/Regional News
1:41 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Three More Managers Out At Airport

Lexington, KY – WUKY News has learned that Director of operations John Coon, finance and administration director John Rhodes, and development and planning director John Slone, stepped down from their posts during the airport board's meeting this morning. Their departures follow the resignation of airport board executive director Michael Gobb earlier this month. Gobb's, and his staff's questionable spending practices, have been scrutinized by local media, as well as the state auditor's office.

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Local/Regional News
8:45 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Lawmakers Not Idle During Recess

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Local/Regional News
5:53 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Budget Balancing Hearings To Begin Tuesday

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Local/Regional News
4:38 am
Mon January 12, 2009

UK One of 17 National Institutions To Participate In Seizure Medication Trial

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky will soon participate in a clinical trial examining whether anti-seizure medication can be administered more efficiently through a spring-loaded injector instead of an intravenous line.

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UK Perspectives
10:28 am
Fri January 9, 2009

MLK Day

Lexington, KY – This week Dr. Todd discusses plans at UK to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with guest Terry Allen, Associate VP for Institutional Equity at the university.

Local/Regional News
7:08 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Grants Available to Lexington Neighborhoods

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry is enlisting neighborhoods in his campaign to clean up the city's environment. WUKY's Bryan Bartlett has more.

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