Local/Regional News
8:04 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Final Shuttle Mission Carrying Ky. Research Project

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The final flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle program is carrying a scientific research project from Kentucky.

The shuttle launched Friday with a medical experiment organized by the Kentucky Space consortium. The project tests how malignant brain cancer cells behave in low gravity. Kentucky Space president Kris Kimel says the research is part of a larger project studying various diseases in space.

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Local/Regional News
7:42 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Homicide Wasn't First Violent Act at Group Home

PAINT LICK, Ky. – The death of a disabled resident at a central Kentucky group home wasn't the first violent act reported at the facility.

According to records obtained by The Richmond Register from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, residents at the Garrard County home have acted violently in at least nine separate incidents since the facility opened in August 2010.

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Local/Regional News
7:38 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Very Hot Weather Settles in to Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dangerously hot weather is forecast in Kentucky and forecasters have issued heat warnings in the western half of the Commonwealth.

The National Weather Service says high temperatures near 100 degrees are expected in western Kentucky and an excessive heat warning has been issued as far east as Owensboro and Hopkinsville.

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Local/Regional News
6:42 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Partnership to Explore Potential of Kentucky's Waterways

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Center based at the University of Kentucky and the Army Corps of Engineers are joining forces to make sure the state's waterways are being used to their full potential. While the collaboration isn't unique, it does represent a new approach to tackling old problems.

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Local/Regional News
5:48 pm
Sun July 10, 2011

Coal Workers Among Largest Donors To 3 Candidates

Louisville, KY – Alliance Coal employees were among the biggest donors in Kentucky's primary election campaign, according to a newspaper report.

The Courier-Journal reviewed campaign contributions that candidates filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance and found that 10 employees of Alliance, along with their spouses, donated a total of $60,000 to three candidates: Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for secretary of state; Republican Todd P'Pool for attorney general; and Republican David Williams for governor.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
2:20 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Dr. Greg Tackles Lexington's Sedentary Status

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis and his guest discuss the recent survey by Men's Health Magazine rating Lexington as the most sedentary city in the U.S.

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Local/Regional News
1:50 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Kentucky Still In Top Ten For Obesity

Lexington, KY – Kentucky and other states are losing ground and gaining inches in the fight against obesity. A new report from the Trust for America's Health Foundation rates the Commonwealth as the sixth fattest in the country. According to the survey, 31.5% of Kentucky's population is now obese. 67.1% of all adult Kentuckians are either overweight or obese. The obesity rate in Kentucky children is 21%. Dr. Andrew Bernard, a trauma surgeon at UK Hospital, says the condition, if not addressed, can have dangerous, even deadly, implications.

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Local/Regional News
12:38 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Alltech Sponsoring Another WEG

Normandy, FRANCE – A central Kentucky company is again sponsoring the largest equestrian event in the world. Alltech President Dr. Pearse Lyons announced Friday that his animal nutrition and brewery business will again be the title sponsor for the World Equestrian Games.

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WUKY In Depth
10:55 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Kentucky National Guardsmen Ready for Historic Mission in Iraq

CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – The United States invaded Iraq in 2003. Now eight years later, the Department of Defense is ready to finalize the military drawdown. Helping in that effort are soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard and three other states. Brenna Angel reports on what some are thinking about as they prepare for the historic mission.

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Local/Regional News
11:12 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Debate Erupts Over Collective Bargaining Rules

Lexington, KY – A battle is brewing over how much authority Lexington's Urban County Council should have over contract agreements reached through collective bargaining.

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