Farmer's Market Report
11:36 am
Thu July 7, 2011

LFM 08-09

Lexington, KY – This week Bob talks about the trifecta of summer eating... beans corn and tomatoes. He told us how to both long cook and quick cook green beans. Blackberries are in... time to make some jam! Find a market near you at www.marketmakerky.com

Local/Regional News
8:55 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Ex-Principal Pleads Guilty to Drug, Gun Charges

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A former school principal in eastern Kentucky has pleaded guilty to federal drug and gun charges.

Forty-six-year-old Darrell B. Patrick of Salyersville faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. A news release from U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey says Patrick admitted selling pain pills to an undercover informant in 2009,
possessing pills for the purpose of distribution and gun possession related to a drug crime.

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Local/Regional News
8:50 am
Thu July 7, 2011

Grant Would Allow Mt. Sterling to Relocate Police Department

MT. STERLING, Ky. – The city of Mt. Sterling has applied for a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant to move its police station.

Mayor Gary Williamson says the station has flooded four times in the 12 years he's been in office. Staying at the Main Street location, Williamson says, is not an option.

"We need to be someplace because we just can't keep doing this. And of course the flooding has forced the building to deteriorate quite a bit."

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Local/Regional News
7:13 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Lexington Receives EPA Grant For Brownfields

Lexington, KY – The city of Lexington has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to assess environmental contamination at properties known as "brownfields."

Brownfields are abandoned, idled or underused industrial and commercial properties where possible contamination is an obstacle to expansion or redevelopment.

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Local/Regional News
3:59 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

NASCAR Fans Ready For Race at Kentucky Speedway

LEXINGTON, Ky. – More than 30 tractor trailers hauling the race cars that will be in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway made a pit stop for fans in Lexington Wednesday.

Rick Maxfield of Mercer County brought his 8-year-old son Phillip to the event at the Hamburg Wal-mart.

"He's a big NASCAR fan. And it's the first time he's ever got to see any of the equipment or the haulers or anything so he's real excited about coming out here and seeing them."

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Local/Regional News
1:58 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Attorney For Doneghy Files Motion For New Trial

Lexington, KY – Glen Doneghy, the man convicted on June 30th of second-degree manslaughter in the hit and run death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman, could get a new trial, if a motion filed by one of his attorneys is successful. Josh James has the story.

In a motion filed Wednesday, an attorney for Glen Doneghy says jurors in his trial were allowed to take an unsupervised lunch break during their June 30th deliberations.

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Local/Regional News
1:41 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Deadly Weekend For Some Kentucky Drivers

Lexington, KY – The initial state-wide numbers are in on highway fatalities over the Fourth of July weekend. Six people died in six separate crashes between Friday afternoon and midnight Monday. Alcohol is a suspected factor in one crash. Four fatalities involved motorists not wearing their seatbelts. Lieutenant David Jude with the Kentucky State Police says to date, 321 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways.

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Local/Regional News
11:48 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Council Weighs Budget Options

Lexington, KY – At Tuesday's work session, council members received advice from attorneys on their options for overriding Mayor Gray's vetoes, which took effect last Friday.

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Local/Regional News
8:17 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

3 Plead Not Guilty In KY Lottery Fraud Case

Louisville, KY – Three store clerks have pleaded not guilty to charges that they tried to cash what appeared to be winning lottery tickets after telling customers the tickets were worthless.

An attorney for 45-year-old Bhaggy Patel and her 25-year-old son, Hardik Patel, of Lexington, entered their pleas Tuesday, The Courier-Journal reported. Both were released on their own recognizance, and the next court date was set for Sept. 9. The Patels and their lawyer declined to comment.

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Local/Regional News
8:07 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

McConnell Appeals To Attorney General To Move Trial

Frankfort, KY – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder repeating his request to reconsider holding civilian trials for two Iraqis arrested in Bowling Green last month.

McConnell released that letter on Tuesday, saying the decision to treat Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi as civilian criminal defendants in federal court in Bowling Green is "ill-advised."

The men were charged with trying to send weapons and money to al-Qaida operatives in Iraq.

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