Local/Regional News
12:13 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

Brother of Deceased Says Marine Deserves Award

Pikeville, KY – A former Marine who will be presented with the Medal of Honor for braving enemy fire to find and retrieve the bodies of three missing Marines and a Navy corpsman deserves the award, according to the half-brother of one of the deceased men.

Chase Goodman of Pikeville, Ky., told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he hopes Dakota Meyer receives nationwide recognition when he is presented with the nation's highest military decoration for valor.

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Local/Regional News
8:27 am
Tue July 26, 2011

WUKY StoryCorps - Two Local Artists Talk About Healing Power, Inspiration Of Art

Lexington artists Bob Morgan (L) and Jim Brancaccio. (R).
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Lexington, KY – Lexington artists Jim Brancaccio and Bob Morgan have seen a lot of changes in the central Kentucky area, both socially and in the art world. Jim is a former gallery director at the Living Arts & Science Center. Bob describes himself as a renegade artist who focuses on uncomfortable subject matter. Here the two friends talk about using art to remember people who suffered with HIV & AIDS.

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Local/Regional News
8:01 am
Tue July 26, 2011

Former Wildcat Desmond Allison Killed In Shooting

Columbus, OH – Columbus police say former University of Kentucky basketball player Desmond Allison was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting outside an apartment complex in Northeast Columbus.

Authorities say the two were shot multiple times at around 4 p.m. Monday after they became involved in an argument with several people. They were taken to a local hospital where Allison, 31, died of his injuries and Malcolm Goff, 36, was treated and released.

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Local/Regional News
7:57 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Obama Declares Major Disaster After Kentucky Storms

Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Kentucky and ordered federal assistance for areas hit by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in June.

Obama made the declaration on Monday, which opened the way for local governments and some nonprofit groups to get federal funding on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and for repairing damaged infrastructure.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate appointed a federal coordinating officer for the affected area.

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Local/Regional News
2:17 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Lexington Ranked Sixth Best "Value City"

Lexington, KY – Lexington may be Men's Health magazine's most sedentary city, but it's also the sixth best "value" city. That's according to Kiplinger magazine.

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Local/Regional News
1:55 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Homefront Concert Honors Military Families

Lexington, KY – The audience for Montgomery Gentry's next Louisville show won't just be sitting in the KFC Yum Center; it'll also be stationed around the world.

"The concert is the first of its kind," says Lt. Col. Kirk Hilbrecht, Director of the Public Affairs for the Kentucky National Guard.

The concert will be broadcast on pentagonchannel.com.

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Local/Regional News
1:26 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Fayette County Property Values Holding Steady Despite Downturn

Lexington, KY – While Lexington is still feeling the effects of the housing downturn, a new report issued by the Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator's office shows the city weathering the storm better than many.

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Local/Regional News
12:46 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

Census: More Renters In KY; More Empty Homes

Louisville, KY – In a spin-off from the sour economy, Kentuckians are increasingly opting to rent and more housing units are empty than a decade ago, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Renter-occupied housing accounted for 31 percent of all homes, the 2010 census numbers found, up from 29 percent in 2000.

Nearly 11 percent of Kentucky's 1.9 million housing units were vacant compared to 9.2 percent a decade earlier, according to the numbers released last week.

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Local/Regional News
8:02 am
Mon July 25, 2011

KY Congressman Takes Part In Update On Debt Talks

Louisville, KY – A Kentucky congressman said Sunday that House Speaker John Boehner is trying to resolve the debt crisis while sticking to principles of a tea party-backed spending plan that would cut trillions in federal spending.

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Saving Stories
4:13 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Civil War Series Continues With Spotlight On Raiders

Lexington, KY – Continuing our "Saving Civil War Stories" series, Alan Lytle and Dr. Doug Boyd, from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries discuss a particularly terrifying aspect of Civil War life for Kentucky residents.

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