Local/Regional News
7:46 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Reduced Thursday Admission at Lexington Pools

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With central Kentucky under an excessive heat advisory through Saturday, the city of Lexington has announced a few options for citizens seeking relief from the high temperatures.

The Dunbar Community Center on North Upper Street and the Lexington Senior Citizens Center at the corner of Alumni and Nicholasville will have the air conditioning running. Senior citizens can get a free ride to those centers through LexTran.

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Local/Regional News
5:47 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Bed Bugs Discovered In UK Student Center

Lexington, KY – A contracted exterminator for the University of Kentucky says his crew will be at the UK Student Center Friday to treat a sitting area where some bed bugs were found earlier this week. Donnie Blake, with OPC Pest Control of Louisville, says bedbug infestations are rapidly on the rise in this part of the country.

"I've been in this business for forty years and have never seen a pest take over like this. Prior to 2003 we had done one bed bug treatment. This year we will do over 5,000 bed bug treatment and inspections."

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Local/Regional News
3:05 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Beshear - Williams Meet Face To Face At KFB Forum

Louisville, KY – In their first joint appearance of the general election, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and Republican state Senate President David Williams discussed their differing views on a range of issues at a forum Wednesday in Louisville.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau hosted the discussion, which covered agriculture, tax and education policy. Williams said Beshear has not led on those issues and the commonwealth has fallen behind states such as Tennessee, which doesn't have a state income tax.

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Local/Regional News
2:40 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Organizations Partner To Provide Free Dental Screenings For Children

Lexington, KY – Children of horse industry employees in Lexington will be receiving free dental exams as part of a new partnership.

Keeneland, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, and Blue Grass Farms Charities are teaming up to provide free dental screenings for kids July 30th. Residents and professors from the College of Dentistry will staff a mobile dental unit at Keeneland. College Dean Sharon Turner says the collaboration will benefit all involved.

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Specials
2:22 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From July 18, 1848

Lexington, KY – An actual story from the July 18, 1848 edition from the Jackson Republican reveals how far the courtship ritual has come.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
2:18 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Dr. Greg Looks At Bariatric Surgery Survival

Lexington, KY – In this week's show, Dr. Greg and his guest discuss a new study examining the survival rate of patients who undergo bariatric surgery.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
2:15 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Dr. Greg Discusses Carbs And Cancer Study

Lexington, KY – In this week's program hear more about a new study investigating a link between carbohydrates and cancer.

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Local/Regional News
1:05 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

City To Release Parts Of Steve Nunn Case File

Lexington, KY – Lexington city leaders now say they will release a "significant portion" of the Steve Nunn police case file.

The Lexington Herald Leader had made an open-records request for the documents shortly after the former state lawmaker pleaded guilty, and received a life sentence, for killing his former fiancee Amanda Ross.

The Urban County Council had said it would release the records only after Nunn had completed his sentence.

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Local/Regional News
4:43 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Local Gay Rights Group In The Running For Pepsi Grant

Lexington, KY – A local gay rights group is a finalist for a $10,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh campaign.

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Local/Regional News
3:42 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Four Years After Domestic Shutdown, U.S. Horses Still Sent to Slaughterhouses

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Four years ago, the U.S. economy was beginning to take a dive, bad weather made it difficult for farmers to feed their horses, and domestic horse slaughter came to a halt.

Essie Rogers of the Kentucky Horse Council says not much has changed in the number of unwanted and neglected horses.

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