Local/Regional News
10:22 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Government Works To Keep Lights On

Lexington, KY – It's one of the most basic services a government can provide: keeping the street lights on. But it isn't as easy as flipping a switch.

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Local/Regional News
4:58 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

KY Tax Receipts Grow Faster Than Expected

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's tax collections bounced back in the past year to post their strongest growth in five years, a turnaround that Gov. Steve Beshear trumpeted on Tuesday as a sure sign of economic recovery in a state battered by the recession.

The state's general fund receipts rose for the first time in three years and surpassed pre-recessionary figures, he announced.

Beshear, in the midst of his re-election campaign, touted the stronger-than-expected revenue figures at a Capitol press conference.

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Local/Regional News
3:15 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

PSC Acts To Deter Copper Thieves

Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Public Service Commission is sending out another warning in light of a recent uptick in attempted copper thefts from electric substations. Spokesman Andrew Melnykovych says thieves have been targeting utilities because of the perceived chance to make a big score.

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Specials
12:49 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From July 11, 1913

Lexington, KY – An interesting want-ad for a woman to sell unmentionables from the July 11, 1913 edition of the Mountain Advocate.

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Specials
12:45 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From June 27, 1909

Lexington, KY – The Bluegrass Blade was always of bastion of unconventional thought. Here's an actual headline from the June 27, 1909 edition.

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

Lexington Opens Cooling Centers

Lexington, KY – With heat indices expected to be in the triple digits again today, the city of Lexington is opening two cooling centers across town to help folks beat the heat. The Dunbar Community Center on Upper Street will be open until 8 p.m. The Lexington Senior Center on the corner of Alumni and Nicholasville Road will stay open until 6 p.m.

Lextran is offering free rides for senior citizens to and from the cooling centers. For more information on the free rides, call Lextran at (859) 253-4636.

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Local/Regional News
11:19 am
Tue July 12, 2011

KY Inmates Sue Over Restrictions On Pastor Visits

Louisville, KY – A group of death row inmates in Kentucky have sued the state prison system, claiming that pastors have been illegally restricted from visiting them.

The prison system changed its policy about a year ago, requiring inmates to place pastors on one of three slots on an inmate's visitation list to meet with them one-on-one. Previously, pastors had greater flexibility to visit the inmates one-on-one.

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Local/Regional News
10:04 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Miner Dies in Martin Co. Work Accident

INEZ, Ky. – A coal miner has been killed in an eastern Kentucky work accident.

A statement Tuesday from the Energy and Environment Cabinet said 26-year-old Ryan K. Thatcher of Salyersville died Monday night when he suffered head injuries at Voyager No. 7 mine near Inez in Martin County.

The mine, which is owned by Martin County Coal Corp., will remain closed while the accident is investigated.

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Local/Regional News
10:00 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Customer Service Center Ready to Hire 200+ Employees

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A customer service company has a new office in Lexington ready to be filled with some 250 new employees. Allconnect cut the ribbon Monday at its new facility in the UK Coldstream Research Park.

CEO Mark Miller says Allconnect contracts with utility companies to help people get power connected when they move to a new home.

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Local/Regional News
8:36 am
Tue July 12, 2011

WUKY StoryCorps - Odd Couple Bonds Over Love Of Sports

Lexington, KY – 80 year old Juanita Preuitt grew up in the small hamlet of Arden, Arkansas; population 250. 45 year old Sean Wright has always called Lexington his home, and is the manager of the Lexington Senior Center where Juanita likes to spend her time. Sean is black, Juanita is white, and on the surface one might believe they have little in common, but as their StoryCorps conversation illustrates, the love of sports loomed large in their respective childhoods.

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