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3:21 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Power Cooperative Looks For Alternatives To Coal

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10:33 am
Tue July 19, 2011

Gatewood Galbraith To Officially Enter Race This Week

Frankfort, KY – Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith is expected to officially enter the governor's race as an independent candidate later this week.

Galbraith said he will submit more than 7,000 signatures Thursday to state election officials. That's far more than the 5,000 required under state law to get his name on the ballot to run as an independent gubernatorial candidate.

Galbraith will face Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican nominee David Williams in the Nov. 8 election.

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9:47 am
Tue July 19, 2011

WUKY StoryCorps - Hope Center Clients Share Stories To Encourage and Inspire

Lexington, KY – When the StoryCorps crew was set up in Lexington, they brought their recording booth to a number of non-profit agencies including Lexington's Hope Center. Today we're sharing a conversation between two of the men who have come to call the homeless shelter their home while they attempt to regain their sobriety.

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6:38 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Lawmakers Tout Signs Of Job Growth

Lexington, KY – Homegrown Lexington tech company SIS is expanding, pouring 5.5 million dollars into its operation. And state and local lawmakers are hoping that becomes a trend.

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6:34 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Lexington Plays Host To NOBLE

Lexington, KY – Lexington plays host to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, or NOBLE, this week.

The annual conference, now in its 35th year, brings together top federal and local law enforcement officials, as well as youth and families. Retired Lexington Assistant Police Chief James Jackson served as a NOBLE co-chair this year. He says the climate for African-Americans in uniform has clearly improved over the years, but more work is needed.

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5:05 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Could Postal Service Consolidation Plans Include Lexington?

Lexington, KY – A spokesman with the U-S Postal Service says the agency is about to conduct a study to see if some of the duties handled by the Lexington Processing and Distribution Center could be performed more efficiently at the Louisville plant.

David Walton says such "Area Mail Processing" studies are going on all across the country.

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12:52 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

UK To Pay Consultant For Help In Prioritizing Goals

Lexington, KY – A consulting firm has been tapped to help the University of Kentucky retool its long-term goals at a cost of $285,000, a newspaper reported Monday.

Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group is expected to release its findings in October to the UK Board of Trustees and new president Eli Capilouto, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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9:28 am
Mon July 18, 2011

New E. Ky. School Will Focus on Troubled Youth

HARLAN, Ky. – A National Guard school program for at-risk teenagers that has been operating in central Kentucky for a dozen years is opening a facility specifically for Appalachian youth.

The Appalachian Youth ChalleNGe Academy is scheduled to open in
2012 in Harlan. The Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy, located at Fort Knox, has been
in operation since 1999.

Colonel John Wayne Smith, director of the Fort Knox program, says the Harlan school will recruit in 23 eastern Kentucky counties.

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9:06 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Arts Council Awards $1.6 Million to Arts Groups

FRANKFORT, Ky. – One hundred nonprofit arts and cultural organizations have received a total of $1.6 million in operational support funding from the Kentucky Arts Council.

The council says the funds are administered through the Kentucky Arts Partnership program with competitive, matching grants for organizations offering year-round opportunities for citizens to enjoy the arts.

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8:43 am
Mon July 18, 2011

State Wants to Relocate Mercer Bridge

Central Pike Bridge in Mercer County -- photo courtesy Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It needs a little TLC, but the state Transportation Cabinet says a Mercer County bridge could make the perfect addition to someone's property. The Central Pike Bridge on County Road 1310 near Harrodsburg has been deemed eligible for relocation.

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