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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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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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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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8:01 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Williams / Farmer Getting Outside Ad Help

Louisville, KY – A group aiming to increase the nation's ranks of Republican governors bolstered GOP candidate David Williams on Monday by launching a television ad trying to link Kentucky's sluggish job market to Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.

In its ad, the Republican Governors Association points to job losses under Beshear's stewardship and says: "Kentucky needs a new direction" in touting Williams, the state Senate President, in his challenge to the incumbent.

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3:30 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Spotlight Lexington A No-Go For 2011

Lexington, KY – Organizers of the Spotlight Lexington Festival have officially canceled this year's event citing a lack of corporate support. Spotlight Chair Kip Cornett says while the festival proved a very popular aspect of the World Equestrian Games last fall, continuing it this year proved cost-prohibitive.

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3:03 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Beshear, Williams to Address Speedway Traffic Mess

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two of Kentucky's political leaders are looking for ways to fix the traffic problems that plagued the NASCAR Sprint Cup race this weekend.

While Governor Steve Beshear was telling drivers in this weekend's Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway to "start your engines," many fans with tickets to the race were stuck in traffic outside the track.

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12:32 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Jr. League Horse Show Celebrating 75 Years In Lexington

Lexington, KY – Thousands of Saddle-bred Horse Enthusiasts are at the Red Mile in Lexington this week for the 75th Annual Junior League Horse Show.

Alice Dearborn is serving as this year's event chairwoman:

"We are the largest outdoor saddle-bred horse show in the world. What makes us so unique is that a group of women who don't really know a lot about horses put on this world class event."

Dearborn says the American Saddle-bred is a horse whose roots run deep in the Bluegrass.

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12:11 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Cold Case Cards Generating Few Tips

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky State Police say a deck of "cold case" playing cards distributed seven months ago has produced several tips, but nothing to solve any of the crimes included in the pack.

Lt. David Jude told The State-Journal that 11 tips have come from the cards, including "some good information." Jude says investigators are still hoping for better results.

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8:04 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Final Shuttle Mission Carrying Ky. Research Project

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The final flight of the U.S. Space Shuttle program is carrying a scientific research project from Kentucky.

The shuttle launched Friday with a medical experiment organized by the Kentucky Space consortium. The project tests how malignant brain cancer cells behave in low gravity. Kentucky Space president Kris Kimel says the research is part of a larger project studying various diseases in space.

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7:42 am
Mon July 11, 2011

Homicide Wasn't First Violent Act at Group Home

PAINT LICK, Ky. – The death of a disabled resident at a central Kentucky group home wasn't the first violent act reported at the facility.

According to records obtained by The Richmond Register from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, residents at the Garrard County home have acted violently in at least nine separate incidents since the facility opened in August 2010.

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