Local/Regional News
4:23 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Council Panel Told Sewer Upgrades Will Be Costly

Lexington, KY – An Urban County Council panel has been told that those EPA-mandated improvements to the city's sewer system will result in a doubling, or even tripling of customer sewer bills over the next decade.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports that estimates range anywhere from $540 million to $814 million to fix the city's overwhelmed storm-water and sewer systems.

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UK Perspectives
1:11 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Dr. Todd Looks Back - Part 1

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd reflects on his tenure as University of Kentucky President.

UK Perspectives
1:10 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Dr. Todd Looks Back - Part 2

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd reflects on his tenure as University of Kentucky President.

UK Perspectives
1:09 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Dr. Todd Looks Back - Part 3

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd reflects on his tenure as University of Kentucky President.

Local/Regional News
1:07 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

WUKY StoryCorps: Nicholson Brothers Acknowledge Responsibility Of Stewardship

Lexington, KY – John Nicholson is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Park, which just last year became the first North American host site of the World Equestrian Games. His older brother Nick Nicholson is the current President of Keeneland Racetrack which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2011.

In this excerpt from their StoryCorps session, the Clark County natives talk about their respective roles in preserving Lexington's status as the Horse Capital of the World.

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Local/Regional News
12:58 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

Judge Considering Additional Evidence In Steve Nunn Case

Lexington, KY – A judge is considering whether jurors in the murder trial of former state lawmaker Steve Nunn will get to see writings seized from his car after his arrest.

Nunn is accused of gunning down his former fiancee, Amanda Ross, outside her Lexington apartment building in 2009.

Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine said she's trying to determine the relevance of the documents, which include a handwritten witness list in an assault case and Nunn's recounting of his relationship with Ross.

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Local/Regional News
12:40 pm
Tue June 21, 2011

UK Staff Encouraged To Donate Unused Leave Time

Lexington, KY – Many University of Kentucky staff members are facing a "use it or lose it" scenario with accrued vacation days that expire at the end of the month. The UK Human Resources Department is encouraging those people who won't be taking the time off to consider donating their hours to shared leave pools. Spokesperson Donna Cornet says at any given time, employees need to be away from the workplace for an extended period of time.

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Local/Regional News
8:59 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Northern Ky. Airport to Close One Area, Reopen Other

HEBRON, Ky. – A northern Kentucky airport will close one terminal and reopen a concourse under a consolidation and remodeling plan that could cost up to $31 million.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport chief executive John Mok says the project will "vastly improve the customer experience." He says Terminal 2 is
antiquated and congested and that closing it and moving all airlines into Terminal 3 will make the airport more efficient.

Terminal 1 houses administrative offices.

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Local/Regional News
10:17 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Trapped Miners Rescued

Middlesboro, KY – Three mine maintenance workers were freed and appeared to be in good health Monday after being trapped for 14 hours in a flooded southeastern Kentucky mine, a state spokesman said.

Dick Brown, spokesman for the state energy and environment cabinet, said the men were freed Monday at 8:22 p.m. EDT.

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Local/Regional News
3:26 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Doneghy Trial Enters Week Two

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The murder trial of a man charged with killed a Lexington police officer has entered week two of testimony.

Prosecutors introduced several pieces of evidence Monday, including boots, ammunition, and a taser. A detective in the police forensics unit showed jurors items from Officer Bryan Durman's uniform that flew off when he was struck and killed in a hit and run crash on North Limestone.

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