Local/Regional News
8:53 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Lexington's Central Library Finds Bedbugs

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington Public Library has begun a new cleaning regimen after two bedbugs were found inside its Central Library.

Spokesman Doug Tattersall says the library is safe for patrons.Tattersall has worked for the library for 11 years and says he's never heard of bedbugs being an issue there in the past.

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Local/Regional News
8:39 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Hearing on Breeders' Cup Race Concludes

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A three-day hearing into the actions of Kentucky's top racing steward during last year's Breeders' Cup has ended, and the hearing officer denied a request to have the case dismissed.

Attorneys for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and steward John Veitch will file written closing arguments sometime in the next two months. Hearing officer Bob Layton will have up to 90 days afterward to make his recommendation on whether Veitch should be sanctioned.

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Local/Regional News
8:29 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Mayors of Louisville, Lexington Announce Job Study

CHICAGO – Joined by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray at the Clinton Global Initiative American event held in Chicago Thursday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced a regional economic development study to improve both cities' competitiveness in advanced manufacturing.

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Local/Regional News
4:42 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Study: Lexington Most Sedentary City In U.S.

Lexington, KY – Anytime they're talking about your town on the Colbert Report, 9 times out of 10 it's not for a good reason. Wednesday evening, the host cited a new study by Men's Health Magazine declaring Lexington, Kentucky as the most sedentary city in the United States. WUKY news caught up with Men's Health deputy editor Matt Marion, to find out why Lexington earned the dubious dishonor.

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Farmer's Market Report
10:59 am
Thu June 30, 2011

LFM 0701-02

Lexington, KY – It's the long Independence Day weekend and Bob tells us what's at the markets good for grillin'. Plus he talks about how to make a "grilled" ratatouille that is great for freezing for winter meals. Find a Farmer's Market near you at www.marketmakerky.com

Local/Regional News
9:58 am
Thu June 30, 2011

KY Legislature Poised To Act After Retirement Audit

Frankfort, KY – Lawmakers are promising legislation addressing issues raised in a state audit of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. That's the word from Frankfort, where Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh covered a lengthy legislative hearing on the audit.

The 118-page audit made 92 recommendations for strengthening Board of Trustees' oversight and governance of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. The board manages investments of nearly $13 billion for 300,000 active and retired state workers.

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Local/Regional News
8:44 am
Thu June 30, 2011

In Depth: New Law has Fireworks Fans Excited, Safety Officials Nervous

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The effect of a state law signed by Governor Beshear back in March comes down to this week, the final days leading up to the July 4th holiday. The significance of House Bill 333 will be loud, bright, and soar high into the air. Brenna Angel has more on Kentucky's new regulations of fireworks.

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Local/Regional News
8:35 am
Thu June 30, 2011

Doneghy Convicted Of Manslaughter, Jury Recommends 30 Years

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After some 18 hours of deliberation, a jury has found 34-year-old Glenn Doneghy guilty of second degree manslaughter in the death of Lexington Police Officer Bryan Durman.

The twelve member panel also convicted Doneghy on counts of leaving the scene of an accident, second degree assault, fourth degree assault, possession of marijuana, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia.

The jury acquitted Doneghy on three additional accounts of third degree assault.

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Local/Regional News
7:52 am
Thu June 30, 2011

No Verdict Yet in Doneghy Murder Trial

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Jurors in the Glen Doneghy murder trial are still considering the man's innocence or guilt in the death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman. After more than ten hours of deliberation Wednesday, Judge James Ishmael dismissed the jury and told the panel to return at 10:00 Thursday morning.

In her closing testimony, defense attorney Kate Dunn emphasized that Durman was not wearing a reflective vest and was not in a position to protect himself on North Limestone Street as he investigated a noise complaint.

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Local/Regional News
11:24 pm
Tue June 28, 2011

UK Gives Todd A Faculty Contract

Lexington, KY – Lee T. Todd Jr., who is leaving the presidency of the University of Kentucky this week, has been given a tenured faculty contract in the College of Engineering.

The university board of trustees' Executive Committee decided Tuesday on the terms of the deal, which will pay Todd the equivalent of the highest paid faculty member in the college. University spokesman Jay Blanton said that amount currently is a little more than $162,000.

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