Local/Regional News
9:14 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Kentucky Players are NBA Bound

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Several players with ties to the Bluegrass State heard their name called in the NBA draft Thursday night.

Enes Kanter, who was supposed to play college basketball for Kentucky but was ruled ineligible by the NCAA, was the third draft pick.

Former UK guard Brandon Knight was snatched up by the Detroit Pistons.

"I'm a player that likes to learn, so I know in Detroit I'll be able to learn, be able to get better, and you know that's one of my goals," said Knight.

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Local/Regional News
9:01 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Council Approves Lexington Budget, Mayor Will Make Vetoes

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A $274 million budget passed the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council Thursday night. But some parts of the measure still face an uphill battle.

Four people cast "no" votes, including Councilwoman Diane Lawless. She says the city cannot afford luxuries like lacrosse fields and disc golf courses.

"There are many things in here that are not essential services. And that's where we are right now."

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Local/Regional News
10:07 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

FEATURE: Not Just a Councilman, Stinnett is a Parliamentarian

Councilman Kevin Stinnett

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council has covered a lot of ground over the past several weeks as they helped develop a budget for the next fiscal year. Working through all of the agenda items during council meetings can be a hectic process, even for veteran council members.

"We are on page five, ready for item 21."

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Local/Regional News
5:16 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Weeklong Tribute To Henry Clay Winding Down

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Local/Regional News
4:17 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Collision Reconstructionists Testify About Durman Crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Details and technical aspects of the fatal crash that killed Lexington police officer Bryan Durman were discussed in court Thursday.

Lexington police Sgt. Ron Keaton served as a hit and ran investigator in the Bryan Durman case and analyzed the event data recorder from the 1998 Chevy Tahoe that struck the officer.

Keaton testified that upon impact, the vehicle slowed down only about .6 miles per hour.

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Local/Regional News
1:34 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

UPDATED: UK Police Investigating Campus Death

Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe says an investigation is under way regarding the death of a UK employee whose body was found in the stairwell of the Rose Street Parking Garage early Thursday morning.

"It appears that he fell from one of the top levels of the parking structure and when he fell it appears that he suffered a significant amount of head trauma. There doesn't seem to be any situation of foul play, but it is an ongoing investigation."

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Farmer's Market Report
12:37 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

LFM 0624-25

Lexington, KY – This week Bob tells us about the HOT peppers now at the markets. Lettuces and corn are in as well. Plus Bob talks about UK Horticulture research for local farmers. Find a market near you at www.marketmakerky.com

Specials
9:49 am
Thu June 23, 2011

All The News That's NOT Fit To Print

Lexington, KY – You've Heard Of Slow News Days, Right? Imagine Having To Fill Up Space In A Small Town Newspaper More Than A Century Ago. Here Are Actual Items Printed In The June 20, 1900 Issue of the Breckenridge News.

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Specials
9:43 am
Thu June 23, 2011

Starving Snake Presents Challenge For Zookeepers

Lexington, KY – From the June 13, 1909 Edition of the Louisville Courier Journal. Q: How Do You Feed A Snake That Would Rather Starve? A: Very Carefully!

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Local/Regional News
11:05 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

Tornado Hits Near Churchill Downs

Louisville, KY – A few barns partially collapsed and horses ran loose for a time Wednesday at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, after a powerful storm that spawned tornadoes blew through Louisville.

Officials have no immediate reports of serious injuries to humans or horses at the track on the southwestern side of Louisville. A mayor's spokesman said a couple people may have been trapped in their cars in high water on the east side of the city.

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