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2:17 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

UK Students Get Financial Literacy Tips To Avoid Credit Pitfalls

Lexington, KY – More than 300 UK students got some financial advice from President Lee Todd, and men's basketball coach John Calipari. The two spoke on Thursday during a credit-wise financial literacy forum.

Coach Cal says everybody needs to learn early how to set, and stick to, a budget.

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8:49 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Task Force to Fight Cigarette Litter in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Members of the recently formed Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission want to tackle cigarette butts in the group's first major project. The commission detailed plans to form a cigarette litter task force at a meeting Thursday.

Commission chair Patricia Knight wants to see a group of 15-20 people appointed by the end of the month.

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Local/Regional News
8:37 am
Thu January 20, 2011

McConnell, Paul Praise House Repeal of Healthcare Law

WASHINGTON – Kentucky's Republican U.S. Senators are praising a vote by the House to repeal the healthcare reform law. The proposal passed Wednesday evening by a count of 245-189.

Although the repeal measure is considered largely symbolic and would be vetoed by President Obama, Senator Mitch McConnell says he'll make sure the issue is addressed in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Local/Regional News
4:56 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Task Force Continues Toward Goal Of Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Lexington, KY – A panel comprised of government, community, and business leaders continues to press toward the goal of establishing a city-supported affordable housing trust fund that would be used to improve the living conditions of low-income citizens. On Wednesday, the group received a progress update from a firm charged with gauging the potential economic impact. Urban County Council member Peggy Henson chairs the committee.

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Local/Regional News
4:20 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Nine Operating Rooms Part of Next Wave of Construction at Chandler Hospital

Example of a hybrid operating room. Courtesy UK HealthCare.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Chandler Hospital officials announced Wednesday a $35 million project to build nine new operating rooms, one of them being a hybrid OR. The specialized space is for the sickest patients who need very complex surgery.

While designing the operating rooms, surgeon-in-chief Dr. Jay Zwischenberger says a life size Styrofoam mock-up was constructed on the second floor of the new hospital.

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WUKY In Depth
12:43 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Reporter Brenna Angel 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky AP Broadcasters Awards 2010: Compilation of work by reporter Brenna Angel

Local/Regional News
7:47 am
Wed January 19, 2011

More Fixes Ahead For Lexington Sewer System

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington leaders are learning the extent of sanitary sewer problems in certain parts of the city. Detailed maps showing sewage overflow areas during heavy rains were distributed to members of the Urban County Council's new environmental quality committee Tuesday.

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Local/Regional News
4:20 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

University of Kentucky Settles Suit With Astronomer

Martin Gaskell Sued The University of Kentucky Claiming Religious Discrimination.

Lexington, KY – The university of Kentucky has agreed to pay $125,000 to Martin Gaskell in exchange for Gaskell dropping a federal religious discrimination suit. Gaskell claimed he was passed over to be director of UK's MacAdam Student Observatory in 2007 because of his religion and statements that were perceived to be critical of evolution.

Court exhibits showed Gaskell was a top candidate, but some professors called him "something close to a creationist" and "potentially evangelical" in e-mails.

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Local/Regional News
1:35 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

Hitting the Trail: Horse Groups to Host Annual Summit

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A popular pastime for thousands of horse enthusiasts will be the focus of a three-day meeting later this month at Barren River State Resort Park.

The Kentucky Horse Council and the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) are hosting the sixth annual Kentucky Trail Summit.

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Local/Regional News
1:32 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

Williams - Farmer Ticket Officially Enters Governor's Race

Frankfort, KY – With their wives and children looking on, Senate President David Williams and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer signed the papers and paid the fees that make their gubernatorial campaign official. The two are vying for the Republican nomination, and Williams says they're the face of change.

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