Local/Regional News
7:32 am
Fri May 27, 2011

Fire Reported on Ky. Plane That Crashed in North Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Lexington native who piloted a plane that crashed in the western North Carolina mountains Wednesday reported a fire on-board the aircraft before it went down.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says the Beech Baron 58 was flying from Atlanta to Hazard, Ky.

All four people on board were killed.

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Local/Regional News
6:41 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

In Depth: The Decline Of Print News Coverage In Eastern Kentucky

Lexington, KY – The departure of Lexington Herald Leader reporter Dori Hjalmarson signifies a significant, and some are saying a sad development in regional, print news coverage. Hjalmarson was the last Eastern Kentucky bureau reporter in the state. WUKY's Alan Lytle discusses the development with Al Cross, the director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
4:11 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Lexington-Fayette Begins Council Redistricting

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Changes are ahead for Lexington's legislative districts.

The latest figures from the U.S. Census show some of the districts within Lexington Fayette Urban County Government are unevenly populated. Lexington Vice-Mayor Linda says each district should have around 24,650 people give or take 5 percent, but some are much larger.

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Local/Regional News
1:41 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Legg Concedes Race Following Recanvass

Frankfort, KY – A recanvass of the votes in the Republican primary for Kentucky Secretary of State did not change the outcome of the race. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

On election night, Bill Johnson defeated Hilda Legg by just over 1,100 votes. In the recanvass, Johnson picked up five votes and Legg gained 11.

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Local/Regional News
12:43 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

McConnell & Paul On Opposite Sides Of Patriot Act Debate

Washington, D.C. – Over the objections of some lawmakers, including Rand Paul of Kentucky, the U.S. Senate voted to extend three terrorism-fighting tools for law enforcement beyond their midnight expiration.

Senators voted 79-18 to move toward a final vote on the legislation, with passage expected later Thursday. The measure also needs House approval before it can go to the White House.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:31 am
Thu May 26, 2011

LFM 0527-28

Lexington, KY – It's Memorial Day Weekend... Bob shares grilling tips. And the strawberries are award winning this year... so many strawberries - so little time! :-)

Specials
10:53 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Temperance Is The Name Of This Game

Lexington, KY – An actual headline from the May 30, 1906 edition of the Springfield Sun.

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Specials
10:49 am
Thu May 26, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From May 23, 1914

Lexington, KY – As This Headline from May 23, 1914 attests, immigration in the U-S is certainly not a new issue.

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Local/Regional News
10:19 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Superintendent Search For FCPS Progressing

Lexington, KY – Fayette County Public Schools will consider five candidates to become the next superintendent of the school district. A screening committee narrowed the pool of applicants from 14 to five Wednesday night.

Next week, the committee will meet with the Fayette County Board of Education in closed session to discuss the top candidates and determine how many to interview.

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Local/Regional News
10:05 am
Thu May 26, 2011

World Championship Horse Show Part of State Fair Again

Louisville, KY – The World's Championship Horse Show returns to the Kentucky State Fair this August for its 107th year.

The international equine event features more than 2,000 horses competing for more than $1 million in premiums, drawing people from around the world.

Horses will compete in eight different divisions showcasing five-gaited, three-gaited, fine harness, saddlebred pleasure, saddlebred equitation, hackney/harness ponies, roadster ponies and roadster horses.

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