Local/Regional News
9:14 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Agencies Form HIV Community Coalition

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Their mission is important but budgets are in jeopardy, so several groups that focus on HIV awareness are joining forces.

Mark Royse is executive director of AIDS Volunteers of Lexington, one of the partner organizations in the newly-formed HIV Community Coalition.

"If we can all collaborate and sort of partner everyone's strengths together, we can cover a larger area more effectively and more efficiently and make the best use of everybody's resources."

Read more
Local/Regional News
9:01 am
Thu May 26, 2011

UK Athletics Approve 83.6 Million Dollar Budget

University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart.

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Athletic Association Board has approved an annual budget of 83.6 million dollars for the next fiscal year. That's four million dollars more than last year's spending plan.

Despite the increase, Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart says there are no plans to give back any additional money to the university for non-athletic scholarships.

Read more
Local/Regional News
5:10 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Judge Denies Injunction Against Marathon Oil

Frankfort, KY – A Frankfort judge, in a price gouging case against Marathon Petroleum, has refused to force the oil company to roll back gas prices in Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details of the judge's ruling.

In the wake of April flooding, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway accused Marathon Petroleum of price gouging during a State of Emergency declared on April 26th.

Read more
Local/Regional News
1:43 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Red Cross Says Cash Best Way To Help Storm and Tornado Victims

Bowling Green, KY – People wanting to make donations to help the victims of recent tornadoes and flooding are advised not to send clothing or building materials at this time. Dan Modlin of Kentucky Public Radio has this report.

Although relief agencies trying to help storm victims appreciate the idea, they say gifts of money, not materials, are the most efficient way to help.

Read more
Local/Regional News
11:48 am
Wed May 25, 2011

Gas Prices To Spike Going Into Memorial Day Weekend

Lexington, KY – A Senior Petroleum Analyst says gas prices are expected to spike between ten to thirty cents going into the heavily traveled Memorial Day weekend.

Patrick DeHaan, with GasBuddy.com which tracks gas prices in all fifty states and Canada, says despite a recent downward trend, a sudden jump in wholesale prices on Monday and Tuesday of this week is expected to drive up the cost of a gallon of gas this holiday weekend.

Read more
Local/Regional News
9:17 am
Wed May 25, 2011

KU - LG&E Seeking Rate Hikes

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Utilities and LG&E have submitted to the Public Service Commission a five year plan to raise electric rates some 19%. LG&E spokesperson Chip Keeling says the additional revenue is needed in order to complete federally-mandated improvements to the utility's coal-fired power plants.

Read more
Local/Regional News
8:58 am
Wed May 25, 2011

Drug Czar Says Kentucky System Not Enough to Fight Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON – Kentucky's system for tracking the dispensing of prescription drugs is "forward leaning" but it's not enough. That's what President Obama's drug czar told a Senate panel in Washington Tuesday.

Gil Kerlikowske testified on the nation's prescription drug abuse epidemic before the subcommittee on crime and terrorism.

Read more
Local/Regional News
8:47 am
Wed May 25, 2011

Feds Demand Records of Mine Firms Massey, Peabody

WASHINGTON – An administrative law judge has ordered two major coal producers, Massey Energy Co. and Peabody Energy Corp., to turn over information about coal mine accidents, injuries, and work-related illnesses.

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said Massey and Peabody refused to turn over information it needed to determine if eight mines in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia should be subject to greater enforcement because of persistent violations.

Read more
Local/Regional News
5:37 pm
Tue May 24, 2011

Meet The 2010 KSP Trooper Of The Year

Frankfort, KY – The 2010 Kentucky State Police Trooper of the Year is a veteran of Post One in far western Kentucky. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was at the awards ceremony in Frankfort.

Read more
Local/Regional News
4:33 pm
Tue May 24, 2011

Fayette Co. Schools Counting Down to Kindergarten

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A new program will keep rising Fayette County kindergartners busy this summer.

Four-year-old Josiah is already looking forward to next school year, when he'll be a kindergartner at Northern Elementary.

"Books and art and paint," says Josiah.

He's one of 2,000 students who will start kindergarten at Fayette County Public Schools this fall.

Mom Yessenia Ramage has been getting her son ready.

Read more

Pages