Local/Regional News
1:05 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Neighborhood Police Officers Still on Chopping Block

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Local/Regional News
12:54 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Tea Party Leader Forms Political Action Committee

Louisville, KY – A key strategist behind U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's political rise is forming a political action committee in Kentucky to support tea party candidates.

David Adams told The Associated Press on Monday that the PAC - called Kentucky Knows Best - will recruit candidates, stage rallies and make campaign contributions.

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Local/Regional News
9:47 am
Mon June 13, 2011

In Depth: Mixed Feelings About For-Profit Colleges

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Complaints about for-profit colleges in Kentucky continue to raise eyebrows in Frankfort. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, the schools also have many legislative defenders.

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Local/Regional News
9:40 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Ichthus Music Festival Kicks Off Wednesday

WILMORE, Ky. – For the 42nd time, a Christian rock festival will attract thousands to the central Kentucky community of Wilmore. Hillsong United will open the Ichthus Festival Wednesday.

Ichthus Chief Executive Officer, Mark Vermillion says the four day event can have a personal impact on festival goers.

"So much happens here in a weekend's time. And when people leave here, they're lives are changed and so they go out and they want to have an impact on other lives, they want to serve other people."

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Local/Regional News
8:56 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Mine Rescue Teams to Compete in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Mine rescue teams from eight states will put their skills to the test at a contest in Maysville, Kentucky this week. The Mine Safety and Health Administration is sponsoring the 4th annual Southeast Region / Central Kentucky Mine Rescue Contest.

The two-day event will feature a variety of scenarios, including a mine fire, explosion, or roof collapse.

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Local/Regional News
8:19 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

School Board Names Tom Shelton New Leader at FCPS

Daviess County Superintendent Tom Shelton on Friday was hired to replace Stu Silberman as Fayette County Schools Superintendent

Lexington, KY – After deliberating some nine hours, the Fayette County School Board on Friday evening named Daviess County Superintendent Tom Shelton its new superintendent.

The forty-seven year old Shelton succeeds the out-going Stu Silberman who announced his retirement earlier this year, but has since been named Executive Director of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.

Shelton also replaced Silberman at Daviess County when the administrator left to take the Lexington position some seven years ago.

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Local/Regional News
8:16 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Beshear Says No Furloughs In 2012

Frankfort, KY – It's been another stellar month for state revenue receipts in Kentucky. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, that means no furlough days for state workers next fiscal year.

General Fund receipts in May were $750 million, a whopping 18 percent increase over May 2010 receipts. Tax collections in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year have grown 6.7 percent.

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Local/Regional News
11:58 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Personnel Board To Investigate Job Transfers

Frankfort, KY – The state Personnel Board has voted to begin an investigation into whether the Department of Agriculture illegally placed two political appointees in protected positions. The unanimous vote was taken during a meeting on Friday.

Vice Chairman Larry B. Gillis urged fellow board members to approve the probe to determine whether the workers were illegally transferred from positions as division directors into lesser jobs protected by the state's merit system.

Gillis said the transfers look suspicious.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:25 am
Fri June 10, 2011

LFM 0610-11

Lexington, KY – This week Bob talks about what in at the markets... especially the local "spring" chickens... plus how to prepare them. And how to make more than one meal out of one chicken.

Local/Regional News
8:14 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Elaine Farris Wants to Return to Fayette Co. as Superintendent

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A former Fayette County Public Schools administrator returned to Lexington Thursday as the third and final candidate to interview for the job of FCPS superintendent. Elaine Farris, who now heads up Clark County schools, says closing student achievement gaps requires specific strategies.

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