Local/Regional News
7:48 pm
Mon December 27, 2010

Former Chief Justice Mulling Run For Attorney General

Louisville, KY – Former Kentucky Chief Justice Joseph Lambert says he is considering running as a Republican for attorney general.

The 62-year-old Mount Vernon resident told The Courier-Journal that he will make his decision before the Jan. 25 filing deadline.

Lambert would face Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool if he enters the GOP primary. P'Pool filed to run earlier this month.

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11:28 am
Mon December 27, 2010

KSP Reports One Highway Fatality Over Holiday Weekend

Bowling Green, KY – The Kentucky State Police say only one person was killed on the state's highways this holiday weekend. Trooper John Hawkins says an increasing number of Kentuckians are using seat belts and that is having an impact.

"Over the last couple of years we have increased our enforcement of seat belts, and of course with the passage of primary seat belt law we're able to do that more effectively; and increase our seat belt usage in the state."

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Local/Regional News
9:50 pm
Sun December 26, 2010

Deadly Afghan Year Takes Toll on 101st Airborne

Fort Campbell, KY – The Army division known as the Screaming Eagles, formed ahead of the 1944 Allied invasion of Normandy, has lost 104 men this year - or about 1 in 5 American deaths in Afghanistan. That is close to a toll of 105 divisional deaths in Iraq during a 2005-2006 deployment that was its deadliest year in combat since Vietnam.

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Local/Regional News
3:30 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Kentucky Considers Ban On Caffeinated Energy Drinks

Frankfort, KY – The proposal comes on the heels of action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to declare caffeine in alcoholic energy drinks an "unsafe food additive."
Republican state Rep. Danny Ford of Mount Vernon said Thursday he believes even nonalcoholic energy drinks could pose a health risk to children who drink them.

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Local/Regional News
4:30 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Lamb Turns In Lion-Like Performance In UK Win

Lexington, KY –
Doron Lamb broke the record of 31 set by Jamal Mashburn on Feb. 3, 1991 against Georgia on a nifty layup that put the Wildcats up by 28 with 6:38 remaining. He walked off to a standing ovation moments later after making 11 of 12 field goals, including 7 of 8 3-pointers.

Brandon Knight shook off a banged up left knee to finish with 21 points and five rebounds as the Wildcats (9-2) breezed into the Christmas break with ease.

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4:15 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Gray Announces More Personnel Appointments

Lexington, KY – Jim Gray will be inaugurated as Lexington's next mayor January second. By then, he should have a full complement of assistant administrators in place.

Gray announced former general services commissioner Bob Ramsey will return to that position. Assistant Deputy Attorney General Janet Graham will head the law department. The mayor-elect also has teams of citizens looking at ways to improve city government.

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1:30 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

White Christmas in KY?

Lexington, KY – Forecasters say there should be some snow on the ground Christmas morning in Kentucky, but the accumulations will be less than originally expected.

Louisville and Lexington are expected to get under two inches. National Weather Service meteorologist John Denman says the state's two largest cities may not even get an inch and northern Kentucky near Cincinnati may not get any snow.

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Local/Regional News
9:37 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Police - Fire Officials Offer Tips For Safer Holidays

Lexington, KY – Ten people have been killed in Kentucky in house fires since Dec. 3, and the state fire marshal is reminding residents to take precautions to ensure safety during the holidays and cold months of winter.

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Local/Regional News
4:10 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

KY Won't Lose Seats in Congress

Louisville, KY – Kentucky will neither gain nor lose a seat in Congress following the
2010 census.

Kentucky has six seats in the House. That number last changed after the
1990 census. The commonwealth previously had seven seats.

But while the number of seats won't change, the shape of the districts
may. Census Bureau director Robert Groves says information on population
shifts within states will be released next year.

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9:10 am
Tue December 21, 2010

Sate Approves Incentives For Speedway, Still Considering Ark Park

Frankfort, KY – On July 9th, the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta will host a 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race. But to land the race, the track needed to expand seating capacity to 65,000.

To help fund the expansion, the track applied for state sales tax rebates, which have now been approved.

Based on an investment of $85 million, the track will receive more than $20 million in performance-based rebates over a 10-year period.

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