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8:02 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Justice Mary Noble Makes History

Deputy Chief Justice Mary Noble -- photo by Jennifer Collins, Administrative Office of the Courts

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Deputy Chief Justice Mary Noble of Lexington has become the first woman to preside over oral arguments in the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The issue before the Supreme Court was ineffective assistance of counsel in a criminal case. It's a fairly routine issue of appeal, but the proceedings were unique because, for the first time, a woman was sitting in the chief justice's chair.

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8:03 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Youth Safety Commission Idea Greeted With Skepticism

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Gray's office at City Hall resembled more of a "town hall" Wednesday during a routine press conference to announce the formation of a city commission on youth and public safety. The mayor, First District Council member Chris Ford, and other city leaders say the time has come to study ways of keeping young people active, engaged, and out of trouble. Alan Lytle has details.

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2:52 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Police & Fire Retirees Get Cost of Living Increase

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington's retired public safety workers can expect to receive more pension money each month to offset an increase in the cost of living. More than 900 retirees in the Lexington Police and Fire Retirement Fund will see a 2.6% cost of living adjustment.

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11:36 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Two Groups Will Further Analyze Fayette Co. Jail

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Five months after Lexington Mayor Jim Gray called for a review of the Fayette County Detention Center it appears there will be not one, but two groups looking for ways to make improvements.



Sheriff Kathy Witt recently presented her findings on conditions at the jail, and Lexington Deputy Police Chief David Boggs delivered his report Tuesday. Boggs says the jail needs less micro-managing and more leadership.

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10:47 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Jessamine Superintendent Lu Young Interviews for Fayette Co. Job

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With topics ranging from parental involvement to school testing to teacher accountability, Jessamine County School superintendent Lu Young met with the Fayette County community Tuesday.

The 51-year-old is a finalist to replace Stu Silberman, who is retiring from FCPS.

At last night's public forum, Young recognized that moving from Jessamine County to a larger district would be a challenge.

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5:12 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

WUKY StoryCorps: Public Service Becomes Transformative Journey For Two Lexington Women

Sarah Brown (L) and former Urban County Councilwoman Andrea James (R).

LEXINGTON, Ky. – 38 year old Andrea James made history as the first African American female to serve on Lexington's Urban County Council. From 2006 to 2010 she represented Council District one; an area with a significant minority population.

Jameswas recently interviewed by 38 year old Sarah Brown, a white, South Dakota native who served as her legislative aide. They talked about their journey that started out as a working relationship and what is now a treasured friendship.

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11:46 am
Tue June 7, 2011

UK - Norton To Team Up On "Kentucky Uglies"

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky is teaming with one of the state's largest hospital systems to try and tackle some of Kentucky's most pressing health problems.

UK HealthCare and Norton Healthcare said Tuesday they'll work together to try to reduce cancer, strokes and obesity in a state that ranks high in all three categories.

Researchers from Norton Cancer Institute and UK Markey Cancer Center will collaborate on research and clinical trials with an emphasis on prevention and early diagnosis.

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7:58 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Kentucky Election Results Certified

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The results of Kentucky's May 17th primary election are now official.

It took the State Board of Elections less than an hour Monday to go over the numbers and certify the primary vote tallies. Secretary of State Elaine Walker says the only exception to the election night vote count was addressed in a recanvass conducted two weeks ago.

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9:03 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Former Lawmaker Steve Nunn Placed In Protective Custody

Lexington, KY – Former state Rep. Steve Nunn has been placed in protective custody after being threatened by another inmate at the Fayette County jail, where he is awaiting trial on a charge of murdering his former fianc e.

Nunn wasn't injured, but Capt. Darrin Kelly said federal inmate Marshall Dewayne Williams threatened to hurt Nunn during a minor standoff Monday with corrections officers.

The incident lasted about an hour, Kelly told the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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2:23 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Online Database Takes Users Back in Time

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Imagine the process of documenting all the objects you own - from coffee mugs to individual pieces of clothing - and you've got an idea of the work underway at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.

"Every single artifact is getting a photograph, getting measured, getting re-cataloged, a new condition description, and then put online."

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