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4:01 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Health Department Begins Mosquito Spraying

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Humid weather and mosquitoes can make summertime in the Bluegrass uncomfortable, but the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says the pesky bugs can be avoided.

Spokesman Kevin Hall recommends getting rid of any standing water around your property.

"If you have dog dishes, pet dishes, bird fountains, the little inflatable swimming pools, don't let water stand those. Dump those out. Anything that can have standing water, those attract mosquitoes and they lay their eggs in those."

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1:49 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Two Iraqis in Kentucky Charged in Terror Plot

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Two Iraqis have been indicted in Kentucky on federal terrorism charges, including allegations that they provided support to Al-Qaeda in Iraq and conspired to transport Stinger missiles overseas.

Thirty-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and 23-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, both former residents of Iraq who currently live in Bowling Green, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green.

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9:57 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Top Lawmakers Not On List of Those Refunding State

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The state's top two legislative leaders aren't among a growing list of lawmakers who have reimbursed the treasury for pay they received during a two-week period earlier this year when the General Assembly was in limbo.

Senate President David Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo haven't shown up on that list that now includes 23 lawmakers who have refunded the state more than $61,000.

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9:23 am
Tue May 31, 2011

WUKY StoryCorps: Power Couple Kept Engagement, Wedding Casual

Kathy and Alan Stein

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Before they were a central Kentucky power couple, state Senator Kathy Stein and Lexington Legends President Alan Stein were two young professionals who struck up a whirlwind courtship.

They met at a holiday party on December 19, 1987. Three months later, Alan was ready to propose at Lynagh's Irish Pub on St. Patrick's Day.

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7:22 pm
Sat May 28, 2011

Work Begins To Restore Historic Black Schoolhouse

Crews have begun to restore the historic Rosenwald One-Room Schoolhouse which was built to educate blacks in the early 1900's

Sadieville, KY – Crews have begun to restore a historic one-room schoolhouse in central Kentucky that was built in the early 1900s to educate black students.

The Rosenwald School in Sadieville was one of about 5,000 around the nation built for that purpose.

After the school closed, the building was used as a fellowship hall for Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. The city of Sadieville bought the facility in 2008 with plans to restore it for use as a cultural heritage center, according to the Georgetown News-Graphic.

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10:02 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Many Kentuckians Planning Road Trips This Holiday Weekend

Lexington, KY – Many of us will be taking to the highways and byways this holiday weekend; the traditional start of the summer traveling season. AAA of the Bluegrass spokesman Christopher Oakford says because of the anticipated high volume of traffic on the roadways, motorists should work a little flexibility into their travel plans.

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3:58 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Central Kentuckians Volunteer in Joplin, Mo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two central Kentuckians are lending a helping hand with tornado relief work in Joplin, Missouri.

Craig Infanger and his wife Janis got the call from the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. By 8 am Friday, they were bound for Joplin.

The Infangers have volunteered for the Red Cross with other disaster relief work, including Hurricane Katrina, and they were eager to help victims of the devastating tornado.

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3:49 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Businesses Needed to Support Military Families

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky is home to Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, but military families that don't live close to those installations may not be getting all the support they need.

Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton knows what it's like to have a child deployed overseas. Her son served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Army Reserves.

"It translates into a lot of stress. And I personally think when the community can rally around and support those folks, it makes for a healthier community."

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12:28 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Galbraith Says He Has The Signatures To Get On Ballot

Frankfort, KY – Independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith has collected the 5,000 signatures he needed to be put on the general election ballot in Kentucky.

Galbraith, a Lexington attorney, said Friday that he intends to collect another 5,000 signatures before turning them over to the secretary of state's office to officially enter the race against Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican nominee David Williams.

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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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