Local/Regional News
1:41 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Legg Concedes Race Following Recanvass

Frankfort, KY – A recanvass of the votes in the Republican primary for Kentucky Secretary of State did not change the outcome of the race. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

On election night, Bill Johnson defeated Hilda Legg by just over 1,100 votes. In the recanvass, Johnson picked up five votes and Legg gained 11.

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Local/Regional News
12:43 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

McConnell & Paul On Opposite Sides Of Patriot Act Debate

Washington, D.C. – Over the objections of some lawmakers, including Rand Paul of Kentucky, the U.S. Senate voted to extend three terrorism-fighting tools for law enforcement beyond their midnight expiration.

Senators voted 79-18 to move toward a final vote on the legislation, with passage expected later Thursday. The measure also needs House approval before it can go to the White House.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:31 am
Thu May 26, 2011

LFM 0527-28

Lexington, KY – It's Memorial Day Weekend... Bob shares grilling tips. And the strawberries are award winning this year... so many strawberries - so little time! :-)

Specials
10:53 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Temperance Is The Name Of This Game

Lexington, KY – An actual headline from the May 30, 1906 edition of the Springfield Sun.

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Specials
10:49 am
Thu May 26, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From May 23, 1914

Lexington, KY – As This Headline from May 23, 1914 attests, immigration in the U-S is certainly not a new issue.

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Local/Regional News
10:19 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Superintendent Search For FCPS Progressing

Lexington, KY – Fayette County Public Schools will consider five candidates to become the next superintendent of the school district. A screening committee narrowed the pool of applicants from 14 to five Wednesday night.

Next week, the committee will meet with the Fayette County Board of Education in closed session to discuss the top candidates and determine how many to interview.

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Local/Regional News
10:05 am
Thu May 26, 2011

World Championship Horse Show Part of State Fair Again

Louisville, KY – The World's Championship Horse Show returns to the Kentucky State Fair this August for its 107th year.

The international equine event features more than 2,000 horses competing for more than $1 million in premiums, drawing people from around the world.

Horses will compete in eight different divisions showcasing five-gaited, three-gaited, fine harness, saddlebred pleasure, saddlebred equitation, hackney/harness ponies, roadster ponies and roadster horses.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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