Local/Regional News
7:23 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Beshear Choosing Oaks Over Obama

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear will not be with President Barack Obama when he visits Fort Campbell on Friday because the trip conflicts with Beshear's Kentucky Oaks obligations.

Obama's trip was confirmed too late on Wednesday to make arrangements in Beshear's schedule, Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson told the Lexington Herald-Leader. Richardson said Beshear has paid several visits to Fort Campbell and will go again as soldiers continue returning.

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Local/Regional News
6:08 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Mother & Daughter To Graduate From UK Sunday

Jackie Jones (L) and her mother Tonya Jones (R) will graduate from UK together on Sunday.
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Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky holds its 144th May Commencement Ceremony this Sunday at Rupp Arena.

Two graduate candidates receiving their bachelor degrees in history know each other very well.

Alan Lytle chats with Tonya and Jackie Jones, one of two mother/daughter tandems to graduate from UK on the same day this year.

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Local/Regional News
3:59 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Ky. Woman Documents Damage of Alabama Tornado

Damage from EF-4 tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo courtesy National Weather Service.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A central Kentucky woman is helping with the southern storm relief effort as a volunteer for the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. Sandy Hall worked as a damage assessor in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She went block by block documenting the destruction caused by last week's EF-4 tornado.

"The last area that we assessed, I think it was called Crescent Ridge, it was a housing development that had over 300 houses. At that point they had the cadaver dogs in there because there were still 80 people missing."

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Local/Regional News
3:15 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Crews Battle Fire At Eastern Mental Hospital

Lexington, KY – Crews were kept busy at a fire at Eastern State Hospital earlier today.

A woman operating a lawnmower is thought to have accidentally struck a gas line; igniting a considerable blaze at a small brick outbuilding that houses high-pressure natural gas lines. The fire has since been contained.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:53 am
Thu May 5, 2011

LFM 0512-13

Lexington, KY – The variety at the markets is coming on strong. And there's one particular small, very red, succulent fruit that's starting to come in. Bob Perry fills us in and let's us know how to prepare it.

Farmer's Market Report
11:50 am
Thu May 5, 2011

LFM 04506-07

Lexington, KY – It's Derby Weekend and Mother's Day is Sunday... two very good reasons to fill your table with all things local. Bob Perry makes some suggestions.

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:26 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Dr. Greg Discusses The Benefits of Bilingual Kids

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg chats with Dr. Janet Werker, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia about the benefits of bilingualism in very young children.

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Specials
10:20 am
Thu May 5, 2011

No 'Stache? What Kind of Man Are You!?

Lexington, KY – An actual headline from Spout Springs, May 2, 1896 detailing the importance of facial hair in contemporary society of the times.

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Local/Regional News
10:05 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Williams Launches 2nd TV Ad

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Republican David Williams has begun running another political ad on network television, the second of the primary election season.

This one, which began airing Wednesday morning, promotes Williams as a job creator if elected governor. In it, he also promises to stand up against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect Kentucky's coal industry.

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Local/Regional News
9:19 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Dialed In Early Kentucky Derby Favorite

Louisville, KY – At four to one odds, Dialed In has been installed as the early favorite to win the 137th Kentucky Derby this Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Nobody wanted to be No. 1.

No. 20 wasn't too popular, either.

Dialed In managed to avoid both - the inside rail and far outside - at Wednesday's post-position draw for the Kentucky Derby.

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