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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Local/Regional News
1:43 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Red Cross Says Cash Best Way To Help Storm and Tornado Victims

Bowling Green, KY – People wanting to make donations to help the victims of recent tornadoes and flooding are advised not to send clothing or building materials at this time. Dan Modlin of Kentucky Public Radio has this report.

Although relief agencies trying to help storm victims appreciate the idea, they say gifts of money, not materials, are the most efficient way to help.

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Local/Regional News
11:48 am
Wed May 25, 2011

Gas Prices To Spike Going Into Memorial Day Weekend

Lexington, KY – A Senior Petroleum Analyst says gas prices are expected to spike between ten to thirty cents going into the heavily traveled Memorial Day weekend.

Patrick DeHaan, with GasBuddy.com which tracks gas prices in all fifty states and Canada, says despite a recent downward trend, a sudden jump in wholesale prices on Monday and Tuesday of this week is expected to drive up the cost of a gallon of gas this holiday weekend.

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Local/Regional News
9:17 am
Wed May 25, 2011

KU - LG&E Seeking Rate Hikes

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Utilities and LG&E have submitted to the Public Service Commission a five year plan to raise electric rates some 19%. LG&E spokesperson Chip Keeling says the additional revenue is needed in order to complete federally-mandated improvements to the utility's coal-fired power plants.

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