Local/Regional News
3:42 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Investigation Underway into City Employee's Comments

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An investigation is underway into what a Lexington city employee said about other employees in the Division of Waste Management.

At an April meeting of the Urban County Council's environmental quality committee, employee Richard Miller said that some garbage truck drivers were hostile during a training session and that three drivers were illiterate.

Civil Service representative Jeff Jones brought his complaint before the council Thursday night.

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Local/Regional News
3:33 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

New Hospital Ready For Its Closeup

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The man overseeing the construction of UK's new Albert B. Chandler Hospital says this Sunday's official dedication is just one of many planned milestones for the facility. Vice President for Health Affairs Michael Karpf, says he can't wait for Sunday's festivities.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
9:04 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Conference On Multiple Sclerosis Coming To UK

Lexington, KY – In this week's Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine get details on a conference on Multiple Sclerosis coming soon to the University of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
9:17 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Group Wants Kentucky To Issue Confederate Flag Plate

Louisville, KY – A group that promotes pride in Confederate history and civil rights advocates are drawing battle lines over efforts to win approval for Kentucky vehicle license plate displaying images of the Confederate flag and Kentucky native Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president.

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Local/Regional News
5:42 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Tea Party Versus Establishment In GOP Secretary of State Race

Tea Party Favorite Bill Johnson (L) Takes On GOP Mainstay Hilda Legg (R) In Tuesday's Primary.

Lexington, KY – The two Republicans vying for Secretary of State represent both the establishment and anti-establishment factions within the GOP. Alan Lytle has this primary preview.

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Local/Regional News
1:47 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Chandler Views "Gruesome" Bin Laden Photos

Washington, DC – Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler was given the opportunity to view death photos of Osama Bin Laden this morning. The Versailles Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee says they are images he won't soon forget.

"There's an enormous wound or gash from his left eye all the way across his forehead which is about an inch wide. It's a massive wound and you can see that nobody could have survived it."

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Local/Regional News
12:09 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Democratic Candidates For Ky. SOS: Public Office Experience vs. Big Name Support

Elaine Walker (left) faces Alison Lundergan Grimes in the May 17 democratic primary for Secretary of State

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The race for Kentucky Secretary of State features four candidates - two Republicans and two Democrats -- who want the job of overseeing the Commonwealth's elections and business filings. Reporter Brenna Angel takes a look at the two Democratic hopefuls, Elaine Walker of Bowling Green and Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
9:35 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Kentucky Named New Home For National Horse Show

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The country's oldest indoor horse show is coming to Kentucky. Officials announced Wednesday that the 128th edition of the National Horse Show will be hosted at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

For years the event was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. But National Horse Show Association President Mason Phelps says downtown Manhattan was not ideal.

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Local/Regional News
9:22 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Beshear Says He Didn't Snub President

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear says he did not mean to offend anyone last week when he opted to attend the Kentucky Oaks rather than travel to Fort Campbell where President Barack Obama was meeting with troops, including the Navy SEALS who killed Osama bin Laden.

Beshear says by the time he heard the president was coming to Kentucky, he had already lined up several meetings with business leaders, and he could not send a proxy to meet with them at Churchill Downs.

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Local/Regional News
9:06 am
Thu May 12, 2011

Toyota Plants to Raise Production in June

DETROIT – Toyota Motor Corp. says North American production will rise to 70 percent of normal in June as the company begins to recover from parts shortages caused by the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

The company cut production to about 30 percent of normal by idling factories for several days or reducing their hours. It warned dealers to expect shortages of some models well into the summer.

Toyota now says the parts situation is improving and it can increase production faster than expected.

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