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7:45 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Gray Wants Second Opinion on Damaged Parking Garage

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A second structural engineer will inspect the Phoenix parking garage in downtown Lexington Tuesday. Mayor Jim Gray wants to get another opinion after a 28-foot concrete slab fell from the city-owned structure Sunday evening.

Parking garage manager Tom Wilson says about 80 city employees and some state workers usually park at the Phoenix.

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12:54 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

Injured Lawmaker Making Progress at Rehab Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky lawmaker and schoolteacher who was critically injured nearly a month ago while trying to break up a student fight is showing signs of improvement at a rehabilitation center in Georgia.

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8:57 am
Mon May 9, 2011

State Employees Will Take 6th Furlough Day

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Despite a nearly $70 million surplus, Gov. Steve Beshear says he will implement a sixth planned furlough day for executive branch employees.

Beshear confirmed the furlough day will still be held during the Governor's Derby Breakfast on Saturday morning in Frankfort.

The Democratic governor implemented the furlough days, which were approved by the legislature, to save about $24 million from the state budget.

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8:52 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Liggins, Mack to Stay in NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky basketball guard DeAndre Liggins is going to remain in the NBA draft. Liggins announced Sunday he will turn pro rather than return for his senior season after receiving positive feedback from NBA personnel during a weekend camp hosted by the New Jersey Nets.

And Lexington native Shelvin Mack is keeping his name in the NBA draft as well. The former Bryan Station star led Butler to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA championship game.

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8:41 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Concrete Falls From Lexington Parking Garage

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A downtown Lexington parking garage is closed today after a concrete panel fell from the Phoenix Garage Sunday evening. The garage, owned by the city, is located across from the Lexington Transit Center on Vine Street.

Officials aren't yet sure what caused the 28-foot-long piece of concrete to break away from the 2nd level. No one was hurt. Engineers will continue evaluating damage Monday.

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8:39 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Todd Oversees Final Commencement as UK President

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Retiring University of Kentucky President Lee Todd gave three speeches, shook more than 1,500 hands and reflected on 10 years on the job during three commencement ceremonies.

Todd described Sunday as bittersweet as addressed crowds at Rupp Arena.

Kentucky's 144th commencement drew thousands of spectators and the university conferred more than 4,100 degrees this year in all.

The university's new president, Eli Capilouto, will take over July 1.

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7:47 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Engineer Surveys Damage to Phoenix Garage

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A structural engineer spent most of Monday morning at the corner of Vine Street and Hernando Alley in Lexington, trying to determine what caused a piece of concrete to fall from the Phoenix parking garage Sunday night. A 28-foot slab fell from the 2nd level of the garage, which is owned by the city.

Parking garage manager Tom Wilson says about 80 city employees will now have to park at other facilities until repairs are made. The Phoenix was last inspected in 2007.

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9:25 am
Sat May 7, 2011

Williams Campaign Flush With Cash For Primary Stretch

Frankfort, KY – Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams has received an additional $70,460 in campaign contributions since April 16, bringing his campaign total to nearly $1.3 million.

Williams filed a report Friday with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance showing his most recent fundraising and spending actions.

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12:17 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

Knight Leaving UK For NBA

Lexington, KY – Kentucky freshman point guard Brandon Knight has decided to leave his name in the NBA draft; signaling an end to his college career. The Florida native says he received enough positive feedback from league scouts to solidify his status as a likely top ten pick this year.

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9:58 am
Fri May 6, 2011

Capital City Hosting Derby Day Celebration

Frankfort, KY – Rising costs have put the kibosh on the annual, state-funded Governor's Derby Breakfast at the State Capitol. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says it's now more of a festival, and the location has changed.

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