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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Local/Regional News
1:52 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Survey Shows Most Teachers Satisfied, Many Want More Instructional Time

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The results are in of a statewide job satisfaction survey for teachers and principals.

Just over 42,000 Kentucky public school teachers and principals responded to the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) survey, which was administered online in March. State Department of Education spokeswoman Lisa Gross says the questionnaire touched on a variety of topics related to work and teaching conditions.

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Local/Regional News
11:30 am
Wed May 4, 2011

GM Creating 250 Jobs at Kentucky Corvette Plant

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – General Motors is investing $131 million in the Kentucky plant that assembles the Corvette, creating 250 new jobs.

Mark Reuss (pronounced ROOS), GM's North America president, made the announcement Wednesday at the south-central Kentucky plant with Gov. Steve Beshear and local officials.

GM says the investment will support production of the next-generation Corvette. The Bowling Green plant will continue building the current Corvette for at least the next two model years.

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Local/Regional News
8:31 am
Wed May 4, 2011

More Ky. Students Acing Advanced Placement Tests

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky students are reaping benefits from the National Math and Science Initiative, an effort to encourage teens to take Advanced Placement courses in high school.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King said the state was chosen to participate in the initiative two years ago and has seen remarkable success.

King said scores on AP exams in Kentucky have increased by 62 percent over the two-year period.

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