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11:05 am
Tue May 3, 2011

State Police Collect 309 Pounds of Drugs at Prescription Take Bake

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Police collected 309 pounds of prescription drugs statewide during a national effort that ran over the weekend.

It was the second national ``Take-Back'' day, with the idea of helping prevent increased prescription drug abuse and theft.

State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the program offers people a way to clean out their medicine chests when they aren't sure how to properly dispose of prescription medication.

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10:57 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Ft. Knox Commander: bin Laden's Death a Closure for Some

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – He doubted whether the day would ever come, but a battalion commander from Fort Knox says the death of Osama bin Laden provides the closure that so many Americans needed.

Speaking by phone from Afghanistan, Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard said it's a welcome milestone ten years after 9/11.

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7:49 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Capilouto Named UK's 12th President

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky officially has a president-elect. Today, after minimal discussion, the board of trustees unanimously voted to offer a contract to Eli Capilouto, the provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The 61 year old Alabama native succeeds Dr. Lee Todd who is retiring on June 30th.

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6:03 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Patterson School Director Reacts to Bin Laden's Death

Lexington, KY – The Director of UK's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce says President Obama struck the right balance in announcing that U.S. Forces engaged and killed Al Qaida Leader, and 9/11 mastermind, Osama Bin Laden. Carey Cavanaugh discusses Bin Laden, Libya, and a host of other topics in this exclusive interview.

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7:03 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

UAB Provost Eli Capilouto Chosen Preferred Candidate for UK President

Hebron, KY – Eli Capilouto -- provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham -- was selected Sunday by the UK Board of Trustees as the preferred candidate to be the 12th president of the University of Kentucky.

Capilouto, 61, has been provost at UAB since 2005. In that capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer for a university with 11 schools and colleges, 17,543 students and some $460 million in annual external research.

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3:32 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

New Grocery Store Opens in Downtown Lexington

Lexington, KY – A bluegrass duo, and more than a hundred bystanders were on hand Sunday afternoon to help Lexington Mayor Jim Gray cut the ribbon on the first downtown urban grocery market in decades.

Shorty's, in the Traditional Bank building on West Short Street, will sell food, fresh meat, produce and other items. The mayor says downtown residents have wanted a grocery store for a long time.

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3:28 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

UK Trustees Expected To Pick Next President This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A busy weekend of work is ahead for the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. The group is meeting at hotel in northern Kentucky early Saturday to start interviewing the final presidential candidates.

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8:22 am
Fri April 29, 2011

In Depth Interview: Transylvania Inaugurates 25th President

LEXINGTON, Ky. – He spent more than 20 years on Wall Street before setting his sights on a career in academia. He is a historian, earning a Ph.D. from Yale University. And this Friday, he will be inaugurated as president of Transylvania University in Lexington. Reporter Brenna Angel talks with President R. Owen Williams.

Brenna Angel: You actually took office at Transy in August. What do you like most about your job?

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7:56 am
Fri April 29, 2011

UK Will Ask to Use Private Funds for New Scoreboards

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A plan to borrow money to pay for new scoreboards at the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium has been scuttled after a faculty group urged the board of trustees not to approve it.

The university said in a statement Thursday it is no longer asking for approval of an internal loan to the school's Athletics Association to partially pay for the project. Instead, the Athletics Association will ask the board of trustees to allow it to use private funds to pay for the scoreboards.

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7:49 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Audit Questions Luxury Suite Purchase

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky auditor's office says it was unable to assess the "reasonableness" of a luxury suite purchased by the Department of Fish and Wildlife last year.

The $3,900 suite at Louisville Slugger Field was listed under promotional expenses in the interest of spreading awareness for the department and its campaigns. But Terry Sebastian from the state Auditor's office says the benefits from the suite were unclear.

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