Local/Regional News
4:42 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Additional Duties Mean Changes At Downtown Lexington Corp.

Lexington, KY – Some new event planning duties are prompting the Downtown Lexington Corporation to make a few changes to the company's structure. Executive Director Renee Jackson says Mayor Jim Gray plans to hand over responsibility for a number of community celebrations to the DLC.

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Local/Regional News
3:59 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Public Input Makes Fayette's Superintendent Search Unique

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Dozens of schools districts across the country are searching for new superintendents, including Jefferson County Public Schools and Fayette County Public Schools in Kentucky.

But the two districts, which are both using the search firm McPherson & Jacobson, are unlikely to attract many of the same candidates. Co-founder Thomas Jacobson says that's because each community has a unique set of circumstances and expectations.

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Local/Regional News
1:36 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Jones, Knight and Liggins To Test NBA Waters

Lexington, KY – Kentucky freshmen Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and junior DeAndre Liggins are heading to the NBA. Maybe. The school announced Wednesday all three players have declared for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent, clearing the way for them to return to school next fall if they change their mind by May 8.

Jones and Knight are considered mid-to-high first-round picks while Liggins is a defensive stopper who hopes to play his way into the first round after being evaluated by scouts.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:41 am
Wed April 20, 2011

LFM 0422-23

Lexington, KY – The asparagus is in and it's best when it's local and picked fresh. Chef Bob Perry suggests was to prepare and cook it. See you at the markets!

UK Perspectives
9:01 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

UK Healthcare Stroke Program

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd discusses the award winning Stroke Program at UK Healthcare with Dr. Michael Dobbs.

Local/Regional News
4:32 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

UK Plans Six Percent Tuition Hike - Three Percent Salary Raises

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky plans to raise tuition next fall an additional six percent, and UK President Lee Todd says he is creating a three percent salary increase pool for all non-healthcare employee departments, as well as a freeze on healthcare premiums.

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Local/Regional News
4:25 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Ground Broken on Second Coke Rain Garden - Water Replenishing System

Photo by Malcolm Stallons

Lexington, KY – Coca Cola officials have broken ground today on a second rain garden and a water replenishing project that'll be located on the front lawn of their company headquarters along Leestown Road.

The project, a joint effort between the beverage company, EcoGro Environmental Consultants, and Ridgewater Construction, utilized funding from the LFUCG Stormwater Grant Incentive Program. Project spokeperson Eric DeWalt says the system will help the company use less water more wisely.

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Local/Regional News
4:06 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Collective Bargaining Approval Remains in Mayor's Hands

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An attempt to change how Lexington Urban County Government approves its collective bargaining agreements has failed for a second time. Currently, the mayor signs off on all negotiations. But Doug Martin, who represents Lexington's 10th District, says the council should be more involved.

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Local/Regional News
1:13 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Drug Czar Announces Plan To Curb Pill Mills

Miami, FL – As more people die from prescription drug abuse, the White House drug czar on Tuesday unveiled a new strategy to cut misuse of powerful painkillers like oxycodone by 15 percent within five years and take particular aim at Florida-based "pill mills" that have fueled an explosion of the drugs along the East Coast and into Appalachia.

The new approach will depend on education, stepped-up law enforcement and pill-tracking databases.

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Specials
9:14 am
Tue April 19, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From April 18, 1814

Lexington, KY – Here's an actual item UK Libraries has uncovered from its digitizing newspapers project. This one from the Kentucky Gazette circa April 18, 1814. Listen every Monday afternoon at 12:06 for another installment of My Old Kentucky News.

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