Local/Regional News
11:58 am
Thu October 14, 2010

UK Breaks Ground On First LEED-Certified Research Building

Lexington, KY – Several state and local officials participated in a ground breaking Wednesday for UK's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED certified laboratory. Such a designation is given buildings with energy efficient designs. Research at the 20 million dollar facility will include a variety of renewable energy industries. Center for Applied Energy Research director Rodney Andrews says working in an energy efficient lab won't slow their research..

Read more
Local/Regional News
10:06 am
Thu October 14, 2010

City To Hold Another Household Waste Disposal Day Saturday

Lexington, KY – A transfer station at 1505 Old Frankfort Pike will be open from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for residents to drop off a level pickup truck load of household waste and up to four rimless tires.

Division of Environmental Quality spokesman Mark York says free disposal days are offered four times a year and are a great opportunity for homeowners to safely and legally get rid of unwanted items.

Read more
Local/Regional News
5:03 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Newest Voter Registration Numbers Released

Frankfort, KY – In terms of voter registration, Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Kentucky. But Les Fugate of the Secretary of State's office says the latest voter registration numbers indicate Republicans and independents signed up more voters since May than Democrats.

Read more
Local/Regional News
4:35 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Officials Release First State of Black Lexington Report

Lexington, KY – The State of Black Lexington report looks at various issues including quality of life, racial equality, plus perceptions of racism; especially as they relate to employment, education, and health care. Local Urban League President and CEO P.G. Peeples says the point of the document is to generate dialogue and creativity throughout the community.

Read more
Local/Regional News
2:14 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Kentucky Town Still Dealing With Mosque Controversy

Photo Courtesy of WPSD TV

Mayfield, KY – The Mayfield Board of Zoning Adjustments voted Tuesday night to discuss again Khadar Ahmed's plan to put the worship center in the building on behalf of Somalis who had recently moved to Graves County to work in a chicken-processing plant.

The zoning board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 9 to discuss the mosque.

The Paducah Sun reported that the board made its decision after a 20-minute executive session, citing pending or threatened litigation. It took no other action.

Read more
Local/Regional News
8:48 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Isaac Endorses Jim Gray In Mayor's Race

Lexington, KY – Former Lexington Mayor Teresa Isaac has endorsed Vice Mayor Jim Gray over incumbent, Jim Newberry in the upcoming mayor's race. At a press conference on Tuesday Isaac laid out some of the reasons why she's siding with Gray over Newberry.

Read more
Local/Regional News
4:45 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Lexington To Hold Medication Drop-off Event

Lexington, KY – Unwanted, unused, or outdated prescription or over the counter' medications can be dropped off at five Lexington locations October 23rd. Without proper disposal, police commander Ken Armstrong says these drugs are a threat to public safety and the environment. In Lexington, at least, Armstrong sees little evidence of abuse by young people who comb through medicine cabinets.

Read more
Local/Regional News
4:39 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Trustees Assemble Panel To Hire Replacement For UK's Todd

Lexington, KY – Trustee Chair Britt Brockman tells the Lexington Herald Leader the committee will be led by board member Jim Stuckert and members Jo Hern Curris, Pamela May and Billy Joe Miles.

Also on the panel will be faculty trustee Everett McCorvey, alumni representative Myra Tobin, as well as current faculty members Sheldon Steiner, Hollie Swanson, and Lee Meyer.

Student representatives will be Ben Taylor Cox and Ryan Smith.

Read more
Farmer's Market Report
12:05 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

LFM 1029-30

Lexington, KY – What's at the markets this week and how to prepare it.

Farmer's Market Report
12:04 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

LFM 1022-23

Lexington, KY – What's at the markets this week and how to prepare it.

Pages