Local/Regional News
8:33 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

In Depth: A Profile of Kentucky Poet and Activist Wendell Berry

Louisville, KY – April is National Poetry Month. And one of Kentucky's most prominent poets has been the object of recent attention at both the local and national level. Kentucky Public Radio's Graham Shelby offers this look at the life and work of 76-year-old writer, farmer and activist Wendell Berry.

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Local/Regional News
4:11 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Layoffs a Major Talking Point for Council Budget Talks

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council is starting its review and discussion of Mayor Jim Gray's budget proposal for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. The plan calls for laying off 28 city employees.

At one of three budget meetings held Tuesday, Councilman Bill Farmer said that it is a major issue to discuss.

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Local/Regional News
8:13 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Governor Declares State of Emergency

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear has declared a State of Emergency in response to severe storms and flooding, and forecasts of more bad weather on the way. Beshear says many rivers and tributaries are already overflowing their banks, and the state must be prepared for all weather and flood-related emergencies.

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WUKY In Depth
5:57 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Frankfort, KY – A fascinating footnote of Civil War history is the fact that the President of the United States at the time, and the President of the Confederacy, were both born in Kentucky. And as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, a constant reminder of that fact continues to cause some Kentuckians considerable consternation.

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Specials
4:47 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From April 25, 1901

Lexington, KY – Here's an interesting tidbit from the April 25, 1901 Edition of the Paducah Sun.

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Local/Regional News
3:43 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Not Just Tuition on the Rise for UK Students

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tuition isn't the only thing going up at the University of Kentucky.

UK announced last week plans to increase tuition by six percent. At Monday's budget forum, university treasurer Angie Martin added that on campus housing will get a nine percent hike and the minimum dining plan for students will jump 3 percent.

That means overall tuition, mandatory fees, housing, and room and board will cost an in state undergraduate student $15,880 a year.

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Local/Regional News
12:57 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Testing Time For State's Public Schools

Lexington, KY – Teachers and students at every grade level in Kentucky Public Schools are entering one of the most important phases of the academic year.

"This is state testing time for our public schools", said Department of Education spokesperson Lisa Gross.

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Local/Regional News
12:38 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

Notorious Murderer Denied Parole

Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Parole Board has deferred for 10 years parole for a woman convicted of killing five people in Lexington in the 1980s.

The full parole board on Monday cited the seriousness and violent nature of the crime, the fact that a life was taken and the use of drugs and alcohol by Tina Marie Hickey Powell in declining to grant her request for a shortened sentence or release.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
5:56 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Dr. Greg Discusses Organ Donation Awareness Month

Lexington, K – Dr. Greg chats with Dr. Steve Cina, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for Broward,County, Florida, about April being National Organ Donation Awareness Month.

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Local/Regional News
5:46 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Mother Nature Law & Order: Prosecuting Litterers

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fighting crime isn't easy. It requires the coordinated effort of witnesses, law enforcement, and prosecutors. As Brenna Angel reports, the same challenges faced in murder and robbery cases also exist when cracking down on litterers.

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