UK Perspectives
10:10 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Statistics

Lexington, KY – This week's topic is statistics and how graduate students at UK recently helped the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence make smart decisions. Dr. Todd's guest is Professor Arne Bathke.

Local/Regional News
5:07 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

Search Committee Picks Presidential Finalists

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky Presidential Search Committee has selected a list of finalists to possibly replace retiring President Lee Todd, Jr.

With a unanimous vote, the search committee concluded the bulk of its work Monday by narrowing down the group of candidates. Chairman Jim Stuckert would not say how many names are on that list.

"We're still doing additional due diligence work, additional referencing, and continuing down that process."

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Local/Regional News
2:15 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

Interfaith Group To Appeal For City Help With Social Justice Issues

The Social Justice Group BUILD, Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct Action, takes its name from the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.

Lexington, KY – Members of various religious groups throughout Lexington will campaign for local social justice issues at the annual BUILD Nehemiah Action Assembly meeting tonight. BUILD, which stands for Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direction Action has a variety of items on the agenda this year. BUILD spokesperson Pastor Joseph Owens, says one involves the establishment of an affordable housing trust fund.

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Local/Regional News
1:58 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

A Changing Of The Guard At Makers Mark

Bill Samuels has been president and CEO of Makers Mark since 1976. He will hand the reins to his son, Rob, at the end of this week.

Lexington, KY – There's about to be a changing of the guard at one of Kentucky's most famous bourbon distilleries. Bill Samuels, longtime president and CEO of Makers Mark in Loretto, is stepping down at the end of this week and handing the reins over to his son, Rob Samuels.

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Specials
12:46 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

My Old Kentucky News From April 1885

Lexington, KY – A delightful tidbit from the April 11, 1885 edition of the Frankfort Roundabout.

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Local/Regional News
9:23 am
Mon April 11, 2011

City's Slave-Holding Past Still Visible 150 Years On

Lexington, KY – We begin today a series of reports on Kentucky's commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Lexington's history of the conflict, as we're about to learn is complicated, in fact, you don't have to look far to find reminders of the city's slave-holding past.

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Local/Regional News
8:39 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Kentucky Floral Clock Turning 50

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's Floral Clock is turning 50 and first lady Jane Beshear is hosting a party to celebrate.

The clock, which is located on the west end of the Capitol grounds, has become a Kentucky landmark. It is one of six clocks in the world that keeps time while suspended above a pool of water.

Beshear told The State Journal of Frankfort that the party on May 4 will begin with a ceremony at the clock but will also showcase changes to the rose garden at the east end of the Capitol grounds.

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Local/Regional News
2:49 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

Second Sunday Bike Rides Resume This Weekend

Lexington, KY – A popular bicycling event resumes this weekend. Second Sunday bike rides grew out of the annual Second Sunday city-wide fitness initiative, which is meant to encourage healthy living.

Event Coordinator Tamara Deckard, with the Downtown Lexington Corporation, says it's a safe way to get more active.

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Local/Regional News
2:26 pm
Fri April 8, 2011

State Archives Helps Judd Trace Her Family Roots

Lexington, KY – Eighth Generation Kentuckian Ashley Judd will be featured on the NBC television program "Who Do You Think You Are?" The program follows celebrities to archival libraries and historic sites to search for genealogical information. Her quest began at the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives.

Branch Manager Tim Tingle can't disclose what she found, but he can say the material proved helpful in her journey.

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Local/Regional News
8:07 am
Fri April 8, 2011

Annual Water Flushing Begins in Fayette County

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An annual water main flush is underway in Fayette County. For the next month, Kentucky American Water will use chlorine instead of chloramine in its treatment process.

This weekend, the company will open several fire hydrants across Lexington to increase water flow. That allows for mineral deposits and sediment to flush out of the water main.

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