Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
4:52 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

The Cognitive Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

Lexington, KY – This week on Dr. Greg, more information on a study charting possible cognitive benefits of the Mediterranean Diet.

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Local/Regional News
2:47 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

Miller Stepping Down As Finance Secretary

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Finance and Administration Secretary Jonathan Miller is leaving state government. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says Miller is returning to the private sector.

Four years ago, Jonathan Miller of Lexington ran for governor, but dropped out of the Democratic primary and endorsed Steve Beshear.

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Local/Regional News
1:48 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

St. Joseph Hospital Performing "Surgery on Sunday"

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Lexington hospital is joining forces with a non-profit group that provides free surgeries to low-income patients.

Since 2005, the central Kentucky organization Surgery on Sunday has treated thousands of patients from across the state and beyond who don't have health insurance. Now for the first time, an outside hospital is opening its doors.

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Local/Regional News
8:30 am
Thu March 10, 2011

In Depth: State Lawmakers to Try Again in Special Session

House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Sandy Hook, makes a floor speech in the Kentucky House of Representatives about the state of the 2011 legislative session. -- Photo by Kentucky LRC

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The dust is still settling from this year's regular legislative session, but Kentucky lawmakers are being ordered back to Frankfort for a special session on Medicaid.

Last November, Gov. Behear unveiled his plan for filling a gaping hole in the state's Medicaid budget, created when Kentucky received fewer federal stimulus dollars than anticipated.

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Local/Regional News
8:30 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Activist Groups Say Coal Company Falsified Reports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A coalition of environmental groups says it intends to sue a Kentucky coal operator under the federal Clean Water Act for allegedly falsifying state water quality reports.

The groups said Wednesday that Bardstown, Ky.- based Nally and Hamilton Enterprises committed 12,000 violations of federal law by filling out water permitting reports with inaccurate or repetitive information. The groups say they discovered the violations while reviewing state documents earlier this year.

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Local/Regional News
2:21 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

UPDATED: Gray Appoints Interim Fire Chief

LEXINGTON, Ky. – There's a new person in charge of the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray appointed Keith Jackson Wednesday to the position of interim fire chief. He replaces embattled fire chief Robert Hendricks, who was asked to resign because of management and budget problems.

Jackson is a 20-year veteran of Lexington Fire and was the Assistant Chief for Administration.

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1:59 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

Beshear Calls For Special Session On Medicaid - Dropout Age

Frankfort, KY – After the Senate gaveled in on the 30th day of the regular session, effectively ending the session early, Gov. Beshear announced he's calling a special session, which starts Monday. Only two items will be on the agenda.

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Local/Regional News
9:24 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Budget Negotiations Breakdown-Session Set To End Wednesday

Frankfort, KY – Republican Senate President David Williams says he will end Kentucky's legislative session on Wednesday, 12 days earlier than scheduled.

Williams said the move will save Kentucky taxpayers some $800,000 that would have otherwise been used for lawmakers' wages and expenses while also forcing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and House Democrats to act swiftly to resolve an impasse in negotiations to balance the state's Medicaid budget.

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4:14 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Advisory Board Says Lexington Needs More Paramedics

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A government task force will soon explore issues surrounding paramedic training in Lexington.

Members of the Urban County Council's Public Safety and Public Works Committee heard some worrisome news Tuesday from the Emergency Medical Advisory Board.

Dr. Steven Stack says it's been three years since Lexington held a new paramedic training class, and an increasing number of runs take longer than the benchmark of 8 minutes for an ambulance to get to the scene.

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2:44 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

UK's Terrence Jones Named SEC Freshman of the Year

Lexington, KY – UK freshman Terrence Jones was named the SEC Freshman of the Year according to league coaches, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Jones, a 6-8 forward from Portland, Ore., averaged 17.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in the regular season. He led the league in double-doubles (11) and rebounding and ranked sixth in scoring and blocked shots.

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