Local/Regional News
3:51 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Same Teams, Different Players in West Virginia-Kentucky Rematch

TAMPA, Fla. – This weekend's battle between West Virginia and Kentucky in the third round of the NCAA tournament is a re-match of last year's game in the Elite 8, which saw UK bumped from the Big Dance.

Junior guard Darryl Bryant remembers the Mountaineers' win, although he was sitting on the bench with a fractured foot.

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Local/Regional News
9:31 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Ky. House Continues Medicaid Talks

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Medicaid discussions continue in Frankfort, where state lawmakers are working in a special session.

Senate Republicans want to use across-the-board cuts to state agencies to balance Kentucky's Medicaid budget.

But State Budget Director Mary Lassiter says there already have been eight budget reductions totaling $1.3 billion since Gov. Beshear took office in 2007.

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Local/Regional News
6:14 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Knight's Drive Propels Kentucky Past Princeton

Tampa, FL – Freshman Brandon Knight, held scoreless for more than 39 minutes, made a driving layup with 2 seconds remaining to lift No. 4 seed Kentucky to a 59-57 win over 13th-seeded Princeton in the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday.

Knight missed his first seven shots and even found himself on the bench in the closing minute. But coach John Calipari, who proclaimed, "You can't count on freshmen" a day earlier, put the ball in Knight's hands with the game on the line.

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Local/Regional News
6:04 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Morehead State Soars Past Cardinals

Denver, Colorado – DENVER (AP) -- On the verge of seeing his unheralded, 13th-seeded Morehead State program turn into something much more impressive, the coach could have called a play for his NBA-bound center or his guard who couldn't miss.

Instead, he decided to go with a dream.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
12:49 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Dr. Greg Discusses Salvation Army Clinic

Lexington, KY – On this week's edition of Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine, learn more about the Salvation Army Clinic in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
12:41 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Suspected War Criminal Arrested In Kentucky

Stanton, KY – A woman wanted in Bosnia on torture charges stemming from the war following the breakup of the former Yugoslavia faces extradition after being arrested in Kentucky.

U.S. Marshal Loren "Squirrel" Carl said officers arrested 52-year-old Azra Basic (BOSCH), who lives in Stanton, about 45 miles east of Lexington, on Wednesday.

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Local/Regional News
9:46 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Work Progressing On African American Encyclopedia

Lexington, KY – In this week's Focus on UK, an update on the effort to compile and publish the first-ever state-wide African American Encyclopedia.

Since its inception five years ago, a team of researchers at the University of Kentucky has been working to uncover what some would call the hidden history of the Commonwealth. And when they complete their task, Kentucky will be the first state in the nation to produce a comprehensive African-American Encyclopedia.

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Local/Regional News
10:19 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

House Passes Dropout Bill

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has again agreed to raise the age at which students may drop out of school.

For a third time, the Kentucky House has approved a compulsory attendance bill that gradually increases the state's drop out age to 18. The vote was 87-13, with House Speaker Greg Stumbo voting with the majority.

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Local/Regional News
3:18 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Reforest the Bluegrass Set for Liberty Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington city officials have announced the date and location for this year's Reforest the Bluegrass.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 16th. That's when volunteers will plant thousands of tree seedlings as part of the 13th annual Reforest the Bluegrass.

City arborist John Saylor says this year's location is in northeast Lexington at Liberty Park, near the corner of Liberty Road and Star Shoot Parkway.

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Local/Regional News
7:16 am
Wed March 16, 2011

IBM Study Says Lexington Government Needs Operational Redesign

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In a study of local governments across the country, Lexington ranks 78th out of 100 for operational efficiency. That's according to IBM, which presented its findings to the Urban County Council's Economic & Community Development Committee Tuesday.

Spokesman David Edwards says the study looked at per capita spending for city services such as police, fire, parks, public works, and planning and zoning.

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