Local/Regional News
8:18 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Japan/America Society of Kentucky Raising Money For Earthquake/Tsunami Victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Japan/America Society of Kentucky has begun collecting donations for Japanese communities ravaged by last week's earthquake and tsunami.

Executive Director Matt Krebs says his board of directors approved the efforts Monday, with the goal to raise money for rebuilding efforts, rather than emergency relief.

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Local/Regional News
8:07 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Kentucky Women Get Four Seed in NCAA Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women's basketball team has drawn a No. 4 seed in the Spokane Region of the NCAA tournament a week after advancing to the Southeastern Conference tournament final.

The Wildcats (24-8, 11-5) will face No. 13 Hampton in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday.

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Local/Regional News
4:51 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Williams - Beshear Continue To Spar Over Medicaid

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Senate President David Williams is challenging Gov. Steve Beshear to a televised debate over Medicaid. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, the debate's not likely to happen.

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Local/Regional News
1:11 pm
Mon March 14, 2011

Two Approaches To High Gas Prices

Lexington, KY – Lawmakers from Kentucky are tackling America's skyrocketing gasoline prices from opposite ends of the pipeline. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Republican U-S Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Obama Administration can ease the pressure on tight oil supplies by allowing more domestic drilling.

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Local/Regional News
9:31 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Trustees Seeking Input From Across State

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees continues a series of public forums in earnest this week as part of the search for the next UK president. Chairman Britt Brockman says the board has already gotten feedback in Elizabethtown, Bowling Green and Harlan.

"We have 12 more on the tour for a total of 15. We'll have hit as far north as Covington, as far west as Henderson, south to Bowling Green, and east to Harlan. We tried to cover every aspect of the state."

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Local/Regional News
3:06 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

55 Arrests - 55 Convictions In Drugs & Weapons Investigation

Lexington, KY – 55 arrests, 55 convictions. That's the official result of a highly publicized, federal drug and weapons investigation in Bourbon County that resulted in a massive roundup last June.

On Friday, U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey provided details on the community-driven, multi- agency effort to shut down a substantial cocaine and crack operation outside a neighborhood grocery store.

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Local/Regional News
8:29 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

Drug Czar: Many Needed To Combat Pill Abuse

Washington, DC – The White House drug czar called Thursday for cooperation among educators, law enforcement and others to combat the nation's growing abuse of prescription pills.

Gil Kerlikowske briefed the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Prescription Pill Abuse on Thursday about his findings from a tour of some of the hardest hit communities, including some in Kentucky.

"Our collaborative approach to reducing this public health threat requires all of us to work," to he said.

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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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