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3:14 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

In Depth: City, Police Union Debate Benefits for Retirees

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The men and women of the divisions of police and fire put their lives on the line each day to protect the people of Lexington. At a committee meeting in Frankfort last week, Robert Sarrantonio of the Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge Number 4 told lawmakers that the spouses of these officers and firefighters make sacrifices too.

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1:35 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Talk About Your Star Couples! Rachel Alexandra & Curlin Get Together

Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in over 80 years to win the Preakness Stakes in 2009, then backed that up with wins in the Haskell and the Woodward. The record-setting lady was reportedly bred to Champion, Curlin on Monday.
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Versailles, KY – Jess Jackson has spent the last few years sparing no expense while scooping up some of racing's top prospects and turning them into superstars.
Now he's hoping to create one.

Jackson bred Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra to two-time Horse of the Year and stablemate Curlin on Monday, creating the potential for the "super horse" Jackson believes could help revitalize the industry.

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1:02 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Notorious Murderer To Stay Behind Bars

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Parole Board decided Monday to keep a woman at the center of a 1980s slaying case that involved lesbian lovers and a hit man in prison for at least 10 more years.

The full board deferred 44-year-old Elizabeth Turpin's request in the death of her husband, 22-year-old Michael Turpin. The board cited the seriousness of the crime, the fact that someone died and that it was a violent crime with a deadly weapon. A two-member panel could not reach a decision last week.

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10:46 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Time Remaining in Short Session Grows Shorter

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Time is running out on the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly. Friday was day 18 of the 30-day session, and legislative leaders still hope to lop three business days off the session. But House Speaker Greg Stumbo admits that may be hard to do, since there's still much work to be done.

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8:50 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Kentucky To Participate In National Drug Use Survey

Lexington, KY – Kentuckians are being asked to take part in a national drug use survey to gather information on the prevalence of drug use in American Society. Jeff Jamar, branch manager for substance abuse treatment in the Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health, says a federal agency is gathering information in order to assess the nature and scope of substance abuse in America.

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5:21 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

The Challenge Of Researching Slave Families

Lexington, KY – Since even before the middle ages, there have been some who have obsessively researched and charted their family trees. In fact, one could argue that the genealogy business has never been more popular.

But how difficult can it be when the researcher has very few records to draw from? That's the challenge Gwen Thompson faced in tracing the lineage of a particular African American slave who was owned by Mary Todd Lincoln's family in Lexington.

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4:44 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Kentucky Senate Passes Bill To Revamp PSC

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Senate has passed legislation that would revamp the Public Service Commission by requiring its members to be elected rather than appointed.

The move comes amid widespread criticism from consumers across Kentucky about rising electric rates.

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3:06 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

The Eyes Have It - Optometry Bill Headed To Beshear's Desk

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is defending legislation expanding the practice of optometry in the state. The bill, which leadership fast-tracked through the General Assembly, allows optometrists to perform some surgical procedures currently only done by ophthalmologists, who are medical doctors. Stumbo admits the bill was heavily lobbied by optometrists, but does not believe it poses any health dangers.

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1:51 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

National Youth Brain Injury Tour Coming To Lexington

Lexington, KY – A national project seeking to prevent, identify, and treat concussions in youth is holding a town hall meeting at the University of Kentucky this weekend. The goal is to create a model system of care for children and young adults suffering from all pediatric brain injuries.

Family Outreach Director, Sarah Slone, says the Sarah Jane Brain Foundation grew out of a tragic accident involving founder Patrick Donahue.

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7:55 am
Fri February 18, 2011

Driver's Licenses, IDs Not Available Until Tuesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – People needing driver's licenses or personal identification cards won't be able to receive them on Saturday or Monday.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports the federal government will be upgrading operational systems, requiring a national outage during the Presidents Day holiday.

Systems are expected to be back in working order by 8 a.m. EST Tuesday.

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