Local/Regional News
3:43 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

Unemployed Guardsmen Get Job Search Training

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Among Kentucky's National Guardsmen, the unemployment rate for those not on active duty is around 14-25 percent, significantly higher than the state and national average.

That worries Lt. Col. John Bates, who commands the 2/138th Field Artillery unit in Lexington. Bates says Guardsmen need civilian jobs to ensure stable communities.

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1:32 pm
Mon August 8, 2011

University Of Kentucky Play Tells Student Soldiers' Stories

Lexington, KY – For many veterans, coming home is itself a challenge. A documentary drama, based on oral history interviews with veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan making that transition, is previewing tonight at the University of Kentucky before heading to Broadway.

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8:23 pm
Sun August 7, 2011

Man Killed In Crash With Lex PD Cruiser

Lexington, KY – Lexington police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday when a police cruiser slammed into a car at an intersection.

Investigators say the officer was heading north in his cruiser when a Toyota Corolla going west entered the intersection. The officer, Anthony Guidulgli, tried to swerve to avoid the vehicle and hit the driver-side door.

The driver, who was from Versailles, was pronounced dead on arrival at University of Kentucky Hospital. Police have not released his name.

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10:34 am
Sun August 7, 2011

Some Listen, Others Heckle At Fancy Farm

Graves County, KY – People travel from all over the state to the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky to watch a certain kind of political theater. As Kentucky Public Radio's Devin Katayama reports, many of those assembled had already formed opinions about the candidates.

Most who attend the Fancy Farm Picnic are familiar with its history and the political rhetoric it's known for.

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Local/Regional News
5:40 pm
Sat August 6, 2011

Obama Invoked Early & Often At Fancy Farm

Graves County, KY – At Kentucky's traditional Saturday kickoff to the election season, Republicans sought to link Gov. Steve Beshear with President Barack Obama, who remains unpopular in the state, while Beshear steered clear of attacks on his GOP rivals and harped on his recent trip to visit American soldiers in Afghanistan.

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell tried to make Obama a central figure in the governor's race, where the Republican candidate David Williams is trailing badly in the polls.

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11:32 am
Sat August 6, 2011

Can Negativity Pay Off at Fancy Farm?

MURRAY, Ky. – The fiery political stump speeches of the Fancy Farm picnic this weekend typically set the tone for the rest of the campaign season. Candidates often maintain elements of those messages through campaign commercials and local appearances. Kentucky Public Radio's Chad Lampe speaks with Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Ian Norris about the impetus behind certain types of campaign messaging and its impact on the electorate.

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4:14 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Phillips - Wildcats Ready To Get To Work

Lexington, KY – During the annual football media day, one thing UK Coach Joker Phillips came back to again and again was the notion that the Wildcats need to develop a "dominant defense." He says the addition of Rick Minter as co-defensive coordinator is a big step in the right direction.

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12:43 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Back-To-School Rallies Mean Free School Supplies For Area Kids

Lexington, KY – Kids across Lexington will be receiving school supplies free courtesy of the YMCA this Saturday.

The supplies, including backpacks, will be given away to up to 8000 kids in 20 local neighborhoods as part of the YMCA's Ready, Set, Go! Back-to-School Rallies. The events, which cater to elementary, middle, and high school students, will also feature activities, resource booths, entertainment, food, and speakers.

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12:42 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Transylvania Professor Explores Legend Of Lost City

Lexington, KY – Christopher Begley wants to know why legends about a lost civilization are so pervasive in the Mosquito Coast region.

"This is something everybody's talked about informally for a long time in terms of archaeologists and anthropologists, but no one has systematically explored it," he says.

Begley's work, which will be featured in an upcoming National Geographic documentary, intends to tease apart the stories, which come in many variations depending on the source.

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9:51 am
Fri August 5, 2011

EKU Takes Over Central Ky. Airport

RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University has assumed management of a central Kentucky Airport, with officials hoping the arrangement brings stability to the facility.

Former EKU aviation instructor John Bonham has taken over as the new manager of the Madison County airport. Bonham told the Richmond Register he will use his contacts in corporate aviation to recruit business for the airport, which is jointly owned by the governments of Richmond, Berea and Madison County.

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