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9:39 am
Thu August 4, 2011

In Depth: The Sandhill Crane Controversy In KY

Lexington, KY – Sandhill cranes are large, red-capped migratory birds that haven't been hunted in Kentucky for almost a century. But as Alan Lytle reports, that could change in just a few months if a proposal to establish a sandhill crane hunting season is approved by a legislative subcommittee.

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8:46 am
Thu August 4, 2011

UK's Miller to Play in World University Games

photo by Garrett Ellwood/USA Basketball

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky's Darius Miller will represent the United States in the 2011 World University Games. Miller was named to the 12-member men's basketball team Wednesday following six days of tryouts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

Training camp continues through Sunday, and the team will depart for China on August 8. The U.S. opens World University Games play on August 13.

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7:45 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Berea Plans Small-Scale Solar Farm

BEREA, Ky. – Customers of Berea Municipal Utilities will soon have the option to invest in a small solar farm.

The Berea Solar Farm won't be a moneymaker for investors. A 25-year lease for one panel will cost about $700. The average residential customer uses an average of 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month, and a single panel would provide about one-twentieth of that energy.

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8:31 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Portions Of Steve Nunn Case File Released

Lexington, KY – The adult daughters of former state Rep. Steve Nunn told police they spent up to two hours talking by phone to him while he sat in a Hart County cemetery after his ex-fiancee had been slain in Lexington.

Documents released by Lexington officials Wednesday say Nunn told his daughters he was near his parents' graves and had slit his wrists and was going to die, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

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2:11 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Decades Later, African Americans Receive Diplomas From Ky. School

DANVILLE, Ky. – While many schools are focused on the start of another academic year, the Kentucky School for the Deaf is honoring students who should have graduated several decades ago.

Aaron Adams, Jr. Henrietta Burnette, Bobby Lee Oliver. Those were some of the names read at a graduation ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville.

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11:48 am
Wed August 3, 2011

WWII Aircraft Fly Into Lexington This Friday

Photo courtesy of Collings Foundation

Lexington, KY – Three World War II-era military planes will be flying into Lexington this Friday, giving the public a glimpse at two rare bombers and a Mustang fighter plane.

It's one thing to see WWII planes locked away at a museum; it's another to crawl inside them.

"It's literally like walking into a time machine, straight out of 1944," Hunter Chaney says.

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10:17 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Former Social Worker Charged with Faking Records

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. – A former state social worker has been indicted on charges that she faked records in abuse and neglect cases.

An indictment was returned Tuesday against Margaret "Geri" Murphy by an Anderson County grand jury, charging her with nine counts of record tampering in the investigation of suspected abuse and neglect of children.

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10:05 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Silverback Gorilla Dies at Louisville Zoo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Zoo says a 52-year-old Silverback gorilla named Timmy has died from multiple health issues.

Zoo spokeswoman Kyle Shepherd said that Timmy lived a long life -- the average life span is mid-40s for a captive silverback.

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5:43 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Beshear Visits Kentucky Troops In Iraq, Kuwait

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear made surprise stops in Iraq and Kuwait on Tuesday to meet with Kentucky troops on a trip arranged more than two months ago by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Beshear, speaking with reporters by phone from Kuwait, said he has extended his personal thanks to troops from Fort Knox, Fort Campbell and the Kentucky National Guard.

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4:34 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Conservation Group Wants Beshear To Help Stop Crane Hunt

Lexington, KY – A group of citizens who don't want to see the state adopt a new sandhill crane hunting season, has sent a letter to Governor Beshear requesting he direct the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to abandon the effort.

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