Local/Regional News
5:52 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

KY Speedway Gets Sprint Cup Race For 2011

Sparta, KY – Stock car's top series will visit the 1.5-mile oval for a 400-mile race on July 9, 2011. The track will receive one of the Cup race dates normally reserved for Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The announcement ends a decade-long struggle for the track's original owners to get a Cup race. They filed an antitrust lawsuit against NASCAR and International Speedway Corp. in 2005, claiming the two groups had an unfair monopoly over the sport. The case ended earlier this year.

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Local/Regional News
5:04 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

UK Professor To Survey Mosque Communities

Lexington, KY – A University of Kentucky professor is once again leading an effort to survey some 600 or more mosque communities as part of a national interfaith study. Dr. Ihsan Bagby, is with UK's Islamic Studies Department.

"Our study will focus on a kind of comprehensive view of mosques from numbers of people who attend, to activities, programs; and we do ask questions about radicalism, we ask questions about women participation and other things like that."

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Local/Regional News
2:23 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

Kentucky American Goes Before PSC in Rate Increase Case

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A lengthy evidentiary hearing is underway in Frankfort, where the Public Service Commission is considering testimony in Kentucky American Water's proposed 37-percent rate hike.

Kentucky American says it needs the additional revenue to pay for its new pipeline and water treatment plant. Company president Nick Rowe says having the facility online will mean a solid supply of water even during drought situations.

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UK Perspectives
9:57 am
Tue August 10, 2010

K Week

Lexington, KY – Fall classes are about to begin at UK, and many special activities will welcome new students to campus. Dr. Todd discusses the plans for K Week with K Crew coordinators Lauren Perkins and Stella Wademi.

Local/Regional News
8:37 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Investigative Panel Questions Lexington Law Commissioner

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington city worker who filed two fraud reports has been questioned by members of a special investigative committee. The panel also heard from a key member of the Mayor's administration.

The two allegations of fraud came from Risk management director Patrick Johnston. He told the committee his concerns were related to the process used in 2007 to buy insurance from the Kentucky League of Cities.

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Local/Regional News
8:18 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Teacher Accused of Selling Pills To Student

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – A Scott County teacher is accused of selling prescription pills to a student.
Kentucky State Police arrested 41-year-old Susan L. Charron of Georgetown late Monday night on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Police say they received a complaint about the allegations in April. The investigation was taken to the Scott County Grand Jury, which returned an indictment against Charron.

She is listed as a teacher on the Scott County Public Schools website.

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Local/Regional News
8:11 am
Tue August 10, 2010

Federal Panel Considers Kentucky's Race To The Top Application

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky will defend its latest application for federal education funding when a panel of Race To the Top peer reviewers convenes in Washington Tuesday.

David Cook, Kentucky's Race To the Top project manager, says he and four other education officials will highlight current programs and their ideas followed by a 60-minute Q & A session.

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Local/Regional News
7:06 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Weekly WEG Report: Preparations At Horse Park, Endurance Team Selection

LEXINGTON, Ky. – This week on the Weekly WEG Report, Samantha Lederman has updates on preparations at the Kentucky Horse Park and team selections for the endurance competition.

WUKY has partnered with the Horse Radio Network to bring you updates and information leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Tune in Monday mornings at 7 and 8:30 for the latest on the events and athletes.

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Local/Regional News
7:18 am
Sun August 8, 2010

Fancy Farm Kicks Off Political Season

(l-r) Jack Conway, Gov. Steve Beshear, Rand Paul -- Photos by Tony McVeigh

Graves County, KY – Fancy Farm is a small Catholic parish in far western Kentucky, about 30 miles from the Mississippi River. It's also home to an annual picnic that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for St. Jerome's Church.

What is about the picnic that draws thousands of people to this tiny Graves County farming community? It can't be the sweltering heat and high humidity.

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Local/Regional News
2:33 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Ambulance Bus Ready For Next Emergency

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tornados, flooding, and ice storms. Those are just some of the emergency situations where state officials say the Commonwealth's new ambulance bus will prove very useful.

Public Health Commissioner Dr. William Hacker helped unveil the bus Thursday morning in Lexington. He says natural disasters and the 9/11 terror attacks have pushed state and local governments to step up public safety.

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