Local/Regional News
2:47 pm
Tue February 1, 2011

Superintendent Silberman: It's Time to Retire

Lexington, KY – After 37 years as an educator and administrator, Stu Silberman is ready to retire. The Fayette County Public Schools superintendent made the announcement Tuesday.

"You just get to a point in your life when you know it's your time to retire. And that's kind of where I am on it. I have a three-year-old beautiful granddaughter who has pretty much changed my life. So my decision is really based on being able to spend some time with my family."

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WUKY In Depth
10:38 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Adoption Support for Kentucky

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd discusses UK's award-winning "Adoption Support for Kentucky" program with Carrie Saunders from the College of Social Work & Mike Grimes with Kentucky state government.

Local/Regional News
7:45 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Beshear to Deliver State of the Commonwealth Tuesday Night

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Gov. Steve Beshear delivers his annual State of the Commonwealth address tonight to a joint session of the legislature. The governor's office is keeping mum on the contents of the speech, but two issues in particular are likely to surface.

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Local/Regional News
2:02 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Advisory Group to Help Lexington Leaders With Budget

Lexington Finance Commissioner Jane Driskell is part of the mayor's finance advisory group.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington mayor Jim Gray is getting some outside help in balancing the city's budget. Six people: two University of Kentucky professors; an Eastern Kentucky University administrator; a former Urban County Council member; the President of the United Way of the Bluegrass; and a former budget director at the state level make up the Lexington finance advisory group.

Mayor Jim Gray announced the team Monday, as the city faces an $11-16 million budget shortfall.

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Local/Regional News
8:34 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Amid Budget Woes, Kentucky Cuts Family and Juvenile Drug Courts

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Across the country, state and local governments have had to make tough decisions in order to bridge budget gaps. In Kentucky, one such decision phased out family and juvenile drug court.

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Local/Regional News
8:25 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Short Legislative Session Resumes Tuesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky lawmakers are returning to Frankfort for tomorrow's resumption of the 2011 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh previews what's ahead.

First up is the State of the Commonwealth address, which Gov. Steve Beshear delivers to a joint session of the legislature tomorrow night. After that, the House begins looking at a host of Republican-backed bills approved by the Senate before the session went into recess.

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Local/Regional News
8:07 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Grayson Prepares For New Job at Harvard

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Trey Grayson has begun working at Harvard University. Grayson resigned as Kentucky Secretary of State last week to direct Harvard's Institute of Politics.

He lost the 2010 Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, and he could not seek re-election to the Secretary of State's office this year. Grayson says he's interested in running for office again, but he hopes the political atmosphere is less divisive when he returns to electoral politics.

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Local/Regional News
8:46 am
Fri January 28, 2011

City Brainstorming Ways to Pay For Road Salt

Lexington – With several more weeks of winter remaining, the city of Lexington has already exhausted its budget for snow removal and salt. Kevin Wente of the city's public works department, delivered the news to urban county council members Thursday night.

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Local/Regional News
8:36 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Lexington Mayor Called for Jury Duty

Mayor Jim Gray greeted fellow jurors Thursday afternoon at jury orientation in the Fayette District Courthouse. Photo by Malcolm Stallons, LFUCG.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Mayor Jim Gray may be spending a few days at the courthouse next month. He's been called for jury duty.

Gray, who is in his first month in office, attended jury orientation on Thursday for Fayette County District Court. He is one 150 people chosen for the February jury pool.

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Local/Regional News
5:51 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

84 Counties Report Lower Jobless Numbers

Frankfort, KY – The state's lowest December jobless rate, 7.5 percent, was found in Fayette and Woodford counties, followed by Oldham, Hopkins, Madison, Warren and Franklin counties.

The highest rate, 18.8 percent, was recorded in Magoffin County, followed by Menifee, Jackson, Lewis, McCreary and Wolfe Counties.

Statewide, the December jobless rate was 10.3 percent, up slightly from November, but below the December 2009 rate. One-point-eight million Kentuckians were working last month, but 214,000 remained out of work.

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