Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
12:55 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Weight Bias

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis talks with his guest about weight bias.

Local/Regional News
9:56 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Horse Play Foals to Hit Auction Block

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A unique central Kentucky art project comes to an end this week with a public auction in Lexington.

Horse Play 2010 was the first time schoolchildren got involved in the Horse Mania fiberglass statue project. More than 50 Fayette County schools were represented, with elementary and middle school students decorating foals and high schoolers in charge of full size horses.

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Local/Regional News
11:53 am
Sat February 26, 2011

Thirty Day Session Looks To Be Going The Distance

Frankfort, KY – It's looking less likely Kentucky lawmakers will lop off any days from the 2011 legislative session. With eight days left, Majority Leader Robert Stivers says the Senate remains under the schedule initially adopted. House Speaker Greg Stumbo remains open to an abbreviated session, but admits there's still much work to be done.

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Local/Regional News
6:26 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

4 Amish children die when buggy flips in Ky. creek

MAYFIELD, Ky. – A horse-drawn buggy carrying an Amish family of nine who went to make a phone call toppled in a rain-swollen creek in rural Kentucky, killing four children who were swept away in the water.

Authorities say the group was traveling in a downpour in the dark about 8:30 CST Thursday night when the buggy flipped during a severe storm. The buggy was crossing a creek that is normally a trickle but that often floods during heavy rains.

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Local/Regional News
6:22 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Rural Kentucky School District Hosts Fitness Program

Lexington, KY – A southeastern Kentucky school district is watching the steps of all fourth- and fifth-graders.

More than 500 students in Clay County schools will get a pedometer to track how many steps they take as part of a fitness program aimed at creating healthier students.

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Local/Regional News
7:42 am
Fri February 25, 2011

House Passes For-Profit College Oversight Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For-profit colleges would be subject to closer state scrutiny under legislation that squeaked through the Kentucky House Thursday. The vote was 57-38.

Rep. Jim Wayne (D-Jefferson) voted for the measure, but says it still needs a lot of work.

"This bill needs to have a little bit more thought put into it and it needs to be organized a little bit better. The hope was that in passing it today out of the House, we can send it to the Senate, and in the process it can be improved along the way."

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7:29 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Beshear Signs Optometry Bill Into Law

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law that will allow optometrists to perform some uncomplicated medical procedures now reserved for ophthalmologists.

Beshear said in a statement the measure will give Kentuckians greater access to necessary eye care.

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Local/Regional News
10:01 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Prison Alternatives Bill Clears Legislative Panel

Frankfort, KY – Legislation touted as a way to curb runaway prison costs drew strong support Thursday from a Senate panel that endorsed proposals to strengthen drug treatment and alternative sentencing for some nonviolent criminals to keep them from being locked up.

The Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to send the measure to the full Senate, setting the stage for a crucial vote early next week on some of the biggest changes to Kentucky's penal code in decades.

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Local/Regional News
6:24 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Engineers Past, Present & Future Front & Center at UK This Weekend

Lexington, KY – Hundreds of area schoolchildren, and their parents, will be visiting the UK campus this weekend to take part in the College of Engineering's annual open house. The event provides faculty and students the opportunity to showcase various cutting edge projects, and encourage boys and girls to pursue a degree in engineering.

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Local/Regional News
5:38 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Informed Consent Bill Defeated In House Committee

Frankfort, KY – In early January, the Senate voted 35-6 to require ultrasounds for women seeking abortions. But the bill has languished in the House Health and Welfare Committee, until now. Sen. Jack Westwood told Rep. Joni Jenkins women should be given as much information as possible before getting an abortion, but there's nothing in the bill forcing women to look at the ultrasound image.

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