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8:40 am
Thu February 24, 2011

In Depth: From Louisville to Pikeville, Drug Czar Sees Kentucky's Pill Epidemic

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy continues his tour through Kentucky, he's hearing from a wide range of people about their perspectives on prescription drug abuse.

Law enforcement officials, drug treatment professionals, and people in recovery have plenty to share with Gil Kerlikowske about Kentucky's pill epidemic.

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Local/Regional News
8:32 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Presidential Search Committee Paring Down List of Candidates

Lexington, KY – A committee looking for the next University of Kentucky president has started narrowing the number of potential candidates to lead the state's flagship university.

Search committee chairman Jim Stuckert won't give a specific number of candidates who are receiving attention. The search committee met for more than three hours Wednesday in Lexington.

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4:54 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Hospital Expansion On Schedule - Under Budget

Lexington, KY – The man overseeing UK Hospital's 532 million dollar expansion still has a very long checklist

"Electronics delivered April first, glass installed April Twenty-fifth the gingko will arrive April twentieth, get installed April twenty- fifth, the mosaics arrive March fourteenth and get installed the week of April eleventh "

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4:39 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Ky. Close to Launching Drug Monitoring Partnership with Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Day two of a tour through Kentucky by National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske involved a roundtable discussion on a wide range of issues related to prescription drug abuse and prevention.

One of the participants was Congressman Ben Chandler, who praised Kentucky's prescription drug monitoring program with spotting potential abusers and giving law enforcement a tool to catch them.

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4:34 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

SLIDESHOW: Excavation Begins at Eastern State Hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Work is underway in Lexington to unearth dozens of human remains found at one of the oldest psychiatric hospitals in the country. Archaeologists begin excavating Wednesday the remains of some 50 people who were once patients at Eastern State Hospital. Dr. David Pollack of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey has a lot of questions.

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9:48 am
Wed February 23, 2011

UK Forming Athletics Oversight Committee

Lexington, KY – Two weeks after retiring UK President Lee Todd stirred controversy by granting a raise and contract extension for Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, the university is setting up an athletics oversight committee. Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman, says even though Barnhart has presided over by what many view as a clean, and profitable program, there may never be a better time to assess its effectiveness.

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8:27 am
Wed February 23, 2011

Waiting For Liftoff: Kentucky Satellite Launch Delayed

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Ca. – Students from the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University are in California this week, waiting for the launch of a small space satellite that they helped build.

The students are part of Kentucky Space, a consortium involving the state's public universities and private industry. Kentucky Satellite-1 is a two-pound cube that will take orbit tomorrow with help from a NASA rocket.

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Local/Regional News
5:04 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

UK Trustees Move To Keep President Search As Confidential As Possible

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has approved of the method it will use to ensure the confidentiality of candidates applying for the president's job; until the final stages of the search process. Trustee Chair Britt Brockman says there's only one way that the finalists' names will be released to the media.

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Local/Regional News
12:38 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Biography of UK's Third President Frank McVey Released Monday

Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky officials are celebrating the release of a new biography chronicling the tenure of the school's third president, Frank McVey, who guided UK through World War I and the Great Depression. Biographer and Educator Eric Moyen, says a case can be made to call McVey UK's first modern president.

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12:09 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Ky. Acquires Key Lethal Injection Drug

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky has acquired a key drug used in lethal injections from a Georgia company, but can't schedule any executions because of a judge's order in a single case.

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that 18 grams of sodium thiopental arrived at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville last week.

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