UK Perspectives
11:16 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Combating the Effects of Aging

Lexington, KY – March 11 - The Director of UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Dr. Linda Van Eldik, explains the role of the Center in the fight against aging-related diseases.

UK Perspectives
10:53 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Structural Racism

Lexington, KY – February 18 - An interdisciplinary exploration of structural racism comes to UK's Hilary Boone Center on February 25. Visiting Law Professor William Wiecek provides a preview.

Local/Regional News
7:51 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Independents Could Win Right to Vote in Ky. Primaries

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The Senate has passed legislation that would allow registered independents to vote in Democratic and Republican primaries.

The proposal, championed by Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, was approved 23-13 on Thursday.

Higdon said the legislation, if approved by the House and signed into law by the governor, would allow some 200,000 independent voters to take part in Kentucky's primary elections. They could only vote for candidates of one party, not switch between the two.

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Local/Regional News
7:29 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Dropout Bill, Medicaid Plan Clear Kentucky House

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The Kentucky House voted 91-8 Thursday to raise the state's drop out age from 16 to 18 by July, 2016. Rep. Jeff Greer of Brandenburg, the bill's primary sponsor, made a passionate plea for approval.

"Almost 75 percent of our prison population do not have a high school diploma. Think about that. Do you see the correlation? Do you see the need for us to emphasize to our kids across this commonwealth the importance of a high school diploma?"

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UK Perspectives
9:16 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Public Art App

Lexington, KY – Christine Huskisson, co-founder of Central Kentucky Museum Without Walls, discusses Kentucky's first public art smartphone app.

Local/Regional News
3:55 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Before Graduation, Firefighter Recruits Battle Live House Fire

375 Chilesburg Road was the site of a live fire training exercise Thursday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – They suited up in their protective gear, turned on the water hoses, and listened for instructions as smoke billowed from a vacant home on Chilesburg Road.

Everything about Thursday morning's fire was real, except the emergency. The firefighters were a group of recruits in their 15th week of training with the Lexington Division of Fire, and this was one of their final training exercises.

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Local/Regional News
3:07 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Lawmakers Discuss How To Boost Graduation, Lower Remediation Rates

Frankfort, KY – Right now, 43 percent of college freshmen in Kentucky enter the university needing remediation. And in this tough economy, even students who can handle the academics often find they can't afford college. The colleges and universities want to do more to help, says Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King.

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Local/Regional News
10:42 am
Thu February 10, 2011

Kentucky Horse Park Arena Not Just For Horses

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Even before the Kentucky Horse Park finished construction of a new indoor arena in July 2009, equine event organizers were lining up to use the facility. But horse park officials are also looking at other ways to put the arena to use.

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Local/Regional News
5:13 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Rolex Adding Reining To 3 Day Event

Lexington, KY – One of the more popular disciplines featured recently during the World Equestrian Games will now be included in this year's Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. Spokesman Marty Bauman says an FEI sanctioned, World- level Reining competition will be held in the Alltech Indoor Arena.

"This is a natural outgrowth that a lot of the people who come to Rolex to watch the eventing will be thrilled to have another world class equestrian discipline going on at the same time."

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Local/Regional News
3:10 pm
Wed February 9, 2011

Subcommittee to Consider Possible Changes to Police & Firefighters Retirement Fund

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With a recent report showing Lexington's Police and Firefighter Pension Fund with an unfunded liability of over $200 million, the fund's supervising board will soon consider possible solutions.

The board voted Wednesday to establish a legislative subcommittee to generate ideas on ways to improve the retirement system. Retired police officer and board member Tommy Puckett will chair the four-member group.

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