Local/Regional News
4:00 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

Beshear Shares Early Childhood Task Force Report

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says the seeds of intellect are planted very early in children - earlier than elementary school or even kindergarten.

"People learn most rapidly during the first three years or so of their lives. That is not just development theory. That is biological fact."

Therefore, Beshear says Kentucky must do everything possible to prepare children for a better start in life.

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Tonic
11:22 am
Mon December 20, 2010

The Kentucky Nativity Play (Part 1: The Annunciation)

Part 1: The Annunciation

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Tonic
9:54 am
Mon December 20, 2010

The Kentucky Nativity Play (Part 2: The Search for the Inn)

Part 2: The Search for the Inn

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Local/Regional News
9:27 am
Mon December 20, 2010

Lexington Fire Department Losing Over 225 Years of Experience

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington Division of Fire will have a large gap to fill beginning next year. Ten service retirements take effect January 3. Chief Robert Hendricks says the retiring firefighters represent over 225 years of service and experience.

"They touch virtually everything thing that we do. They are line district officers, they are company commanders. They represent our fire prevention bureau, our training division, and our chaplain. So all of those folks together, doing without all of them is going to be a challenge."

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Local/Regional News
4:17 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

Jobless Rate Climbs Higher in November

Frankfort, KY – The 10.2 percent jobless rate recorded in November is the highest rate since May, when it was 10.4 percent. But it's still lower than the 10.7 percent rate recorded in November 2009. And labor analyst Ron Crouch says six of the state's 11 non-farm job sectors saw employment increases last month.

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WUKY In Depth
11:53 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Saving Stories Remembers Hall of Fame Trainer Mack Miller

Lexington, KY – In this edition of Saving Stories, Alan Lytle chats with Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries about the recent passing of trainer Mack Miller. Miller trained Sea Hero to capture the 1993 Kentucky Derby.

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Local/Regional News
11:22 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Derby Winning Trainer Mack Miller Dead at 89

Lexington, KY – Mack Miller was working for Paul Mellon's Rokeby Stable in 1993 when Sea Hero overcame 12 to 1 odds to win the derby. He started working for Calumet Farm in the late 1940's where he offered to work for free. The farm hired him at $125 a month. After his retirement, Miller was interviewed by the UK Libraries Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History about his life and career.

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Local/Regional News
9:28 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Jim Newberry Gives Farewell Address

Outgoing mayor Jim Newberry gave his farewell speech last night.
Photo courtesy of www.lexingtonky.gov

LEXINGTON, KY – Mayor Jim Newberry says he has few regrets at the end of his term, and believes strongly that he helped Lexington become a better city in the past four years. In his farewell speech last night, the outgoing mayor recalled the challenges he's faced and the tough decisions he's had to make.

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Local/Regional News
2:10 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Inauguration Ceremony Plans For New Mayor Released

Lexington, KY – Lexington officially gets a new mayor on Sunday January Second. Inaugural Chair Linda Breathitt says mayor-elect Jim Gray, new vice mayor Linda Gorton, and the incoming Urban County Council will be sworn in at a public ceremony in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Convention Center.

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Local/Regional News
12:59 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

Lexington Waldenbooks Closing

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Central Kentucky is losing a bookstore. Waldenbooks in the Fayette Mall will shut its doors for good on January 31st.

A spokeswoman for Borders, the parent company of Waldenbooks, wouldn't speak on tape, but says the decision to close the store was based on several factors. Without citing specifics, Mary Davis says the Lexington location wasn't meeting business objectives.

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