Local/Regional News
12:54 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

More Than 10% Of Kentuckians Still Out Of Work

Frankfort, KY – The jobless rate last month rose to 10.3 percent, up slightly from November's 10.2 percent. But the rate in December 2009 was 10.6 percent.

Labor officials say extremely cold and wintry weather caused construction jobs to plummet, and contraction in financial activities was blamed on the slowdown in the housing market.

Sectors seeing job increases last month were temporary help agencies, professional and business services, repair and maintenance and retail trade.

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Local/Regional News
8:10 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Lexington Legends Sell Naming Rights to Whitaker Bank

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington Legends announced Thursday that they've signed a 10-year contract with Whitaker Bank for the naming rights to the baseball field.

Whitaker Bank CEO Tom Hinkebein says he couldn't be happier about the deal.

"It was a great opportunity for us, that they came to us and asked us to be a partner with them. And it didn't take long at all for us to work out a deal. We're just very pleased with it."

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Local/Regional News
8:05 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Lundergan Grimes Files to Run For Secretary of State

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes wants to be Kentucky's next Secretary of State. The 33-year old Democrat filed her papers and paid the $500 qualifying fee Thursday.

"I've worked with the office of secretary of state and know how to make it work better. I think it's time for a new generation to take the reins, for fresh leadership and enthusiasm. And as I travel across the state, I think that's something that the citizens of the commonwealth will see."

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
2:43 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 2)

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis talks with his guest about traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
2:42 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 1)

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis talks with his guest about traumatic brain injury.

Local/Regional News
2:17 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

UK Students Get Financial Literacy Tips To Avoid Credit Pitfalls

Lexington, KY – More than 300 UK students got some financial advice from President Lee Todd, and men's basketball coach John Calipari. The two spoke on Thursday during a credit-wise financial literacy forum.

Coach Cal says everybody needs to learn early how to set, and stick to, a budget.

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Local/Regional News
8:49 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Task Force to Fight Cigarette Litter in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Members of the recently formed Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission want to tackle cigarette butts in the group's first major project. The commission detailed plans to form a cigarette litter task force at a meeting Thursday.

Commission chair Patricia Knight wants to see a group of 15-20 people appointed by the end of the month.

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Local/Regional News
8:37 am
Thu January 20, 2011

McConnell, Paul Praise House Repeal of Healthcare Law

WASHINGTON – Kentucky's Republican U.S. Senators are praising a vote by the House to repeal the healthcare reform law. The proposal passed Wednesday evening by a count of 245-189.

Although the repeal measure is considered largely symbolic and would be vetoed by President Obama, Senator Mitch McConnell says he'll make sure the issue is addressed in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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Local/Regional News
4:56 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Task Force Continues Toward Goal Of Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Lexington, KY – A panel comprised of government, community, and business leaders continues to press toward the goal of establishing a city-supported affordable housing trust fund that would be used to improve the living conditions of low-income citizens. On Wednesday, the group received a progress update from a firm charged with gauging the potential economic impact. Urban County Council member Peggy Henson chairs the committee.

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Local/Regional News
4:20 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Nine Operating Rooms Part of Next Wave of Construction at Chandler Hospital

Example of a hybrid operating room. Courtesy UK HealthCare.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Chandler Hospital officials announced Wednesday a $35 million project to build nine new operating rooms, one of them being a hybrid OR. The specialized space is for the sickest patients who need very complex surgery.

While designing the operating rooms, surgeon-in-chief Dr. Jay Zwischenberger says a life size Styrofoam mock-up was constructed on the second floor of the new hospital.

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