Local/Regional News
7:37 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Ky. Senate Republicans Move Forward With Two Bills

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Legislation calling for creation of the Council on Revenue Reform has cleared the Kentucky Senate budget committee. The panel of economic experts would recommend ways to improve the efficiency of Kentucky's tax code, and then lawmakers would have to vote the plan up or down in the 2012 session.

The committee vote was unanimous, but Senate Minority Leader R.J. Palmer says the panel should also include lawmakers.

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Local/Regional News
7:17 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Bird Deaths Reported In Western Kentucky

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University officials say several hundred birds found dead on or near the campus last week did not die of disease or poison. The deaths included grackles, blackbirds, robins, and starlings.

Executive Director of the Breathitt Veterinary Center Dr. Wade Northington says biologists tested the birds and found sign of internal blunt force trauma. He adds it's not uncommon to find birds dead this way.

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Local/Regional News
6:36 am
Thu January 6, 2011

Midway College Project Aims to Make Chrysalis House More Sustainable

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A central Kentucky non-profit known for helping women get off drugs and turn their lives around is getting an environmental boost thanks to business students at Midway College. Members of the Students in Free Enterprise Club at Midway recently launched a sustainability project to benefit the Chrysalis House Community Center in Lexington.

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Local/Regional News
4:41 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Kentucky Lawmaker Wants To Close Ethics Loophole

Frankfort, KY – Lexington Sen. Kathy Stein wants to toughen Kentucky's legislative ethics code. Legislation she's offering would limit interaction between lobbyists and candidates who have filed to run for election to the General Assembly. The measure would also prohibit lobbyists from purchasing meals or beverages for individual legislators.

"I'm not trying to shackle lobbyists. These are simply - I hate the word tweaks - but this is tweaking what we already have."

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UK Perspectives
10:12 am
Wed January 5, 2011

December Graduation

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd discusses UK's first ever December graduation event with Graduate School Dean Jeannine Blackwell.

Local/Regional News
5:55 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

2011 Session Underway in Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – For the Democrats, House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark withstood a challenge from former Speaker Jody Richards. Clark appreciates the vote of confidence. "This is starting my 19th year as speaker pro tem, working for four different speakers, four different administrations. I'm very honored."

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Local/Regional News
4:53 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Community Action Council Distributing LIHEAP Funds For Households In Crisis

Lexington, KY – Jack Burch, Executive Director of the Community Action Council, says financial assistance is available to citizens in desperate need.

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Local/Regional News
4:45 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Gray Announces Additional Appointments

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has announced three additional appointments to his management staff.

Cheryl Taylor, who worked as Mayor Newberry's Commissioner of Environmental Quality before taking a job with Kentucky American Water, returns to city hall to head up a combined Department of Public Works and Environmental Quality.

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Local/Regional News
8:46 am
Tue January 4, 2011

Lexington Fire Chaplain Retires

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The New Year has brought about changes for a central Kentucky man and the Lexington Division of Fire. Lt. Stewart Dawson retired this week after 19 years of service as the department's chaplain. Reporter Brenna Angel has this profile of a man who found his calling in fire and faith.

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Local/Regional News
11:40 am
Mon January 3, 2011

A Posthumous Word Of Advice To Kentucky Lawmakers

Lexington, KY – In this installment of "Saving Stories" Doug Boyd, from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares some audio of an interview with former State Senator Walter Baker about a more bipartisan era in the Kentucky Legislature. Baker served in the General Assembly off and on for some twenty-two years.

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