Local/Regional News
2:00 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Paul - McConnell Discuss Economy On Sunday Talk Shows

Lexington, KY – Senator-elect Rand Paul ran on a Tea Party platform during his campaign, and said he would craft a balanced federal budget. Appearing on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amanpour, Paul said to achieve that, all aspects of government would be subject to cuts, including wages for federal employees, and military funding. Amanpour also questioned Paul on his views about earmarks.

AMANPOUR: And what about earmarks? Would you say no to earmarks?

PAUL: No -- no more earmarks.

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Local/Regional News
12:59 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Tracking a Jump at the Pump

Lexington, KY – A website service that tracks retail gas prices across the country says there are a number of factors why pump prices are up some twenty cents to around $2.95 a gallon in Central Kentucky. Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with Gasbuddy.com says for starters, the Federal Reserve injecting 600 billion dollars into the U-S economy didn't help the situation because that translated into a weaker dollar on the world market.

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Local/Regional News
9:27 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Lack of Diverstiy on Fayette School Board Concerns Education Chief

State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

Lexington, KY – After last week's election, the possibility exists that no African-American will serve on the Fayette County School Board next year. Incumbent Kirk Tinsley lost the District 2 race. However, there is an additional vacancy on the school board, which will be filled soon by State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday.

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Local/Regional News
2:54 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Sixth District Results Now Certified-Chandler Has 649 Vote Lead

Frankfort, KY – The certified vote count shows Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler garnering 119,812 votes on Election Day. Republican challenger Andy Barr collected 119,163.

So, out of more than 239,000 votes cast in the 16-county central Kentucky district, the candidates are separated by 649 votes.

Chandler declared victory Tuesday night, but Barr has refused to concede. Barr wants a recanvass, or recheck of the vote totals, and that will commence next Friday.

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Local/Regional News
12:02 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Big Red Machine Fans Mourning The Loss Of Sparky Anderson

George \"Sparky\" Anderson guided the Cincinnati Reds to back to back World Championships in 1975 and 1976. He also won the crown with the Detroit Tigers in 1984.

Highland Heights, KY – The white-haired Hall of Fame manager who directed Cincinnati's Big Red Machine to back-to-back World Series championships and won another in Detroit, died Thursday. He was 76.

Paul Daugherty, sports columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer says Anderson's selflessness and willingness to concede the spotlight to his
players was a big part of his success in Cincinnati.

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Local/Regional News
10:49 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Five Million In Federal Grants Coming To KY For Victims Of Violence

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced the allocation of some five and a half million dollars in federal grants to agencies that support programs for victims of violence. The money comes from the federal Victims of Crime Act, which relies on criminal fines, forfeitures, and assessments instead of taxpayer dollars. Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center Executive Director Rhonda Henry says the half million dollar grant it recently received is a literal lifeline.

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Farmer's Market Report
10:36 am
Fri November 5, 2010

LFM 1106-07

Lexington, KY – What's at the markets this week and how to prepare it.

Local/Regional News
8:33 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Kentucky Coal Calls Federal Lawsuit "Draconian Action"

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The President of the Kentucky Coal Association is closely monitoring the situation between the federal government and Massey Energy. Bill Bissett's organization is still reviewing the court documents filed Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Labor seeking to close a mine in Pike County over safety violations.

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Local/Regional News
8:19 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Lexington Police Error Leads to New Policy

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Every member of the Lexington Police Department will be trained regarding a new department policy that was issued following a delay in treatment for a woman who was badly beaten and mistakenly thought to be dead.

Police Chief Ronnie Bastin said Thursday that the Internal Affairs Unit found that a failure of policy and personnel occurred in the department's response in the case of 44-year-old Umi Southworth.

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Local/Regional News
5:56 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

Barr Campaign Asks For Recanvass

Frankfort, KY – Tuesday night, Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler declared victory over Republican challenger Andy Barr, but because the race was so close, Barr refused to concede. Only 644 votes separate the men. Now, Barr wants a recanvass, or second check, of all votes cast in the 16-county district.

"You take the cartridges from the voting machine. Take them back to that central tabulation system. Put the cartridge in that system and it aggregates the totals for the entire county."

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