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1:09 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Paris Needs New Transformer

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Utility crews in Paris are asking residents to reduce their electrical use at least through Tuesday evening while an additional transformer is brought on line. City Manager Michael Nagy says a combination of cold temperatures, increased power consumption, and old age caused a transformer to blow on Monday.

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4:16 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Empty Bowls Go Fast, Benefit Hunger-Fighting in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The bowls were empty, but they went fast Monday afternoon at Transylvania University's Morlan Gallery. More than 500 pieces of pottery went up for sale as part of the Empty Bowls Project.

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2:28 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Town Branch Trail Expansion Up For Discussion Tonight

Lexington, KY – The first section of Lexington's Town Branch Trail at Masterson Station opened to walkers and bikers almost five years ago, and now organizers are ready to roll out plans for the next phase of the project. The public is invited to view a number of options at a town-hall style meeting Monday night. Keith Lovan is a municipal engineer for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

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10:49 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Evergreens Ready to be Christmas Trees

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It's that time of year when people start breaking out the holiday decorations. For many families, that includes picking the perfect Christmas tree. Brenna Angel talked to a local tree grower about what it takes to keep the tradition going.

BRENNA ANGEL: We're at Barker's Tree Farm in Lexington. I'm joined by Dale Barker, owner and operator of this operation. Dale, tell me a little bit about what you've got going on here.

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9:19 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Wildcats To Face Pitt Panthers In BBVA Compass Bowl

In his first year at the helm, UK Joker Phillips led the Wildcats to a 6 and 6 record with wins over Louisivlle and SEC East Champion South Carolina.
Bleacherreport.com

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky football team has extended its streak of five consecutive bowl appearances with the announcement Sunday that the Wildcats will take on Big East Conference opponent, the Pittsburgh Panthers in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday January, 8th.

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3:17 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Papers of Civil Rights Icon Coming To UK

Courtesy of Kentucky Educational Television.

Lexington, KY – Kentucky's first African American and woman to hold a seat in the State Senate has received a high honor from the University of Kentucky. At a ceremony Friday, the university announced plans for a Georgia Powers Endowed Chair in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women. The position will focus on multicultural studies of violence as they pertain to women of color. Powers calls it the ultimate honor of her lifetime.

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3:00 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Gray Says Economic Opportunity Possible Even In Economic Slump

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With references to Henry Clay and Alex de Tocqueville, Mayor-elect Jim Gray spoke to a crowd of nearly 400 people Friday at Commerce Lexington's public policy luncheon. Gray discussed the broad goals he has for Lexington and Fayette County.

"Knowing our strengths and playing to these strengths will enhance our brand, build attachment, and grow our reputation as a great place to live, to work, to raise a family, and to build and grow a business. It's the kind of place that people and businesses want to live in."

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8:57 am
Fri December 3, 2010

UIK Holds Sustainability in Marketing Conference

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky will bring together various groups and speakers to discuss the relationship of sustainability and marketing at a conference this Friday.

Robert Dahlstrom, founding director of UK's Von Allmen Center for Green Marketing,says the idea is to bring together various stakeholders, compare notes, and plan strategies.

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6:39 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Ice Cream Fans Get Last Licks At Graeter's, For Now

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After months of financial problems, eight Graeter's ice cream parlors are closing Friday, including four in northern Kentucky and all four locations in Lexington. International Brand Services, the franchise that owns those eight stores, attempted to sell them to Graeter's corporate, but the deal fell through.

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7:07 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Beshear Administration - Lawmakers Spar Over Passport Scandal

Frankfort, KY – The Beshear administration blames the General Assembly, and lawmakers blame the administration for problems with the $800 million contract for Medicaid services in the Louisville area. Among those on the hot seat at the hearing was Health and Family Services Secretary Janie Miller.

"I don't think the administration created this mess, but the governor and I are committed to cleaning it up."

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