Local/Regional News
2:20 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Recount Underway in Nicholasville Race

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – A recount is underway to determine the winner of an election for a central Kentucky city commission. The Jessamine County Board of Elections started recounting the ballots Monday morning for Nicholasville city commission.

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2:12 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Central Kentucky Company Featured on "Dirty Jobs"

VERSAILLES, Ky. – The icky task of collecting horse feces and urine will be the focus of the latest episode of "Dirty Jobs," a nationally televised cable show that highlights messy-but-necessary professions across the country. Show host Mike Rowe spent time at Kentucky Equine Research this summer and saw the inner workings of nutrition research.

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8:38 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Bill Would Make Transparency Policy a State Law

Rep. Mike Cherry (D)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill pre-filed for next year's Kentucky General Assembly session aims to establish permanent government transparency. The measure sponsored by Princeton Democrat Mike Cherry would mandate the three branches of state government post detailed financial information online. Public universities would also be affected.

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8:03 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Don't Let Online Deal Cost You Your Identity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Online retailers are expecting a surge in business Monday, on what has become known as Cyber Monday, a day many of them begin offering holiday shopping bargains.

Reanna Smith-Hamblin with the Better Business Bureau in Louisville says for online shoppers concerned about the risk of identity theft, it's generally easy to determine whether you're putting your information on a secure site.

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7:46 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Multimedia Opera Wins U of L Grawemeyer Award

Louis Andriessen

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has announced the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Music
Composition goes to a work by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

He's being honored for his multimedia opera "La Commedia." The five-part piece is based on Dante's "The Divine Comedy."

The 71 year old Andriessen says he's long been an admirer Dante and his epic poem.

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7:33 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Council Discusses Widening Project of Leestown Road

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Everything appears to be lined up for a significant road project in Lexington. Over the next three years, a stretch of Leestown Road from Greendale past Masterson Station Park will be widened from two lanes to four. Urban County Council member Tom Blues says the project was first formally proposed in 1985.

"Well Leestown Road now is almost a moving parking lot at rush hours and it's a dangerous stretch of road," said Blues.

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1:23 pm
Wed November 24, 2010

UK Research Team Studying Children and ATV Safety

Lexington, KY – Dr. Andrew Bernard, a trauma surgeon with UK Healthcare, says in his team's lab experiments, young riders operate two different sized ATV's while navigating a computer generated virtual course. What they're hoping to demonstrate is that fitting the child to the proper frame can cut down on rollover crashes.

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9:41 pm
Tue November 23, 2010

International students get a taste of an American holiday

Michael and Jacqueline Chen hang out with friends at UK's annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Dinner.
Heather Chapman, WUKY

Lexington, KY – They're thousands of miles from home, but UK's international students have found a warm welcome for Thanksgiving right here in Lexington.

Nearly three hundred students, some with their families, came to the Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner Tuesday night in the Grand Ballroom at the UK Student Center. The menu featured traditional dishes like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie.

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5:53 pm
Tue November 23, 2010

Slain Officer Memorialized With Renamed Street

The former Hilo Street was renamed Durman Drive at a ceremony on Tuesday
photo by Brenna Angel

Lexington, KY – Officer Bryan Durman, who was struck and killed by a motorist while he was responding to a call, drove down Hilo Street everyday for roll call at the department's Central Sector Call Center. From now on that street will be known as Durman Drive.

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3:20 pm
Tue November 23, 2010

City Needs to Sell $4 Million in Property to Help Budget

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The possible sale of four million dollars in city-owned property was the focus of an Urban County Council Budget Committee meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Lexington Finance Commissioner Linda Rumpke presented council members with a "what if" scenario that would mean a huge dip into the economic contingency fund.

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