Tonic
10:47 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Kelly Richey

Artist and coach Kelly Richey shares some wisdom with tonic's Jonese Franklin.

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Saving Stories
9:33 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Oral Histories Department Teams With Hospice Of The Bluegrass For New Recording Project

Lexington, KY – In observance of Friday's National Day of Listening project, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral Histories in the UK Libraries chats with Alan Lytle about a new project involving volunteers and patients at Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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Local/Regional News
9:25 am
Tue November 23, 2010

God's Pantry Hands Out Record Number of Thanksgiving Boxes

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Thousands of low-income families will have a bountiful meal this week.

Governor Steve Beshear and the First Lady helped distribute boxes of food Monday morning at Broadway Christian Church in Lexington. God's Pantry spokeswoman Mandy Brajuha says the food bank will hand out around 55-hundred boxes in Fayette County this year as part of its Sharing Thanksgiving program.

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Local/Regional News
1:39 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Feature: Little Soda Pop Tabs Go a Long Way

LEXINGTON, Ky. – An eastern Kentucky family will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, thanks to a Lexington elementary school and a lot of soda pop tabs.

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Local/Regional News
8:41 am
Mon November 22, 2010

KY Officials Ask Retailers to Stop Selling Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages

Frankfort, KY – A statement from the Public Protection Cabinet on Monday says the action by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control was sparked by a warning the Federal Drug Administration issued last week. The agency sent letters to four manufacturers calling the caffeine added to the beverages an "unsafe food additive."

The companies have 15 days to respond to the letters and either explain how they will take their products off the market or defend their drinks as safe.

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Local/Regional News
5:24 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Native American Groups Want State Recognition

Frankfort, KY – The history of Native Americans in Kentucky is deep and rich. Archaeological research in all 120 counties of the Commonwealth proves Native Americans arrived here thousands of years ago. But a common myth about Native Americans in Kentucky is that they hunted here, but didn't live here. Not true, says Tressa Brown of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission.

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Local/Regional News
11:38 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Poet, Author, Activist Wendell Berry Returning To UK Campus

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Local/Regional News
9:30 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Kentucky's Share of Federal Stimulus: $3.4 Billion

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky lawmakers have been briefed on the status of federal stimulus dollars flowing into the Commonwealth. Since passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in February 2009, Kentucky has received $3.4 billion.

Sixty-eight percent of the money has been spent. Greg Haskamp of the Finance Cabinet says one third of the money went to Medicaid.

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Local/Regional News
9:13 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Kentucky Native Finalist For Hero Award

Harmon Parker and his non profit group \"Bridging the Gap\" has helped construct 46 bridges in Kenya.
Photo courtesy of CNN

Lexington, KY – Harmon Parker, a Lexington native and UK graduate relocated his job, his family, and his life to build footbridges in Kenya.

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Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Burn Ban Lifted In Lexington

Lexington, KY – Cooler temperatures and some recent rainfall have prompted the Lexington Fire Department to lift the open burning ban that's been in place since September, according to Battalion Chief Marshall Griggs.

"Essentially what the burn bad did was stop folks that even had a legal burn permit, not to be able to burn; just because of the extremely dry conditions. And so now what we're doing is allowing folks that would like to have a burn permit, they can apply for that, and get that, and they can do their burning."

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