Local/Regional News
1:38 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Voters Consider Implications of Election 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Republicans are expected to take control of the U.S. House after this election cycle, changing the political landscape in Washington. And voters appear to be taking that into consideration as they head to the polls.

In Lexington Tuesday morning, Bob Burnley voted for Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul and for GOP challenger Andy Barr to represent the 6th Congressional District. Burnley hopes to see Republicans with the majority in at least one of the legislative chambers.

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1:34 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Public Can Say Goodbye to Smarty Jones

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A central Kentucky horse farm is giving the public a chance to say goodbye to Smarty Jones before he leaves the Bluegrass State. The 2004 Kentucky Derby winner is making an indefinite move to Philadelphia for the upcoming breeding season.

Smarty Jones started his stud career at Three Chimneys Farm in Woodford County, where spokeswoman Jen Roytz says he's always been a fan favorite.

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7:40 am
Tue November 2, 2010

PPL Takes Over LG&E, Kentucky Utilities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The sale of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities to Pennsylvania-based PPL is complete. PPL acquired the two companies from parent E.ON U.S. for $7.6 billion. The deal was approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission last month.

Company spokesperson Chip Keeling in Louisville says there's not much noticeable
local impact from the deal.

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Local/Regional News
1:21 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

Polling Places Often Not Free Of Drama

Lexington, KY – Assistant Professor Josh Douglas, who specializes in election law, and election-day issues, says voters should be prepared to encounter some last minute politicking outside their respective polling places.

"They (campaign workers) certainly can speak to voters as they lead up to the polls but you'll see if you go to the precincts there'll be signs that say no campaigning past this point. So that's a safe boundary."

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12:41 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

Fayette Co. Clerk's Office Ready for Nov. 2

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A hotly contested race for U.S. Senate, Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, and Lexington mayor are just three of several elected offices voters will make decisions about on Nov. 2. Fayette County Clerk Elections Coordinator Kitty Ware has this advice for citizens heading to the polls.

"They need to go early in the morning. They need to have some type of identification and be prepared for some lines, because it is a very long ballot. And just be patient and enjoy their experience."

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11:43 am
Mon November 1, 2010

Lexington Service Dog Missing

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Friends and family of a Lexington woman are appealing to the public to help retrieve one of her service dogs who went missing Saturday night. Maria, a 10 year old Belgian Tervuren, escaped from her Chevy Chase neighborhood home, along with another service dog which has since been recovered.

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11:18 am
Mon November 1, 2010

Hal Rogers Looks Beyond Election Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Republican Hal Rogers expects a victory on Election Day, something the eastern Kentucky congressman has experienced 15 times before. Although he's the longest serving republican from Kentucky ever elected to federal office, Rogers says he still gets anxious on November 2nd.

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8:28 am
Mon November 1, 2010

Clinton Will Be Back in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former President Bill Clinton is returning to Kentucky Monday evening to rally support for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway. Clinton is expected to be in Louisville on election eve, and Conway welcomes his return.

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Local/Regional News
5:34 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Group Drops Legal Challenge To Furloughs

Frankfort, KY – A half dozen state workers, all members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, filed suit in early August.

Their aim was to block six furlough days in the current fiscal year ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear.

Beshear says the furloughs will save the state $24 million, and are part of a $131 million budget reduction ordered by Kentucky lawmakers.

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3:20 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Barr Campaigns at UK

Lexington, KY – The man who wants to replace Democrat Ben Chandler as Kentucky's Sixth District Congressman paid a visit to the University of Kentucky campus today. Republican and tea party favorite, Andy Barr told a crowd of mostly students that it's in their best interest to help send a fiscal conservative like him to Washington.

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