Local/Regional News
1:07 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

Program To Help Veterans Heal Via Equine Therapy

Lexington, KY – War veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder may soon find relief in the form of equine therapy. Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, a Georgetown-based non-profit, is launching a new program called Horses for Heroes.

"It's going to be a very small pilot program with four veterans and will be a learning curve from there, hopefully," says CKRH Executive Director Pat Kline.

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Local/Regional News
9:00 am
Thu October 7, 2010

Education Commish Gets High Marks For First Year

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky School Board is giving Education Commissioner Terry Holliday high marks in his first annual performance assessment. Holliday was hired in July 2009 to replace former Commissioner Jon Draud, who resigned for health reasons. Board Vice-Chair Dorie Combs says Holliday is diligent, passionate about his work, and prepared.

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Local/Regional News
5:32 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Para Dressage, Vaulting, and Jumping Featured on Day 12 of WEG

Lexington, KY – In this edition of the WUKY Centre College WEG report, the Horse Radio Network's Samantha Lederman Clark recaps a busy day at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Brenna Angel chats with a vaulter who is blazing a trail for the nation of China, while not letting a birth defect slow her down.

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Local/Regional News
3:10 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

AP Report: Bill Clinton To Stump For Conway

Louisville, KY – Former state Democratic Chairman Jerry Lundergan said Wednesday that the details regarding Clinton's visit are still being worked out. Lundergan is a close friend of the Clintons.

Conway's campaign could not immediately confirm the visit.

Clinton carried Kentucky twice in serving two terms in the White House, and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, trounced Barack Obama during Kentucky's Democratic presidential primary in the spring of 2008.

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Local/Regional News
12:34 pm
Wed October 6, 2010

Churchill Downs Pulls Plug on Music Festival

Louisville, KY – Churchill Downs Incorporated has dissolved its Churchill Downs Entertainment division and will not host another HullabaLOU music festival next year.

In a press release, the company blamed the poor economy and excessive heat for lackluster attendance at the July festival. About 79 thousand tickets were sold to HullabaLOU, and CDE president Steve Sexton said afterward that the event would return in 2011. Sexton has now resigned his position.

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UK Perspectives
10:00 am
Wed October 6, 2010

Frank X Walker

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd speaks with poet and UK professor Frank X Walker.

Local/Regional News
4:38 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

ASPCA Story Told In New Exhibit at Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington, KY – The International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park unveils a new exhibit Tuesday: "Angels for Horses" chronicles the history and mission of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Museum Director Bill Cooke says it's a story well worth telling.

"It reveals a wonderful bit of history but it also does show that organizations such as this are still very much needed and just do a wonderful job in taking care of the animal that we all revere so much here at the park."

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Local/Regional News
9:55 am
Tue October 5, 2010

Para Dressage a First For WEG

Laura Goldman rides Carlingford JD at the World Equestrian Games.Photo by Shannon Brinkman for USEF

Lexington, KY – One of the many firsts happening at this year's World Equestrian Games is the inclusion of para-dressage, a competition for riders with physical disabilities. In this edition of the WUKY Centre College World Equestrian Games report, the Horse Radio Network's Samantha Lederman Clark recaps the day's action, and Reporter Brenna Angel spent some time with members of the U.S. para-dressage team as they prepare for this week's tests.

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Local/Regional News
7:12 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Jumping Into Final Week of WEG

Lexington, KY – The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has entered its final week at the Kentucky Horse Park and as the Horse Radio Network's Samantha Lederman Clark reports, there was a whole lot of jumping going on on Monday.

Competing in cross country, show jumping, or combined driving can work up quite an appetite for the hundreds of horses at the World Equestrian Games. Reporter Brenna Angel takes a look at the huge feed and bedding operation underway at the Kentucky Horse Park.

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Local/Regional News
4:12 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Medicaid Recipients Now Eligible For Smoking Cessation Programs

Frankfort, KY – A smoking cessation program for state Medicaid recipients is getting underway in Kentucky. Lawmakers appropriated one-point-five million dollars a year for the program, which will be matched by federal funds. Tonya Chang of the American Heart Association says the money will go a long way.

"Medicaid spends about 500 million dollars treating tobacco-related illnesses, so over time, they will enjoy some health care savings from this program."

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