Local/Regional News
10:04 am
Fri September 24, 2010

KSP Wants Your Drugs

Lexington, KY – Kentucky State Police Lieutenant David Jude says the Take Back Initiative represents a multi-agency effort to address Kentucky's growing prescription drug abuse problem.

"This is a national initiative that's with the Drug Enforcement Administration, we are partnering with them. And we're trying to do it on a large scale to get into all the communities of Kentucky and hopefully make an impact into the amount of prescription pills and medications that are within our communities."

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Local/Regional News
5:23 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

WEG Could Boost America's Interest in Equestrianism

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Much has been made of the improvements to the Kentucky Horse Park and the central Kentucky region leading up to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The arenas and infrastructure are ready, but does the United States have the fan-base to support disciplines such as dressage, show jumping, and vaulting? Brenna Angel has more on the popularity and accessibility of equestrianism.

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Local/Regional News
2:22 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Instant Racing Hearings Off and Running in Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – In July, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved Instant Racing regulations, which would allow electronic wagering on previously run horses races. The Family Foundation says Instant Racing is nothing more than an illegal expansion of gambling. Their attorney, Stan Cave, says Kentucky's pari-mutuel wagering laws apply only to live horse races.

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Tonic
10:40 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman takes the seat behind the camera for the first time with his new film Jack Goes Boating. Hear the interview with tonic's Josh James.

tonic 2010

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Local/Regional News
9:16 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Positive Signs From Local School Test Scores, More Improvement Needed

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keep up the good work, but do more of it. That's the message Superintendent Stu Silberman has for teachers and principals at Fayette County Public Schools. The state Department of Education released a variety of reports Thursday measuring student performance, including test results on Kentucky Core Content, No Child Left Behind, and college and career readiness.

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Local/Regional News
3:16 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

Construction of School Farm Underway

Instead of using shovels, school officials broke ground at the Locust Trace AgriScience Farm using a horse and plow.
Photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. – By this time next year, agriculture students in Lexington will be getting their hands dirty on their very own farm. Fayette County Public Schools broke ground Wednesday on the Locust Trace AgriScience Farm.

Carrie Davis, who teaches agriculture at Eastside Technical Center, says students will get valuable experience in a variety of areas.

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Local/Regional News
2:51 pm
Wed September 22, 2010

KY Medicaid Chief Quits Amid Budget Problems

Frankfort, KY – Elizabeth Johnson, a lawyer who has spent the past 16 years in state government, announced her resignation Tuesday. She told The Courier-Journal she was not asked to resign and is leaving to work with the Lexington law office of Stites and Harbison, Gov. Steve Beshear's former law firm.

"I feel like I've put in my time," Johnson said. "I don't have any regrets. This is one of the most positive things I have done in my career so far."

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Farmer's Market Report
11:38 am
Wed September 22, 2010

LFM 0925-26

Lexington, KY – What's at the markets this week and how to prepare it.

Local/Regional News
8:35 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Lexington Police Want Buildings to be "Secured By Design"

Lexington Division of Police Chief Ronnie Bastin

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Tougher building standards could make Lexington more secure against crime. Police want the Urban County Council to adopt a security program widely used in Great Britain called Secured by Design.

The program sets voluntary standards for doors and windows. Police chief Ronnie Bastin says such standards can make safer communities.

"Crimes reduced and we have to spend less resources in reacting to crimes that occur would have occurred."

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Local/Regional News
8:25 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Secretariat Movie To Premiere in Lexington

Copyright Walt Disney Studios

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will get a first look at a major motion picture featuring one of history's greatest thoroughbreds. An advance screening of "Secretariat" will be held in Lexington.

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