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10:37 am
Tue September 14, 2010

Small Fire Causes Injury at Kentucky State Reformatory

LAGRANGE, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Corrections is investigating a small, smoky fire that was discovered at the Kentucky State Reformatory at LaGrange.

A news release from the department said the fire was found at about 7 p.m. Monday in a dormitory bathroom at the prison, but didn't cause any structural damage.

There are 218 inmates in the unit.

The only reported injury was to a sergeant who was treated for smoke inhalation.

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10:32 am
Tue September 14, 2010

Wellington Top Candidate For New School Name

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A naming committee for the new elementary school being built on Keithshire Way in Lexington says the school should be called Wellington Elementary.

The Herald-Leader reports that Principal Meribeth Gaines issued the recommendation to the Fayette County Board of Education Monday night, citing the school's proximity to the Wellington neighborhood and Wellington Park.

The naming committee reviewed about 180 suggestions for the school, which is scheduled to open in the fall of next year.

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10:03 am
Tue September 14, 2010

The WEG Disciplines: Vaulting & Endurance

LEXINGTON, Ky. – One hundred one athletes from all over the country have been nominated to represent the United States at the World Equestrian Games. The youngest rider is an 11-year-old girl competing in vaulting, while a 70-year-old woman is the most senior athlete hoping to make the endurance team. Reporter Brenna Angel has the final installment of our WEG disciplines series with a look at vaulting and endurance.

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Local/Regional News
5:24 pm
Mon September 13, 2010

UK Performs First Pediatric Kidney Transplant In 8 Years

Lexington, KY – Courtney Stroud of Carlisle, received all of her care, including the August 31st transplant, within the Commonwealth. Courtney's mother Sheryl Stroud, says not having to travel far gave the family one less thing to deal with.

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8:43 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Weekly WEG Report: Davidson Has Eyes on Games

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In the latest installment of the Weekly WEG report, Samantha Lederman talks with eventer Buck Davidson and Gill Barham of the British vaulting team.

WUKY has partnered with the Horse Radio Network to bring you updates and information leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Tune in Monday mornings at 7 and 8:30 for the latest on the events and athletes.

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8:26 am
Mon September 13, 2010

Colt Sells For $4.2 Million at Keeneland Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The first night of the September Yearling Sale at Keeneland has produced the highest winning bid at the auction in four years.

A colt out of A.P. Indy sold for $4.2 million to Benjamin Leon representing Besilu Stables. The colt is the first foal of multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Balance, a half-sister to undefeated champion racemare and 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Zenyatta.

The sale occurred during Sunday's evening session, marking a change in format for Keeneland.

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8:23 am
Sun September 12, 2010

Perfect Weather Brings Hundreds Out To Legacy Trail

Photo by Steve Austin

Lexington, KY – Hundreds of bikers, walkers, and joggers took advantage of the perfect weather on Sunday to officially open Lexington's Legacy Trail.

The $10-million project represents what organizers hope will be a major public asset long after the World Equestrian Games conclude at the Kentucky Horse Park. Bluegrass Community Foundation Director Steve Austin has been responsible for overseeing the venture.

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5:09 pm
Fri September 10, 2010

Legacy Trail Ready For Its Closeup

Lexington, KY – Bikers, joggers, and walkers are being encouraged to strap on their helmets, lace up the shoes, and come try out Lexington's Legacy Trail for the first time this Sunday. Bluegrass Community Foundation director Steve Austin, says a special day of activities is planned to celebrate the grand opening of a major portion of the twelve mile project that will eventually connect the Kentucky Horse Park with downtown Lexington.

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8:13 am
Fri September 10, 2010

WEG Traffic Plan Announced

Lexington, KY – Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games CEO Jamie Link says motorists heading toward the Kentucky Horse Park literally won't be able to miss the signs.

"We will have more than 115 signs placed leading into the Kentucky Horse Park. Obviously, signage heavily on Interstates 64 and 75, the Bluegrass Parkway coming out of Versailles, Nicholasville Road, New Circle Road, then obviously Newtown Pike and Ironworks Pike leading into the Horse Park."

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5:05 pm
Thu September 9, 2010

Todd Gets High Marks, Recommended Salary Bump Following Evaluation

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd was given high marks in ten distinct institutional goals. Interim Board Chair Billy Joe Miles says even though the university will soon be looking for a new chief, there are no plans to amend the goals of the top twenty business plan.

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