Local/Regional News
12:05 pm
Thu February 18, 2010

Student Group To Hold Appalachian Research Forum At UK

Lexington, KY – This weekend UK graduate and undergraguate students from various disciplines will fill each other in on the different types of Appalachian-related research they've been doing. Hear more about it in this week's "Focus on UK"

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Local/Regional News
12:41 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

Humana Announces Layoffs

Louisville, KY – Louisville-based insurer Humana announced today it will cut its national workforce
by 14-hundred, including 750 full-time positions in Louisville. Rick Howlett reports.

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Local/Regional News
8:15 am
Wed February 17, 2010

Drop Out Bill Making Progress

Frankfort, KY – State Education Commissioner Terry Holliday's not a big fan of current Kentucky law, which allows 16-year olds to drop out of school with parental consent. Recalling his days as a superintendent, Holliday says that gives 16-year olds too much control. "Because as superintendent, I had no backing. As a parent, they had no ability to change the mind of a 16-year old. Ladies and gentlemen, a 16-year old should not be making this decision that will impact their life, and impact if forever."

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UK Perspectives
1:32 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

DanceBlue

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd is joined by Kara Sutton, a UK senior who is actively involved in the DanceBlue fundraising project.

Local/Regional News
6:59 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Black Jockeys Stories To Be Told At Event This Week

This quilt, made by Joseph and Karen Broadus of West Columbia, TX, celebrates black jockeys who were winners of the Kentucky Derby.
Photo Courtesy of Maryjean Wall

Lexington, KY – In honor of Black History Month, the Lexington History Museum is co-sponsoring an event this Thursday night at 7:30 at the Public Library's Beaumont Branch, featuring a presentation by former Herald Leader Turf writer, and three time Eclipse Award winner, Maryjean Wall. She'll be giving a talk titled "Black Horsemen of Central Kentucky", which chronicles the disappearance and legacy of the African American jockey.

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Local/Regional News
12:40 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Changing Dropout Age Easier Said Than Done

Rep. Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, and First Lady Jane Beshear testify before the House Education Committee (Photo by Tony McVeigh)

Frankfort, KY – Under current Kentucky law, high school students disenchanted - for whatever reason - with going to class, may dropout at age 16 without parental consent. Twenty years ago, during debate over the Kentucky Education Reform Act, many lawmakers argued for an increase in the dropout age, but it never happened. That's regrettable, says Rep. Jeff Greer, who's fighting anew to accomplish the goal.

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Local/Regional News
8:42 am
Fri February 12, 2010

Airtran Kicks Off Air Service From Lexington To Sunshine State

Lexington, KY – A host of dignitaries was on hand to watch the first AirTran jet taxi down the runway. The airline features low-cost service from Lexington to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Mayor Jim Newberry says the new flight options are a welcome addition for travelers in the self-proclaimed Horse Capitol of the World.

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Local/Regional News
8:30 am
Fri February 12, 2010

Hundreds Rally In Frankfort Against Mountaintop Removal

Frankfort, KY – For the fifth year in a row, environmental activists demonstrate at the State Capitol for "I Love Mountains" Day.

Local/Regional News
11:14 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Oral Histories Department Provides Lasting Audio Legacy of Dr. William Markesbery

Lexington, KY – As the UK campus community and the world of medicine mourn the loss of William Markesbery, the Louie B. Nunn Center For Oral History has just released some never before heard interviews with the long-time Director of the Sanders Brown Center on Aging.

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