Local/Regional News
9:18 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Double Hand Transplant Underway In Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A team of surgeons has begun a double hand transplant at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center in Louisville. This surgery is the sixth hand transplant procedure at the center and the first there to involve two hands.

It's also the first to include Twitter updates from just outside the surgical suite. The surgical team, led by Dr. Warren Breidenbach, includes doctors from Kleinert, Kutz and Associates and the University of Louisville.

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Local/Regional News
7:47 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

SBA Grant To Help Veteran, Minority Contractors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Newly awarded grant money from the U.S. Small Business Administration could help veteran and minority construction workers in Kentucky launch and improve their own general contractor business.

Congressman Ben Chandler and a coalition called the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group announced the grant Tuesday in Lexington. The Bluegrass Veteran and Minority Owned Contractor Incubation Program will be administered by the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky.

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Local/Regional News
7:30 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

Feature Report: Inside the WEG Build Out

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Organizers of the World Equestrian Games have quite the to-do list in the final month before the games kick off in Lexington. Louise Bowden of the World Games 2010 Foundation says it's been a busy summer at the Horse Park.

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Local/Regional News
1:04 pm
Tue August 24, 2010

KY Misses Cut Again For Race To The Top Program

Frankfort, KY – Earlier this year, Kentucky was a finalist to share $600 million in federal funds to improve schools and close the achievement gap. Kentucky's potential share? $175-million. But Tennessee and Delaware were the only winners.

In July, Kentucky was again a finalist in the second round of Race to the Top, along with 17 other states and the District of Columbia. But again, Kentucky's application, which did not include charter schools, has been rejected.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:20 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Bikes and Brain Injury

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis asks his guest from the Brain Injury Alliance.

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:18 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Head Project

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis asks his guest about prevention of injuries during summer activities.

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:15 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Forensic Science Challenges

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis talks with his guest about challenges facing forensic science.

Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
10:13 am
Tue August 24, 2010

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis speaks with his guest about the health effects of the BP oil spill.

Local/Regional News
1:39 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Campus Comes Together For UK Fusion

Lexington, KY – Fusion, which stands for For Unity and Service In Our Neighborhood, is an annual event that gives freshmen and upper classmen the opportunity to lend a hand at over one hundred local sites. Mary Kate Fields is the Executive Director of UK Fusion.

"Retirement homes, neighborhoods, parks, non-profit agencies, we're going to help clean and organize, do some clerical work. We're going to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, so we have a lot of different kinds of projects today."

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Local/Regional News
12:44 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Family Foundation Challenges Instant Racing

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Family Foundation of Kentucky wants a say in the court case testing the legality of instant racing. The state's horse racing commission is seeking a judicial ruling on Instant Racing, or electronic wagering on previously run races.

Martin Cothran of the Family Foundation says Instant Racing is just another form of casino gambling.

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