Local/Regional News
2:23 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Sypher Convicted of Trying To Extort Pitino

Louisville, KY – Karen Cunagin Sypher, 50, of Louisville, was found guilty of three counts of extortion, two counts of lying to the FBI and one count of retaliating against a witness. She faces a maximum sentence of 26 years in prison, but under federal sentencing guidelines, the penalty will likely be lighter. She will be sentenced Oct. 27.

The jury deliberated for slightly more than five hours over two days. The trial lasted eight days.

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Local/Regional News
1:33 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

College of Dentistry Offering Free Clinics For Kindergartners

Lexington, KY – Dr. Kelly Dingrando, with the UK College of Dentistry, says establishing good oral health is vital to a child's overall well-being.

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Local/Regional News
1:28 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Lexington Art League Names New Executive Director

Photo courtesy Lexington Art League

Lexington, KY – Lexington's oldest and largest visual arts organization has a new executive director at the helm, and she's a familiar face. On Wednesday the Lexington Art League promoted current development director Stephanie Pevec, to the post.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:57 am
Thu August 5, 2010

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Lexington, KY – New farmer's markets and what's available this week.

Farmer's Market Report
11:57 am
Thu August 5, 2010

LFM 0806-07

Lexington, KY – New farmer's markets and what's available this week.

Local/Regional News
8:37 am
Thu August 5, 2010

Blue Grass Airport Opens New Runway

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A new 4,000-foot runway is now complete at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington. State and local officials gathered on Runway 9-27 Wednesday afternoon for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Blue Grass Airport Board Chairman Bobby Owens says the old runway constrained private and corporate aircraft facilities and limited the development of new hangars.

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Local/Regional News
8:03 am
Thu August 5, 2010

GPS Devices Will Keep Track of Athletes at WEG

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A partnership with AT&T is expected to enhance how fans at the World Equestrian Games watch the Endurance World Championship. The endurance competition tests horse and rider in a 100 mile race.

For the first time in WEG history, GPS tracking devices will be placed on each horse.

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Local/Regional News
7:56 am
Thu August 5, 2010

UK Says Article About Basketball Recruit is Defamatory

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky is demanding a reporter withdraw an article that alleges the school paid money and other illegal benefits to a highly sought-after basketball recruit.

The story, written by Michael O'Brien, first appeared Wednesday afternoon on the Chicago Sun-Times website. O'Brien wrote that top 2011 recruit Anthony Davis will commit to Kentucky, and cites "rumors/sources" that the commitment cost $200,000.

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Local/Regional News
8:14 am
Wed August 4, 2010

Mongiardo Endorses Conway For Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. – In a close vote, Attorney General Jack Conway defeated Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo in the May primary, to clinch the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. Conway meets Republican Rand Paul in November.

After the primary, Paul was immediately endorsed by the man he defeated, Secretary of State Trey Grayson. But on the Democratic side, Mongiardo refused to endorse Conway.

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Local/Regional News
3:59 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Justice Department Expands Efforts Against Child Exploitation

Kerry Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In the four years since the Department of Justice launched its Project Safe Childhood initiative, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky has prosecuted 129 child exploitation cases, 39 more than the national average.

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