Local/Regional News
1:11 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

WUKY Covers the World Equestrian Games

Lexington, KY – WUKY is welcoming back a familiar voice to our airwaves. Former anchor and reporter Samantha Lederman, now with the Horse Radio Network (the unofficial radio and podcast of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games) will contribute World Equestrian Games reports for WUKY.

Starting August 2nd, listen each Monday for a weekly W.E.G. report during the 7am and 8:30am local newscasts.

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1:10 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Utilities Prevail In Rate Hike Case

Frankfort, KY – Monthly light bills for customers of Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities are going up by about seven dollars. Rate increases sought by the companies in January have been approved by the state Public Service Commission. The attorney general's office says the rate hikes are excessive, but Andrew Melnykovych of the PSC says the commission disagrees.

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5:27 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Moffett Announces Bid For Governor, Says Beshear Is Vulnerable

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2011 governor's race in Kentucky now features a republican team. Louisville businessman Phil Moffett announced his bid Thursday afternoon along with state representative Mike Harmon of Danville as his running mate.

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12:43 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Newberry, Gray Both Oppose Water Rate Hike, Cite Different Reasons

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Public Service Commission heard from Lexington residents and city leaders Wednesday night at a public meeting about Kentucky American Water's proposed 37-percent rate increase.

The utility says it needs the rate hike to pay for a 162 million dollar treatment plant and water pipeline project that is nearing completion in Owen County. Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says Kentucky American should be allowed to recoup that investment, but gradually.

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11:15 am
Thu July 29, 2010

TAC Air Opens New Terminal

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A new 12,000-square-foot terminal sits at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport. A ribbon cutting for TAC Air's new terminal was held Wednesday.

For 13 years, TAC Air has serviced and fueled private aircraft at Bluegrass Field. The improved TAC Air facility could help facilitate economic growth in the region.
Greg Arnold, who's CEO of TAC Air's parent company, says fixed based operators can be a doorstep to the local community.

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10:51 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Still No Charter Schools On Kentucky's Funding Application

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday speaks to reporters - Kentucky Education Department

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky received encouraging news this week regarding its second bid for federal Race to the Top dollars. But as Tony McVeigh reports, the state's application still may be lacking in one key area.

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10:16 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Republicans To Announce Gubernatorial Run

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky governor Steve Beshear will soon have some competition as he tries to win re-election next year. A news conference is planned Thursday afternoon to announce a republican ticket for governor.

Making the announcement will be David Adams, former campaign manager for republican US Senate nominee Rand Paul. Adams left the Paul campaign to head a GOP gubernatorial slate that he says embraces Tea Party principles.

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10:09 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Ky. Receives $2-Million In Drug Settlement

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky is among several states to settle with drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson in a marketing-related lawsuit.

The states sued the company alleging that the epilepsy drug Topamax was marketed to doctors as a treatment for other psychiatric conditions. The states were seeking to recoup Medicaid dollars spent on Topamax.

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6:34 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Kids Count Report Ranks Ky. 40th In Nation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The latest Kids Count report has ranked Kentucky 40th in the nation for overall child well-being.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation produced the report. It compares states based on various quality of life criteria. Kentucky Youth Advocates director Terry Brooks says the commonwealth's low ranking is due largely to economic factors.

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1:46 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Kentucky a Finalist Again For Race to the Top

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky is one of 19 states and the District of Columbia named finalists for Race to the Top funding.

The others are Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Carolina.

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