Local/Regional News
10:10 am
Mon July 12, 2010

New UK Emergency Department Has More Room for Adults & Kids

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Comfortable and soothing are words not often associated with hospitals, especially the ER. But officials at the University of Kentucky say that's their goal for the new Chandler Hospital Emergency Department.

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9:17 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Health Survey Deadline Extended

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – An effort to improve services and programs at the Lexington Fayette County Health Department is underway, starting with the agency's Pathway to Wellness survey.

Spokesman Kevin Hall says the Health Department is extending a deadline to submit the questionnaire, which asks respondents to identify health and environmental issues they feel are important.

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Local/Regional News
4:34 pm
Fri July 9, 2010

State Workers Getting Days Off Whether They Want Them Or Not

Louisville, KY – The budget approved by the General Assembly requires 131-million dollars in expenditure reductions this fiscal year and 169-million dollars the year after that. Some of that savings will come in furlough days. Personnel Cabinet Secretary Nikki Jackson says three of those days will be common days' - over Labor Day, Veterans Day, and Memorial Day weekends - and the remaining three will be at the discretion of the cabinet heads.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:33 am
Fri July 9, 2010

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Lexington, KY – Find out what's at the market this week and how to prepare it.

Local/Regional News
5:08 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Conway & Paul Face Off At Forum In Louisville

Louisville, KY – At a meeting of the County Judge-Executives, Magistrates and Commissioners, Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul shared a stage for the first time since the primary. The candidates focused mostly on their individual platforms, but occasionally lashed out at each other. The most common jab from Paul was that Conway would support programs favored by national Democrats, including the so-called Cap and Trade energy legislation.

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Local/Regional News
10:41 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Walking For a Common Cause

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – When Patti Parson's son was diagnosed with autism just before his fourth birthday, the Lexington mother had no idea what the developmental disorder would mean for her family.

"Of course there are varying degrees, it's a spectrum disorder, some people are more mildly affected then others. It pretty much rules every aspect of your life. You know, school, you have to be really involved in your child's education; a lot of kid with autism won't be accepted at regular daycares."

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8:30 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Demonstrators Call For Benefits Extension

Photo by Andy Freudenburg - WFPL

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- – Several dozen demonstrators marched outside the Louisville office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell Wednesday, calling on the Minority Leader and his GOP colleagues to end their filibuster of a measure that would extend federal unemployment benefits.

The event was organized by the Kentucky AFL-CIO. President Bill Londrigan says thousands of laid off workers in Kentucky will be placed in a desparate situation if the impasse is not resolved soon.

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Local/Regional News
3:06 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Nice Day To Stay Inside

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the state as Kentucky sees the hottest temperatures so far this summer.

Kevin Hall of the Lexington Fayette County Health Department says it's a good time to stay inside with the air conditioner.

"If you have to go outside, wear loose, lightweight clothing. Try to wear light colors, put a hat on, sunglasses, put on the sunscreen, a lot of the common sense things."

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Local/Regional News
2:07 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

Not As Much Pain At The Pump For Lexington Motorists

Lexington, KY – A company that tracks gasoline prices nationwide says Central Kentucky motorists are paying more than a dime less per gallon than the national average right now. GasBuddy.com co-founder Jason Toews says he expects that trend to continue in the short run.

"Gas prices in Lexington have actually gone down in the past month according to our website lexingtongasprices.com. We're reporting the current average price at two-sixty one per gallon."

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Local/Regional News
8:52 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Hospital Dress Code Leads to Large Donation

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A new dress code policy at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center will help mission trips and a local nursing school with supplies of medical scrubs.

The hospital launched its Caregiver Identification Program in May, requiring nurses to wear standardized scrubs in either blue or teal. Patty Hughes, chair of the program, says research shows that hospital patients and their families feel more comfortable around medical workers who wear easily identifiable clothing.

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