Local/Regional News
8:29 am
Tue September 7, 2010

The WEG Disciplines: Dressage & Para-Dressage

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Local/Regional News
6:33 am
Tue September 7, 2010

Public Hearing On Sale of LG&E, Kentucky Utilities

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A hearing is scheduled Wednesday on the sale of Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities to Pennsylvania-based PPL Corporation. The sale of the two companies, currently owned by E.ON-U.S., must be approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

PSC spokesman Andrew Melnykovich says the hearing is open to the public.

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Local/Regional News
6:20 am
Tue September 7, 2010

Police & Fire Departments Team Up for Blood Drive

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Blood Center is hosting its annual blood drive competition between the Lexington's police and fire departments, but this year, with a little twist.

Spokeswoman Denise Fields says the departments have decided to come together in honor of a fallen comrade.

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Local/Regional News
3:14 pm
Fri September 3, 2010

DUI Checkpoints Hope To Curb Fatalities On Holiday Weekend

Louisville, KY – Last year during Labor Day Weekend six people were killed and many others were injured in traffic crashes involving alcohol. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is trying to reduce that number this year.

Safety Program Director Boyd Sigler says both state and local officers will be watching for impaired drivers.

"It's really a nationwide program, drunk driving, over the limit, under arrest. And police agencies throughout the nation are actually going to be out this holiday weekend."

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Local/Regional News
1:43 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Judge Rejects Effort To Halt Furloughs

Frankfort, KY – In a six page order denying temporary injunctive relief, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd is refusing to block furloughs ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear.

Shepherd says union employees who sued to prevent six unpaid days off "failed to make the threshold showing of a present or imminent violation of their legal rights."

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Local/Regional News
10:03 am
Thu September 2, 2010

WEG Foundation Trims Budget

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The operating budget for the World Equestrian Games has been scaled down by around $500,000 due to relatively low ticket sales. Jamie Link, CEO of the World Games 2010 Foundation, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the integrity of the sporting events will not be compromised, but visual elements such as flowers and decorations are being cut back.

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Local/Regional News
8:28 am
Thu September 2, 2010

The WEG Disciplines: Combined Driving and Reining

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The World Equestrian Games taking over central Kentucky later this month are comprised of eight disciplines designed to test horse and rider.

Over the next several days, reporter Brenna Angel will explore the ins-and-outs of these equine sports, from competition rules to what spectators can expect to see. Today, she talks with experts in driving and reining.

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Local/Regional News
4:36 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Obama Official Talks International Commerce At Lexington Event

Lexington, KY – The Obama Administration has committed to doubling the amount of U-S exports and creating more than two million new jobs as part of its National Exports Initiative. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Suresh Kumar gave attendees at Wednesday's World Trade Day conference in Lexington an update on how Kentucky is helping in that effort.

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Local/Regional News
1:50 pm
Wed September 1, 2010

Williams-Farmer Gubernatorial Ticket Officially Announced

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer (L) Has Agreed To Run With State Senator David Williams (R) On A GOP Gubernatorial Ticket.
photo by Williams - Farmer Campaign

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he's running for governor next year, and Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer is his running mate.

Farmer says he decided to join the ticket after much discussion with his family.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:06 am
Wed September 1, 2010

LFM 0903-04

Lexington, KY – What's at the markets this week and how to prepare it.

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