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4:39 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Ky. Close to Launching Drug Monitoring Partnership with Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Day two of a tour through Kentucky by National Drug Control Policy Director Gil Kerlikowske involved a roundtable discussion on a wide range of issues related to prescription drug abuse and prevention.

One of the participants was Congressman Ben Chandler, who praised Kentucky's prescription drug monitoring program with spotting potential abusers and giving law enforcement a tool to catch them.

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4:34 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

SLIDESHOW: Excavation Begins at Eastern State Hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Work is underway in Lexington to unearth dozens of human remains found at one of the oldest psychiatric hospitals in the country. Archaeologists begin excavating Wednesday the remains of some 50 people who were once patients at Eastern State Hospital. Dr. David Pollack of the Kentucky Archaeological Survey has a lot of questions.

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9:48 am
Wed February 23, 2011

UK Forming Athletics Oversight Committee

Lexington, KY – Two weeks after retiring UK President Lee Todd stirred controversy by granting a raise and contract extension for Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, the university is setting up an athletics oversight committee. Board of Trustees Chair Britt Brockman, says even though Barnhart has presided over by what many view as a clean, and profitable program, there may never be a better time to assess its effectiveness.

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8:27 am
Wed February 23, 2011

Waiting For Liftoff: Kentucky Satellite Launch Delayed

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Ca. – Students from the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University are in California this week, waiting for the launch of a small space satellite that they helped build.

The students are part of Kentucky Space, a consortium involving the state's public universities and private industry. Kentucky Satellite-1 is a two-pound cube that will take orbit tomorrow with help from a NASA rocket.

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5:04 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

UK Trustees Move To Keep President Search As Confidential As Possible

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has approved of the method it will use to ensure the confidentiality of candidates applying for the president's job; until the final stages of the search process. Trustee Chair Britt Brockman says there's only one way that the finalists' names will be released to the media.

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12:38 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Biography of UK's Third President Frank McVey Released Monday

Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky officials are celebrating the release of a new biography chronicling the tenure of the school's third president, Frank McVey, who guided UK through World War I and the Great Depression. Biographer and Educator Eric Moyen, says a case can be made to call McVey UK's first modern president.

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12:09 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Ky. Acquires Key Lethal Injection Drug

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky has acquired a key drug used in lethal injections from a Georgia company, but can't schedule any executions because of a judge's order in a single case.

Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin told The Associated Press on Tuesday that 18 grams of sodium thiopental arrived at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville last week.

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12:04 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Supreme Court Rejects New Kentucky Case on Ten Commandments

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has passed up a chance to take another look at a six-year-old ruling that struck down the display of the Ten Commandments in two Kentucky courthouses.

McCreary and Pulaski counties had appealed recent lower court rulings barring them from posting the commandments, despite changes to the displays to include multiple religious and government documents.

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7:58 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Go Green Workshop Targets Lexington Businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Environmental topics such as energy audits, recycling, and water quality are on the agenda of a daylong workshop geared toward Lexington businesses and apartment complexes.

The non-profit group Bluegrass PRIDE hopes to attract local business owners, managers, and maintenance personnel to its March 3rd seminar. Spokeswoman Darcy Everett says going green can also save some green.

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3:37 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

State Says No Burial Records Exist From Eastern State Hospital

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A central Kentucky historical group has hit a dead end in its quest to find the names of thousands of people buried at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington. A statement Monday from the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, and Intellectual Disabilities said there is no knowledge that those types of records exist.

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