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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Local/Regional News
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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UK Perspectives
10:19 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Off Campus Student Services

Lexington, KY – This week Dr. Todd interviews Tony Blanton, the director of UK's new Office of Off Campus Student Services.

Local/Regional News
8:33 am
Tue July 6, 2010

Kentucky Banks Weathering Recession

MURRAY, Ky. -- – Kentucky's financial institutions did well in 2009. That's according to a new report from the state Department of Financial Institutions.

Kentucky's 157 state-chartered banks and 26 credit unions increased their assets last year. Betsy Flynn, who sits on the board of the Independent Community Bankers of America, credits the increase to good management.

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Local/Regional News
8:25 am
Tue July 6, 2010

FEMA Registration Deadline Less Than One Week Away

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Nearly 60 days after Kentucky was declared a major disaster area due to severe storms and flooding, FEMA is wrapping up its mission in the Commonwealth. The agency used a building on UK's Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington as its coordinating center.

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Farmer's Market Report
11:31 am
Fri July 2, 2010

LFM 0702-03

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

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