Local/Regional News
2:57 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Vandals Strike Kentucky Capitol Again

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Local/Regional News
2:46 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Fourth of July Festival To Go On Despite Sidewalk Construction

Lexington, KY – Downtown sidewalk construction is prompting the city to make some changes to the annual Fourth of July festival in Lexington. Special events coordinator Penny Ebel says the layout is broken down into six different "fun zones" including Main, Upper, and Short, but nothing along Vine Street.

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WUKY In Depth
9:31 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Statesmen Series Recalls Wendell Ford

Murray, KY – One of Kentucky's most important 20th century political leaders is reflecting on a lifetime

of public service. Kevin Willis continues our series on Kentucky Statesmen with this look

at the life and career of former Governor and Senator Wendell Ford .

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Local/Regional News
8:57 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Lawmakers Hear Testimony on Alternative Energy

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – An energy subcommittee of the Kentucky General Assembly continues gathering data on alternative energy sources, like wind and solar power.

Scott Sykes of Genesis Development in Elkhorn City says those who say Kentucky doesn't have enough of a breeze to support wind power are wrong. He suggests putting wind gauges on cell towers to pinpoint possible sites for wind turbines.

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Local/Regional News
8:44 am
Mon June 21, 2010

Documentary Explores Issues Surrounding Kentucky Coal

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The issues and perspectives surrounding coal mining are numerous and complex. A new film debuting this week hopes to educate viewers about Kentucky's primary source of energy.

Producer Julie Martinez says the film, simply titled "Coal in Kentucky," isn't about taking sides.

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Local/Regional News
3:01 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Kentucky River Clean Sweep This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Volunteers are needed this weekend for the 19th annual Kentucky River Clean Sweep.

Lexington's Department of Environmental Quality is organizing Saturday's effort at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off Highway 25.

"We do about 12 miles of the river on Fayette County side. We get roughly about a ton of trash and debris out of the Kentucky River. It's everything from cups to metal pieces that have come off boats."

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Local/Regional News
10:26 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Saving Stories Profiles New Afghan - Iraq War Vets Project

Lexington, KY – In this latest edition of Saving Stories, Alan chats with Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries about a project involving Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans who are also UK students.

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Local/Regional News
7:55 am
Fri June 18, 2010

Police Chief: Mistakes Were Made

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A delay in medical treatment for an assault victim who eventually died has resulted in policy changes at the Lexington Division of Police.

Chief Ronnie Bastin issued a memorandum Thursday to his bureau commanders.

"Effective immediately, the Division of Fire shall assume responsibility for pronouncing death and will also assume the responsibility for notification of the coroner's office."

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Local/Regional News
4:34 pm
Thu June 17, 2010

One Hundred Days and Counting To WEG

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Local/Regional News
9:44 am
Thu June 17, 2010

Fayette Co. Designated for FEMA Help

Flood victim Kathy Rayburn visits the Disaster Recovery Center in Olive Hill to get information about recovery aid. Photo by Liz Roll/FEMA

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Fayette County residents are now eligible for possible individual assistance from FEMA. Inspectors have added Fayette to the list of counties that experienced significant damage from the May 1 and 2 storms.

Homeowners and renters who qualify for individual assistance could receive grants to help pay for temporary housing and home repairs. Storm victims must first register with FEMA by calling 1-800-621-FEMA or going online to disasterassistance.gov.

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