Local/Regional News
1:37 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Kentucky Issues Assessment, Strategy Plan for Forests

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Forest health has been identified as the number one issue facing Kentucky's wooded landscapes, according to a new report from the state Division of Forestry.

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12:57 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

"Extra Help" Available for Prescription Drug Costs

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Changes to a federal assistance program may save some elderly or disabled Kentuckians thousands of dollars in prescription drug costs.

Paul Barnes, Commissioner for the Social Security Administration's southeast region, says this year qualifying for their Extra Help with Medicare Part D program got a little easier.

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10:18 am
Mon June 14, 2010

Statesmen Series Includes Bert Combs

Kentucky Governor Bert Combs

Richmond, KY – Bert Combs made three runs for Kentucky governor, and was handily beaten by some of the era's best known politicians. In 1955, he lost to Happy Chandler. In 1971, Combs lost to Wendell Ford. But in 1959, Combs had what many believe was a very successful term as governor. Among them is his daughter, Lois Weinberg, who's a politician herself.

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4:51 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

Goodbye Bluegrass Aspendale, Hello Equestrian View

Lexington, KY – State and local leaders were on hand to witness and celebrate the transformation of the former Bluegrass Aspendale public housing community.

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3:36 pm
Fri June 11, 2010

Museum Targets Younger Audience With "Arabian Horse Galleries"

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A $10 million addition to the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park is now complete with the opening of a new permanent exhibit.

The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries explores the history of the oldest horse breed from its ancient beginnings to its significance in film and literature. But museum representative Katie Wilson says the Arabian Horse Galleries should not be confused with another exhibit that opened two weeks ago.

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8:15 am
Fri June 11, 2010

Changes Ahead To Save, Generate Money For Kentucky Parks

Buckhorn Lake

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Full-time employees of Kentucky State Parks will see their hours of employment reduced under a study aimed at increasing efficiencies, while saving money.

Some 850 full-time employees will see their hours trimmed to 37.5 hours per week, beginning July 16th.

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8:13 am
Fri June 11, 2010

South Limestone Re-opens To Traffic

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – For several months, motorists have been forced to navigate downtown Lexington and the area near UK's campus without the use of South Limestone between Avenue of Champions and Vine Street.

That will change Friday as traffic re-opens on the roadway around 3 p.m. The project that started last July features ADA-compliant sidewalks, a bike lane, underground utilities, and new sewer lines.

Mayor Jim Newberry's office says the South Limestone overhaul wrapped up ahead of its July 1st deadline.

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8:01 am
Fri June 11, 2010

Back-To-School List Includes Dental Screening

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – This summer break may be a good time to schedule an appointment with the dentist. Under a new state law, the Kentucky Board of Education requires children entering public school for the first time to submit proof of a dental screening or exam.

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2:49 pm
Thu June 10, 2010

First "Veep" Makes List of KY's Greatest Statesmen

Murray, KY – When Alben Barkley became Vice-president in 1948, he'd been in Washington for 36 years, 22 in the U-S Senate and 10 years as Democratic majority leader.

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8:38 am
Thu June 10, 2010

CentrePointe Project Redesigned

The redesigned CentrePointe tower is now proposed to be 25 stories tall

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Plans to build a tower in downtown Lexington to house a hotel, offices, and condominiums appear to be back on.

The Herald-Leader reports developer Dudley Webb submitted a re-designed version of CentrePointe to the Courthouse Area Design Review Board on Wednesday.

Originally envisioned to rise 35 stories, the new concept would put the building at 25 stories tall.

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