Local/Regional News
4:02 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

No List Complete Without Martha

Frankfort, KY – In 1985, during the administration of Governor Martha Layne Collins, Kentucky celebrated the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the commonwealth's historic State Capitol. A few weeks ago, Collins was back in Frankfort to help announce plans for the building's centennial celebration.

"Thank you, very much," said Collins. "I am delighted to be here today. This is a very special day for us. One hundred years! I remember 25 years ago when we celebrated the 75th "

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Local/Regional News
9:20 am
Fri June 4, 2010

FEMA and SBA Detail Services Available to Storm Victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The severe weather that struck Kentucky on the first weekend in May caused flooding, mudslides, and tornadoes, leaving behind millions of dollars worth of damage.

WUKY News recently spoke with FEMA representative John Treanor and Richard Daigle of the Small Business Administration to talk about what Kentuckians need to know about the recovery process.

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Local/Regional News
9:08 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Celebration For Capitol's 100th Birthday

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Kentucky's historic State Capitol is now 100 years old. The limestone and marble building, which cost $1.8 million to construct, was dedicated on June 2, 1910.

David Buchta of Historic Properties is inviting Kentuckians to a centennial celebration on the capitol lawn Saturday.

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Local/Regional News
9:00 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Jockey Ad Deals Could Be Public Record

In this year's Kentucky Derby, jockeys wore advertisements for Dodge Ram on their pants.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Horse racing fans could soon be able to learn how much money was exchanged to place advertising on their favorite jockey's riding pants.

A committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved regulation changes Thursday that would require the disclosure of all financial terms in jockey advertising deals to the commission, subsequently making them public record.

Commission member Ned Bonnie, who chairs the rules committee, says he supports transparency in horse racing advertising.

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Local/Regional News
8:43 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Flight 5191 Memorial Design Unveiled

Rendering of the memorial design
Douwe Blumberg

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Forty-nine silver birds flying towards the heavens, each one representing a life lost in the 2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191, will be the central focus of a memorial sculpture.

The proposed design was unveiled Thursday afternoon at the UK Arboretum, where the memorial will eventually stand. Kentucky artist Douwe Blumberg says he wanted to create a timeless piece.

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Local/Regional News
4:48 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Sad Chapter of KY Civil War Recalled in New Drama

Lexington, KY – Georgie Riddle and Donna Phillips, who both work at Shaker Village, were commissioned to tell the story of the mass-expulsion of some 400 African Americans from the depot in November of 1864. Riddle says "Blow Ye the Trumpet Blow" is a fictionalized account of the human tragedy as seen through the eyes of Union Private Joseph Miller.

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Local/Regional News
4:00 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Head of Saudi Equestrian Team Says Horse Park Looking Good For WEG

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The team director of the Saudi Equestrian Federation says he's looking forward to the first ever World Equestrian Games to be held outside Europe. Sami Al Duhami got to tour the facilities at the Kentucky Horse Park when the Saudi Arabian royal family was in Lexington last week.

"It's nice to visit another place. I think the competition here will be really tough. A lot of countries will be competing. In my opinion I think it will be the biggest for show jumping."

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Farmer's Market Report
10:25 am
Thu June 3, 2010

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

Local/Regional News
8:49 am
Thu June 3, 2010

Statesmen Series Kicks Off With Happy Chandler Retrospective

photo courtesy of the University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY – By the time a crowd of more than 20,000 heard his stirring rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home" on Senior Day in 1988, A.B. Happy Chandler's status as a Kentucky legend was steadfastly secure.

Albert Benjamin Chandler was born on July 14, 1898 in the small Kentucky community of Corydon in Henderson County. He describes his childhood as difficult, having his mother abandon the family before his fifth birthday, and enduring his younger brother's accidental death.

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Local/Regional News
8:38 am
Thu June 3, 2010

Six Counties Picked For Election-Day Audits

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Six Kentucky counties have been chosen at random for post-primary election audits by the attorney general's office. The counties are Bath, Breckinridge, Clinton, Hart, Johnson, and Pulaski.

Attorney General Jack Conway says the audits are quality control measures.

"We do spot checks. We examine absentee ballots. We interview clerks. We go and examine post-election reports filed by the counties."

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