Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
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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Local/Regional News
2:53 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

New Historical Marker Tells of Distillery District's Past

Barry McNees (left) and Mayor Jim Newberry unveil the new marker.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – For more than a century, Lexington's Distillery District served as a major producer of whiskey. A marker unveiled Wednesday explains the historical significance of the area, which is currently undergoing revitalization.

Distillery District developer Barry McNees says the historical marker sits nicely in front of Buster's on Manchester Street.

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Local/Regional News
1:09 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

McConnell Earns Spot in Statesmen List

Photo provided by Louisville Public Media

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Farmer's Market Report
12:14 pm
Wed June 9, 2010

LFM 0611-12

Lexington, KY – Find out what available in area markets and how to cook it.

UK Perspectives
10:15 am
Wed June 9, 2010

A Trip to Guatemala

Lexington, KY – This week Dr. Todd speaks with Jennifer Grisham-Brown of UK's College of Education and UK student Jen Stopher about their recent and exceptionally eventful trip to Guatemala.

Local/Regional News
9:16 am
Wed June 9, 2010

Commission Approves New Jockey Advertising Rules

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission says its new rules on jockey advertising clarify paperwork and provide transparency.

At a meeting in Lexington Tuesday, commission member Ned Bonnie explained the importance of having full disclosure of the advertising deals.

"The racing commission wants to operate in the open and wants its licensees to operate in the open. We think that establishes public confidence in our game."

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