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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Local/Regional News
4:36 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

Newberry Skeptical of Investigative Panel

Lexington, KY – The panel, headed up by Newberry's electoral opponent, Vice Mayor Jim Gray, includes two council members, KC Crosbie, and Diane Lawless, who have openly supported the vice mayor's campaign. Newberry says their presence is enough to call the committee's findings into question.

"The vice mayor had an opportunity to appoint an unbiased group. He opted instead to put his former campaign manager and one of his biggest allies on the council on the committee. That's unfortunate".

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Local/Regional News
4:34 pm
Tue June 8, 2010

PSC Rate Hearing To Continue

Frankfort, KY – LG&E and KU lowered their requests and now are seeking 189-million dollars in rate hikes, at the same time the utilities are being sold to Pennsylvania Power and Light. But before the hearing, the Public Service Commission denied a motion from the attorney general's office seeking dismissal of the rate cases while the sale is pending. "Yes, we have been dismissed, but they have said it was without prejudice, so we can renew that. Plus, we can explore those issues in these pending rate cases."

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