Local/Regional News
5:18 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Software Company Bringing 90 Jobs To Lexington

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, area business leaders, and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear were on hand at the University of Kentucky today to officially welcome Galmont Consulting to the Bluegrass.

Galmont CEO Jeri Smith says the company plans to partner with the University of Kentucky's College of Engineering to hire and train computer science graduates in an effort to keep talented workers in their home state.

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Tonic
2:02 pm
Fri May 14, 2010

Dan Bern

Singer/songwriter, painter, and novelist
Dan Bern isn't big on boundaries. In this
interview with tonic's Josh James, Bern
discusses his new live album, the alias
"Bernstein," and how David Hume
influenced his songwriting philosophy.

tonic 2010

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Local/Regional News
1:15 pm
Thu May 13, 2010

Tea Party Versus Establishment Evident In GOP Senate Primary

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Local/Regional News
1:11 pm
Thu May 13, 2010

Democrats Pinning Hopes On Either Conway or Mongiardo

Louisville, KY – Jefferson County Democrats were whooping and hollering last Friday at a party dinner as Congressman John Yarmuth introduced Wendell Ford, the last Democrat from Kentucky to hold a U.S. Senate seat.

After serving as Kentucky Governor, Ford was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974 and held that seat for 24 years. Now, at 85 years old, he's itching for his party to win his old seat back.

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Local/Regional News
12:58 pm
Thu May 13, 2010

GOP Takes Aim At Chandler

Lexington, KY – There are no less than six Republican Candidates who all want their shot at 6th District Democrat Ben Chandler's seat in Congress. And all, recently appeared together for a candidate's forum on Kentucky Educational Television.

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Local/Regional News
12:52 pm
Thu May 13, 2010

Chandler Watching, Waiting For GOP Opponent

Richmond, KY – GOP voters will wrestle with a question that continually challenges party strategists and political scientists. Which is better? Nominating a candidate who represents the party's core voters or picking a candidate who might appeal to the average voter. University of Kentucky political scientist Donald Gross says the question is especially relevant this spring.

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Local/Regional News
10:27 am
Thu May 13, 2010

High School Students Train For Large Animal Rescues

Students worked with a 650-pound rubber horse to train in large animal rescue.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – With multi-million dollar horse farms dotted across the Bluegrass and many cattle producers in the region, it's not uncommon for central Kentucky emergency crews to work large animal rescues.

A program at Eastside Technical Center in Fayette County is giving the next generation of emergency responders some hands-on training. It brings together students in the Agri-science and Homeland Security programs.

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Local/Regional News
4:16 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Gov. Beshear Calls For Special Session May 24th

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Beshear says his 17-point-one-billion dollar biennial spending plan is not a new budget. It's just a compromise based on the separate budget plans approved by the House and Senate during the 2010 session. "It meets the basic needs of our people over the next two years. But it's predicated on the understanding that the General Assembly is not willing to raise significant recurring revenue at this time."

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Local/Regional News
5:34 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Kentucky Declared Major Disaster Area Due to Flooding

Kentucky – President Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The declaration triggers the release of federal funds for communities flooded by last week's torrential rains. But Steve Oglesby with Kentucky Emergency Management work says actually getting those federal funds could take a while.

"FEMA is in state today and will continue to working in the days to come actually going to the counties looking at the damage suffered by the homeowners and the renters as well as the expenses it cost the government," said Oglesby.

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Local/Regional News
3:29 pm
Tue May 11, 2010

Education Task Force Considers "Dramatic Changes"

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Systematic change is necessary to improve education in Kentucky. That was the message Tuesday from the head of a national organization to members of the Governor's Task Force on Transforming Education in Kentucky.

Gene Wilhoit of the Council of Chief State School Officers says educators need to focus personalized learning strategies and more training seminars for teachers.

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