Local/Regional News
5:14 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Beshear Wants Meeting With Williams & Stumbo

Frankfort, KY – In a letter to Senate President David Williams and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Gov. Beshear recommends the three meet as soon as possible to establish a process for resolving the state's budget situation.

Lawmakers left Frankfort last Thursday without passing a new biennial budget.

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Local/Regional News
1:48 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

City Officials Say Lexington Making Progress in Storm, Sanitary Sewer Projects

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Nearly four years after the EPA served the city of Lexington with a lawsuit for violating the Clean Water Act, city officials say storm water and sanitary sewer systems are on the right track.

A $2.1 million project near the Pine Meadows neighborhood is one example of several improvements underway.

For years, area residents dealt with flooding every time there was a major storm. The problem? Culverts were too small to handle the influx of water.

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UK Perspectives
12:57 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

UK Medical School 50th Anniversary

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd discusses the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the UK Medical school with Dean Jay Perman.

Local/Regional News
8:41 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Williams Optimistic Budget Will Pass During Special Session

Senate President David Williams
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FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Senate President David Williams remains optimistic the Kentucky House and Senate eventually will reach agreement on a new biennial budget. After lawmakers left Frankfort last week without passing a spending plan, Gov. Beshear promised to bring them back next month for a special session.

The Republican Williams already has a time line in mind.

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Local/Regional News
8:03 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Meetings Scheduled On Proposed KU, LG & E Rate Increases

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Kentucky Utilities customers, mark your calendars. The state Public Service Commission has announced four meetings for public comment on proposed utility rate increases.

KU and Louisville Gas & Electric, which are both owned by E-On U.S., want to generate tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue.

The meetings are:

April 27 at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College in Harlan

May 3 at Male High School in Louisville

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Local/Regional News
10:04 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Legends Open 10th Home Season

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The Lexington Legends is now in its 10th season as part of the central Kentucky sports scene. The single-A baseball team will celebrate the milestone at Friday night's home opener against the Greenville Drive.

"We hope the baseball is good, we think it's going to be very good this year. It has been usually in the past," said Legends President and CEO Alan Stein. "But more than that, it's about the experience the fans have coming to the ballpark, and we never lose sight of that as our key motivator."

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Local/Regional News
9:43 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Beshear "Disgusted" With Legislature

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear plans to call a special session on the budget next month, whether House and Senate leaders have a budget agreement or not. The governor lashed out at lawmakers Thursday for leaving Frankfort without approving a new state spending plan during the 60-day, 2010 session.

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Local/Regional News
4:54 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Tea Party Protesters Hold Rally in Louisville

Louisville, KY – Hundreds of protesters rallied to oppose taxes and government spending, with some attendees supporting armed revolution and impeachment to remove elected officials from office.

For the most part, though, the event was a chance for Republican candidates for the Senate, the House and the mayor's office to campaign. Former county GOP chairman Brad Cummings says tea parties are essential opportunities for candidates to ask for votes.

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Local/Regional News
4:40 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

House and Senate Leaders Fail To Agree On Budget

Frankfort, KY – Senate President David Williams says the continuation spending plan proposed by the House would "bankrupt Kentucky," and the Senate has no intention of passing it. "The session, as far as we're concerned, is over. The House refused to act upon a budget."

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Local/Regional News
4:06 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Clock Ticking On Budget Agreement

Frankfort, KY – House and Senate negotiations on a one-year, continuation budget remain active, but Senate budget chairman Bob Leeper says the proposal is a long shot.

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