Local/Regional News
5:41 pm
Mon May 11, 2009

UK's Patterson Explains Why He's Coming Back To Play For Wildcats

Lexington, KY – The 6 foot 9 standout also said he was having too much fun living the college lifestyle and that "the NBA will always be there. Hopefully it will always be there for me". With Patterson back in the fold, the eyes of big blue nation now turn to UK's other outstanding
underclassman, Jodie Meeks, who's still in the draft. He has until
June 15th to either stay in or get out.

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Local/Regional News
9:20 am
Mon May 11, 2009

Governor And Lawmakers Await Economic Forcast

Frankfort, KY – With talk of a possible special session as early as June, legislative leaders are anxious to see the latest revenue figures. House budget chairman Rick Rand isn't optimistic.

"I haven't seen the numbers, but I can only anticipate that they will not be great. I'm hopeful that if the numbers don't pan out and it looks like we need to come in, it would be my preference to do it sooner, rather than later."

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Local/Regional News
9:14 am
Mon May 11, 2009

Little Drama Displayed At GOP Event

Louisville, KY – From start to finish, it was clear, the ultimate goal was to present a unified front. For the most part, the party leaders used their speeches to attack the Democrats, not each other. But Kentucky House Minority Leader Jeffrey Hoover admitted there is division within the party.

"There's no hiding the fact that there's a little tension in the air among us Republicans here this evening," Hoover told the crowd. "But that's all right. That can be healthy."

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Local/Regional News
9:11 am
Mon May 11, 2009

Cleanup, Damage Assessments Continue In Storm-Ravaged Madison County

Madison Co., KY – The clean-up resumes this morning as Madison County recovers from Friday night's severe storms. A tornado ripped through the county, killing two people, injuring about a dozen others and damaging 150 homes. Emergency officials say the track of destruction ran between the communities of Kirksville and Waco. Ron Smith has more.

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Local/Regional News
1:33 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

UK To Honor Crash Victim At Commencement Ceremonies

Lexington, KY – As graduate students of the University of Kentucky's College of Health Sciences receive their diplomas Saturday, they will pause to remember and honor their classmate, Scarlett Parsley Hooker. Her life was cut short by the Comair Flight 5191 tragedy. Bryan Bartlett has the story.

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Local/Regional News
10:29 am
Fri May 8, 2009

The Road Less Traveled

Lexington, KY – Carole Haurylko obtained her biology degree from York College in Pennsylvania in 1979. But after charting a career path, then raising two daughters as a stay at home mom, she resumed her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. At the urging of her husband, Carole enrolled in a special second degree program offered by UK's College of Nursing.

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Local/Regional News
5:03 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Bunning Denies Report He's Dropping Out Of Race This Weekend

Washington, DC – Kentucky Republican Senator Jim Bunning says he has no plans to announce his retirement this weekend. That's contrary to what one Capitol Hill publication is reporting. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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Local/Regional News
1:37 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

UK's African American Database Receives National Recognition

Lexington, KY – In this edition of Focus on UK, Alan Lytle highlights an ambitious research and reference project that has garnered a prestigious national award.

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Local/Regional News
1:25 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Switchgrass Showing Promise

Frankfort, KY – It's called Switchgrass, and it's a tall-growing, warm weather grass that once covered the commonwealth. Now, it's being touted as an alternative energy source, and a pilot project in eastern Kentucky is showing promise. University of Kentucky agronomist Tom Keene says 70 tons of ground-up Switchgrass, grown by Kentucky farmers in 12 counties, is being mixed with coal and burned at an East Kentucky Power plant in Mason County.

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Local/Regional News
4:14 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Lots Of Schools Take Advantage Of Disaster Days Provision

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