Saving Stories
4:55 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Martin Luther King & Robert Penn Warren

Lexington, KY – In this edition of "Saving Stories" Dr. Doug Boyd unearths a rare exchange between the Civil Rights Icon and a Kentucky author trying to understand the movement as it was happening.

Saving Stories
3:07 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Dr. Markesbery Remembered

Lexington, KY – In this edition of "Saving Stories" Alan Lytle and Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries, mark the passing of UK's long-time director of the Sanders Brown Center on Aging, Dr. William Markesbery.

Local/Regional News
2:35 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Senate Makes Changes To Amanda's Bill

Frankfort, KY – Amanda's Bill on domestic violence awaits a Kentucky Senate vote after winning unanimous committee support. The measure, which passed the House in early January, would allow judges to order individuals in some domestic violence cases to wear electronic tracking devices. House Speaker Greg Stumbo is the bill's primary sponsor.

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Local/Regional News
12:23 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

WUKY Interviews Melissa Block

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Melissa Block is a 24-year veteran of NPR and one of the hosts of All Things Considered. She spoke in Lexington Wednesday night at the invitation of the UK Asia Center about her experiences reporting from China. Melissa was there during the 2008 earthquake that devastated China.

Prior to her talk, she spoke exclusively with WUKY News Director Alan Lytle about China and other topics.

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Local/Regional News
8:45 am
Thu March 11, 2010

State Budget Bill Out Of House, Now On To Senate

Photo of House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Rick Rand, D-Bedford, courtesy Legislative Research Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – With less than three weeks remaining in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, a new biennial state budget awaits Senate consideration after clearing the House Wednesday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched the House debate.

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Local/Regional News
8:41 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Lexington Mayoral Candidates Debate "Smart Growth"

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Four candidates for Lexington Mayor debated ideas for smart growth in a forum Wednesday night sponsored by the Gaines Center for the Humanities. The event was held at Lexington's downtown public library, near the stalled CentrePointe project, which was a major topic of discussion for the candidates.

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Local/Regional News
4:04 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Transportation Cabinet Warns - Know Where Signs Can And Can't Go

Frankfort, KY – As the Commonwealth comes down the homestretch of another primary season, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding citizens that there are certain places where campaign signs can and cannot be posted. KTC spokesman Mark Brown says if crews come across any kind of sign in a public right of way, it will be removed.

Fox says poster's of removed signs will have two weeks to re-claim them from the nearest state highway garage. After that, the signs will be destroyed.

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Local/Regional News
10:12 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Council Delays Vote On Zoning Changes

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Possible changes to Lexington zoning laws around the University of Kentucky campus are on hold. The Urban County Council decided Tuesday to postpone voting on seven amendments designed to alleviate population density problems in many historic neighborhoods.

Proponents of the changes say landlords have been making large additions to once single-family dwellings, turning the houses into more of a dormitory or frat house.

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Local/Regional News
10:07 am
Wed March 10, 2010

UK Considering Tuition Hike

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – University of Kentucky officials say state budget cuts could mean a tuition increase next year of around five percent. The House version of the budget proposal calls for a 1.4 percent reduction in funding for Kentucky universities.

At Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting, UK President Lee Todd said that kind of cut would also require another year without salary increases for faculty and staff. UK trustees will approve next year's tuition rates at its April 20th meeting.

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Local/Regional News
9:23 am
Wed March 10, 2010

Senate Committee Aproves Increase for Coal Mine Permit Fees

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – An increase in permit fees for surface coal mines is on its way to the Senate floor. The action by the Senate budget committee comes despite the objections of an environmental organization.

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