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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Local/Regional News
9:14 am
Wed March 10, 2010

House Budget Plan Moves Forward

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – A $17.5 billion biennial budget cleared the Kentucky House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Tuesday night.

The vote was 19-5 with Republican Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington of Ft. Wright among opponents. She says the budget shortchanges her district on bonded projects for schools. "I want my people in Kenton County, and in Ft. Mitchell to know, and Beechwood, that I will continue to fight to get Beechwood School replaced at some point in my tenure," she said.

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Local/Regional News
1:07 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

Committee Flip-Flops On Education Proposal

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – School-based councils in Kentucky will still have the final say in the hiring of local principals. The state House Education Committee rejected a bill Tuesday giving superintendents more say in the hiring process.

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UK Perspectives
12:59 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

Energy Research

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd interviews Rodney Andrews, director of the UK Center for Applied Energy Research regarding UK's soon to be constructed Energy Research Building.

Local/Regional News
11:55 am
Mon March 8, 2010

Expanded Gaming Not Dead Yet

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Local/Regional News
9:17 am
Mon March 8, 2010

Much Work Left To Do In Legislative Session

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