UK Perspectives
1:32 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

DanceBlue

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd is joined by Kara Sutton, a UK senior who is actively involved in the DanceBlue fundraising project.

Local/Regional News
6:59 am
Mon February 15, 2010

Black Jockeys Stories To Be Told At Event This Week

This quilt, made by Joseph and Karen Broadus of West Columbia, TX, celebrates black jockeys who were winners of the Kentucky Derby.
Photo Courtesy of Maryjean Wall

Lexington, KY – In honor of Black History Month, the Lexington History Museum is co-sponsoring an event this Thursday night at 7:30 at the Public Library's Beaumont Branch, featuring a presentation by former Herald Leader Turf writer, and three time Eclipse Award winner, Maryjean Wall. She'll be giving a talk titled "Black Horsemen of Central Kentucky", which chronicles the disappearance and legacy of the African American jockey.

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Local/Regional News
12:40 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Changing Dropout Age Easier Said Than Done

Rep. Jeff Greer, D-Brandenburg, and First Lady Jane Beshear testify before the House Education Committee (Photo by Tony McVeigh)

Frankfort, KY – Under current Kentucky law, high school students disenchanted - for whatever reason - with going to class, may dropout at age 16 without parental consent. Twenty years ago, during debate over the Kentucky Education Reform Act, many lawmakers argued for an increase in the dropout age, but it never happened. That's regrettable, says Rep. Jeff Greer, who's fighting anew to accomplish the goal.

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Local/Regional News
8:42 am
Fri February 12, 2010

Airtran Kicks Off Air Service From Lexington To Sunshine State

Lexington, KY – A host of dignitaries was on hand to watch the first AirTran jet taxi down the runway. The airline features low-cost service from Lexington to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Mayor Jim Newberry says the new flight options are a welcome addition for travelers in the self-proclaimed Horse Capitol of the World.

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Local/Regional News
8:30 am
Fri February 12, 2010

Hundreds Rally In Frankfort Against Mountaintop Removal

Frankfort, KY – For the fifth year in a row, environmental activists demonstrate at the State Capitol for "I Love Mountains" Day.

Local/Regional News
11:14 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Oral Histories Department Provides Lasting Audio Legacy of Dr. William Markesbery

Lexington, KY – As the UK campus community and the world of medicine mourn the loss of William Markesbery, the Louie B. Nunn Center For Oral History has just released some never before heard interviews with the long-time Director of the Sanders Brown Center on Aging.

Local/Regional News
1:07 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

"Billboard Bill" Angers Environmental Groups

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Local/Regional News
8:03 am
Wed February 10, 2010

How School's Choose Principals Could Soon Change

Frankfort, KY – Under the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, school-based councils choose principals. But legislation sponsored by Rep. Kent Stevens, would let superintendents make the final choice if, within three weeks, school councils are unable to reach agreement on a finalist. "I just feel, in my opinion, that the superintendent sees the total picture and knows what's best for the school system. And you'd be crazy not to want the best person."

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UK Perspectives
10:33 am
Tue February 9, 2010

Teachers Who Made a Difference

Lexington, KY – This week, Dr. Todd discusses UK's "Teachers Who Made a Difference" program Mary Ann Vimont, Director of Public Relations and Student, Alumni, and Community Affairs for the UK College of Education.

Local/Regional News
7:43 am
Mon February 8, 2010

Budget Front & Center Again In Frankfort This Week

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