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4:10 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Beshear Says Sprint Cup Race Won't Happen Without Incentives

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says Kentucky Speedway officials are telling him without state incentives, there's a good chance the track won't be able to land a NASCAR Sprint Cup race for 2010. The tax incentives, once a separate bill, have been attached to the governor's economic incentives bill, which is still awaiting final action. "That would be a tragedy, if we miss that opportunity."

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8:35 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Is Good Journalism Possible Inside High School Walls?

Lexington, KY – As the 2009 Legislative Session winds down, a sizable number of bills will have to wait til next year. One of them is of particular interest to high school journalists. We talk with two contributors to Dunbar High School's "Lamplighter" to get their take.

Local/Regional News
8:17 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Will Beshear Use Veto Pen This Week?

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear still has three days to consider possible vetoes before the session resumes. So far, he's issued only a line item veto in the state road plan. Lawmakers will decide if they want to override any vetoes when they return.

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4:25 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Feds To Restore Support For Oakwood

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4:24 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Feds To Restorel Support For Oakwood

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2:52 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Interfaith Group To Press Newberry For Housing Money

Lexington, KY – A group advocating for more affordable housing for Lexington's poor says almost 9-thousand households in Fayette County use half their income to pay rent. The organization, BUILD, which stands for Building a United Interfaith Lexington through Direct-Action, is calling on Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry to establish an Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The money would be used to construct some 360 housing-units every year. Pastor Ron Luckey of Lexington's Faith Lutheran Church is a co-chair of BUILD.

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2:40 am
Mon March 23, 2009

More Layoffs At Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, KY – In a written statement, paper publisher Tim Kelly calls the job cuts regrettable, but says they're just a part of company-wide reductions ordered by the Herald Leader's corporate owner, McClatchey Newspapers. Scott Sloan, the area chief steward of the Lexington Newspaper Guild, which represents some 75 Herald Leader employees, says emerging technology, especially free online content is largely to blame for print's apparent demise.

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2:35 am
Mon March 23, 2009

A.G.'s Office Says Cumberland City Violated Open Meetings Law

Frankfort, KY – Cumberland City Councilman Carl Hatfield alleges Mayor Loretta Cornett and four council members met in January without notifying him, the media or the public. As proof, he has a letter from a representative of HMB Professional Engineers thanking council members for meeting with him.

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4:02 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Chronicling The Demise of CATS Testing

Frankfort, KY – School accountability standards in Kentucky will be radically redesigned under landmark legislation approved by the 2009 General Assembly. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has been keeping track of the legislation's trajectory.

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3:56 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Sweet 16 Down To Elite 8

Lexington, KY – Today's action has West Jessamine battling Grayson County in a noon tip, after that Central takes on Eastern. The nighttime session has Lexington Catholic squaring off against Holmes, and the nightcap will feature a much-anticipated rematch between Shelby Valley and Elliott County. Shelby Valley won the previous match-up by 3 points back in February

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