Local/Regional News
9:17 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Newberry Delivers Upbeat Assessment of Progress & Potential In State of Merged Government Address

Lexington, KY – In today's State of the Merged Government Address, Newberry said lots of progress has been made in the last twelve months and 2010 will be an important year in Lexington's history.

"I am confident that great opportunities unlimited opportunities exists for us if we simply take the lessons we will learn in 2010 and use them to propel Lexington forward."

Vice Mayor Jim Gray and former Mayor Teresa Isaac are running against Newberry in the coming election.

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8:44 am
Tue January 26, 2010

UK Holds Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Forum

Lexington, KY – The myths and realities of prescription drug abuse are among the topics being addressed at a two day conference co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky. Alan Lytle has details.

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8:09 am
Tue January 26, 2010

"Bull Man" Running Again

Frankfort, KY – Hensley dropped by the State Capitol to tell reporters he plans to run as a Democrat in next year's governor's race. In the meantime, Hensley says Gov. Steve Beshear should resign for raising taxes on Kentuckians last year. "Everybody hollers raise taxes! I don't believe in raising taxes - never, never. I believe the only way we're going to create jobs is to expand the tax base."

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8:06 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Republican Representative Quits Tax Overhaul Panel

Frankfort, KY – Rep. Farmer, who's a tax consultant, has been working with Louisville Rep. Jim Wayne and other Democrats on a possible tax reform plan. But Farmer, the lone Republican on the work group, tells Kentucky Public Radio he's not comfortable with the direction he believes his colleagues are taking.

"They were looking to raise a half-billion dollars in taxes to add to the state's budget," says Farmer.

"And that's not what you want?" asked McVeigh.

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8:05 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Kentucky Senate Debate Controversial Measures

Frankfort, KY – Legislation calling for what's known as the 21st Century Bill of Rights' fell two votes shy of passage Monday in the Kentucky Senate. Legislation supporting an amendment to the Kentucky Constitution was proposed by Hazard senator Brandon Smith.

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8:00 am
Tue January 26, 2010

UK Pharmacy Building Officially Dedicated

Lexington, KY – At a cost of 134 million dollars, the new building is the largest academic building in Kentucky. The 286,000 square foot building has classrooms, laboratories, rooms to see patients and offices.

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Local/Regional News
10:53 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Lawmakers Get Back To Budget Business Today

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12:57 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

UK Announces Medical Partnership With India

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky has established a partnership with the largest private university in India to share medical information and expertise. Alan Lytle has details.

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12:53 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Coach Cal Wows 'Em In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Last weekend, on Lexington television, Coach Calipari headed-up a telethon called "Hoops for Haiti" that raised over one million dollars. Kentucky House members are throwing in another 100-dollars each, or 10-thousand dollars, to the effort. Coach Cal says he's been blown away by the generosity shown by Kentuckians. "How bout the call I got from a mother who said her mentally challenged daughter made 40-dollars a week, watched the show and gave 20-dollars to Hoops for Haiti."

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12:51 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Expanded Gaming Bill A Dead Issue This Session

Frankfort, KY – In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Beshear unveiled a new state spending plan dependent on almost 800-million dollars in revenue from casino gambling. But lawmakers are giving the budget the cold shoulder. This was the message delivered by House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President David Williams this morning at their weekly news conference.

"Is the concept of a budget based on casino gaming - is that dead?" asked McVeigh.

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