Local/Regional News
11:53 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Battle Brewing Over Monument Park At State Capitol

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Local/Regional News
4:06 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Beshear Says Everything Is On The Table In Dealing With Worsening State Economy

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says he will immediately begin formulating a plan to address a projected 456-million dollar revenue shortfall, and then take it to the people during December. He says everything, including radical spending cuts, will be on the table. "The shortfall is just too large and it comes too far along in the fiscal year. Let me be clear. I'm talking about cuts that will bring pain to our people."

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Local/Regional News
3:11 am
Fri November 21, 2008

WEG Picks Up Another Sponsor

Lexington, KY – Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear was on hand at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday to announce that John Deere is the "Official Equipment Sponsor" of the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games. Beshear says the farm equipment company will provide a variety of grounds care equipment to be used during the event, some of which will remain onsite for use even after the games are over.

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Local/Regional News
3:07 am
Fri November 21, 2008

State Economy Worse Than Originally Estimated

Frankfort, KY – The Consensus Forecasting Group believes the state could be facing a 456-million dollar deficit this fiscal year, which is worse than the 294-million predicted by Governor Beshear. Lawrence Lynch chairs the forecasting group. "Consumer confidence declining. Retail sales declining. Unemployment rising. New claims for unemployment insurance rising. I mean, none of the news has been good."

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UK Perspectives
10:16 am
Thu November 20, 2008

UK Receives Record Number of Applications

Lexington, KY – Dr. Todd's guest is Don Witt, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management and UK Registrar. They discuss the record number of applications that UK received this fall and the university's efforts to help prepare high school students for the college experience.

Local/Regional News
9:56 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Beshear, Yarmuth, Decry Bush Administration Mining Proposal

Washington, DC – Kentucky is the third largest coal producing state in the country, but Yarmuth says the state's rivers and streams are also a critical natural resource. So when the Office of Surface Mining asked the Environmental Protection Agency to allow companies to mine near those streams, Yarmuth objected, pointing out they would never get this passed after January.

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Local/Regional News
4:36 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Anti Death Penalty Groups To Hold Vigils Prior To Scheduled Execution

Louisville, KY – 37 YEAR OLD MARCO ALLEN CHAPMAN IS SCHEDULED TO DIE BY LETHAL

INJECTION FOR KILLING TWO NORTHERN KENTUCKY CHILDREN IN

2002.

MARK MEADE WITH THE KENTUCKY COALITION TO ABOLISH THE DEATH

PENALTY SAYS HIS GROUP WILL HOLD VIGILS URGING LAWMAKERS TO

OUTLAW EXECUTIONS.

(victims families do not deserve to be given the false promise that this is

going to bring closure and reconciliation, and we have a statement by many

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Local/Regional News
1:21 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Lexington Hospitals Now Officially Smoke-Free

Lexington, KY – Smoking has been prohibited inside most area hospitals for more than a decade, but as of Thursday many Lexington health care facilities are voluntarily choosing to prohibit tobacco use ANYWHERE on their campuses. Murray Clark is associate vice president for health affairs at U-K Health Care. Clark says it's the organization's obligation to ensure a healthy environment for all

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Local/Regional News
1:06 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Beshear Announces New Energy Plan

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says five of the seven states surrounding Kentucky have nuclear power plants and it's time the commonwealth followed suit. He's not yet ready to ask lawmakers to lift the ban on nuclear power, but he's beginning the dialogue. "I want to hear from the public and get their thoughts on that. But that obviously is one of the things that we will need to address if we decide if we want to move forward with the possible development of nuclear facilities in the state."

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Local/Regional News
5:45 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Kentucky Showing Lincoln The Love-Now

Lexington, KY – The Lexington History Museum will host an An Evening with Your History, Thursday, focusing on Abraham Lincoln. "Lincoln the Unloved" is a presentation displaying the unpopularity of the 16th president in his home state during the 1860 election.

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