Local/Regional News
6:17 am
Fri June 19, 2009

Video Slots Bill Clears Budget Committee

Frankfort, KY – The video slots bill easily cleared the budget committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives and is expected to receive a floor vote Friday. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh watched the committee vote.

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Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine
1:37 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

MRSA

Lexington, KY – Dr. Greg Davis explores increased incidents of MRSA.

Local/Regional News
6:35 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Senate President Williams Accuses Pro-Slots Lawmakers Of "Vote-Buying"

Frankfort, KY – Williams called efforts to round up support in the house for the gaming legislation brazen.' He says funding for local school projects is being promised in exchange for votes in favor of expanded gambling

"they think buying votes is not illegal on the thing because they say individual legislators are not profiting and therefore is not a violation of the hobbs act that's what they are telling their members when the members are negotiating."

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Local/Regional News
6:29 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Slots Bill Faces Committee Vote

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Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Lextran Wants More Drivers To "Dump The Pump" Thursday

Lexington, KY – Lextran spokesman Dave Riggins says the bus company is once again participating in a nationwide one day awareness campaign.

"Dump The Pump Day is an event sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association. This will be the fourth annual Dump The Pump Day. It's just an opportunity to encourage folks to access public transportation and ride free all day, not only on Lextran but also on the Red Cross Wheels Program."

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Local/Regional News
4:09 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

New Jobs Coming To Lexington

Lexington, KY – American Water's Field Resource Coordination Center, or F-R-C-C, will relocate to the utility's Richmond Road office and bring with it thirty new job openings to be filled locally. Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says that's good news for the local job market and good news for the entire community.

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Local/Regional News
4:06 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Slots Supporters Rally In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – The crowd, comprised mostly of people in the horse industry, waved signs and enthusiastically welcomed speakers like former Gov. Brereton Jones. Jones, who owns a horse farm in Midway, says all facets of the horse industry are united behind the video slots bill. "As we realized that many other states have decided that they want what we have, we know that we have to fight to save our industry and that is exactly what we're doing."

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Local/Regional News
5:07 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Progress Reported In Special Session

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Specials
2:50 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Commentator Recalls Her First Summer Vacation

Lexington, KY – Everybody's got a funny or horrifying summer vacation story. Commentator Georgia Green Stamper shares hers.

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Local/Regional News
1:59 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Anti Gambling Groups Rally Against Slots Bill

Frankfort, KY – Buck Run Baptist Chuch Pastor Hershael York of Frankfort says video slots at horse tracks is not about the horses, it's about gambling and greed. "First it was about horses and increasing the purses and handle. But then, when the Herald-Leader showed in a series of articles that that's simply not true, then today, it comes out in the paper, now it's about schools. The reality is, it is and it always has been about gambling. It's about greed, pure and simple."

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