Local/Regional News
10:48 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Former Airport Board Chair Reacts To Audit

Lexington, KY – The former chairman of Lexington's Blue Grass Airport Board says he holds no animosity toward those who called for his resignation in the wake of the airport's recent spending scandal. Bryan Bartlett has the story.

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9:11 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Disaster Days Bill Progressing Through Legislature

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3:56 am
Thu February 26, 2009

New Nukes In KY?

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Local/Regional News
9:27 am
Wed February 25, 2009

State Auditor Releases Report On Bluegrass Airport Malfeasance

Frankfort, KY – State Audior Crit Luallen says there was "shameful" spending by managers at Blue Grass Airport, with over a half million dollars of questionable personal expenditures accrued over the past three years. Now, courtesy of Kentucky Public Radio, you can hear her entire report.

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2:38 am
Wed February 25, 2009

Gobb Gets Most Of The Blame In Airport Audit

Lexington, KY –

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8:44 am
Tue February 24, 2009

KY Legislators Do Some Backtracking On First Day Back

Frankfort, KY – The House passed seven bills, including one originally passed by the 2008 General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Beshear. House budget chairman Rick Rand says the legality of the bill, which addresses community college appropriations, has been called into question. "It was one of the bills that hit the governor's desk after midnight. And as with all of those bills, we are repealing and re-enacting those. It reauthorizes some KCTS capital projects."

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4:06 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Mayor Newberry Expects Criminal Charges In Airport Scandal

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says he wants to read the recommendations made by an audit report to be released by State Auditor Crit Luallen on Wednesday before making any decisions about the future of the Blue Grass Airport Board. Alan Lytle has more on the story.

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Local/Regional News
2:39 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Commentator Cara Richards Offers Possible Solutions To Current Economic Mess

Lexington, KY – Contributing commentator Cara Richards has submitted essays comparing our current economic crisis to her memories of the great depression. Today, she offers some possible solutions. Cara Richards is Professor Emerita in Sociology and Anthropology at Transylvania University.

Local/Regional News
12:40 am
Tue February 24, 2009

K-12 Schools Could Get More Funding Flexibility

Frankfort, KY – With local school districts starving for money in these tight budget times, a bill moving in the General Assembly would allow districts to use facilities construction and renovation funds for instructional needs. Among those applauding the action is Oldham County Superintendent Paul Upchurch. "Construction can be put on hold. We can deal with that for the short-term. But we can't put a young man's reading needs on hold."

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12:00 am
Tue February 24, 2009

Mayor Says First Stimuls Funds Could Be On Hand By April

Lexington, KY – Mayor Jim Newberry was one of 50 mayors who met with President Obama and several White House cabinet members late last week to discuss the American Recovery and Investment Plan. Based on that meeting, Newberry says he expects the city of Lexington to receive monies from the $787 billion stimulus bill as early as April

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