Local/Regional News
5:41 am
Tue November 25, 2008

Lexington Community Agencies Serving Up Thanksgiving Meals

Lexington, Ky – Major Debra Ashcraft, with Lexington's Salvation Army says hundreds of volunteers will serve meals at the Army's headquarters on West Main Street beginning at noon.

The Lexington Rescue Mission hosts its 8th annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Broadway Christian Church on North Broadway beginning at 5.
Spokesperson Laura Connell says the mission served up 500 meals last Thanksgiving, and an even larger crowd is anticipated this year.

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Local/Regional News
2:23 am
Tue November 25, 2008

WUKY Big Band Music Host Chris Nielsen Dies

Lexington, KY – Nielsen's syndicated One Night Stand, Make Believe Ballroom, and Sentimental Journey programs had been a part of the WUKY schedule for more than a quarter of a century. Former WUKY General Manager Roger Chesser says Chris's love of Big Band Music often crossed generational as well as geographical boundaries.

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Election 2008
10:04 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Kurtz: Lotsa Drama In Upcoming Legislative Session

Lexington, KY – Political Analyst / Commentator Ken Kurtz shares a few thoughts about January's Legislative Session and the challenges that'll go with it. Ken Kurtz is a former News Director of WLEX and WKYT TV, and a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

Local/Regional News
4:40 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Health Department Begins Enforcing Tougher Smoking Ban

Lexington, KY – The orginal ban provided exemptions to private organizations' facilities, like bingo halls, and workspaces not open to the public. It also did not apply to public transportation.
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall, says those loopholes have been closed and enforcement begins immediately.

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Local/Regional News
4:11 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Governor And First Lady Pass Out Thanksgiving Baskets To Needy In Lexington

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Tonic
3:41 pm
Fri November 21, 2008

National Day of Listening

David Isay, StoryCorps founder, has declared November 28 as "National Day of Listening".

Find out how StoryCorps got its start, how you can contribute, and more...

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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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