Local/Regional News
2:14 am
Wed October 8, 2008

Carnegie Center To Host Inaugural Young Writers' Workshop

Lexington, KY – The conference brings students and Kentucky authors together to write and share their work. Lexington's Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning hosts the inaugural event. Carnegie Center Executive Director Jan Isenhour says, while schools do a good job teaching writing, this workshop is a chance to work on creative writing.

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Local/Regional News
2:08 am
Wed October 8, 2008

It's Official...Breeder's Cup Coming Back To Churchill

Louisville, KY – Officials say the two-day racing meet featuring the world's top thoroughbreds will

be held in November of 2010 at Churchill Downs.

Breeders' Cup Chairman William Farish says Churchill's popularity with both horsemen

and fans played an important role in the decision to return the event to the track.

Kentucky Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes says the addition of the Breeders' Cup to

the calendar will make 2010 a memorable year in Kentucky.

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Election 2008
11:01 am
Tue October 7, 2008

Belmont University in Spotlight as Candidates Ready for Debate

Nashville, TN – Belmont University in Nashville is basking in the spotlight as the site of the second presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry went to Belmont and spoke with administrators and students to learn about the intense preparation that has gone into the event.

Full story from WKYU

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Local/Regional News
4:46 am
Tue October 7, 2008

Mock Elections Results Reveal Split Decision

Lexington, KY – If Kentucky College students had their way Democrat Barak Obama would ascend to the White House in November while Republican Mitch McConnell would narrowly retain his U-S Senate seat. Those are the results of a series of mock elections conducted by the secretary of state's office. College students preferred the ticket of Obama/Biden to McCain/Palin 58 percent to 42 percent. But those same voters chose McConnell over Bruce Lunsford 50 percent to 48 percent.

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Local/Regional News
4:35 am
Tue October 7, 2008

Domain Name Saga Continues

Frankfort, KY – Franklin Circuit Court was filled with dozens of lawyers representing the domain names of 141 Internet gambling sites seized by the state of Kentucky. Calling it a peculiar case , Attorney Bill Johnson challenged the Justice Cabinet's authority to go after the domain names. You don't see a single place that it says the Justice Cabinet has the authority to take any action like this. More so, it doesn't give the Justice Cabinet any authority to bring a lawsuit.

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Local/Regional News
4:35 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Education Commissioner On The Mend

Frankfort, KY – On September 5th, Education Commissioner Jon Draud was returning from a speaking engagement at Shaker Village near Lexington, when he experienced numbness in his feet. Doctors first thought he had a viral infection, but later determined it was a mild stroke. He's still recovering, but tells Kentucky Public Radio, he's feeling much better. My prognosis is good. The neurologist said You will get better,' but he doesn't know how long, or to what degree.

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Election 2008
12:32 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Al Cross Weighs In On VP Debate And Lunsford/McConnell Battle

Lexington, KY – We sit down with Al Cross, Director of UK's Center for Rural Journalism And Community Issues to discuss last week's Vice Presidential debate as well as the tightening U-S Senate race in Kentucky.

Local/Regional News
5:33 am
Fri October 3, 2008

Courthouse Construction Design Program Draws Scrutiny from KY Supreme Court Justice

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Local/Regional News
4:24 am
Fri October 3, 2008

Only One Kentucky Congressman Switches Bailout Vote

Washington, DC – Louisville Democrat John Yarmuth voted against the House's version of the rescue plan Monday. This time around, his vote helped pass the bailout. But not without reservations.


Along with other freshman Democrats, Yarmuth received a phone call Thursday....a private conference call with Senator Barack Obama. The Democratic Presidential Nominee assured Yarmuth this would only be a temporary measure, to shore up financial markets.

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Local/Regional News
9:47 am
Thu October 2, 2008

McConnell, Bunning On Opposite Sides Of Bailout Vote

Washington, DC – Republican leader Mitch McConnell secured the bill's passage early in the day. He brokered deals, and though he's happy the bill bipartisan support...

This doesn't entirely solve the problem but it begins to move us in the direction of getting the American economy back to where it needs to be very soon.

Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning doesn't give the measure that much credit. He voted against the bailout package

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