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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Local/Regional News
5:10 am
Thu October 2, 2008

Significant Milestone For Kentucky Lottery

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined UK President Lee Todd and Officials from the Kentucky Lottery to announce a significant milestone. The Kentucky Lottery has now awarded more than 1 billion dollars in scholarships and grants for Kentucky College Students.

Beshear says the scholarships are an investment in the commonwealth.


UK President Lee Todd says the Lottery has helped a lot of deserving students pursue their education, who otherwise wouldn't be able to.

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Local/Regional News
5:08 am
Thu October 2, 2008

Firefighters Launch Capital Campaign For Phoenix Park Monument

Lexington, KY – The Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters has launched a campaign to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Capital Campaign titled Monument to the Fallen hopes to raise 250-thousand dollars to establish a public memorial in Phoenix Park.

The F-O-F has set an ambitious goal to collect the money and dedicate the monument a year from now. Lexington Fire Captain Jeff Garris says he hopes the community will see the value of honoring fallen heroes.

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Local/Regional News
3:07 am
Thu October 2, 2008

Attorney General's Early Release Suit Gets First Hearing

Frankfort, KY – The Corrections Department argues it's pure speculation to claim the early release program presents a clear and present danger to the general public. But Assistant Deputy Attorney General Tad Thomas disagrees, and is asking Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd to block further releases until evidence in the case can be heard. I think it's pretty clear to any of the victims of someone who is released early, that there is no speculation about this harm.

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