Lexington, KY – Headed by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, federal leaders will host a one-day H-1-N-1 Flu Preparedness Summit. According to Jay Blanton, spokesman for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, the meeting will prepare local, state and national leaders for the possibility of a more severe outbreak of H1N1 influenza.

Lexington, Ky – The recent headlines were both shocking and horrifying. In Monticello, Kentucky, a toddler died after ingesting toxic materials that his parents were using to manufacture methamphetamine. It's the kind of heartbreaking case that Holly Hopper has to deal with just about every day. She's the Director of the Drug Endangered Child Network in the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky.

What would you do if you saw a baby thrown down a well?

Discover Award winning author Gin Phillips talks to tonic's Kopana about her debut novel The Well and The Mine

A descendant of frontiersman Jim Bridger, Bobby Bridger is famous for his musical Ballad of the West. In a new autobiography, he discusses how he came to be the spokesman for Buffalo Bill.

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Washington, DC – U-S Senator Jim Bunning is congratulating Secretary of State Trey Grayson on his fund raising efforts, but he insists he'll be running for re-election in 2010. Alan Lytle has details.

Owensboro, KY – Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne says he's leaning toward severing his town's ties to the Kentucky League of Cities, depending on what a state audit reveals.

Lexington, KY – House Bill 3, which passed during the recent special legislative session, offers, among other things, tax breaks to film crews that do work in Kentucky. Governor Beshear says the bill will not only bring more jobs to the Commonwealth, but will also promote tourism and economic development.

Lexington, Ky – The term "beneficial insects" is not an oxymoron. In fact, there are many insect varieties providing benefit to people and animals alike. From the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Dr. Bob DeMattina reports.

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says the city is teaming up with the environmental group Bluegrass Pride on a new project to encourage the proper disposal of cigarette butts.

Spradling takes on stress and rainbows

Jeff Spradling's second audio essay will delight the child in you

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