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1:53 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Gorton Wants "Open Tone," More Dialogue With State Legislators

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The next vice mayor of Lexington says she wants to set an open tone for the Urban County Council and plans to have regular meetings with the new administration. Linda Gorton joined fellow at-large council members Steve Kay and Chuck Ellinger Thursday at the Lexington Forum.

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1:51 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

UK Launches Energy Savings Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It takes a lot of energy to run the dozens of buildings on the University of Kentucky campus, but school officials hope to reduce that amount through a new energy-savings program. UK's Vice-President for Facilities Management Bob Wiseman says 61 buildings will soon have new lighting, plumbing, and insulation.

"If you just divide our total annual utility bill by 365, we spend $143,000 a day. So if we can shave that five percent or six percent, those savings really add up."

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9:14 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Lexington Hearing & Speech Center Has Plans For Autism School

LEXINGTON, Ky. – When the Lexington Hearing & Speech Center began planning for a much needed expansion of its facilities and services, the non-profit organization thought it would have to build a brand new building. But when the old Julia R. Ewan Elementary School came back on the market, board chairman King Offutt says the center seized the opportunity.

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5:11 pm
Wed December 1, 2010

State To Help Creation Museum Group Build Noah's Ark Theme Park

An artist's rendering of the proposed Theme Park by Answers in Genesis
photo by Answers in Genesis

Frankfort, KY – Answers in Genesis, the group behind the Creation Museum in Petersburg, now envisions an 800-acre Creationist theme park, complete with a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark. Gov. Beshear is promising state tax incentives for the $125 million project and sees no problem with providing tax dollars to a theme park with a religious theme.

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4:40 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

UK's Patterson School Chief Offers Insight Into Wikileaks Scandal

Lexington, KY – The Director of UK's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Affairs is well acquainted with the ins and outs of top level foreign relations. Carey Cavanaugh is a former U-S Ambassador and a twenty-two year veteran of the State Department. We talked with Professor Cavanaugh Tuesday about the WikiLeaks scandal.

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2:32 pm
Tue November 30, 2010

Horse Mania Artwork Up For Sale

Le Coeur de Cheval (The Heart of the Horse) is one of 82 horses going on the auction block for LexArts Friday, Dec. 3.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The dozens of fiberglass horses that decorated the sidewalks of Lexington this summer are now going up on the auction block. LexArts President Jim Clark says the Horse Mania 2010 auction will be held this Friday at Keeneland.

"Basically the auction is run just like a regular thoroughbred sale. Which, if anyone's been to one of those they know it's a rather fast-paced and furious event. But we do have to get through the 82 horses probably within three hours to do it."

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2:20 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Recount Underway in Nicholasville Race

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – A recount is underway to determine the winner of an election for a central Kentucky city commission. The Jessamine County Board of Elections started recounting the ballots Monday morning for Nicholasville city commission.

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2:12 pm
Mon November 29, 2010

Central Kentucky Company Featured on "Dirty Jobs"

VERSAILLES, Ky. – The icky task of collecting horse feces and urine will be the focus of the latest episode of "Dirty Jobs," a nationally televised cable show that highlights messy-but-necessary professions across the country. Show host Mike Rowe spent time at Kentucky Equine Research this summer and saw the inner workings of nutrition research.

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8:38 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Bill Would Make Transparency Policy a State Law

Rep. Mike Cherry (D)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill pre-filed for next year's Kentucky General Assembly session aims to establish permanent government transparency. The measure sponsored by Princeton Democrat Mike Cherry would mandate the three branches of state government post detailed financial information online. Public universities would also be affected.

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8:03 am
Mon November 29, 2010

Don't Let Online Deal Cost You Your Identity

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Online retailers are expecting a surge in business Monday, on what has become known as Cyber Monday, a day many of them begin offering holiday shopping bargains.

Reanna Smith-Hamblin with the Better Business Bureau in Louisville says for online shoppers concerned about the risk of identity theft, it's generally easy to determine whether you're putting your information on a secure site.

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