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9:19 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Dialed In Early Kentucky Derby Favorite

Louisville, KY – At four to one odds, Dialed In has been installed as the early favorite to win the 137th Kentucky Derby this Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Nobody wanted to be No. 1.

No. 20 wasn't too popular, either.

Dialed In managed to avoid both - the inside rail and far outside - at Wednesday's post-position draw for the Kentucky Derby.

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1:52 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Survey Shows Most Teachers Satisfied, Many Want More Instructional Time

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The results are in of a statewide job satisfaction survey for teachers and principals.

Just over 42,000 Kentucky public school teachers and principals responded to the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) survey, which was administered online in March. State Department of Education spokeswoman Lisa Gross says the questionnaire touched on a variety of topics related to work and teaching conditions.

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11:30 am
Wed May 4, 2011

GM Creating 250 Jobs at Kentucky Corvette Plant

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – General Motors is investing $131 million in the Kentucky plant that assembles the Corvette, creating 250 new jobs.

Mark Reuss (pronounced ROOS), GM's North America president, made the announcement Wednesday at the south-central Kentucky plant with Gov. Steve Beshear and local officials.

GM says the investment will support production of the next-generation Corvette. The Bowling Green plant will continue building the current Corvette for at least the next two model years.

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8:31 am
Wed May 4, 2011

More Ky. Students Acing Advanced Placement Tests

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky students are reaping benefits from the National Math and Science Initiative, an effort to encourage teens to take Advanced Placement courses in high school.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King said the state was chosen to participate in the initiative two years ago and has seen remarkable success.

King said scores on AP exams in Kentucky have increased by 62 percent over the two-year period.

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7:48 am
Wed May 4, 2011

State Planes Sold on eBay

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear says two state airplanes placed for auction on eBay have been sold.

Two weeks ago, when Beshear announced the administration was putting the planes up for auction, he said they were in excellent mechanical condition and should sell quickly.

"I'm confident we can do without these planes, while making a little money and saving the more than $63,000 a year it costs to maintain and insure these two aircraft."

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10:16 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Plenty of Questions, Few Specifics at Presidential Forums

LEXINGTON, Ky. – When Eli Capilouto was named Sunday as the preferred candidate to become the next president of the University of Kentucky, his job interviews didn't end there. He also faced several forums with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and political leaders. Brenna Angel reports on the impression Capilouto made on some of the campus community.

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3:36 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Lexington Police Still Owed Money From World Equestrian Games

LEXINGTON, Ky. – More than six months after the conclusion of the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, the city's police department is still waiting to get paid.

Dozens of Lexington police officers provided security support and traffic control during the 16-day World Equestrian Games that wrapped up on October 10. The city's fire department provided paramedics for the games at a cost of $214,000 paid by the WEG Foundation.

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11:05 am
Tue May 3, 2011

State Police Collect 309 Pounds of Drugs at Prescription Take Bake

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Police collected 309 pounds of prescription drugs statewide during a national effort that ran over the weekend.

It was the second national ``Take-Back'' day, with the idea of helping prevent increased prescription drug abuse and theft.

State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the program offers people a way to clean out their medicine chests when they aren't sure how to properly dispose of prescription medication.

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10:57 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Ft. Knox Commander: bin Laden's Death a Closure for Some

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – He doubted whether the day would ever come, but a battalion commander from Fort Knox says the death of Osama bin Laden provides the closure that so many Americans needed.

Speaking by phone from Afghanistan, Lieutenant Colonel James Vizzard said it's a welcome milestone ten years after 9/11.

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7:49 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Capilouto Named UK's 12th President

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky officially has a president-elect. Today, after minimal discussion, the board of trustees unanimously voted to offer a contract to Eli Capilouto, the provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The 61 year old Alabama native succeeds Dr. Lee Todd who is retiring on June 30th.

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