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6:03 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Patterson School Director Reacts to Bin Laden's Death

Lexington, KY – The Director of UK's Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce says President Obama struck the right balance in announcing that U.S. Forces engaged and killed Al Qaida Leader, and 9/11 mastermind, Osama Bin Laden. Carey Cavanaugh discusses Bin Laden, Libya, and a host of other topics in this exclusive interview.

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7:03 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

UAB Provost Eli Capilouto Chosen Preferred Candidate for UK President

Hebron, KY – Eli Capilouto -- provost of the University of Alabama at Birmingham -- was selected Sunday by the UK Board of Trustees as the preferred candidate to be the 12th president of the University of Kentucky.

Capilouto, 61, has been provost at UAB since 2005. In that capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer for a university with 11 schools and colleges, 17,543 students and some $460 million in annual external research.

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3:32 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

New Grocery Store Opens in Downtown Lexington

Lexington, KY – A bluegrass duo, and more than a hundred bystanders were on hand Sunday afternoon to help Lexington Mayor Jim Gray cut the ribbon on the first downtown urban grocery market in decades.

Shorty's, in the Traditional Bank building on West Short Street, will sell food, fresh meat, produce and other items. The mayor says downtown residents have wanted a grocery store for a long time.

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3:28 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

UK Trustees Expected To Pick Next President This Weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A busy weekend of work is ahead for the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. The group is meeting at hotel in northern Kentucky early Saturday to start interviewing the final presidential candidates.

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8:22 am
Fri April 29, 2011

In Depth Interview: Transylvania Inaugurates 25th President

LEXINGTON, Ky. – He spent more than 20 years on Wall Street before setting his sights on a career in academia. He is a historian, earning a Ph.D. from Yale University. And this Friday, he will be inaugurated as president of Transylvania University in Lexington. Reporter Brenna Angel talks with President R. Owen Williams.

Brenna Angel: You actually took office at Transy in August. What do you like most about your job?

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7:56 am
Fri April 29, 2011

UK Will Ask to Use Private Funds for New Scoreboards

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A plan to borrow money to pay for new scoreboards at the University of Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium has been scuttled after a faculty group urged the board of trustees not to approve it.

The university said in a statement Thursday it is no longer asking for approval of an internal loan to the school's Athletics Association to partially pay for the project. Instead, the Athletics Association will ask the board of trustees to allow it to use private funds to pay for the scoreboards.

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7:49 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Audit Questions Luxury Suite Purchase

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky auditor's office says it was unable to assess the "reasonableness" of a luxury suite purchased by the Department of Fish and Wildlife last year.

The $3,900 suite at Louisville Slugger Field was listed under promotional expenses in the interest of spreading awareness for the department and its campaigns. But Terry Sebastian from the state Auditor's office says the benefits from the suite were unclear.

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3:30 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Money Needed for Flight 5191 Memorial Maintenance

Flight 5191 memorial sculpture designed by artist Douwe Blumberg

LEXINGTON, Ky. – This summer, August 27 will mark the five year anniversary of a Lexington plane crash that killed 49 people. A memorial sculpture that will be unveiled - 49 silver birds flying upward - has been already been paid for through public donations.

The Flight 5191 Memorial Commission now needs the public's help to make sure the monument will last.

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1:19 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Beshear Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration

Paducah, KY – Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has requested a presidential disaster declaration to seek federal assistance for counties hard-hit by recent flooding.

During a stop in Paducah on Thursday morning to tour flood-damaged areas, Beshear said he made the request to President Barack Obama.

"Every agency of state government is fully engaged in assisting people in this commonwealth in every way that we can," Beshear said from McCracken County's emergency operations center.

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11:22 am
Thu April 28, 2011

Thursday Night Live Starts This Week In Lexington

Lexington, KY – The Downtown Lexington Corporation is getting the party started a little early this year with tonight's return of Thursday Night Live in Cheapside Park.

"We are starting Central Bank Thursday Night Live a week earlier this year to coincide with our night sponsor, the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. They're going on through the weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park, so that is why we are starting one week earlier", said Downtown Lexington Corporation spokesperson Laura Farnsworth.

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