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12:30 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

300+ Job Openings Now Available in Central, Eastern Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A technology and consulting firm is holding up a big "help wanted" sign. Affiliated Computer Services has openings for 320 jobs in Kentucky; 270 in Lexington and 50 in Pikeville.

ACS Spokesman Chris Gilligan says the company is hiring immediately.

"There are a variety of positions. There are some customer care or call center agent positions and some supervisory positions as well."

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8:54 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Budget Negotiations Continue

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- –

After five days of off-and-on, closed-door negotiations, Kentucky House and Senate budget conferees are still searching for a final agreement on a new state spending plan.

The original goal was to be finished by Sunday, but when the talks broke off Sunday night, no agreement was announced.

Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers says an adjustment to the legislative calendar may be necessary to finish the talks.

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8:31 am
Mon March 29, 2010

UK Hoops Headed To Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- – The Kentucky women's basketball team keeps adding to its record-setting season.

A'dia Mathies scored 21 points, helping the Wildcats to a 76-67 win over top-seeded Nebraska Sunday night. The UK Hoops team led by as many as 19 points over the Big 12 champs.

UK next faces No. 3-seed Oklahoma on Tuesday in the Kansas City Regional final of the NCAA tournament. Tip-off is set for 9pm EDT.

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8:29 am
Mon March 29, 2010

UK Hoops Headed To Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- – The Kentucky women's basketball team keeps adding to its record-setting seasons.

A'dia Mathies scored 21 points, helping the Wildcats to a 76-67 win over top-seeded Nebraska Sunday night. The UK Hoops team led by as many as 19 points over the Big 12 champs.

UK next faces No. 3-seed Oklahoma on Tuesday at 9pm EDT in Kansas City.

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7:35 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Visitation Monday For Mennonite Crash Victims

MARROWBONE, Ky. -- – Visitation is set for Monday for many of the 11 victims of last week's fatal crash on I-65 in Hart County.

The wreck happened early Friday morning when the driver of a tractor trailer crossed the median and slammed head-on into a 15-passenger van.

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7:33 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Visitataion Monday For Mennonite Crash Victims

MARROWBONE, Ky. -- – Visitation is set for Monday for many of the 11 victims of last week's fatal crash on I-65 in Hart County.

The wreck happened early Friday morning when the driver of a tractor trailer crossed the median and slammed head-on into a 15-passenger van.

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1:59 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Foreign Correspondents Visit UK

Lexington, KY – Two veteran foreign correspondents shared their stories of reporting during the Cold War Era in Russia with UK students, and stopped by chat about journalism with Alan Lytle. Stephen Handelman has written extensively about organized crime in Russia, and Chris Wren is a 29 year veteran of the New York Times.

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8:00 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Wildcat Defense Stops Cornell

Syracuse, N.Y. -- – The UK-Cornell comparisons can finally come to a rest. After overcoming a slow start to Thursday night's game, the Wildcats took a 62-45 victory over the Ivy League champs in the NCAA East Regional semifinals.

Junior Patrick Patterson says he and his teammates shook off all the David vs. Goliath metaphors.

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4:09 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Instant Racing Bill Pulls Up Lame

Frankfort, KY – The sponsor of an instant racing bill in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly is pulling the bill up short of the finish line. With five days left in the session, Georgetown Sen. Damon Thayer says he's not declaring the bill dead, but he won't be actively working it.

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2:29 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Lexington Technology Firm Expanding

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – SIS Holding Company announced Thursday it plans to create 15 new jobs and invest $5.5 million for its computer consulting business. The high-tech jobs will carry an average annual salary of $80,000.

SIS provides hardware, software, and cloud computing services.

To accommodate its growth, the company plans to expand and renovate its Lexington headquarters.

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