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1:45 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

Officials Take Fire Prevention Tips on Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With thousands of college students back on campus for the fall semester, state officials are spreading the word about fire safety in student housing. Kentucky Fire Marshal Bill Swope was in Lexington Monday for the proclamation of September as campus fire safety month.

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10:15 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Patton Museum Cavalry & Armor Moving to Georgia

Ft. KNOX, Ky. – The U.S. Army's Armor Center and School is moving from Fort Knox to Georgia, and the collection of historic cavalry and armor exhibits will move, too.

The exhibits were used to educate troops, but were also in the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, which was open to the public. Because of the collection's value to the Army, museum director Len Dyer says the exhibits must stay with the school.

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9:59 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Preliminary Arguments This Week in Instant Racing Case

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Frankfort judge this week will hear preliminary arguments in a lawsuit over Instant Racing at Kentucky horse tracks. Our Tony McVeigh says an intervention motion will be the key issue of consideration.

After the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved regulations permitting Instant Racing in the commonwealth, the commission filed a friendly lawsuit testing the legality of its actions.

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9:51 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Ruling Pending on State Furloughs Lawsuit

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A ruling is expected this week in a lawsuit seeking to block state employee furloughs in Kentucky. Our Tony McVeigh has been poring over the most recent legal filings in the case.

Attorneys for six state employees are pursuing a temporary injunction blocking upcoming furloughs and want the case declared a class action lawsuit. They argue the state has other options for cutting costs, like trimming spending on capital projects.

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3:01 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

Flight 5191 Remembered, Ground Broken on Memorial

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Friends and relatives of Flight 5191 victims gathered with state and local leaders Friday to mark the four year anniversary of the Lexington plane crash.

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9:05 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Shortage of Lethal Injection Drugs Delays Executions

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With one exception, executions in Kentucky will not be possible until next year.

Governor Steve Beshear was recently asked to sign three death warrants. He signed one, but held off on two others, citing a shortage of pentathol, which is used in lethal injection executions.

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7:26 am
Fri August 27, 2010

Some State Workers Exempt From Furloughs

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet has announced some limited exemptions to a furlough program for state employees announced recently by Governor Steve Beshear.

The governor, with legislative approval, ordered state workers to take six
furlough days this fiscal year, in order to trim $24 million from the state budget.

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3:28 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

New Gallery To Inspire, Promote Colon Cancer Screenings

Lexington, KY – A unique temporary photo gallery is now on display at UK's Markey Cancer Center. Faces of Colon Cancer, features portraits of nine Kentuckians from all walks of life, who are fighting, and winning their battle with the disease. The project is the brainchild of Debra Armstrong, Director of UK's Kentucky Cancer Program.

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11:35 am
Thu August 26, 2010

Conway Reacts To First "Attack" Ad By Outside Group

Lexington, KY – Washington-based Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies is being advised by Republican masterminds Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie. The ad in question, being shown in Lexington and other Kentucky cities, chides Conway, Kentucky's attorney general, for siding with President Barack Obama in endorsing health care reforms and refusing to join 13 other attorneys general who oppose them. Conway accuses his opponent Republican Rand Paul, a self-described tea party outsider, of selling out to GOP insiders.

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10:53 am
Thu August 26, 2010

Hoofbeats Exhibit Holds Appeal For Arts & Horse Enthusiasts

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Art Museum has also employed a little, "horsepower" with its most recent exhibits, including a tribute to sporting artist Andre Pater, and the brand new "Hoofbeats and Heartbeats" which examines the role of the horse in American art, culture, and life; from the Revolutionary War to the twenty-first century. A groundbreaking collection spanning some two centuries, that guest curator Ingrid Cartwright says took four years to assemble.

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