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9:28 am
Mon August 23, 2010

Weekly WEG Report: Vaulter Seeks Another Medal To Add To Collection

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In the latest installment of the Weekly WEG report, Samantha Lederman talks with vaulter Megan Benjamin and dressage athlete Pierre St. Jacques.

WUKY has partnered with the Horse Radio Network to bring you updates and information leading up to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Tune in Monday mornings at 7 and 8:30 for the latest on the events and athletes.

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2:02 pm
Fri August 20, 2010

Welcome Freshmen: New Students Move In To UK Dorms

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Carrying bedspreads, mini-fridges, and mementos from home, thousands of teenagers and parents experienced a rite-of-passage Friday: moving off to college. It's freshman move-in day at the University of Kentucky.

UK President Dr. Lee Todd and his wife Patsy greeted new students and their parents moving into the dorms Friday morning. Todd says it's an exciting time for the Lexington campus.

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6:35 am
Fri August 20, 2010

Breeders' Cup Not Much Help For Ky. Thoroughbred Development Fund

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A program designed to supplement purses at Kentucky horse tracks may not benefit from the Breeders' Cup World Championships when they come to Churchill Downs this fall. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund rewards owners and breeders of Kentucky-bred horses who race in their native state.

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4:52 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Judge Rules Nunn Eligible For Death Penalty

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4:33 pm
Thu August 19, 2010

Unemployment Down Slightly In KY

Frankfort, KY – For the first time since February 2009, Kentucky's jobless rate has fallen below 10 percent. The July rate was 9.9 percent. That's down from 10 percent in June.

Jobs in retail and wholesale trade rose last month, as Kentuckians bought back-to-school supplies. Professional and business service agencies also saw employment increases.

On the downside, construction, accommodations, food services, repair, education and health services all saw job declines.

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9:21 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Gray Releases Campaign Platform

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington mayoral candidate Jim Gray's platform for the Nov. 2nd general election includes ideas on 13 issues facing central Kentucky. Gray currently serves as the city's Vice-Mayor and is running against incumbent Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry.

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9:11 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Conway Issues Debate Challenge

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway wants to debate Republican physician Rand Paul at least twice on national television. The two are battling for the U.s. Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning.

Conway told reporters in Frankfort he's willing to debate Paul on NBC's Meet the Press and Fox News, plus five or six regionally televised debates.

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9:06 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Keeneland Offers Buyouts, Cites Down Economy

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keeneland Association, the 74-year-old Lexington racetrack and Thoroughbred auction house, is offering buyouts to some long-time employees, but the number and nature of the offers hasn't been disclosed.

Many of the buyout offers have been made over the past few months to full-time employees in maintenance and security. The employees have until the end of August to accept.

Keeneland spokesman Jay Blanton says the buyouts are the result of the global economic downturn that's lingered for nearly two years.

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8:52 am
Thu August 19, 2010

Jefferson Co. Public Schools Suspends Two Principals Over Bus Delays

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two Jefferson County Public Schools principals have been suspended in the wake of hours-long bus delays Tuesday.

Superintendent Sheldon Berman says the principals did not properly prepare tags for students that had bus and school information on them. The incorrect and missing tags led to confusion in the bus system and resulted in about 400 students arriving home as late as 9:00 pm after the first day of classes.

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2:52 pm
Wed August 18, 2010

Keeping WEG Healthy

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Lexington Fayette County health department, state health inspectors, and emergency management officials got a personal tour of the Kentucky Horse Park Wednesday as the agencies prepare for the World Equestrian Games. Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall says an emergency operations format will be used throughout the course of the games.

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