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2:20 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Lexington Police To Homeowners: Close Your Garage

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Police say an easily preventable crime is on the rise this summer. Officer Bige Towery says in June there were more than 80 reported instances of garage burglary or "garaging."

"Garaging is where individuals travel throughout the city looking for the opportunity to get into a garage through an open door. Once they're in, they're stealing items such as sporting good items, golf clubs, they're looking for tools, they're looking for lawn equipment, and then leaving."

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8:38 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Transforming Education Forums To Be Held Tuesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – From early childhood education to college readiness, Governor Steve Beshear's task force on transforming education in Kentucky has discussed a wide range of issues since it was formed late last year. Now it's time for the public's input.

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8:32 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Judge Hears Testimony in Furlough Suit

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Frankfort judge heard lengthy testimony Monday in a lawsuit aimed at blocking furloughs for state workers in Kentucky.

The six state employees who filed the suit expressed concerns about safety issues, under-staffing, and additional costs linked to overtime. Their attorney, John Frith Stewart, also questions some state budget expenditures.

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8:20 am
Tue August 17, 2010

Wildcats Step Up Defense in Canada

WINDSOR, Ontario – Kentucky won its second exhibition game in Canada despite having a limited roster.

The Wildcats, with just eight players available Monday night, still managed to turn up the defensive pressure in a 96-68 victory over Western (Ontario) University.

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3:31 pm
Mon August 16, 2010

Signs Show Lexington Watershed Areas

LEXINGTON, Ky. – More than 20 markers along Lexington's roadways will soon let drivers know of their presence in a Fayette County watershed. City officials unveiled the first Monday on Red Mile Road. Others will be installed along Man o' War, Loudon Avenue, and other streets.

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11:56 am
Mon August 16, 2010

UK Oral History Dept. Saving Stories About KY Signature Industry

Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee
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Lexington, KY – The Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries has launched a new project on the art and science of bourbon making. Phase one involves chronicling the history of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY.

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7:57 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Lexington Police Investigating Apparent Homicide

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Police are treating a body found on the city's north side over the weekend as an apparent homicide. A person getting their Sunday morning paper discovered the body near 2060 Russell Cave Road.

Very few details have been released, including whether the deceased was male or female. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in Frankfort.

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7:44 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Lawsuit Seeks To Block State Furloughs

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A hearing will be held late Monday afternoon in a lawsuit filed by state workers trying to block upcoming furloughs.

As part of his budget-cutting plan, Gov. Beshear is ordering both merit and non-merit employees to take six furlough days this fiscal year. The administration says the furloughs, authorized by the General Assembly, will save the state $24 million.

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7:35 am
Mon August 16, 2010

Weekly WEG Report: Show Jumper Snubbed, Horse Quarantines

LEXINGTON, Ky. – In this week's WEG report, Samantha talks with Nicole Shahinian-Simpson and Dr. Jennifer Feiner of the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

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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12:24 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

Beshear To State Employees - Cuts Are Coming

Frankfort, KY – The new state budget approved in a May special session requires Gov. Beshear to make enough cuts to avoid a $1.5 billion budget shortfall. Beshear vetoed language requiring specific numbers of non-merit employees to be cut, saying he needed more discretion in how to make the reductions, but cuts are coming.

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