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4:22 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

UK Prof Says Kagan Likely 60-70% Forthcoming

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – If a University of Kentucky political science professor's research holds true, Elena Kagan has been 60-70 percent forthcoming during her Supreme Court nomination hearings.

Dr. Justin Wedeking says that is generally what's to be expected from anyone preparing to serve on the high court.

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3:55 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

"Horse Play" Hits Lexington Libraries

\"Lanky Doodle\" is one of 50 foals on display in the Horse Play project.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Some colorful works of art now adorn Lexington's public libraries. Fifty foals and seven full-size fiberglass horses decorated by Fayette County students went on display Thursday.

LexArts President Jim Clark says the Horse Play project is an offshoot of Horse Mania 2010.

"It provides an opportunity for the kids to learn about the equine industry while they're working on it, as well as being able to work with artists and the arts teachers to demonstrate how creative they are."

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12:46 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

New UK Trustees Sworn In

Lexington, KY – After vowing they had not fought any duels in or out of the state, five new members of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees were sworn into office in a ceremony on Thursday.

Sheila Brothers, Terry Mobley, Joe Peek, Bill Farish and Keith Gannon, assume their duties immediately, though the full panel isn't scheduled to meet until September.

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11:40 am
Thu July 1, 2010

Pater Exhibit Covers Familiar Bluegrass Territory

Lexington, KY – For more than two decades, Andre Pater's brushstrokes have been doing just that, especially among horse enthusiasts; not just in his adopted home in Central Kentucky, but literally around the world. Now, the University of Kentucky Art Museum is presenting a showcase of the Polish born artist's greatest works. Director of Education, Debra Borrowdale-Cox, says the Bluegrass Palette of Andre Pater comprises more than 80 paintings.

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3:02 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

Pie Contest Kicks Off Holiday Festivities

Lexington, KY – Judges from Sullivan University's Culinary Institute literally tasted their way through Cheapside Pavilion to determine who achieved baking excellence for 2010. Sandy Ramsey, who came all the way from Pikeville, took top honors in the "made from scratch" category with, what else, her All American Apple Pie.

"I got up at five a.m. this morning and made my pie from scratch and we left there a little before eight."

Ramsey was a two time winner on this day. She also captured the coveted "prettiest pie" award.

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11:39 am
Wed June 30, 2010

Rider Injury Database Among Goals of Equine Summit

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Following the establishment of the Equine Injury Database, horse racing industry leaders say the next objective is to start an injury database for riders.

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5:52 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

New Baseball League Playing Ball In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Baseball is not a cheap sport. There are league signups, equipment to buy, and often travel expenses. But a new youth league in Lexington is making sure the only thing players need to focus on is enjoying the game.

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2:55 pm
Mon June 28, 2010

Calipari Says Fans Need To Get Used To More "One & Done's"

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Coach John Calipari is re-iterating that Thursday was the best day in UK basketball history. Coach Cal was referring to last week's NBA basketball draft that saw five Wildcats go in the first round.

"It was a two hour infomercial for our league, for the University of Kentucky, and will speak volumes for the next five years, maybe longer", Calipari said.

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8:37 am
Mon June 28, 2010

Horse Safety Summit Meets at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A meeting to discuss wide-ranging issues surrounding the health and safety of thoroughbred racing kicks off Monday at Keeneland.

Ed Bowen, president of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, says this two-day event is the third time they've held the Welfare & Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

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3:56 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Storm Victims Have Someone to Talk To

A FEMA mitigation specialist speaks with a flood victim at a FEMA event in Olive Hill, Ky. Photo by: Liz Roll/FEMA

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – In the wake of the severe weather that hit Kentucky in early May, many storm victims are dealing with the mounting stress of losing belongings, dealing with insurance companies, and making home repairs.

FEMA spokesman Mike Skeels says that's why his agency is partnering with the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Board.

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