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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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8:20 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Doneghy

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A Fayette County grand jury has charged a man with murder in the hit-and-run death of a Lexington police officer.

The indictment was returned Tuesday against 33-year-old Glenn Doneghy.

Police say Doneghy struck and killed Officer Bryan Durman on April 29 and fled the scene. The 27-year-old Durman had been responding to a noise complaint on North Limestone when the crash happened.

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8:13 am
Wed June 23, 2010

FEMA Center Opens in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A FEMA disaster recovery center opens Wednesday morning in Lexington.

Last week, Fayette County was added to the list of counties eligible for Individual Assistance stemming from the May 1st and 2nd storms. Residents who suffered damage can go to the center with help processing their FEMA claim and to get information on applying for a low interest loan through the Small Business Administration.

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8:04 am
Wed June 23, 2010

Newtown Pike Extension Progressing

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The arrival of summer means time is running out for road workers preparing for the World Equestrian Games. They've been at work on a key transportation project in downtown Lexington.

The extension of Newtown Pike through a portion of downtown has been talked about for years. Now, it is happening.

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4:05 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

No Summer Break For Outdoor Workers

Timothy Gelenster (left) and Kenny Johnson work on a room addition at a Lexington home.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – June 21st may mark the summer solstice, but for a Lexington construction worker, it's felt like summer for the past two months.

Timothy Gelentser is a general contractor for Gulley Remodeling, where working outside comes standard with the job.

"It gets hot. Noon, lunchtime it gets hot. If you start a few hours earlier, even an hour earlier in the morning, then that hour in the afternoon that you can take off really helps out."

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2:57 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

Vandals Strike Kentucky Capitol Again

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