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5:41 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

LexTran Closer To New Headquarters With $5 Million Grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Officials with Lexington's public transit system say a lot is riding on new grant recently awarded by the Federal Transit Administration. LexTran General Mananger Rocky Burke says nearly $5.1 million in funding will help solve several problems.

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5:39 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Red Cross Providing Relief For Flood Ravaged Pike County

Lexington, KY – Winn Stephens says the Lexington office oversees some 8 community chapters, including the one at Big Sandy. Stephens says an emergency shelter has been opened at Pike Central High School.

"We had 29 people on Saturday night and 25 people there on Sunday night. We're just trying to make sure everybody has a safe place to sleep, they have some food, they have some clean water, they have the toiletry items they need, those kind of things."

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8:45 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz On The Passing of David Dick

Lexington, KY – Former CBS News Correspondent, noted author, and one time Director of UK's Journalism School David Dick died early Friday in his Bourbon County home, following a courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was 80 years old. Fellow Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz Reflects on the Life & Legacy of David Dick.

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5:54 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Suit Filed In Amanda Ross Case

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8:56 am
Fri July 16, 2010

State Workers Protest Furloughs

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – State workers in Kentucky are facing a total of six furlough days this fiscal year. The first day falls on September 3rd, the Friday before the Labor Day weekend.

Unions representing more than half of the state's 32,000 state workers are speaking out against the furloughs, which apply to both merit and non-merit employees.

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8:17 am
Fri July 16, 2010

Proposed CVS Pharmacy To Get New Look

This rendering of the proposed CVS store will be changed. -- Norr Architects

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A proposed pharmacy in downtown Lexington is getting a redesign. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Louisville developer Gary Joy has agreed to make architectural changes to a CVS pharmacy planned at the intersection of Main and Vine streets.

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4:01 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

WEG Trophies Sparkle, Tickets On Sale

The WEG trophies are engraved crystal made by a company in the Czech Republic -- photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Officials with the World Equestrian Games and a Lexington business have unveiled the trophies that will be presented to world champions this fall. Meg Jewett, owner of L.V. Harkness & Co., says she wanted each trophy to have a unique design.

"We had free reign, and that for somebody who creates, is a wonderful thing to hear. We were able to do each one differently. Each discipline is different where I think in the past, they've just had one trophy."

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1:00 pm
Thu July 15, 2010

Stalking - Domestic Violence Law Debuts Amid Lingering Questions

Frankfort, KY – Amanda's Law, which won unanimous legislative approval this year, and was quickly signed by Governor Beshear, allows judges to require violators of domestic violence orders to wear satellite tracking devices. Similar systems are already tracking parolees in almost 30 states, including Kentucky. Gary Tullock of the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole says the systems work well, but can be labor intensive, because someone has to respond when violations occur.

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9:44 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Citizens Share Concerns, Hear Plans For Lexington Mall

photo by Stu Johnson

Lexington, KY – Southland Christian Church is interested in buying the site, which sits near the intersection of New Circle and Richmond roads. The once bustling retail center has been quiet for years. So, the church's interest in the land is good news to urban county council member Cheryl Fiegel.

"I couldn't be happier. I think that we've waited for a long time to get a good neighbor in our area," said Fiegel.

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10:10 am
Mon July 12, 2010

New UK Emergency Department Has More Room for Adults & Kids

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Comfortable and soothing are words not often associated with hospitals, especially the ER. But officials at the University of Kentucky say that's their goal for the new Chandler Hospital Emergency Department.

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