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8:33 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Maroon 5 Headlines Summer Concert in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Maroon 5 will headline a concert in Lexington this summer. The Lexington Legends announced Tuesday that Applebee's Park will host the multi-platinum rock-pop group along with opening acts Kris Allen and V.V. Brown on Saturday, August 28.

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8:22 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Local Group Delivers Petition Against CVS Design

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Preservation group ProgressLex is seeking changes to the exterior of a proposed downtown drug store. As proposed, spokesman Dan Rowland says it just doesn't fit with the downtown streetscape.

"It sends a signal that is wrong by 180 degrees. It says, oh, here's a suburban building, you're entering a suburban mall, when in fact what you are doing is entering the heart of our downtown."

ProgressLex says 1300 citizens signed a petition vowing not to shop at the CVS store unless design changes are made.

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4:43 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Preservation Group Wants Different Drugstore Design

Lexington, KY – Dan Rowland, chair of ProgressLex, told WKYT television he has presented proof that citizens don't want to see the pharmacy constructed at Main and Midland, without some major architectural changes.

"It's important that people driving into downtown, that the downtown announces itself as being an urban space. And I think that's very important and I think the compilers of the downtown Master Plan thought so too, which is the reason they designated this particular intersection as being of critical importance."

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8:53 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Lexington Recycling Goes Single-Stream

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Recycling in Lexington just got a little easier. City officials say new upgrades allow for a streamlined system where customers no longer need to separate glass from other recyclable material in their Rosie containers.

Waste Management Director Steve Feese hopes this will lead to more people choosing to recycle.

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8:53 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Lexington Recycling Goes Single-Stream

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Recycling in Lexington just got a little easier. City officials say new upgrades allow for a streamlined system where customers no longer need to separate glass from other recyclable material in their Rosie containers.

Waste Management Director Steve Feese hopes this will lead to more people choosing to recycle.

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3:34 pm
Sat May 29, 2010

Kentucky Horse Park Has "A Gift from the Desert"

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – For thousands of years, humans have had a strong relationship with the horse, be it for travel, for combat, or for companionship. None such relationship dates farther than that of man and the Arabian horse. That's the focus of a new exhibit in Lexington.

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2:17 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Lexington's Morton House Honored With Historical Plaque

Lexington, KY – City, community, and preservation groups helped usher in a third century for the historic Morton House in Duncan Park. Lexington History Museum President Jamie Millard, says buildings like the Morton House provide a tangible reminder of the time when Lexington was known as the "Athens of the West".

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1:37 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Counties Wait For FEMA Disaster Money

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – In the days following the May 1-2 storms across Kentucky, eight counties were designated for individual assistance from FEMA. That number rose to 17, and as of Thursday afternoon, was up to 42.

FEMA spokesman John Treanor says more counties could still be added to the list.

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9:50 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Lexington Golf Fees On The Rise

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A proposal to raise some fees at Lexington public golf courses goes before the Urban County Council Thursday night. Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Hancock says the city is in cash-saving mode and needs to generate revenue, making the increases necessary.

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2:16 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

Ky. House Passes Budget

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – A new biennial state budget is on its way to the Kentucky Senate. The House voted 94-4 for a compromise spending plan that cuts most state agency spending by 1.5 percent the first year, and one percent the second.

Former House budget chairman Harry Moberly voted yes, but lashed out Gov. Beshear for not taking a stronger stand on the version of the budget approved by the House during the regular session.

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