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4:41 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

Field Is Set For 136th Kentucky Derby

Louisville, KY – A blind draw for the post positions was held Wednesday at Churchill Downs.
The early favorite, Lookin' At Lucky, with 3 to 1 odds, will break from the number one position. The second favorite, Sidney's Candy, at 5 to 1, drew the far outside twenty spot. Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has three horses at 10 to 1 as third favorites; the filly Devil May Care, Awesome Act and Ice Box. The Kentucky Derby will be run just after 6:00pm Saturday.

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4:15 pm
Wed April 28, 2010

Beshear Says Shutdown Coming Absent Budget Agreement

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Beshear says a partial shutdown of state government means a lot more than just closing the state parks. It also could mean no mine inspectors or mine rescue units, no Kentucky State Police, no Medicaid, and no money for universities. "They might well continue to operate if they've got enough money absent General Fund monies, but each university gets a huge hunk of General Fund dollars. And we're concerned that we will not be able to send them that money."

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10:07 am
Wed April 28, 2010

Theatre Drama Tells Student Veterans' Stories

PHOTO: UK Veterans Resource Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- –
Real veterans stories about boot camp, deployment to a war zone, and the transition back to civilian life were the inspiration for a new play debuting this week at the University of Kentucky.

"It's a documentary theatre project that's being put together by myself and the 12 students in the class," says Theatre professor Herman Farrell. "It's based on the transcripts and the stories that were told by student veterans who are here at the University of Kentucky."

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9:39 am
Wed April 28, 2010

Tuition Going Up 6% at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The University of Kentucky Board Of Trustees has approved a six percent tuition increase for the next school year. That matches the maximum increase allowed this year by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Although lawmakers have yet to finalize a state budget, both the House and Senate versions included a 1.4 percent reduction in appropriations to colleges and universities. For the University of Kentucky, that equates to $4.4 million.

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3:09 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Kentucky Oaks Field Set

Louisville, KY – Post positions for the fillies-only race were drawn Tuesday at Churchill Downs.
The early favorite, at 6 to 5 is "Blind Luck," which will run from post position five with jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard. Three Oaks entries have early odds of 8 to 1; Crisp, Tidal Pool and Amen Hallelujah. Post time for 136th Kentucky Oaks is 5:45pm Eastern Friday.

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1:02 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Lexington Police Giving Out Free Gun Locks

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – A few seconds spent putting a gun lock on a firearm could end up saving a life. The Lexington Division of Police is giving away free gun locks in an effort to promote gun safety awareness.

Children can be very curious about guns, and Lexington Police officer Bige Towery says hiding the keys to a gun lock are much easier than hiding a gun.

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4:34 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Patterson Says "Degree First - Then, Pro Career

Lexington, KY – Kentucky junior forward Patrick Patterson says after the Wildcats lost to West Virginia in the Elite 8 this past season, he gave serious thought to coming back to UK for one final season. But at a press conference Friday, he told the press it was "time to move on"

Patterson says he's particularly proud that he's on pace to graduate next month before being selected in this year's NBA draft. Analysts say the extra year playing for coach John Calipari served to improve the big man's draft stock.

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1:50 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Local Group Holds TEDxLex Summit

Lexington, KY – TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and its global series of events feature local, national, and international speakers sharing "ideas worth spreading". The Lexington panel included Good Foods Co-op co-founder Jim Embry, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation President Kris Kimmel, and Bill Cloyd, founder of Newton's Attic, an educational non-profit that teaches kids physics and engineering principles in a fun way.

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1:45 pm
Fri April 23, 2010

Beshear Meets With Williams & Stumbo Hoping For Budget Agreement

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10:07 am
Fri April 23, 2010

New Wetlands Project Dedicated At McConnell Springs

Lexington, KY – A half million dollar environmental initiative highlighted during Earth Week captures dirty stormwater from surrounding industrial sites, then filters it naturally, so it
flows cleanly downstream. McConnell Springs Naturalist Laurie
Thomas says she hopes the wetlands project becomes a good environmental teaching tool for visitors. McConnell Springs, once an industrial waste site, is thought to be the birthplace of Lexington.

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