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9:30 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Lexington Officials To Participate In Kentucky American Water Talks

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The city of Lexington has been granted intervenor status in Kentucky American Water's rate increase case before the state Public Service Commission.

The water company must go before the PSC to explain its request for a nearly 38 percent rate hike.

The intervenor status allows Lexington government officials to file briefs in the case and work at the negotiating table. Mayor Jim Newberry and members of the Urban County Council have said Kentucky American's rate proposal is excessive and unfair.

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9:29 am
Fri April 9, 2010

Property Crimes Up In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – New statistics released by the Lexington Division of Police show the economic recession could be contributing to the city's crime rate. Reported crimes increased a little over three percent in 2009.

Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin says that was mainly fueled by a jump in property offenses.

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4:42 pm
Thu April 8, 2010

Organizers Hail Legacy Trail As Creative Idea

Lexington, KY – During the Creative Cities Summit this week, Lexington city, state, and federal officials took the opportunity to announce the construction of Phase 1 of a twelve and a half mile Legacy Trail between downtown and the Kentucky Horse Park. First Lady Jane Beshear says the project represents what can happen when many different entities take an idea and run with it.

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4:44 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

9 Horse Field To Run In Toyota Bluegrass Stakes

Lexington, KY – Sitting pretty in the sixth position, "Pleasant Prince" is the favorite in Saturday's Bluegrass Stakes. Post positions were selected Wednesday morning at Keeneland. However, handicapper Mike Battaglia suspects "Odysseus" will be a strong contender as well.

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4:32 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Coach Cal - Local Celebs Help Get Lexington To Start Walking

Lexington, KY – Hundreds gathered in Lexington's Triangle Park to take part in a community-wide exercise effort. American Heart Association spokesperson Jennifer Ebert says they wanted to get the word out that walking is good for your heart.

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6:21 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Eastern Kentucky Strugging To Get Enough Census Takers

Richmond, KY – Higher pay may be the answer to finding more census takers for eastern Kentucky. The Census Bureau is increasing the salary for workers in the region by three dollars an hour; from $10.75 to $13.75 per hour.

Bureau spokesman Clay Barbour says about four-thousand census workers are needed in the Somerset region, which covers 24 counties in southeastern Kentucky.

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4:37 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Creative Cities Conference Kicks Off in Lexington

Lexington, KY – Keeping more of the so-called creative class living and working in Lexington is one of the topics sure to be discussed at this week's Creative Cities Summit. The conference brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, and city officials from across the nation to discuss new ways at tackling old problems. Event Co-producer Phil Holubek says recognizing the fact that people can decide to live and work anywhere is a particular challenge in today's world.

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5:11 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Nunn Ruled "Competent" To Stand Trial

Lexington, KY – A Fayette circuit judge has ruled former state lawmaker Steve Nunn competent to stand trial for murder. The ruling by circuit judge Pamela Goodwine came at the conclusion of a hearing in Lexington. Nunn is accused in the shooting death of former state employee Amanda Ross outside her Lexington apartment. No trial date has been set for the case. Nunn did not appear at the hearing.

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2:50 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Olympians Encouraging Middle Schoolers To Get Fit

Olympian Tyson Gay walked with students outside Beaumont Middle School to kick off the 2010 World Fit program.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Two Lexington middle schools are part of a nationwide pilot project to increase childhood fitness. Gold medal diver Micki King and sprinter Tyson Gay are supporting the World Fit: Olympians for Worldwide Fitness program.

"The beauty of it is its simplicity and its sustainability," King said. "We're not trying to make Olympians here. We have one goal: get gets outside and moving."

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2:07 pm
Mon April 5, 2010

Berea Mayor's Salary Could Double

BEREA, Ky. -- – A small central Kentucky city could soon double its mayor's salary. The Berea city council will consider an ordinance proposal Tuesday that would increase the mayor's salary from $12,000 dollars to $24,000 dollars a year.

But Berea Mayor Steve Connelly says the boost in pay is unnecessary.

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