Local/Regional News

Lexington, KY – The Fayette County Sheriff's Office, Lexington Division of Police, and the University of Kentucky Police Department are beginning a campaign focused on student safety and crime prevention. UK Interim Police Chief Major Joe Monroe says crime reports typically increase on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods as students begin to settle in for fall classes.

Frankfort, KY – When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005 it destroyed lives, homes and businesses. But flooding from the collapse of more than 50% of the city's levees also destroyed hundreds of thousands of public documents.

Lexington, KY – The Community Action Council is once again holding its annual Poverty Forum tonight in Lexington, and we were fortunate to speak recently with the keynote speaker of the event. Jonathan Alter is a former editor of Newsweek magazine; he's a regular contributor to various NBC news programs, as well as the author of "The Defining Moment- FDR's Hundred Days And The Triumph of Hope"

Lexington, KY – The Community Action Council is holding its annual Poverty Forum Monday Night in Lexington. Alan Lytle gets a preview of this year's event from CAC Executive Director Jack Burch.

Louisville, KY – University of Louisville Men's Basketball Coach Rick Pitino has apologized for his "indiscretion" of having sex with a woman who later was charged with trying to extort him, and vows to continue coaching the Cardinals as long as the school will allow. Rick Howlett reports.

Louisville, KY – The Courier-Journal published details of a July police interview with Pitino in which he

acknowledged having a sexual encounter six years ago with Karen Cunagin, now Karen

Sypher, at a Louisville restaurant. Pitino also denied her allegation of rape; prosecutors

last month declined to bring charges against him.

According to the report, Pitino also gave the woman three thousand dollars after she told

Frankfort, KY – The Consensus Forecasting Group now projects state revenue collections this fiscal year will be 82-million dollars less than predicted in May. Group Chairman Larry Lynch says the national economy may be showing signs of recovery, but that's not necessarily the case in Kentucky. "Kentucky is lagging behind the nation in coming out of the recession - assuming that the nation - you know, this could be false signals that the nation is leveling off. You know, things could get worse."