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7:33 am
Mon March 29, 2010

Visitataion Monday For Mennonite Crash Victims

MARROWBONE, Ky. -- – Visitation is set for Monday for many of the 11 victims of last week's fatal crash on I-65 in Hart County.

The wreck happened early Friday morning when the driver of a tractor trailer crossed the median and slammed head-on into a 15-passenger van.

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1:59 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Foreign Correspondents Visit UK

Lexington, KY – Two veteran foreign correspondents shared their stories of reporting during the Cold War Era in Russia with UK students, and stopped by chat about journalism with Alan Lytle. Stephen Handelman has written extensively about organized crime in Russia, and Chris Wren is a 29 year veteran of the New York Times.

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8:00 am
Fri March 26, 2010

Wildcat Defense Stops Cornell

Syracuse, N.Y. -- – The UK-Cornell comparisons can finally come to a rest. After overcoming a slow start to Thursday night's game, the Wildcats took a 62-45 victory over the Ivy League champs in the NCAA East Regional semifinals.

Junior Patrick Patterson says he and his teammates shook off all the David vs. Goliath metaphors.

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4:09 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Instant Racing Bill Pulls Up Lame

Frankfort, KY – The sponsor of an instant racing bill in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly is pulling the bill up short of the finish line. With five days left in the session, Georgetown Sen. Damon Thayer says he's not declaring the bill dead, but he won't be actively working it.

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2:29 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Lexington Technology Firm Expanding

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – SIS Holding Company announced Thursday it plans to create 15 new jobs and invest $5.5 million for its computer consulting business. The high-tech jobs will carry an average annual salary of $80,000.

SIS provides hardware, software, and cloud computing services.

To accommodate its growth, the company plans to expand and renovate its Lexington headquarters.

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8:59 am
Thu March 25, 2010

Car Rental Service Launches at UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Transportation and sustainability officials at the University of Kentucky hope to make campus less car-dependent by bringing in a small fleet of vehicles. The Connect By Hertz car sharing program offers students, faculty and staff a short-term car rental option.

Rates start at $8 an hour, which covers gas, insurance, and 180 miles in travel. An annual membership is required.

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8:43 am
Thu March 25, 2010

State Lawmakers Ironing Out Differences in Budget Plans

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Negotiations on Kentucky's next biennial budget got underway Wednesday night in Frankfort. House and Senate conferees spent nearly three hours behind closed doors, poring over documents outlining the differences in the spending plans passed by each chamber. Senate President David Williams says the talks are off to a productive start.

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12:58 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Activist Delivers Palestinian Perspective On Peace Talks

Sydney Peace Foundation

Lexington, KY – Activist Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the first woman to hold a seat in the Palestine Liberation Organization, addressed the recent growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank; accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of not really wanting a two-state solution.

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8:39 am
Wed March 24, 2010

Keeneland Improves Traffic Plan

Keeneland President Nick Nicholson discusses some of the details of the track's new traffic plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – Keeneland is revamping its traffic plan for this year's spring meet. The race track consulted with Lexington police and traffic officials to find ways to better move crowds, which can reach up to 10,000 people on weekdays, 20,000 on weekend.

"Making the experience of coming to Keeneland and being able to do it especially on our big days in such a way that inconveniences our friends and neighbors in Lexington as little as possible is a never-ending journey for us," said Keeneland President and CEO Nick Nicholson.

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8:28 am
Wed March 24, 2010

Texting Bill Passes Out of Ky. Senate

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – Legislation to ban sending and reading text messages while while driving has easily passed the Kentucky Senate.

The bill, sponsored by Louisville Senator Denise Harper-Angel, also prohibits juveniles from talking on a cell phone while driving.

"The act will be a deterrent to reckless driving by stopping it before it becomes reckless driving," Harper-Angel said.

But Scott County Senator Damon Thayer voted against the measure. Thayer believes enforcement would be difficult.

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