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Local/Regional News
5:03 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Bunning Denies Report He's Dropping Out Of Race This Weekend

Washington, DC – Kentucky Republican Senator Jim Bunning says he has no plans to announce his retirement this weekend. That's contrary to what one Capitol Hill publication is reporting. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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1:37 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

UK's African American Database Receives National Recognition

Lexington, KY – In this edition of Focus on UK, Alan Lytle highlights an ambitious research and reference project that has garnered a prestigious national award.

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Local/Regional News
1:25 pm
Thu May 7, 2009

Switchgrass Showing Promise

Frankfort, KY – It's called Switchgrass, and it's a tall-growing, warm weather grass that once covered the commonwealth. Now, it's being touted as an alternative energy source, and a pilot project in eastern Kentucky is showing promise. University of Kentucky agronomist Tom Keene says 70 tons of ground-up Switchgrass, grown by Kentucky farmers in 12 counties, is being mixed with coal and burned at an East Kentucky Power plant in Mason County.

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4:14 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Lots Of Schools Take Advantage Of Disaster Days Provision

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1:11 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

Vice Mayor Spars With Developer Over Centerpointe

Lexington, KY – Debate got heated in Urban County Council chambers Tuesday as the principal developer of the Centrepointe high-rise and the principal critic of the project sparred over construction delays. Alan Lytle has more on the story.

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Local/Regional News
4:44 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

Lobbyists Spend Boatloads Of Bucks On Session

Frankfort, KY – Health care and tobacco interests spent the most on lobbyists during the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Many municipalities shelled out major lobby bucks as well. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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Local/Regional News
1:42 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

Bunning Blasts McConnell, Defends Grayson's Exploratory Committee

Louisville, KY – SEN. JIM BUNNING HAS BEEN AT ODDS LATELY WITH MCCONNELL,

WHO HASN'T ENDORSED HIM FOR RE-ELECTION NEXT YEAR.

REPUBLICAN LEADERS HAVE BEEN SENDING NOT-SO-SUBTLE MESSAGES

THAT BUNNING SHOULD RETIRE RATHER THAN FACE A STRONG DEMOCRATIC

CHALLENGE.

BUNNING SAID TUESDAY HE'LL RECONSIDER IF HE DOESN'T MEET HIS

FUNDRAISING GOALS, BUT HE ALSO BLAMED MCCONNELL FOR REPUBLICAN

LOSSES IN THE SENATE.

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1:32 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

Hundreds Attend Annual Celebration Of Hope Cancer Survivors Day In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Dona Crowe of Louisville is a breast cancer survivor. It's been seven years since she was first diagnosed.

"When the diagnosis came, I thought there isn't anything I can do about it, except leave it in the Lord's hands and whatever comes, comes, and that's been my attitude all along," said Crowe.

"And what would be your advice to others out there who may just now be encountering it?" asked McVeigh.

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10:14 am
Tue May 5, 2009

City's First Taxi Stand Now Open

Lexington, KY – Lots of big cities have them, and now Lexington has one too: talking about taxi stands! The first of which opened for business last night. The idea has been talked about for a year and thanks to the full support of downtown organizations one has opened on West Upper between Main and Short. Renee Jackson with the Downtown Lexington Corporation believes the taxi stand will be an asset to the Lexington downtown scene.

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1:28 pm
Mon May 4, 2009

Swine Flu Cases in KY Continue To Climb

Lexington, KY – Health Officials Are Reporting Another Probable Case of Swine Flu in Kentucky. Alan Lytle has the latest.

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