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8:51 am
Thu November 12, 2009

Pre-filed Bills Represent A Mixed Bag For Next Session

Frankfort, KY – So far, 114 bills have been pre-filed for the 2010 session, which begins January 5th. Senators have filed 18 bills, including legislation by Sen. Joey Pendleton to legalize the growing of hemp.

Sen. John Schickel will again try to limit media access to 911 calls. And Sen. Damon Thayer wants to amend the constitution to allow casino gambling in counties with horse tracks.

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4:44 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

LIHEAP Signups Way Up

Lexington, KY – Jack Burch says last year over 47-hundred people enrolled in the LIHEAP subsidy program; in the first week of eligibility this year, he says over 28-hundred have already signed up.

(The numbers are quite high we are a bit surprised, we have approved 2827 households and have already expended about 325 thousand dollars income.)

Burch says different types of individuals and families are filling out applications this year.

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4:33 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

City Amps Up Crackdown On Properties Near UK Campus

Lexington, KY – On Monday, Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone granted the city a temporary injunction concerning a house on Woodland Avenue that was found not up to code. Newberry signified just last month that property owners would either comply or find themselves taken to court.

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4:47 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

KY To Mark Homeless Awareness Week

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4:42 pm
Mon November 9, 2009

Remembering The Fall Of The Wall

Lexington, KY – Even though most students were still in diapers at the time of the fall, German club president John Conaway says he hopes today's demonstration makes it a little more real for his generation.

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8:54 am
Thu November 5, 2009

Big Blue Sports Archives Preserves Memory Of "The Shot"

Big Blue Sports Achives

Lexington, KY – On the cusp of another UK basketball season, we visit with the school's archivists and revisit a Memorial Coliseum Magic Moment featuring the 1958 National Championship Team.

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5:45 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Ohio Voters Approve Casino Gambling Is KY Next?

Louisville, KY – Ohio voters approved casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati. Just across the river from Cincinnati is Turfway Park, whose president, Bob Elliston, says it wasn't surprising to watch the returns come in on the measure, but it is frustrating to a Kentucky horse track owner.

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5:12 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Let's Go To The Tape

Lexington, KY – Hear for yourself the opening statements made by 7 of the 9 people who want to succeed Jim Bunning as Kentucky's next U-S Senator. Alan Lytle has this brief recap of UK's candidate forum on Wednesday.

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3:09 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

7 of 9 U-S Senate Candidates Speak At UK Forum

Lexington, KY – Campaign finance, runaway government spending, healthcare, and the environment were among the topics discussed on Wednesday by seven of the nine candidates vying to replace Jim Bunning in the Kentucky U-S Senate. The University of Kentucky's First Amendment Center hosted a get to know the candidates forum. click here to hear what the hopefuls had to say.

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5:04 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

UK To Hold KY Senate Candidate Forum

Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky journalism professor Buck Ryan directs the Citizen Kentucky Project which is sponsoring the candidate forum Wednesday.


"Well I've been hearing from students and faculty and civic leaders in the community and of course the candidates and their constituents. I think it's going to be a really good show. Each year with our Citizen of Kentucky forums we never know who's going to be there until the event but it always works out as a wonderful civic moment."

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