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Local/Regional News
8:02 am
Thu December 17, 2009

OMG! No More Texting In State Vehicles

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Beshear says more than 53-thousand crashes, involving nearly 200 fatalities, occurred in Kentucky last year due to driver distractions, like text messaging. So Beshear is launching what he calls his Eyes on the Road initiative. "Banning state employees from text messaging while driving state-owned vehicles. Also included in this ban is emailing, instant messaging or engaging in any other form of electronic date retrieval or electronic data communication."

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7:59 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Former KY Secy Of State Drex Davis Passes Away

Frankfort, KY – Back when Democrats were in firm control of state government, Drex Davis was known for his ability to hop between the offices of State Treasurer and Secretary of State.

Between 1971 and 1987, Davis served in one office or the other, without interruption. In 24 years of running for political office, he lost only once - a 1967 primary race for Secretary of State.

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7:57 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Santa Driving More Than A Sleigh This Year

Lexington, KY – Lextran Community Outreach spokesperson Jill Barnett says look closely. She says, "passengers will see some festive drivers for their Lextran buses, and Santa Claus may be driving the bus and if that's the case, all passengers ride for free." Lextran will also provide free shuttle service to Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park on Tuesday December 22. Just be at the transit center at 7.

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7:51 am
Thu December 17, 2009

UK Professor's Book On Appalachia Wins Regional Literary Award

Lexington, KY – History Professor Ronald D. Eller's Book "Uneven Ground: Appalachia Since 1945" has received the Southern Political Science Association's V.O. Key Award. Jennifer Parker has details.

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1:27 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

Party Switch Deadline Nears

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1:34 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Lawmakers Discuss The Budget

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7:15 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Beshear And "Science Kid" Teaming Up For New H1 N1 Vaccine Campaign

Frankfort, KY – Sid the Science Kid of PBS is teaming up with Gov. Steve Beshear to tout the importance of swine flu vaccines, especially for young people. Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control says it's unclear how much longer H1N1, or swine flu, will remain active. "Or how long it'll take for things to calm down in places like Kentucky that are still having widespread disease. But we do know that vaccine is the best way to protect individuals and those around them."

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8:42 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Beshear's Future Whereabouts Not Available To All

Frankfort, KY – In October, through an Open Records request, Mikel Fitch attempted to receive copies of Gov. Beshear's public appearance schedule for the coming year. Fitch also challenged his exclusion from the schedule's distribution list.

When he received no quick response, Fitch appealed to the attorney general's office. The AG's office says the governor's staff should have been more prompt, but was generally correct when it later refused the information sought.

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4:41 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Kurtz: Special Election Represents Lost Opportunity For Horse Interests

Lexington, KY – Republicans were the big winners this week in special elections for the Kentucky Legislature. So what does that mean for Democrat Governor Steve Beshear who's made expanded gambling one of his major initiatives? Joining me to talk about is our own political analyst / commentator Ken Kurtz. Ken Kurtz is a former News Director at WLEX and WKYT TV, and member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

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1:17 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Lexington Art League Kicks Off Annual Fund Drive

Lexington, KY – Lexington Art League Development Director Stephanie Pevec says the goal this year is to raise $65,000. Pevec says the Art League hopes to use some of that money to expand on the League's community outreach efforts. L-A-L lays claim to being Central Kentucky's oldest and largest visual arts organization. Information on all their programs is available at lexingtonartleague.org.

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