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4:44 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Execution Dates Could Be Set For Three On Death Row

Frankfort, KY – Death row inmate Ralph Baze is awaiting execution for the January 1992 murders of Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe.

Robert Foley is awaiting execution for the September 1993 murders of Laurel County brothers Rodney and Lynn Vaughn.

And Greg Wilson is awaiting execution for the May 1987 kidnapping, rape and murder of Deborah Pooley of Kenton County.

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2:12 pm
Fri November 20, 2009

Bad Prison Food Not To Blame For Northpoint Riot

Frankfort, KY – On August 18th, a modified lockdown and controlled movement schedule were ordered at Northpoint Training Center near Danville. The lockdown followed a fight involving weapons between a group of Hispanic inmates and two other inmates. A search for weapons followed.

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4:58 pm
Thu November 19, 2009

Jobless Rate Continues To Climb in KY

Frankfort, KY – After a slight decline in September, Kentucky's unemployment rate has again climbed above 11-percent. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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11:37 am
Tue November 17, 2009

UK, the "Frenemy" of Coal?

Lexington, KY – We conclude our 2-part examination of the University of Kentucky's sometimes controversal relationship with the coal industry.... Today Jennifer Parker talks to some people on and off the campus who would like to see the university distance itself from coal.....

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4:42 pm
Mon November 16, 2009

Bragging Rights For Most Collected Pints

Lexington, KY – The annual Big Blue Crush blood drive competition between U-K and the
University of Tennessee is now underway. Alan Lytle has this update.

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4:36 pm
Mon November 16, 2009

Water Leak Damages Documents In State Libraries And Archives

Frankfort, KY – A water line leading to the archives' microfilm processor burst over the weekend, and leaked water into the research room for about an hour before being discovered. State Archivist Barbara Teague says some state periodicals were damaged, but none of the state's rare documents were affected. "Everything is fine. Some of the things that were damaged are our newer publications. We found the leak fairly quickly."

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8:57 am
Mon November 16, 2009

Mining Prosperity at the State's Flagship Institution

Lexington, KY – Today we begin a two part series examining the University of Kentucky's sometimes controversial relationship with the coal industry. In Part one, Jennifer Parker talks to some who are working to strengthen those ties even further.

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5:03 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

Displaying Military Treasures Beyond Vets Day

Frankfort, KY – Andrew Carman of Jimtown, Kentucky was born in 1895. In 1916, during the First World War, he was drafted by the U.S. Army. An African-American, Carman was not allowed to mix with white units from the United States. So his engineering division, the famed "Harlem Hellfighters," fought alongside the French Army, where they experienced terrifying bombardments during trench warfare.

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4:23 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

Swine Flu Deaths Continue To Climb in KY

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6:06 pm
Thu November 12, 2009

Beshear Says Special Session Possible

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh says Governor Beshear may call lawmakers into a special session sometime before the end of the year.

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