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5:06 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Big Music Festival Coming To Churchill Downs

Louisville, KY – Churchill Downs will be the site of a three-day concert festival next summer featuring

more than 60 acts. Rick Howlett has details...

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5:03 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Fewer Fatalities On KY Roadways This Year

Frankfort, KY – As of Sunday, 702 people have died on Kentucky roadways this year. That's 40 less than reported for the same period last year.

Five-hundred-68 of the fatalities were in motor vehicles. Thirty-five were pedestrians. Five were bicyclists.

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1:09 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

KY Supco Says State Can Keep Releasing Inmates Early

Frankfort, KY – More than seven thousand Kentucky prison inmates and parolees are now free under the early release program, which is based on parole credits. And the Justice Cabinet says the program has saved the commonwealth millions of dollars.

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1:06 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

KY Supco Ruling Puts Executions On Hold

Frankfort, KY – Death row inmates Ralph Baze, Thomas Bowling and Brian Keith Moore say the state should not be able to carry out executions by lethal injection until the protocol is spelled out in an administrative regulation.

A lower court agreed and ordered the Corrections Cabinet to publish the protocol, but later vacated the decision. So, Bowling, Baze and Moore appealed to the Supreme Court.

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4:13 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Census Worker Death Ruled A Suicide

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4:51 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Horse Park Launching Green Projects For WEG

Lexington, KY – On Monday state officials announced the Horse Park is using a combination of stimulus funds and low-interest loans to, as First Lady Jane Beshear explains, become leaner and greener.

"These projects are critical to making the park more environmentally friendly and creating budget savings."

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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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