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3:08 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

KY Atty. Gen. Weighs In On KCTCS Tenure Elimination

Frankfort, KY – In March, the Board of Regents of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System voted 10-4 to eliminate tenure for teachers hired after June 30th. The board said the move would save money, without eliminating protections for teachers.

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4:44 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Council Members Invited To Take Walking Tour Of South LIme

Lexington, KY – Joe Graviss, who owns a McDonald's restaurant in the heart of the construction zone wants council members to see for themselves the toll it is taking on local businesses.

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1:58 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

State Releases NCLB Data - Mixed Bag In Fayette Co.

Frankfort - Lexington KY – Sixty-percent of Kentucky schools are meeting federal student performance goals, but that's a lower percentage than last year. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh. Meanwhile in Fayette County, Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman says there's a lot to like and some things to work on regarding the district's results. Alan Lytle has that story.

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1:23 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

UK Students Protest Housing Report At Government Center

Lexington, KY – Some Universtity of Kentucky students are marching to City Hall today to protest findings and recommendations contained in a report to be released from the 17 member Student Housing Task Force. Alan Lytle has details.

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5:54 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Amanda Ross Case Could Inspire Tougher DVO Laws

Frankfort, KY – When Amanda Ross was murdered on September 11th in Lexington, a domestic violence order was in place against Steve Nunn, the man accused of killing her. House Speaker Greg Stumbo believes legislation he will introduce Thursday could have saved Ross' life. "It will set up a system of GPS electronic monitoring which can be used as protection for people like Amanda Ross, so that they will know that there's areas that they can be safe in."

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5:47 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

UK Police Riding On Electric Motorcycles

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5:41 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Federal Grants To Help KY Communities And Roadway Safety

Lexington, KY – Monday, in Lexington, Chuck Geveden, with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, presented Mayor Jim Newberry and Police Chief Ronnie Bastin with a 65-thousand dollar National Highway Safety grant to curb impaired driving, speeding, and other reckless behavior, as well as promoting child safety seats, and seatbelt usage.

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7:31 am
Sun September 20, 2009

Looking For Signs Of Life After "Centrepointe"

Lexington, KY – The CentrePointe project has been the focus of controversy since last year's demolition of 14 of Lexington's buildings on West Main Street. The area used to be a local hotspot for music venues, but the arts culture in Lexington has been scrambling to relocate. WUKY's Jennifer Parker recently moved to Lexington and decided to investigate the slow resuscitation of the city's music scene.

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4:24 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Swine Flu "Widespread" In KY

Lexington, KY – The Kentucky Department for Public Health has raised the level of H1N1 flu activity in the state to widespread, which is the highest level. In Lexington, city leaders are holding an H1 N1 Flu Summit next week. Alan Lytle has more on the story.

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4:12 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Nunn Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charges

Lexington, KY – Steve Nunn appeared by video from the Fayette County jail for the brief hearing. He looked tired and had a five-o'clock shadow. His attorney, Astrida Lemkins entered a NOT guilty plea on Nunn's behalf. Bond was denied. Lemkins says a preliminary hearing in the case is set for next Friday. "Then if the judge decides, of the defendant waives the preliminary hearing, then it will be sent up for an indictment, at which time there will be another arraignment in the circuit court."

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