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4:32 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

Third Person In Fayette Co. Dies Of Swine Flu

Lextington, KY – The Fayette County Health Department today has confirmed that a man in his 40s with underlying health problems had the H1N1 flu at the time of his death. Health department spokesman, Kevin Hall, says with only one exception all of the victims had other health issues.

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6:03 pm
Thu October 15, 2009

State Health Officials Plea For Patience For H1N1 Vaccine

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11:05 am
Thu October 15, 2009

KY PSC Turns 75

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5:25 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

New Safety Campaign On Distracted Driving

Frankfort, KY – On a typical July night last year, 18-year old Nicole Meredith of Louisville was driving and texting. Her parents had warned her to never use her cell phone while driving, but texting was second nature to the teen and she thought she could handle it. Suddenly, she was off the road and halfway in the median. "Like anyone, I freaked out and attempted to correct myself and ended up over-correcting myself."

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3:03 pm
Wed October 14, 2009

Olmert's Peace Lecture Draws Protest

Lexington, KY – Controversy has erupted at the University of Kentucky over a scheduled peace lecture tonight by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
The Islamic Society of Central Kentucky says it will stage a silent protest outside UK's Singletary Center. Jennifer Parker has more on the story.

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5:08 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

UK Releases Findings Of A Study On Emergency Protective Orders

Lexington, KY – Former Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Steve Nunn is accused of violating an emergency protective order when he shot and killed his former fianc e Amanda Ross on September 11th. Now while that high profile criminal case involving domestic violence and stalking continues to play out in the courts, researchers at the University of Kentucky are releasing results of a new study on the effectiveness of such civil protective orders. Jennifer Parker has details.

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4:46 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Pro - Anti Coal Factions To Converge Tonight In Pikeville

Kentucky – Things could get lively this evening in Pikeville as the Army Corps of Engineers holds a public hearing on the controversial surface mining practice, commonly referred to as mountain top removal. At issue is a federal proposal that would make it more difficult for coal companies to apply for and receive permits to engage in the practice. Alan Lytle reports.

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4:42 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Healthcare Workers Getting H1N1 Vaccine

Lexington, KY – The Lexington Health Department has begun distributing thousands of nasal doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine to healthcare providers throughout the region. Meanwhile the first flu clinics where the vaccine will be given to the general public will occur this weekend in South Central Kentucky.

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2:33 pm
Mon October 12, 2009

Econ. Panel Says State Budget Further Slipping Into The Red

Frankfort, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has been looking for ways to trim around 80-million dollars from the state budget this fiscal year, but now it looks like he may have to double that. The Consensus Forecasting Group, chaired by Larry Lynch, is predicting a deficit of almost 161-million dollars. "Look at your sales tax receipts and income tax receipts. Withholding has been very bad. Nothing much has turned around. Nothing much has improved."

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4:47 pm
Fri October 9, 2009

Governor's Arts Award Recap

Photo of awards recipients by John Perkins, Office of Creative Services

Frankfort, KY – They're called the Governor's Awards in the Arts because the governor has the final say on award recipients. Lori Meadows of the Kentucky Arts Council says the awards honor individuals, businesses and organizations that make significant contributions to the commonwealth.

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