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4:31 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Presidential Message To Schoolkids Have Some KY Parents Upset

Lexington, KY – Fayette County Superintendent Stu Silberman, says if parents object, they have the option of contacting their school's principal to allow their child to opt out and be given a different assignment at that time. Silberman says a letter is being sent with all the district's students, detailing what is planned to be in the speech.

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2:56 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

State Confirms First H1 N1 Death in KY

Frankfort, KY – A spokeswoman for the KY Department For Public Health says the victim was a Fayette County woman in her fifties, with significant underlying health issues. More on this story as it becomes available.

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8:16 am
Thu September 3, 2009

New State Senator Gets Her Committee Assignments

Frankfort, KY – Before being elected to the Senate last week, Democrat Robin Webb of Grayson was first vice-chair of the House Appropriations and Revenue committee. She was hoping for a seat on the Senate budget committee, but Senate President David Williams says she didn't get it. "Everybody wants to be on A&R, but junior members don't usually get there on their first day here. It happens very infrequently."

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8:09 am
Thu September 3, 2009

Attendance Jumps At State Fair

Louisville, KY – Fair Board President Harold Workman says officials were optimistic that attendance

would pick up this year, given the fact that more people were choosing to spend their

entertainment dollars closer to home amid the recession.

(just because we had kept up with the county fairs across the state and other

festivals and those attendance had been up through the summer, so we thought

that'd carry into the state fair, and it certainly did).

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5:10 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

UK Researchers Working To Unravel Some Ancient History

Lexington, KY – Anyone who's taken a Western Civilization class is certainly familiar with the sudden and cataclysmic destruction of the Ancient Roman Cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Now, thanks to some cutting edge technology being employed by researchers at the University of Kentucky, future students may one day find themselves poring over new chapters in their history textbooks. Jennifer Parker reports.

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4:55 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Beshear - Williams Feud Heating Up Again

Frankfort, KY – Senate President David Williams says there's only one issue on Gov. Steve Beshear's mind - slot machines. And until he gets slots, Beshear won't stop at anything to take control of the General Assembly. "This governor, who said it didn't matter if it was a Republican idea, or a Democratic idea, has no idea of what he's doing up here, as far as the political atmosphere. He's poisoned it."

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4:12 pm
Tue September 1, 2009

Several Horse Barns Destroyed At State Fairgrounds

Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair Board Chairman Harold Workman says the next event scheduled to use the horse barns is the North American International Livestock Expo Quarter Horse Show in early November. He says even if the barns aren't re-built by then, the nature of the show would allow them to continue without them.

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9:09 am
Tue September 1, 2009

Coach Brooks Eager To Get Season Started

Lexington, KY – As the Kentucky Wildcats get ready to travel up the road to Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium, this Saturday, UK Coach Rich Brooks says he'd like to get on the field sooner than that. Alan Lytle has the story.

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4:07 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Webb Accepts Oath In KY Senate

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6:33 am
Thu August 20, 2009

Oral Arguments Heard in Inmate Early Release Program

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard oral arguments regarding a hotly-debated early release program for state prison inmates. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was in the courtroom.

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