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10:12 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Senate President Blasts Churchill For Promoting Slots

Louisville, KY – The Republican from Burkesville was the speaker at today's (Thursday's) Rotary

Club of Louisville luncheon.

Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and the racing industry have been trying to

push a bill through the General Assembly that would allow expanded gambling

at horse tracks. The most recent legislation failed to clear a state Senate

committee this year.

Williams says the people who are most likely to play slots at Churchill Downs and

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4:44 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Arson Suspected In State Fair Barn Fires

Louisville, KY – Public Protection Cabinet spokesperson Dick Brown says arson investigators looked into the pattern of the fire, and also learned there had been a small fire the day before that had been extinguished. Brown says two fires in two days is a suspicious event.

"The investigators from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms brought in a team of dogs that could alert to accelerants, and they did that. They did alert to accelerants."

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4:41 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

State Holds Flu Summit

Frankfort, KY – Health officials gathered in Frankfort for the Governor's Pandemic Influenza Summit are urging Kentuckians to be vigilant, but not panicky, about H-one-N-one. Public Health Commissioner William Hacker says, so far, swine flu is comparable to seasonal flu. "The virus itself and having one death, doesn't mean that we expect large numbers of deaths. I don't expect that. I can't predict what's going to happen, but we've just got to be able to handle the facts."

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4:33 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Presidential Message To Schoolkids Has 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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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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