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5:44 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

Visitors Really "Dug" Excavating Egypt Show

Lexington, KY – Nearly 13-thousand people filed through the doors to view the collection of ancient artifacts. That's four times the total attendance of the art museum's last major exhibition.

Museum Director Kathy Walsh Piper says nearly half of those folks were visiting the museum for the first time. She says it sets the art museum up well to put on future large-scale shows. Museum officials are currently working on lining up a horse-related exhibition to coincide with next year's World Equestrian Games.

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11:08 am
Thu July 2, 2009

Kentuckians Not All That Hip To Water Pollution Issues

Frankfort, KY – The telephone survey of 45-hundred Kentucky adults indicates a lack of awareness of the harmful effects of untreated runoff into water supplies. For example, only 26-percent of respondents consider fertilizers and pesticides a threat to waterways and only 16-percent see pet waste as a threat. "I think it's a lack of education and they've probably got other things on their minds."

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5:41 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

State Auditor To Comb Over KACO & KLC's Books

Frankfort, KY – Investigations by the Lexington-Herald Leader have raised questions about alleged extravagant spending by top officials at the Kentucky Association of Counties and the Kentucky League of Cities. State Auditor Crit Luallen is concerned about the reports at the publicly funded agencies and will audit each. "We'll be starting with employee benefits and expenses and we'll be looking at the broad array of policies that are in place to guarantee board oversight of their finances."

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5:34 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

A Tribute To James Baker Hall

Lexington, KY – In this edition of Focus On UK, our own Joe Conkwright Has A Tribute To The Former Poet Laureate And Long Time University of Kentucky Professor.

Local/Regional News
5:02 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

A Taste of WEG This Summer

Lexington, KY – The Alltech F-E-I World Equestrian Games in Lexington are little more than a year away, and as Bryan Bartlett reports, a preview of the event will be available THIS summer.

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4:55 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

Free Pie And Ice Cream? I Am Soooo There!

Lexington, KY – Lexington's Fourth of July celebration is officially underway with the
holiday's Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social. Alan Lytle reports.

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12:53 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Beshear Salutes Guard Employers

Frankfort, KY – Around 45-hundred Kentucky employers have at least one employee who serves in the Kentucky National Guard or Reserve. It's a commitment that deserves recognition and praise says former Army reservist and Gov. Steve Beshear. "Thus, I have designated July as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Month, as a reminder that it is essential that we express appreciation each and every day for these brave men and women."

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12:19 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Lexington Kicks Off "Horsemania 2010" Project

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5:54 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Beshear Says Brace Yourself For Cuts

Frankfort, KY – The second year of the current biennium begins Wednesday and in order for the state budget to be balanced by July 2010, spending cuts are coming. Gov. Beshear says it likely will take a couple of weeks to close-out the current fiscal year. "So, it will probably be close to the middle of July before we will know the exact picture of where we are and then be able to start talking with our cabinets about what size of reductions they're gonna be facing."

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4:00 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Calipari To Media - "Not Having Meeks Will Hurt Us"

Lexington, KY – Coach Cal says even though Meeks didn't get drafted until the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks, he thinks Jodie has a bright future in the pros. At the same time, Calipari says Meeks's departure from the Wildcats creates opportunities for other players. Calipari acknowledges that not having Jodie Meeks as a scoring option will hurt his team, at least early on. Calipari made his comments during Monday's SEC Coach's Teleconference.

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