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4:57 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Gloomy Economic Outlook Reported

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's unemployment rate is the highest in 16 years, manufacturing employment is down five-percent, exports have collapsed, consumer confidence is at an all-time low. It's bad and there's no sunshine on the horizon, says Centre College economist Bruce Johnson. "I don't know how bad it's going to be, but I wouldn't be surprised if we were looking at a recession like we had in the early to mid-1970's."

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4:22 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Vegan Group To Hold "Meatless Thanksgiving" Meal

Lexington, KY – Earth Save International of Lexington is sponsoring a "meatless" Thanksgiving potluck this Saturday evening at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Clays Mill Road.

The potluck will also feature a presentation from noted author and human rights activist Rae Sikora. Fann says they'll begin serving at 5:30 and tickets can be purchased at the door.

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4:03 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Coach Brooks Helps Kick Off Annual Big Blue Crush

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Head Football Coach Rich Brooks was first in line Thursday to donate a pint of blood as the Kentucky Blood Center kicks off its 21st annual Big Blue Crush blood drive competition. The yearly rivalry between U-K and the University of Tennessee helps ensure an adequate blood supply during the holiday season. Coach Brooks took the opportunity to remind the Big Blue Faithful that there's a great need for blood in the Commonwealth.

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3:57 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Mayor Newberry Proposes Stormwater Fee

Lexington, KY – The Mayor will ask the city council to approve a monthly fee of $4.16 per household that would start sometime next year. Retail stores, churches, factories, and apartment buildings would pay considerably more. Citizens wanting to learn more, including how much they owe can visit the lfucg website.

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1:33 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Bush Administration Seeking To Loosen Mountaintop Dumping Restrictions

Washington, DC – Mining companies often blow off mountain tops in the Appalachians and dump the debris into nearby valleys. The practice has buried thousands of miles of mountain streams in West Virginia and Kentucky. A 1983 federal rule set a buffer zone of a hundred feet around streams. The Sierra Club's Ed Hopkins says it's a bright line that keeps off mining activities.

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1:14 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Successor To Rupp Arena Discussed

Lexington, KY – Officials with the Lexington Center Corporation and the University of Kentucky are talking with business and design firms about the project. The Wildcats have played basketball in Rupp for 32 years, and the facility is showing some age. If approved and funded, the new facility could be in operation in just over three years.

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12:55 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Child Advocates Lay Out Legislative Priorities

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5:56 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Bishops Ask Beshear To Stop Execution

Louisville, KY – The bishops want Governor Beshear to commute Marco Chapman's sentence to lifetime imprisonment. Chapman pleaded guilty to murdering two children in northern Kentucky in 2004. He has a history of drug abuse and attempted suicide and requested he be put to death for the crime.

Catholic Conference of Kentucky Interim Director Reverend Patrick Delahanty says Chapman is unfit to make such a decision.

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4:44 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Kentuckians Pause To Honor / Remember Veterans

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4:16 am
Tue November 11, 2008

Chemical Weapons Destruction Moving Ahead At Depot

Louisville, KKY – On Wednesday, army experts will begin destroying the chemical agents inside one of the depot's leakiest containers and two similar containers. Army experts will work through the winter and expect to complete the job in February. Chemical Weapons Working Group head Craig Williams says that in August 2007, one of these containers sprang its biggest leak ever.

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