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10:17 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Gas "Fracking" In Appalachia

Capitol News Connection – At a Capitol Hill hearing, energy executive Mike John said his company is exploring the Marcellus Shale. It's a layer of rock under New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and a small portion of Kentucky. John says it holds one of the world's largest natural gas deposits.

"The shale gas revolution has made greater energy independence and significantly cleaner environment attaina! ble goals today."

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10:07 am
Mon June 8, 2009

Special Session One Week Away

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11:24 am
Fri June 5, 2009

Mayor Newberry Comfortable With Centrepointe Update

Lexington, KY – Mayor Jim Newberry says he is encouraged by Centrepointe developer Dudley Webb's comments to the Lexington Forum Thursday that the project WILL move forward soon. Webb told the group that a Plan "B" and a Plan "C" are in place should the project's original investors back out. Mayor Newberry says regardless of where the funding comes from, it's time for the city to look past the controversy.

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4:34 pm
Thu June 4, 2009

Beshear Adds Slots To The Call - Says Horse Industry Needs It To Survive

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says Kentucky is in danger of losing its signature horse industry, which he says is in crisis. The problem? The commonwealth is losing horses to other states that offer lucrative race day purses subsidized by video slots. Beshear says Kentucky must follow suit and he's willing to take the political heat if the effort fails. "For too long, people have been afraid to act on this issue. The unknown, my friends, cannot be an excuse for timidity or inaction."

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12:56 pm
Thu June 4, 2009

Oral Histories Dept. Revisits Exploits Of Jockey Legend Arcaro

Lexington, KY – As The Racing World Waits To See If Calvin Borel Will Become The First Jockey To Win The Triple Crown Aboard Different Horses, We Recall The Life And Times Of Superstar Jockey Eddie Arcaro. Doug Boyd With The Nunn Center For Oral History At UK Libraries Stops By And Plays Some Clips.

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12:47 pm
Thu June 4, 2009

Webb Says Plans B & C Aleady Being Considered For Centrepointe

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6:06 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Beshear Unveils What Is / Is Not On The Call

Frankfort, KY – The governor's budget-balancing plan includes an across-the-board, two-point-six percent cut in most state agency funding, the use of federal stimulus dollars, some debt restructuring and enhanced tax collections. He's also recommending suspension of three to five paid holidays for state employees. "They currently receive 11.5 paid holidays each year. We're proposing three days for employees who make less than $50,000 and five days for those who make more than that."

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3:56 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Urban County Council Honors D-Day Vets

Lexington, Ky – The three Lexington residents recognized were John Palumbo, Frank Cassidy, and Charles Gray. Gray was among the first American soldiers to land on "Bloody Omaha" beach


(oh yeah you'll never forget them, you'll never forget them well I don't talk about them I love them well I have now since I've been interviewed too many times then I think about it and I think why did I say this why did I say that but you can't say it all at once anyhow.)

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3:51 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Another Republican Wants Bunning's Seat

Louisville, KY – Todd County businessman Bill Johnson joins Bunning and retired engineer Roger Thoney as declared candidates in the GOP primary. Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and Bowling Green optometrist Rand Paul have both expressed interest in the job, but they say they won't run unless Bunning drops out.

Johnson says he's ready to face them.

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1:32 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

It's Official. Lawmakers Heading Back To Frankfort June 15th

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear spent almost two hours behind closed doors with House and Senate leaders. Afterwards, Speaker Greg Stumbo told reporters, the governor is ordering an across the board, two-point-nine percent cut, but is sparing basic education funding, higher education and Medicaid. "I don't see anything controversial. I don't see anything necessarily that the General Assembly would take issue with, right off the top of my head. It does require some legislative approval."

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