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11:30 am
Tue March 3, 2009

Council To Discuss Streetscape Plan Today

Lexington, KY – That plan centers on major improvements to the space around Broadway, Vine, Main and Limestone streets, and construction of a glass pavilion in Cheapside Park.

Clete Benken is an architect with Covington-based KKG Studios, the firm charged with drafting with the streetscape plan.

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9:42 am
Tue March 3, 2009

GAARD Bill Dead For This Session

Frankfort, KY – Even after being revised, legislation creating an investigative arm of the Kentucky General Assembly is being put on hold. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh explains.

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3:01 am
Tue March 3, 2009

Lexington's First Open Heart Surgery Performed 50 Years Ago Today

Lexington, KY – A milestone in the history of Lexington's medical community was commemorated today. Bryan Bartlett has the story.

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8:32 am
Mon March 2, 2009

Controversial GAARD Bill Gets First Hearing Today

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10:44 am
Fri February 27, 2009

A Tragedy That Could Have Been Avoided

Lexington, KY – The recent mauling of a Stamford, Connecticut woman at the hands of her friend's pet chimpanzee, has once again raised serious questions as to whether people should be allowed to keep apes and monkeys as pets. Charla Nash was critically injured when she was attacked by Travis, the pet chimp, owned by her friend Sandra Herold. This week we had a chance to talk with April Truitt who runs the Primate Rescue Center in Nicholasville about the tragedy that she says could have been avoided.

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8:36 am
Fri February 27, 2009

State Parks Going Wet?

Frankfort, KY – In Frankfort, a bill allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages at Kentucky state parks has cleared the House of Representatives. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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8:33 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Senator Bunning In For A Battle In 2010

Washington, DC – Before the dust has even settled on all of the two thousand eight senate races Kentucky Republican Jim Bunning is gearing up for his race in two thousand ten. And it's not looking pretty. Matt Laslo reports.

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12:44 am
Fri February 27, 2009

State Road Plan Vote Delayed

Frankfort, KY – Earlier this week, Senate President David Williams indicated a revised road plan could be ready by today for House and Senate consideration, but that's not going to happen. "We're far away from having any kind of document ready."

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10:52 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Conway Contemplating 2010 Senate Run

Bowling Green, KY – Kentucky's Attorney General Says He Is Seriously Contemplating A Run For The U-S Senate In 2010. Kentucky Public Radio's Dan Modlin reports.

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10:48 am
Thu February 26, 2009

Former Airport Board Chair Reacts To Audit

Lexington, KY – The former chairman of Lexington's Blue Grass Airport Board says he holds no animosity toward those who called for his resignation in the wake of the airport's recent spending scandal. Bryan Bartlett has the story.

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