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5:25 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Happy New Year from WUKY News

Lexington, KY – Live newscasts will resume Monday, January 5th at 6am. On behalf of the entire WUKY News Department, thanks for listening to and supporting the public radio voice of Lexington, and the University of Kentucky. Sincerely, Alan Lytle, News Director.

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5:27 am
Mon December 29, 2008

House Members Hope Rules Changes Will Chamber More Efficient

Frankfort, KY – Some reform-minded legislators in Frankfort are seeking rule changes designed to make the Kentucky House of Representatives more efficient. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has details.

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4:40 am
Tue December 23, 2008

WUKY News Wishes You And Yours The Happiest Of Holiday Seasons

Lexington, KY – Live newscasts will resume Friday 12/26 at 6am. On behalf of the entire WUKY News Department, thanks for listening to and supporting the public radio voice of Lexington, and the University of Kentucky. Sincerely, Alan Lytle, News Director.

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4:33 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Environmental Disaster In Tennessee

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12:22 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Councilman Blevins To Replace His Father As Fayette County Clerk

Lexington, KY – Urban County Councilman Donald Blevins, Junior has been appointed to replace his father, Donald W. Blevins, as Fayette County Clerk effective January first. Alan Lytle reports.

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5:31 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Utility Companies Trying To Recover Disaster Damage Costs

Frankfort, KY – The remnants of Hurricane Ike swept through Kentucky September 14th, leaving a trail of debris, downed power lines and at least one fatality.

More than 300-thousand customers of Louisville Gas and Electric, mostly in Jefferson County, lost power during the storm. Fierce winds also knocked out power to at least 76-thousand customers of Kentucky Utilities, mostly in western Kentucky.

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1:31 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Blood Center Launches Campaign For Holiday Donations

Lexington, KY – Jim Tinker says bad weather, and the hectic holiday season has resulted in fewer donations .this at a time when demand for blood is traditionally high.

The Blood Center is offering free 10 dollar gift cards to anyone who donates blood or platelets this week. Complete information on their "Holiday Heroes" program is available at kybloodcenter.org.

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1:26 am
Mon December 22, 2008

Budget Cuts Hitting KET Hard

Frankfort, KY – Education Secretary Helen Mountjoy says Kentucky Educational Television is a member of the 18-percent club. That means they've already experienced an 18-percent reduction in their budget in the current calendar year. Now, they're facing another four-percent cut. "An additional four-percent cut in KET amounts to over a half-million dollars. And it's going to mean that they're probably going to have to reduce eight more positions."

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12:50 am
Mon December 22, 2008

New Emergency Fund Established to Help Families With Food and Heating Bills

Lexington, KY – Central and eastern Kentucky residents who have fallen victim to the economic downturn will receive additional help thanks to a new emergency needs fund. Bryan Bartlett has more.

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12:43 am
Sun December 21, 2008

Education Commissioner To Resign In Early '09

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