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10:15 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Chandler Weighs In On Clean Coal

Washington, DC – The drive to stop global warming is at an all time high in Congress. That could mean a costly tax on electricity from carbon emitting fuels like coal. Congressman Ben Chandler doesn't want to see that happen. He is pushing for Congress to invest money in so called "clean coal" technologies. One idea is carbon capture and sequestration . . . where coal emissions are stored underground.

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8:22 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Former Hostage Teaches UK Journalism Course

Lexington, KY – Whether he likes it or not journalist and author Terry Anderson is probably best known for the nearly seven years he spent as a hostage in the Middle East. Beginning this week, the former Associated Press Middle East correspondent will teach a mass-media diversity class at the University of Kentucky. Anderson tells WUKY's Bryan Bartlett that his class will emphasize a study of journalism with an international focus.

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5:40 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Churchill Hires A Brit To Be New Track Announcer

Louisville, KY – Forty-two year old Mark Johnson was among five finalists for the job. All of

them were given a week's audition during the Churchill Downs fall meet.

Johnson's biggest test will come on the first Saturday in May, when he'll

call his first Kentucky Derby. He's never attended the event, but says he

has long appreciated the spectacle from afar, particularly the playing of

"My Old Kentucky Home,"

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4:14 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Unemployment Claims Straining Trust Fund

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1:22 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Coal Mining Permit Delays Drawing Questions

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9:11 am
Wed January 14, 2009

CATS Testing Under The Microscope-Possibly On The Chopping Block, Too

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12:36 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Is KY Experiencing a Trooper Shortage?

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9:00 am
Tue January 13, 2009

New CPE Prez Eager To Get Started

Frankfort, KY – After conducting a national search, the Council on Postsecondary Education announced in December it was hiring Robert King as its new president. Sixty-one year old King is the former chancellor of the State University of New York, or SUNY.

He replaces Thomas Layzell, who retired in September 2007. Last spring, interim CPE President Brad Cowgill resigned under pressure after Governor Steve Beshear complained he was hired without the legally required national search.

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5:23 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Beshear's Budget Already Facing Tough Questions

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5:17 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Group Issues Long-Term Vision Report

Lexington, KY – A group charged with discerning and defining Lexington's long-term vision has released its final report.

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