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10:34 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Commentator Sylvia Lovely With The Word That Best Sums Up 2008

Lexington, KY – Every year it seems a new word gets added to our national lexicon. Contributing Commentator Sylvia Lovely says when it's all said and done, this word will likely sum up 2008.

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4:52 am
Mon December 15, 2008

KY Electoral Votes Cast For McCain

Frankfort, KY – Democratic Senator Barack Obama may be the President-elect, but all eight of Kentucky's Electoral College votes went to Republican Senator John McCain on Arizona. That's because McCain carried Kentucky by more than 300-thousand votes. Elector James Snider of Franklin represents Kentucky's 1st Congressional District. "It's exciting to be part of history and know that your name and your vote is going to be recorded in the federal register, and that you'll be a part of history."

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12:39 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Beshear's Road Trip Continues This Week

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8:49 am
Fri December 12, 2008

UK President Reacts To Beshear's Budget Solution

Lexington, KY – In this week's "UK Perspectives", President Lee Todd tells interviewer Tom Godell he's heartened by Governor Beshear's committment to education.

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8:40 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Legislative Leaders React To Beshear Plan

Frankfort, KY – Speaker Jody Richards says the House, which passed a 25-cent cigarette tax hike this year only to see it fail in the Senate, is on record as supporting new revenue for the state.

"We provided strong leadership by passing a cigarette tax to fund education, human services and other essential state government services in the last session."

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8:36 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Tobacco Tax Hike, Some Cuts Part Of Beshear's Budget Deficit Reduction Plan

Frankfort, KY – With the state facing a 456-million dollar revenue shortfall, Governor Beshear wants to raise the cigarette tax from 30-cents to one dollar per pack. But he says it would be April before the tax could start generating revenue. "We wouldn't have a full year's source of revenue there. It would produce, we estimate about 81-point-five million dollars."

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7:05 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Grant Program Promotes Bike Safety

Lexington, KY – A new grant program designed to promote bicycle safety, healthy lifestyles and economic development in the Commonwealth was unveiled Thursday in Lexington. Bryan Bartlett has the story.

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4:08 am
Fri December 12, 2008

State Budget Dominates Governor's Weekly Radio Address

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's plan to address an estimated 456 million dollar shortfall in the state budget, is the topic of his weekly radio address.

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11:57 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Fayette Clerk Blevins To Step Down Early

Lexington, kY – In a media release this morning, Blevins cites the changes to the pension system that makes it to his financial advantage to bow out before the end of his term, which was to be in January 2011. Blevins successor will be appointed by County Judge-Executive Sandra Varellas. An election for the position will be held fall of 2010. Blevins has served the city of Lexington continuously for the past 35 years. First as an Urban County Councilman, then as Fayette County Clerk, a position he has held since 1982.

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11:55 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Silberman Wins Second "Super Of The Year" Honor

Lexington, KY – Silberman received the honor yesterday in Louisville during the annual meeting of the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. Silberman will find out tomorrow whether he is one of four finalists for the national award. Silberman has been head of the state's second-largest school district since 2004.
This is Silberman's second "Super of the Year honor". He also won it during his tenure as Daviess County Public Schools' Superintendent prior to coming to Lexington.

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