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Local/Regional News
5:05 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Patterson School Director On Clinton As Secy of State

Lexington, KY – Some critics are charging the decision is just a politically expedient move on Obama's part to gain approval from Clinton supporters, but Carey Cavanaugh doesn't agree. Cavanaugh worked at the State Department for more than two decades before coming to UK and he knows from experience that Senator Clinton is well-suited for the job.

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4:52 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Louisville Mayor Orders Deep Budget Cuts

Louisville, KY – The mayor says the cuts will save the city about $3.4 million this

fiscal year. They include the elimination of repaving work

through June 30.

(we had planned to pave approximately 36 miles of roads and streets,

36 miles, just to put it in perspective, is about the distance

between here and shelbyville, but by delaying that repaving, we

will save approximately one point four million dollars).

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12:54 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Special Session On Budget Looking More Likely As Revenue Projections Dip

Bowling Green, KY – A Special Session of the Kentucky Legislature is likely early next year to tackle a projected shortfall of over 450-million dollars. Lisa Autry takes this extended look at the state's financial picture.

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12:53 am
Mon December 1, 2008

Beshear Weighing Options On Shortfall-Plans To Meet With Obama This Week

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5:10 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Commentator Encourages Everyone To "Tell Their Stories"

Lexington, KY – This Friday, NPR's Story Corps Initiative launches what it hopes becomes an annual tradition; "National Listening Day", a time in which we're encouraged to spend an hour asking friends and loved ones about their lives. Commentator Georgia Green Stamper says she's all for it.

Local/Regional News
5:05 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Atty Gen. Conway Warns Parents About Video Game Ratings

Murray, KY – More than forty-percent of Americans are expected to purchase a computer or video game this year, and a majority of those purchases will be made around the holidays. Some parents may be concerned about the ratings on the video games they're buying. Conway's office encourages parents to check out the Entertainment Software Rating Board's website for a ratings summary before making a purchase. Shelley Catherine Johnson is Deputy Communications Director for the Attorney General.

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5:41 am
Tue November 25, 2008

Lexington Community Agencies Serving Up Thanksgiving Meals

Lexington, Ky – Major Debra Ashcraft, with Lexington's Salvation Army says hundreds of volunteers will serve meals at the Army's headquarters on West Main Street beginning at noon.

The Lexington Rescue Mission hosts its 8th annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Broadway Christian Church on North Broadway beginning at 5.
Spokesperson Laura Connell says the mission served up 500 meals last Thanksgiving, and an even larger crowd is anticipated this year.

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2:23 am
Tue November 25, 2008

WUKY Big Band Music Host Chris Nielsen Dies

Lexington, KY – Nielsen's syndicated One Night Stand, Make Believe Ballroom, and Sentimental Journey programs had been a part of the WUKY schedule for more than a quarter of a century. Former WUKY General Manager Roger Chesser says Chris's love of Big Band Music often crossed generational as well as geographical boundaries.

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4:40 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Health Department Begins Enforcing Tougher Smoking Ban

Lexington, KY – The orginal ban provided exemptions to private organizations' facilities, like bingo halls, and workspaces not open to the public. It also did not apply to public transportation.
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall, says those loopholes have been closed and enforcement begins immediately.

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4:11 am
Mon November 24, 2008

Governor And First Lady Pass Out Thanksgiving Baskets To Needy In Lexington

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