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5:01 am
Mon November 17, 2008

House Lawmaker Target Of Ethics Investigation

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4:56 am
Mon November 17, 2008

Beshear Says He Won't Stop Execution

Louisville, KY – Beshear told reporters in Louisville today (Monday) that he's given the matter "a lot

of prayerful thought" and carefully reviewed the facts of the case and decided there's

no reason to intervene.

(I still can find no extenuating circumstances that would cause me to not go ahead

and have the state carry out the verdict of the court, and the judgement of the court

and the sentence of the court, and so the state is going to do that).

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9:20 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Panel Hopes For Good Economic News

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5:07 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Domain Development Update

Frankfort, KY – Governor Steve Beshear says Internet gambling sites are illegally siphoning hundreds of millions of badly needed dollars from Kentucky residents. He says the sites are not regulated by the state, pay no taxes in Kentucky and provide no jobs.

So, the state sued 141 of the gambling sites, seeking forfeiture of their domain names. Lawyers for the gambling sites immediately sought dismissal of the lawsuit, saying the state has no jurisdiction over their sites.

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5:05 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Down Economy Dire For Some Horse Owners

Louisville, KY – Council Executive Director Ginny Grulke says as money gets tighter in Kentucky households, many families who own horses are cutting care of the animals out of their budgets. She says in the past, families could sell their unwanted horses, but that's no longer the case.

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4:57 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Gloomy Economic Outlook Reported

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's unemployment rate is the highest in 16 years, manufacturing employment is down five-percent, exports have collapsed, consumer confidence is at an all-time low. It's bad and there's no sunshine on the horizon, says Centre College economist Bruce Johnson. "I don't know how bad it's going to be, but I wouldn't be surprised if we were looking at a recession like we had in the early to mid-1970's."

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4:22 am
Fri November 14, 2008

Vegan Group To Hold "Meatless Thanksgiving" Meal

Lexington, KY – Earth Save International of Lexington is sponsoring a "meatless" Thanksgiving potluck this Saturday evening at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Clays Mill Road.

The potluck will also feature a presentation from noted author and human rights activist Rae Sikora. Fann says they'll begin serving at 5:30 and tickets can be purchased at the door.

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4:03 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Coach Brooks Helps Kick Off Annual Big Blue Crush

Lexington, KY – Kentucky Head Football Coach Rich Brooks was first in line Thursday to donate a pint of blood as the Kentucky Blood Center kicks off its 21st annual Big Blue Crush blood drive competition. The yearly rivalry between U-K and the University of Tennessee helps ensure an adequate blood supply during the holiday season. Coach Brooks took the opportunity to remind the Big Blue Faithful that there's a great need for blood in the Commonwealth.

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3:57 am
Thu November 13, 2008

Mayor Newberry Proposes Stormwater Fee

Lexington, KY – The Mayor will ask the city council to approve a monthly fee of $4.16 per household that would start sometime next year. Retail stores, churches, factories, and apartment buildings would pay considerably more. Citizens wanting to learn more, including how much they owe can visit the lfucg website.

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1:33 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Bush Administration Seeking To Loosen Mountaintop Dumping Restrictions

Washington, DC – Mining companies often blow off mountain tops in the Appalachians and dump the debris into nearby valleys. The practice has buried thousands of miles of mountain streams in West Virginia and Kentucky. A 1983 federal rule set a buffer zone of a hundred feet around streams. The Sierra Club's Ed Hopkins says it's a bright line that keeps off mining activities.

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