Local/Regional News

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5:51 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Earmarks Becoming Issue In Presidential And Other Races

Washington, DC – Earmarks appeal to local voters, but their significance can be misleading. Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell is being challenged this year by businessman Bruce Lunsford. On the campaign trail McConnell has been touting a twenty million dollar earmark he secured in this year's budget. The earmark is for the cleanup of mustard and nerve gas at Richmond's Bluegrass Army Depot. McConnell says if Kentucky lawmakers! don't clean it up no one will.

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5:16 am
Wed September 17, 2008

Study Shows Inadquate Guidelines For ATV Riders

Lexington, KY – Multi-year study on links between kids and atv accidents released Wednesday.

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5:11 am
Wed September 17, 2008

UK Students Urged To Make Difference On Constitution Day

Lexington, KY – Attendees munched on free apple pie while state and local leaders urged them to "go the polls" this November.

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11:44 am
Tue September 16, 2008

Weekend Walking Tour Showcases Ever-Evolving Downtown

Lexington, KY – Several of Lexington's newest downtown development will be open to public display this weekend. Bryan Bartlett has more.

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8:44 am
Tue September 16, 2008

Commentator Sylvia Lovely On Highs And Lows Of Democracy

Lexington, KY – Winston Churchill once famously said Democracy is worst form of Government except all the others that have been tried . Commentator Sylvia Lovely has a few thoughts on that. Kentucky League of Cities President Sylvia Lovely is also the founder of the non-profit New Cities Institute as well as the chair of the Board of Regents at Morehead State University. You can let her know what you think by reading her blog at Sylvia.newcities.org.

Local/Regional News
4:45 am
Tue September 16, 2008

Bluegrass Airport To Again Offer Non-Stop Florida Flights Soon

Lexington, KY – Getting to the Sunshine State will soon be easy again for central Kentucky air travelers thanks to an announcement by Bluegrass Airport. Alan Lytle has the story.

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Local/Regional News
4:45 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Lawmakers Considering Tougher Measures To Protect KY's Archaeologic Sites

Frankfort, KY – Growing threats to archaeological sites in Kentucky have state lawmakers scrambling to find ways to better protect the state's historic treasures. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.

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4:16 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Public Performance Of Homer's "Iliad" All Day Monday At UK

Lexington, KY – The epic poem is being read aloud outside the Singletary Center til at least midnight tonight.

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2:58 am
Mon September 15, 2008

Thousands in The Derby City Still Without Power

Louisville, KY – While power has largely been restored to Lexington residents, that's not the case in Louisville. Stephanie Sanders reports.

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5:27 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Three Indicted In Federal Transportation Probe Plead Not Guilty

Lexington, KY – Former Kentucky Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert and two others indicted in a federal bid-rigging probe have been arraigned in federal district court in Lexington. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh was in the courtroom.

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