Local/Regional News

Local/Regional News
4:09 am
Tue August 12, 2008

Legal Challenge Brewing Over Jail Underfunding

Murray, KY – The Kentucky County Judge
Executives' Association plans to file a lawsuit within the next thirty days
against the state over a lack of county jail funding. Kentucky Public Radio's Angela Hatton has details.

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4:38 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Gov. Beshear Says Feds Have Interviewed Him For Trans. Dept. Probe

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he has been briefed by federal investigators on the ongoing probe of the state Transportation Cabinet. We get the latest from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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1:50 am
Mon August 11, 2008

Summer Youth Employment Program Teaches Teens About Working World

Lexington, KY – As middle and high school students across Lexington return to the classrooms this week, some may be asked by their teachers about what they did on their summer vacation. As Alan Lytle reports, at least150 Lexington kids can say they got their first taste of the working world through the city's summer youth employment program.

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11:37 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Female Activist To Be Ordained

Lexington, KY – Although the Roman Catholic Church banned women from becoming priests over two-thousand years ago, a Jessamine County woman will be "ordained" by a church activist group. Bryan Bartlett has the story.

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4:11 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Beshear Puts CPE Back In Governor's Office

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear wants the Council on Postsecondary Education to report directly to him, a reversal of his predecessor's policy. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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12:02 am
Thu August 7, 2008

Commissioner Defends TASER Purchases

Lextington, KY – Kentucky's State Police commissioner hopes to set the story straight about the agency's recent purchases of TASER equipment. Bryan Bartlett has the story.

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5:46 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Your Car Or Mine?

Lexington, KY – In this week's "Focus On UK",hear about the university's effort to encourage more folks to carpool.

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3:16 am
Wed August 6, 2008

Kentucky Challenger Lunsford Faces a Tough Fight Against Sen. McConnell

Lexington, KY – Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford must excite grassroots Democrats in Kentucky to beat incumbent U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, according to Al Cross, director of the University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.

"If [Lunsford] can energize grassroots Democrats to be for him, then he does have a chance to beat Mitch McConnell, because we've got a very bad national mood, and a bad imcumbent mood," Cross said.

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2:49 am
Wed August 6, 2008

State School Board Chief Re-Elected

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky School Board has unanimously approved a second term for chairman Joe Brothers of Elizabethtown. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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5:06 am
Tue August 5, 2008

PSC Warns Of Costly Heating Bills Next Winter

Lexington, KY – Kentucky's Public Service Commission expects natural gas prices to keep rising. Kentucky Public Radio's Ben Taylor explains why.

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