Mitt Romney, then the president of the 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee, greets attendees at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Utah.
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The Romney campaign has confirmed that the Republican presidential hopeful will attend an event in Salt Lake City next month commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Olympics.
The event gives the struggling campaign the chance to underscore one of Mitt Romney's signature accomplishments. "I worked at one company, Bain, for 25 years," Romney said in a debate and campaign ad. "And I left that to go off and help save the Olympic Games."
Jessica Santangelo of Richmond has donated 482 ounces of milk so far to the Indiana Mothers' Milk Bank. She is holding her daughter, Anabella Santangelo.
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When the freezer of Jessica Santangelo's refrigerator started to fill up with her expressed breast milk, she decided to buy a standalone freezer. Then that freezer started to fill up. Santangelo's 7-month-old daughter has started eating solid foods, so she doesn't drink as much milk as she once did. But come Thursday, it will become a lot easier for Santangelo and other women to share their milk with other mothers and babies. Mother Nurture, a Lexington baby boutique and breast-feeding resource center, is opening Milk Depot, a drop-off location for donated breast milk.
Several Kentucky House Republican shave followed through on their threats to file a legal challenge to new legislative district lines. The Republicans filed the lawsuit and request for an injunction in Franklin County Circuit Court today. And because of the injunction request, they will go before Judge Phillip Sheppard on Monday morning.
The Obama administration released more details Thursday about the energy plan he previewed at the State of the Union this week. He announced an oil-and-gas-lease sale on nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico — and proposals for new incentives to increase the use of natural gas in heavy trucks and buses.
As most state agencies prepare for a round of painful budget cuts, the Kentucky Horse Park could see more state money this year. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the Horse Park is slated to receive an increase of $3.5 million dollars this fiscal year, along with an extra $1.6 million dollars each year for the next two years - dollars state officials say are needed to cover operational shortfalls caused by utility costs incurred during the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
The latest unemployment numbers for Kentucky have been released and most counties, Jefferson included, show an improvement. In Louisville, the unemployment rate is down to nine percent. It’s the lowest rate in three years. The numbers are from last month, which, aside from a spike in September, capped a year of steady declines. The unemployment rate in Louisville at the start of 2011 was around 11 percent.
The University of Kentucky will unveil its latest medical advance next month, as the region's first hybrid operating room opening its doors. The room merges state-of-the-art imaging technology able to render 3-D pictures of human anatomy in seconds with the latest surgical capabilities to produce a unique operating environment. Dr. Zwischenberger, surgeon-in-chief at UK HealthCare, says the result is a combination of the best ORs in the country.
House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover filed a lawsuit Thursday in Franklin Circuit Court to challenge redrawing of state legislative election districts. Hoover, R-Jamestown, was accompanied by Louisville attorney Jason Nemes, who filed a request for a temporary injunction to delay the Jan. 31 filing deadline for candidates. Hoover said Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd will hold a hearing at 10:30 a.m. Monday on the request for an injunction.