10:36am

Tue November 8, 2011
Business and the Economy

More Money for Home Heat

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Monday announced that $24 million in federal funding has been released to Kentucky to help low-income families heat their homes this winter. The U.S. Department for Health and Human Services released funding for states’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP), which help families pay their energy bills, particularly during the very cold and hot months.

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10:31am

Tue November 8, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Lex. Pain Clinic Investigated

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure launched an investigation Monday into the "prescribing practices" of a doctor at a walk-in pain management clinic on North Broadway in Lexington. Doug Wilson, an investigator with the board, said the investigation stems from numerous grievances about Lexington Algiatry, a small office tucked into the corner of an L-shaped shopping center directly across from Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

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10:30am

Tue November 8, 2011
The Two-Way

White House: Government Has No Evidence Of Extraterrestrial Life

We're pretty sure these guys are in costumes. (2004 file photo from Comic-Con Convention in San Diego.)
Sandy Huffaker Getty Images

This probably isn't going to satisfy many of those who think of The X-Files as a documentary series, but the Obama administration has now put the White House on record as saying the government doesn't have any evidence of life "out there."

And the Obama team doesn't believe anything's being hidden from us.

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10:28am

Tue November 8, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

E-Town Considers Alcohol Regulations

Elizabethtown City Council on Monday heard the first reading of an ordinance that would place new regulations on package liquor stores and retail beer licenses and another that bans the sale of alcohol in sexually oriented businesses.

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10:25am

Tue November 8, 2011
All Politics are Local

Voters Pick Statewide Officers

Voters in Kentucky pick a governor and other major statewide officers today. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. There are three choices for governor, including an independent; three choices for state treasurer, where a Libertarian is on the ballot; and three choices for state auditor, where there is a write-in candidate running. Other than that, though, the races mainly come down to Republicans and Democrats.

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10:22am

Tue November 8, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Clear The Air: Scented Candles, Air Fresheners Can Be Irritating

The fruity fragrance of some air fresheners can be a bother.
Busimarusi iStockphoto.com

Mary, a 46-year-old flight attendant, had a persistent runny nose that was sometimes so bad she had trouble doing her job.

She'd tried antihistamines, nasal sprays and "allergy drops" prescribed by a specialist. None of them helped.

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9:34am

Tue November 8, 2011
World of Opera

'La Boheme': 19th-Century 'Reality Opera'

  • Placido Domingo Talks About 'La Boheme'
  • Hear An Introduction To 'La Boheme'

Giacomo Puccini once said that the secret to his success was putting "great sorrow in little souls" — and he did it with a formula that has fueled a spate of modern network television hits.

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9:30am

Tue November 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Reports: Sarkozy Heard Telling Obama That Netanyahu Is 'A Liar'

Originally published on Tue November 8, 2011 9:33 am

President Obama, right, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy last Thursday in Cannes, France.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

French President Nicolas Sarkozy was overheard last week telling President Obama that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "a liar," according to reports from Reuters, The Associated Press and other news outlets.

Sarkozy also said of Netanyahu that "I can't stand him," the stories say.

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9:08am

Tue November 8, 2011
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Agriculture Fears Migrant Labor Loss

The state of Alabama recently passed of the toughest immigration laws to date. As a result, both legal and undocumented migrants have fled the state in droves. Cassidy Herrington reports that Kentucky farmers and workers fear a similar measure would devastate Kentucky's 4.4 billion dollar agriculture industry.
During fall harvest on many Kentucky farms, the majority of hands that will pick the crops these days belong to migrant workers; a group whose labor is no longer welcomed in some parts of the country.

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9:04am

Tue November 8, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Lexington Recycle Day

Lexingtonians can celebrate America Recycles Day by taking part in a number of events in town.
A free paper shred this Saturday, November 12th at the old landfill pad on Old Frankfort Pike from 9 AM to 2 PM is the main event. Cheryl Taylor with the city's Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works said it does more than help the environment.

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