10:51am

Mon October 31, 2011
Business and the Economy

Kentucky Electric Co-ops Transition to 'Smart Meters'

Several Kentucky electricity co-ops will begin using a new technology called “smart meters” soon.  The devices send energy data to power companies—so there’s no need for someone to travel to read the meter. Smart meters also tell consumers more information than traditional meters. With a glance, ratepayers can see how much electricity they’re using, how much it costs and during what times in the day electricity is cheaper.

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10:44am

Mon October 31, 2011
All Politics are Local

Candidates for Governor Debate Tonight on KET

For the last time, the candidates for governor of Kentucky will meet for a televised debate today.  Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has taken criticism for not showing up to debates and forums. He’ll appear on Kentucky Tonight with Republican challenger David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith.

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10:40am

Mon October 31, 2011
The Commonwealth

Lex. Firefighter Toy Drive Underway

Kids might be suiting up for trick-or-treating tonight, but Lexington firefighters are already thinking about Christmas. The Fire Department's annual toy drive is already underway.  2011 will mark the 80th anniversary of the Lexington Fire Department's toy drive and organizers are hoping they can meet the increased need. Last year, the department handed out toys to around 3000 children. Lexington firefighter John Durr says that number could be much higher this time around.

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10:38am

Mon October 31, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

The Fear Factor of Halloween

Lexington Public Media

Every year during the month of October countless numbers of people don ghoulish costumes, sit through slasher movie-marathons, and crowd into haunted houses.  Pamela Burke set out to answer the age-old question: what is it about Halloween that makes some normally sane people enjoy going stark-raving mad?

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10:32am

Mon October 31, 2011
The Two-Way

Trapped In A Jet For 7 Hours, 'We Were All Slowly Losing It'

Originally published on Mon October 31, 2011 2:07 pm

The snowy scene Sunday in Glastonbury, Conn.

Jessica Hill AP

The major problems after the weekend's surprising snowstorm in the Northeast relate to a couple of million customers who are without power.

But one of the other stories we can relate to is about the passengers who were stranded on the ground Saturday in jets that landed at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Conn.

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10:30am

Mon October 31, 2011
Education

KY Teacher Shares Knowledge in Ghana

Currently, Madison Hohman is working to implement Cooperative Classroom, so organizations in the United States can partner with classrooms in Ghana to provide monetary support and other resources, and children in both countries can learn from one another.
Madison Hohman

For Madison Hohman, the past two months of teaching math at a Christian school in Accra, Ghana have been “an immeasurable blessing.” Hohman, a 2006 graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, wanted to pursue her passions for learning, children and helping others. After graduating from the College of Charleston with degrees in mathematics and chemistry, she decided to head to Africa. “Not much else seemed to make sense but teaching,” Hohman said in a recent email.

10:25am

Mon October 31, 2011
Business and the Economy

Over Half of KY Manufacturers to Hire in 2012

Fifty-eight percent of Kentucky manufacturers surveyed for the recently conducted 2011 Annual Manufacturing Wage and Benefits Survey said they are planning to hire between one and 19 employees in 2012, up 1 percent from last year’s results. The annual report, sponsored by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department of Workforce Investment and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, was released Monday.

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10:23am

Mon October 31, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Date Set for Louisville's Veteran's Day Parade

The service and sacrifices of military veterans will be honored with a special parade and other events in downtown Louisville on Veteran’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday in a press release.

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10:18am

Mon October 31, 2011
The Commonwealth

Miners Killed in Ohio County Highwall Collapse

The identities of two miners killed in a highwall collapse at Equality Boot Mine in Ohio County have been released. The men were both from Hopkins County. They have been identified as Darrel Winstead, 47, of Madisonville, and Samuel Lindsey, 23, of Mortons Gap. The men worked for Mine Equipment and Mill Supply Company of Dawson Springs.

10:15am

Mon October 31, 2011
Science/Health

Three-Year-Old Fights Cancer, Family Copes

Bradlee Aguilar-Moreno, 3, of Perryville is at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis being tested for an aggressive form of cancer called anapestic ependynoma.

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating for the most world-weary adult. When it is a young child, it can be downright seismic for a family and an entire community. "You're going along and things seem perfectly fine and then something like this comes and tears your whole life up," said Vicki Ruiz. Her 3-year-old grandson, Bradlee Aguilar-Moreno of Perryville, has been at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis since Aug. 30 being treated for an aggressive form of cancer called anapestic ependymoma

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