10:06am

Mon October 3, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Nicholasville Trio Home After World Race

Clay Miller's 1932 Ford three-window coupe looks none the worse for wear from its recent scenic tour. The dust and grime accumulated on the back roads of Asia and Eastern Europe have been washed off. But look closely and you can see some dings at the rear from stones the tires threw up, and some scratches in front from the time in Kazakhstan when the engine had to be removed after it lost its oil and locked up. Clay Miller, 66, his son, Mark Miller, 48, and his grandson Blake Garrison, 20, all of Nicholasville, spent more than three months this spring and summer participating in the 2011 World Race, an outlandish 12,000-mile automobile competition from New York to Paris, by way of Beijing and just about all points in between.

10:02am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Commonwealth

Addiction Recovery Facility for Lewis County

Vanceburg Mayor Todd Ruckel, left, and David White announce that a building has been located to house a new drug recovery facility in Lewis County.

Drug addiction and abuse is so rampant in Lewis County every family is affected, said Vanceburg Mayor Todd Ruckel. Despite the obvious need, the county lacks the recovery support necessary to help those battling addiction get their lives back, said David White, a recovering addict. Seven months ago, a group of concerned citizens began to meet to discuss the problem and brainstorm a solution. What the group decided was that in Lewis County, addicts need a chance for a New Beginning.

10:01am

Mon October 3, 2011
Faith and Values

WEKU Reporter Earns National Award

WEKU reporter/producer Ron Smith.

RICHMOND, Ky. – Ron Smith, long-time reporter/producer with WEKU-FM at Eastern Kentucky University, has received a national award for excellence in religion reporting from the Religion Newswriters Association. Smith received a second-place award for radio and podcast reporting for a segment on young Muslims’ efforts to improve Americans’ perception of Islam.

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10:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

First Up For New Yahoo-ABC News Venture: Obama Interview

Linda Holmes over at Monkey See will be looking at the pluses, minuses and other issues related to the news that Yahoo and ABC News are launching "a strategic online news alliance."

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9:58am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Commonwealth

Sunny Week Ahead for Kentucky

While Saturday might have looked and felt like a late-November day with its cloudy skies and temperatures in the 50s, weather all across Kentucky will be nearly perfect right into next week.  While the high on Monday will only hit about 70, the mercury will peak daily in the mid- to upper-70s Tuesday of this week right through Tuesday of next week. And we won't see rain until Tuesday of next week, as well.

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9:45am

Mon October 3, 2011
It's All Politics

Rick Perry Caught Between Racist Rock And Toxic Mortgages

Originally published on Mon October 3, 2011 5:40 pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to Hampton, NH audience, Oct. 1, 2011.

Kayana Szymczak Getty Images

If there's been a worse week and a half for a presidential candidate, it's hard to remember when.

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9:40am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Will Nobel Laureate Who Died On Friday Still Be Honored?

"Work produced by a person since deceased shall not be considered for an award. If, however, a prizewinner dies before he has received the prize, then the prize may be presented."

That's one of the rules in the Statues of the Nobel Foundation, and it's suddenly pertinent because it's just been announced that Rockefeller University scientist Ralph Steinman died on Friday.

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9:36am

Mon October 3, 2011
Business and the Economy

No. KY. Manufacturers Want More Grads

Manufacturers in Northern Kentucky say they need more graduates from the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Gateway Community & Technical College. Slightly more than a year after Gateway opened the $28.5 million building on its campus off Mount Zion Road, it's producing about 115 manufacturing technology graduates a year, but even Gateway officials acknowledge that local manufacturers probably need 300 or more every year.

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9:25am

Mon October 3, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Condition/Cost of UK Buildings Concern Trustees

The University of Kentucky's board of trustees spent two hours of its retreat Sunday morning touring campus buildings, and pretty soon afterward, a discussion of big ideas sharpened to one big and very expensive issue. "What I learned is that we need three to four times the amount of money (for new construction) as I thought," said C.M. "Bill" Gatton. He later clarified that amount to about $3 billion.

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