10:12am

Wed September 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Clark County Gas Line Rupture Heard, Not Seen

A Lexington TV station reports that a commercial gas line rupture shortly after midnight in Clark County near the Powell County line could be heard and felt many miles away.

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10:11am

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Live Blog: Obama Addresses U.N. General Assembly

President Obama addresses the opening of the Untied Nations General Assembly on Sept. 21 in New York City.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

In an address that focused on "the pursuit of peace," President Obama just told delegates at the U.N. General Assembly that people everywhere want "to live with dignity and freedom; to get an education and pursue opportunity; to love our families and our God."

It is world leaders' responsibility, he said, to build "the kind of peace that makes life worth living."

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10:10am

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Driven By Foreclosures, Existing Home Sales Rose In August

Sales of existing homes rose 7.7 percent in August from July, the National Association of Realtors just reported.

According to a statement from the association's chief economist, Lawrence Yun:

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9:26am

Wed September 21, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Ten Questions To Ask You Doctor

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It's so hard anymore to get time with anyone — especially your doctor. So you really need to be prepared to make the most of each appointment.

Take heart. The federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has come up with a cheat sheet you can bone up on or even take with you to help during the visit.

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9:12am

Wed September 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama Tells Biden To 'Just Go Be Joe' On Campaign Trail

Go get 'em, the president tells Biden.
Susan Walsh AP

A new McClatchy-Marist poll shows that a majority of voters believe President Obama will lose "to any Republican" in next year's election and that "a solid plurality" of those surveyed say they will definitely vote against the president, the McClatchy news service reports.

And, it adds, "most potential Republican challengers" are gaining on Obama in one-on-one matchups.

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8:58am

Wed September 21, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Wellness Clinic Plan Approved

Wellness Clinic Presentation Tuesday at Lexington City Hall
Stu Johnson Weku

Lexington leaders have given the go ahead for a wellness and health clinic for employees, their families, and retirees.  City Council members heard words of support from the risk management director for Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Madeline Green says a wellness center, an on-site pharmacy, and a fitness facility have reduced her city’s health care related costs by five million dollars a year.  The plan calls for Lexington city workers to have access to a wellness clinic early next year.  Marathon Health representative David Demers cautions against expecting savings to be immediate.

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8:50am

Wed September 21, 2011

8:35am

Wed September 21, 2011
All Politics are Local

Panel Rejects Complaint Over Homeless Voters

The Kentucky Executive Branch Ethics Commission decided will not take action regarding a complaint filed by Republican secretary of state candidate Bill Johnson over homeless people registering to vote. Johnson filed the grievance two months over a 2-page memorandum sent to county clerks by the Kentucky secretary of state’s office telling local officials to approve voter applications that have “homeless” or “place to place” listed as an address.

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8:33am

Wed September 21, 2011
Science/Health

Privatized Medicaid Begins in November

Kentucky Medicaid recipients preparing to switch to one of three private providers will have to wait another month to see the effects of the new privatized system. Earlier this year the state signed contracts with CoventryCares of Kentucky, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan and WellCare of Kentucky and then automatically enrolled Medicaid members with one of these providers. The managed-care approach to Medicaid is part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s budget-balancing plan and privatizing Medicaid will save the state $1.3 billion over the three-year contracts, said officials.

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8:31am

Wed September 21, 2011
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Actors Theatre’s "Dracula" Fights Vampire Hunters

Don’t be fooled by the script in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s production of Dracula; it would have you believe that Count Dracula’s enemy is the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing. But that’s a bloody lie. Van Helsing may be the nemesis of Dracula, the character, but Dracula, the play, has a rogues gallery all its own. There’s Edward Cullen, the vampire-in-love from the Twilight series. Don’t forget Blacula. Or Sesame Street’s Count Von Count, or any of the thousands of other incarnations of the vampire that the play’s audience has seen and may be thinking of as they take their seats and wait for the lights to go down.

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