2:36pm

Thu June 30, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Teacher Guides Missionaries to Kenya

After one trip to Africa, Clark County's Jennifer Watson knew she had to find a way to go back. A three-week trip to Kenya last summer has turned into a three-year teaching stint for the Hannah McClure Elementary School teacher. “Once I got back, I just loved the country, and I tried to figure out how to go back and support myself,” Watson said. Watson said that, since teaching is her career in America, it made sense that teaching also would be a way to live permanently in Africa. In January, she was accepted to teach for three years at Rosslin Academy, an international Christian school in Nairobi. However, Watson said she “wouldn’t be surprised” if her stint in Africa extended beyond the three years.

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2:11pm

Thu June 30, 2011
The Commonwealth

Roadside Relief: Safety Teams on Patrol

Jim Elliott of Scottsville, a safety patrol officer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Division of Incident Management, pulls a piece of tractor-trailer tire from the middle of Interstate 65. Elliott patrols 58 miles of I-65, from the Tennessee bo
Alex Slitz The Daily News

Eric Tipton of Morgantown breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday afternoon when Jim Elliott pulled his white Ford F-350 highway safety truck behind Tipton’s broken-down Nissan at mile marker 5 on the southbound William H. Natcher Parkway. Tipton wasn’t sure if his car had run out of gas or if he had a fuel line problem. Elliott grabbed one of his two gas cans out of the back of his truck and poured a half-gallon of gas into Tipton’s gas tank. The car didn’t start, but at least Tipton figured out the problem. “It’s a good feeling really,” Tipton said about Elliott showing up. “Just knowing if you’re out of fuel or need immediate help to know somebody is there for you.”

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1:57pm

Thu June 30, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Support For Medicare Cuts Depends On Where Savings Would Go

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Medicare faces trouble as its costs for health care keep rising faster than money coming in to pay the bills. And then there's the overall debt of the federal government, which is also getting worse.

Federal belt-tightening seems to be pretty much inevitable.

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1:34pm

Thu June 30, 2011
The Two-Way

Women's World Cup 2011: A Quick Guide

Soccer fans attend the women's World Cup opener between Germany and Canada. In Germany, the game drew a TV audience of more than 18 million, or a quarter of the country's population — better stats than some men's matches garner.
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The FIFA Women's World Cup is in full swing in Germany, where the tournament's 16 teams are vying for a spot in the title game, slated for July 17.

First held in 1991, the event is a relatively new international tournament. Like the men's version, it's held every four years. Here are a few more facts, to help you get acquainted:

  • Germany and the U.S. have won the Cup twice; Norway has won once.
  • Brazil's best finish is second place (2007).
  • The U.S. last won the tournament in 1999.
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1:24pm

Thu June 30, 2011
The Two-Way

One-Day Public Sector Strike Disrupts Classes In U.K.

The unions and the government disagree on just how big the public sector walk-out in the United Kingdom today is. The unions are saying hundreds of thousands of public workers have joined the strike, but the British government says its borders and air travel have been unaffected.

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1:12pm

Thu June 30, 2011
Statehouse News

Legislators Want Middlemen as Lobbyists

Legislators say they would support a recommendation to require investment middlemen who deal with the state pension fund to register as executive branch lobbyists. The recommendation was one of 92 made in a report by Auditor Crit Luallen during an investigation of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. She presented her findings at a press conference Tuesday and to the joint interim committee on state government Wednesday. The use of placement agents led to “pay to play” scandals in the New York and California state pension systems, but Luallen’s report found no evidence of wrongdoing here.

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1:10pm

Thu June 30, 2011
The Two-Way

Men Now Have More 'Work-Life Conflict' Than Women, Study Says

Dads feel stretched thin too. (A father and child hold hands.)
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Though it may come as a surprise to stressed-out working moms, a new report says American men now experience more work-life conflict than women. The Families and Work Institute tries to explain why in a study, The New Male Mystique, that takes its cue from Betty Friedan.

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1:05pm

Thu June 30, 2011
Station News and Events

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

WEKU is a proud sponsor of The Keeneland Concours d’Elegance July 14 – 17, 2011. This four day event features exquisite automobiles including this year’s featured car, the incredible Italian Alfa Romeo. On Saturday July 16th bring the family to the Keeneland Race Course and enjoy these rolling works of art, special exhibits, plus hundreds of cars in the Car Club Paddock.  Click here for more information on the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

12:49pm

Thu June 30, 2011
The Two-Way

Miami Police Chief Says He Was Offered $400,000 To Leave 'Quietly'

Local political drama doesn't get much better than what broke out in Miami, yesterday. The Miami Herald reports that the city's police chief Miguel Exposito claims that city officials offered him two $200,000 checks to "leave his position as chief quietly." The first to be paid when he agreed to the offer; the second when he returned to being a civilian.

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12:39pm

Thu June 30, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Tight Budgets Reduce DUI Arrests

Fewer dollars for law enforcement means fewer drunk driving arrests in Madison County. In 2006, when Richmond police were working with a $70,000 federal grant, officers made 409 DUI arrests.  The tally so far this fiscal year, with only $29,000 available, is 169 arrests. Major Bob Mott says it’s a simple matter of economics.  “When you have a 70 officer base and you lose 15 officers, that’s a significant amount, and obviously when you lose a significant of folks trying to enforce and look for DUI’s, it’s going to have a toll on your numbers, and that’s what we’re seeing”, said Mott.

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