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Afternoon Round-Up 4/03/12

Apr 3, 2012
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Today on NPR: The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start.

Central Kentucky:

A bill to help students from coal mining counties in Kentucky finish their education is once again in limbo.

UK Celebrations Continue

Apr 3, 2012
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Thousands of UK fans packed into Rupp Arena this afternoon for a celebration of the men’s basketball teaming winning the NCAA title.

Think of it as a mini version of Big Blue Madness. More than 20,000 people got free tickets to the Kentucky celebration at Rupp Arena this afternoon. Robert Rose drove up from Powell County to get a look at the 2012 Wildcats and their championship trophy.

“Means everything to me and my family. We’ve been UK fans, raised on it since we was little.”

Wildcat Fans Get Out of Hand

Apr 3, 2012
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Lexington police say they’ve arrested several dozen people following the Wildcats' 67-59 win over Kansas in last night’s NCAA championship game.  Fans filled the streets near the university campus within minutes of the game's conclusion. They jumped up and down, screamed, sprayed beer and waved Kentucky flags. Celebrations grew violent as one man was shot, though his injuries were not life-threatening.

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On NPR this afternoon: The Cutting Edge of Table Saws

From WKMS:

The Bridge:

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are working on the remaining spans of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge ahead of the arrival contractors to replace a collapsed portion of the bridge

Alcohol:

Afternoon Round-Up 3/30/12

Mar 30, 2012
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Today on NPR: The Economic Impact Of Killing 'Pink Slime'

Frankfort:

The Kentucky Senate has passed an amended bill that would help the state repay interest on a federal unemployment insurance loan.

Afternoon Round-Up 3/27/12

Mar 27, 2012
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On NPR: To keep customers, brick-and-mortar stores look to smartphones.

 

Education:

Kentucky lawmakers are trying again to raise the state's dropout age.

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Appearing on ESPN’s Sportscenter, Governor Steve Beshear and Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson discussed the upcoming game between the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.

The excitement over the archrivals playing for a spot in the championship game spilled over into the political arena earlier this week when Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray made a friendly wager over Saturday’s outcome.

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.

Fischer says Lexington Mayor Jim Gray needs to brace himself for a loss in New Orleans.

“I think later this week you all need to be focused on starting to medicate yourself because there’s going to be a huge disappointment in Catland come Saturday.”

The Murray State mens basketball team’s historic season ended Saturday when the Racers lost to Marquette 62-53.  Isaiah Canaan scored 16 points for Murray State. The Racers finished the season 31-2.

The Murray State Racers start their 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament run in Louisville tomorrow morning. They face off against the Mountain West Conference’s Colorado State Rams. The Racers went 30- 1 for the season, earning them a 6 seed from the Tournament Selection Committee. While the seed is relatively high for a one loss team, Racers Coach Steve Prohm says he thinks the decision was based more on the venue than their reputation. He says,

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