Business
10:29 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Less Coal Used in Electricity Generation

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Federal officials now say coal accounts for slightly more than one-third of the electricity generated in the United States. Coal's percentage of the market hasn't been that low in decades.

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Education
10:28 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Holliday Receives Contract Extension Through 2017

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner has been given a four-year contract extension. The state board of education unanimously agreed to award the extension to Terry Holliday, who has been on the job since 2009. The new deal covers the years of 2013 to 2017, and keeps Holliday’s annual salary at $225,000.

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Regional
10:06 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Kentucky WWII Vets Mark D-Day Anniversary With Special Trip

The WWII memorial in Washington DC

Wednesday is the 68th anniversary of D-day, invasion of Normandy during World War Two.  A non-profit is giving veterans the gift of seeing the World War Two Memorial in the nation's capitol. Honor Flight is flying 30 veterans from Kentucky to spend the day in Washington, D.C.  Captain Brian Duffy is president of the Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter, which has made 18 flights over the past two and a half years.

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The Fresh Air Interview
9:59 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Neil Young: The Fresh Air Interview

Neil Young.
Danny Clinch

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 10:08 am

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 2000.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:45 am

  • Bradbury on writing 'Fahrenheit 451'

Author Ray Bradbury has died, his daughter tells The Associated Press. The wire service says Bradbury passed away Tuesday night.

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