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By Keith Taylor | November 9, 2012
LEXINGTON - Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is known for his ability to recruit and coach, but also has a reputation for creativity. When Calipari approached WKYT 27 general manager Wayne Martin about the possibility of a telethon to benefit victims of an earthquake in Haiti more than two years ago, Martin knew he had little time to prepare, but embraced the idea. The telethon raised  $1.2 million for victims of the quake, bringing a smile to Calipari and Martin. “The 'Hoops for Haiti,' has to be one of the single, most isolated memorable moments (I've had at the station)
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Sun Staff Report | April 15, 2009
KET and WKYT are set to go digital this week, with both switching off their analog transmitters by Thursday afternoon. KET, the state's public television network, will begin broadcasting exclusively in digital format beginning Thursday as part of the national transition to digital broadcasting. The federal government originally set the cutoff date on Feb. 17, but extended it until June 12 earlier this year. WKYT, the Lexington-based CBS affiliate station, will also make the transition effective Thursday, according to its Web site.
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By LARRY VAUGHT and larry@amnews.com | December 6, 2011
Kentucky won't be playing on Fox Sports South again until it hosts Loyola (Md.) on Dec. 22, and a perfect Christmas present for many UK basketball fans would be a higher quality telecast. Kentucky fans have not been happy with the quality on FOX Sports South games this year and have let me know that through Twitter, email, calls. So what's the problem? Why do games look better on WKYT-TV replays than on Fox Sports South live game telecasts? To help you understand the situation, I went to two great sources - WKYT general manager Wayne Martin and Fox Sports South media relations coordinator Ellen Schnettler.
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By Ben Kleppinger and ben@theinteriorjournal.com | June 6, 2012
STANFORD - This year's annual Lincoln County Relay for Life will feature a well-known Kentucky media figure as one of the speakers. WKYT anchorman Sam Dick will be heading to Lincoln County right after he finishes his evening news broadcast for Lexington's CBS affiliate, Relay for Life organizer Mae Renner said. He is expected to speak about his experience as a survivor of prostate cancer at about 7:45 p.m. Dick has gone on to have success as a runner following surgery to remove his prostate and the cancer inside it in 2010.
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LARRY VAUGHT | July 13, 2005
Considering she won seven state track championships at Danville and is one of the school's top all-time scorers in basketball, Keisha Tillman Kirkland wouldn't seem prone to being nervous before anything. However, that wasn't the case when she did her first weather forecast for WKYT-TV (Channel 27) Saturday. Kirkland, 33, said the 10 seconds before she went on air at the Lexington station was comparable to the seconds before a state championship race. "It was a very nervous, anxious feeling.
NEWS
December 21, 2010
WKYT-TV in Lexington is reporting that a man is dead and a woman seriously wounded after a shooting Tuesday night on Ashley Camp Road near Burgin in Mercer County. The station reports the shooting happened around 8 p.m., and that the Mercer County coroner has confirmed a man was found dead in the home and that a woman was taken to UK Hospital in Lexington with a gunshot wound. To read WKYT's story online, go to http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Suspect_in_deadly_shooting_still_on_the_loose_112292859.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2009
Delta Gas authorizes dividend The board of directors of Delta Natural Gas Company has authorized a quarterly stock dividend of 32.5 cents per share to be paid Sept. 15 to all common shareholders of record as of Aug. 31. The decisions was made at an Aug. 21 meeting. WKYT to use new Doppler radar When WKYT brings its new First Alert Defender dual polarity radar on the air in September, it will be more technologically advanced than any other live Doppler radar in central and eastern Kentucky and will be one of the most advanced in the world, according to the company.
NEWS
May 18, 2009
A fire destroyed a house in southern Garrard County, Garrard Central Dispatch confirmed. News reports from WKYT and WLEX said a house along White Lick Road, between Cartersville and Paint Lick, caught fire just before noon on Sunday. No one was hurt. The family living in the house was at a neighbor's home when they heard an explosion, according to WKYT. The house had been damaged in the January ice storm and was undergoing renovations, according to the news reports. Buckeye Fire Department Safety Officer Michael Mullins confirmed the Buckeye, Cartersville Paint Lick, Berea and Garrard County District One fire departments all responded to the fire.
SPORTS
August 26, 2005
Senior strong safety Muhammad Abdullah and senior receiver Tommy Cook have been elected permanent team captains for the 2005 season at Kentucky in a vote by UK players. A team can have up to four captains each game and the Kentucky coaching staff will pick two players each week to join Abdullah and Cook as captains. UK football will also be featured in three upcoming TV specials: Saturday at noon on WKYT (Channel 27), Sunday at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports Net South and Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. on WKYT.
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By Casey Castle | August 28, 2012
Hall's on the River restaurant was closed over the weekend, but its potential re-opening could come sometime this week. The seafood restaurant on Athens-Boonesboro Road was reportedly closed because of maintenance and cleanliness issues. A former employee identified as Chris Purvis shot video of bugs and mold in the restaurant and gave the footage to WKYT in Lexington. Environmental Health Program Manager Carlene Whitt of the Clark County Health Department said she inspected the building but did not close it. “I was down there in response to a complaint,” Whitt said.
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By STEPHANIE COLLINS SIZEMORE and scollins@amnews.com | June 7, 2013
A Danville man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly attempting to rape a 9-year-old girl at his residence. About 6 p.m., Danville police responded to 404 Crescent Drive for a report of a sexual assault. Outside the residence, police found David Ray Russell, 39, and arrested him for alcohol intoxication. An investigation later revealed Russell allegedly attempted to rape the girl being cared for by Sarah Russell, his ex-wife, at the residence. WKYT reported Sarah Russell claimed to have intervened during the assault, which took place while she and her ex-husband were both caring for the child, a regular occurrence at the home.
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April 9, 2013
The 6-year-old boy injured Saturday afternoon in Danville by a horse trailer door remains hospitalized in fair condition. WKYT has identified the boy as Eric Tyree, but relatives could not be reached as of press time. Eric had been playing with neighborhood children near Gethsemane Baptist Church and Viaduct Marathon off Quisenberry Avenue when a horse trailer fell on him. A clerk at the Marathon said Eric's head had a knot the size of his fist and swollen eyes, according to the WKYT report.
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By Keith Taylor | November 9, 2012
LEXINGTON - Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari is known for his ability to recruit and coach, but also has a reputation for creativity. When Calipari approached WKYT 27 general manager Wayne Martin about the possibility of a telethon to benefit victims of an earthquake in Haiti more than two years ago, Martin knew he had little time to prepare, but embraced the idea. The telethon raised  $1.2 million for victims of the quake, bringing a smile to Calipari and Martin. “The 'Hoops for Haiti,' has to be one of the single, most isolated memorable moments (I've had at the station)
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By Keith Taylor | November 9, 2012
Wayne Martin had no second thoughts after announcing his retirement from television recently. “The time is right,” Martin said. Martin has spent the past 25 years in broadcasting and has been president and general manager of WKYT Channel 27 since 1993. Previously, he was the station's vice president and general sales manager. Martin also is regional vice president for Gray Television, Inc., which also owns WYMT-TV¿in Hazard, WBKO-TV in Bowling Green and WVLT-TV in Knoxville, Tenn.
NEWS
September 19, 2012
STANFORD - A church hayride accident seriously injured an 8-year-old Stanford boy Sunday, but few details are known and officials have not yet released any information about the incident. Jalen Smith was injured Sunday evening during a church hayride at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.  According to a WKYT report, the boy suffered a serious leg injury in the accident and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. A spokeswoman said Tuesday that Jalen was listed in serious condition.
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September 18, 2012
STANFORD - Two days after a church hayride accident that seriously injured an 8-year-old Stanford boy, local law enforcement has not released any information about the incident. Jalen Smith was injured Sunday evening during a church hayride at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.  According to a WKYT report, the boy suffered a serious leg injury in the accident and was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital. A spokeswoman said this morning that Jalen was listed in serious condition.
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By Casey Castle | August 28, 2012
Hall's on the River restaurant was closed over the weekend, but its potential re-opening could come sometime this week. The seafood restaurant on Athens-Boonesboro Road was reportedly closed because of maintenance and cleanliness issues. A former employee identified as Chris Purvis shot video of bugs and mold in the restaurant and gave the footage to WKYT in Lexington. Environmental Health Program Manager Carlene Whitt of the Clark County Health Department said she inspected the building but did not close it. “I was down there in response to a complaint,” Whitt said.
NEWS
August 17, 2012
Chapter 1828 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association met for their regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Taste of China. Kari Hall, meteorologist for WKYT-TV, was the guest speaker. Present for the meeting were Elizabeth Bunch, Herman Butler, Nancy Butler, Jean Brandenburg, Kay Scrivner, Billie Scrivner, Clement Miner, Gale Miner, Will Bentley, Cindy Bentley, Jim Fehr, Otella Witt, Hilda Standafer, Meredith Howes, Floyd Gibbs, Pat Gibbs, Denver Parks, Wilma Rogers, Iva Sharp, Donald Spillman, Julia Dever, Janice Taulbee, Steve Lech, Ruth Lech, Audrey King, Betty Hollon, Bob Leonard, Jane Leonard, Dolores Tabor, Wanda Bachman, Linda S. Toler, Kari Hall, R.B. Omohundro and Lila Omohundro.
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By Ben Kleppinger and ben@theinteriorjournal.com | June 6, 2012
STANFORD - This year's annual Lincoln County Relay for Life will feature a well-known Kentucky media figure as one of the speakers. WKYT anchorman Sam Dick will be heading to Lincoln County right after he finishes his evening news broadcast for Lexington's CBS affiliate, Relay for Life organizer Mae Renner said. He is expected to speak about his experience as a survivor of prostate cancer at about 7:45 p.m. Dick has gone on to have success as a runner following surgery to remove his prostate and the cancer inside it in 2010.
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By LARRY VAUGHT and larry@amnews.com | December 6, 2011
Kentucky won't be playing on Fox Sports South again until it hosts Loyola (Md.) on Dec. 22, and a perfect Christmas present for many UK basketball fans would be a higher quality telecast. Kentucky fans have not been happy with the quality on FOX Sports South games this year and have let me know that through Twitter, email, calls. So what's the problem? Why do games look better on WKYT-TV replays than on Fox Sports South live game telecasts? To help you understand the situation, I went to two great sources - WKYT general manager Wayne Martin and Fox Sports South media relations coordinator Ellen Schnettler.
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