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Image 1 of The State Journal April 25, 2012

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LADY PANTHERS ROLL PAST SHELBY SPORTS FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY • • SOc STATE-JO U RNAL WEDNESDAY B1 APRIL 25, 2012 .co M K~ to3°/ D&rby:10 ~ Governor's Train back on track It'll be part of all the excitement in downtown Frankfort on Derby Day T BY KAY HARROD KHARROD@STATE-JOURNALCOM he Governor's Derby train will ride once again. With 10 days remaining to Kentucky's unofficial holiday, plans are well under way for the Governor's Derby Celebration in downtown Frankfort, and it includes loading the Governor's Derby train - which /' has been missing from the ~~ •• "IIiiIIIiio ~'~ scene since 2008. Another big change is that HANNAH REElIHREEl@ STATE-JOURNAl.COM activities will start at 9 a.m. Bob Stewart, who has helped plan Derby celebrations for the last The consensus was to 30 years, is director of this year's Derby Celebration. move to a later time after a b our Economic Development and Tourism Cabinets an opportunity to show Kentucky to their guests in a unique way,"Beshear said about the reasoning for running the train again. "The Derby is a critically important time for us as we develop relationships to bring new businesses to our state, and the train gives us the chance to showThe train returns case our state and our hosStewart says after a four- pitality in a way that no one year hiatus, the governor else can replicate." and first lady along with their Invited guests will board guests will ride on a CSX the Derby Train, which will train to Churchill Downs. be parked near the Com"The Derby train is a wonSee DERBY, A7 derful tradition that offers the Derby Festival Board. Stewart's helped plan derbies for a half dozen governors over the past 30 years. The RJCorman Derby Train always runs, but this year, both it and the Governor's Derby Train will pass through Broadway on their way to Louisville. survey of downtown merchants and businesses following last year's event, says celebration director Bob Stewart. However, some restaurants or eateries and businesses may open earlier, but activities surrounding the celebration will not begin until 9. Stewart sat down with The State Journallast week to discuss the plans for the celebration. He had just returned from a luncheon hosted by Gov.SteveBeshear and first lady Jane Beshear at the Governor's Mansion for WHHS cutting 3 positions Programs, classes stay BY KATHERAN WASSON KWASSON@STATE-JOURNALCOM Blake Bolin with the Frankfort Plant Board flushes the fire hydrant in front Dirty water sprays out of lim's Seafood Tuesday afternoon. Crews have been working for the past of the fire hydrant as couple ofweeks to flush and evaluate all 1,800fire hydrants in city and Danny Harring with the county limits to make sure they're in proper working order. Frankfort Plant Board PHOTOS BY HANNAH REEL opens the valve while Western Hills High Schoolmust cut three teachers next year, but students won't lose any programs or classes in the process. The school council voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate three teaching positions' one each in social studies, science and physical education. Aloss offederal and local funding spurred the cuts. "It looks to me like everything fits, and we're not losing any classes," said Ryan Hale, an English teacher and member ofthe council. "I know a few classes are getting bigger here and there, but we're used to that, and flushing the hydrant in THEBIG the Fair Oaks parking lot. FLUSH See CUTS, A 10 Audit on department under Richie Farmer to be released soon STATE JOURNAL STAFF REPORT State auditors will set a time to announce findings of a sweeping review ofthe Department ofAgriculture under former Commissioner Richie Farmer by the end ofthe week, Auditor Adam Edelen's office confirmed today. Stephenie Steitzer, spokeswoman for Edelen, said the officewill announce Friday See AUDIT, A7 »NATION, A3 Romney sweeps 5 primaries, lays claim to GOP nomination WEEKLY POLL: Personal politics Has the political feud between Gov. Steve Beshear and Senate President David Williams become too personal? Yes, 75% No, 25% Total votes: 140 Vote on state-journaLcom or mark Yes I:l No I:l and return CLASSIFIED, B4-6 I COMICS, Now is the best time to install replacement windows. We carry a variety of styles & colors. CMYK B7 I EDITORIALS, TONIGHT'S WEATHER Stormy, low around 62 »LOCAL,A5 Hearn elementary celebrates Earth Day with green parade 6 111I11111111111111111111111111 93731 73154 3 WEATHER, AS A4 I OBITUARIES, A2 I SPECTRUM, Frankfort Window & Vinyl Supply, Inc. Locally Owned & Operated Visit Our Showroom at: 140 Hahn Drive· 875-1842 A6 I SPORTS, BI-4 I TV NEWS, BS I STATE AND LOCAL, A5 NEED GUTTERING? We have both 5" guttering & 6" See Us For All of Your Home Improvement Needs • Metal Roofing • Doors • Shutters • Vinyl Siding CMYK

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