Politics
9:45 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Metro Louisville Domestic Violence Panel Makes Recommendations to Curb Incidents, Deaths

Credit Louisville Metro Government

In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Louisville Metro Government is releasing its second biennial report to help curb incidents and attacks.

"Domestic violence touches every person in our community, in one way or another," Mayor Greg Fischer said. "It may be happening to a friend, family member or even a co-worker, so it is extremely important that we use this opportunity and this data to help build awareness and provide information to our residents about the available services and resources."

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Food and Dining
9:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Five Louisville Fall Treats for the Pumpkin Spice-Fatigued

Credit Ashlee Clark Thompson/WFPL News

Autumn has barely settled in, and I’m already dizzy from all the pumpkin spice in the air.

No one denies the power of pumpkin spice—it eases us into the fall by adding subtle warmth and zest to everything it touches. This blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger has become more synonymous with the beginning of the season than sweater weather or turning back the clocks.

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Economy
6:49 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Declining Gas Prices Pump Up A Shaky Economy

A motorist fuels up at a service station in Springfield, Ill.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 12:34 pm

In recent weeks, economists have been worrying about the negative impact of the now-ended government shutdown and potential debt crisis.

But away from Capitol Hill, the economy has been getting a big boost: Gasoline prices have been declining, week after week. In some parts of the country, a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is now down to less than $3 a gallon — a price most Americans haven't seen in three years.

And any time the pump price starts dropping, consumer spirits start rising.

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Sports
6:49 am
Fri October 18, 2013

NFL Fans Weigh Impact Of Players' Head Injuries

Fans cheer wildly with a Kansas City Chiefs player at an NFL game against the Oakland Raiders. For many fans, the risky side of football doesn't quell their love of the sport.
Ed Zurga AP

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 5:35 pm

The NFL season is in high gear — a fact that pleases the roughly 64 percent of Americans who watch football. The season rolls on despite the now constant news about concussions in the sport.

The recent TV documentary League of Denial and the book by the same name claim that for years the NFL had denied and covered up evidence linking football and brain damage. Is the concussion conversation challenging this country's deep love for the game?

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Arts and Humanities
5:32 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

DJ Sessions: Louisville, KY-- A Sonic Mashup

Cabin (Photo Courtesy of cabinwebsite.com)

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 4:59 pm

Kyle Meredith, music director at WFPK public radio in Louisville, Kentucky, says that Louisville’s music scene, like the city, has always had an identity crisis — because Louisville is “not really the South, the East, the West or the North.”

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Politics
4:10 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Olmsted Dam Supporters Defend $3 Billion for Kentucky Project in McConnell-Reid Deal

Olmsted Lock and Dam

Pushing back against criticisms that's it's a "kickback" for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, business leaders in Western Kentucky are defending efforts to pay for the Olmsted Dam and Lock in the bill ending the government shutdown.

The language in the McConnell-Reid deal increased the funding cap on the project from $775 million to $2.9 billion, which conservative critics blasted as a so-called "Kentucky Kickback" earmark.

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Local News
3:47 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Chane Behanan Suspended Indefinitely

Chane Behanan
Credit gocards.com

The Louisville Cardinals' defense of the men's basketball national championship will begin without a star of last season's Final Four.

Junior forward Chane  Behanan is suspended indefinitely for a violation of team and university rules, Coach Rick Pitino announced on Thursday.

Behanan may return to the team, but Pitino said it isn't "probable."

The junior forward was presented a plan in the last week that could restore him to the team—but he's already violated it, Pitino said.

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Local News
3:46 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

College Football: Central Florida Hopes to Spoil Cards' Party

The University of Louisville football team returns to action tomorrow night, hosting Central Florida in U of L’s second straight nationally televised contest.

This will be the Cards’ 100th game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and the Knights could be the toughest opponent of the season for coach Charlie Strong’s team.

"They’re a team that doesn’t beat themselves," Strong said this week.

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Planet Money
1:26 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

U.S. Is The World's Largest Producer Of Natural Gas. Here's What That Means

Quoctrung Bui

Originally published on Sat October 19, 2013 12:37 am

Natural gas production in the U.S. is going through the roof. The U.S. now produces more natural gas than any country on Earth, according to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Arts and Humanities
1:22 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

REVIEW | Whimsy Lightens the Dark in 'The Addams Family' Musical

Shaun Rice as Uncle Fester in the 2013-14 national tour of "The Addams Family."
Credit Carol Rosegg

They’re still creepy and kooky, but in “The Addams Family” musical, you can only snap along to that old theme song during the overture. With new songs and a story sourced not from the 1960s television show or the popular films but Charles Addams’ old New Yorker cartoons, the accomplished creative team behind the Broadway musical crafted a visually-rich, likable comedy by drawing on familiar Addams family character traits, gentle wit and a fun mix of musical styles.

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