Politics
12:14 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

McConnell Campaign Heads East; Grimes Campaign Goes West

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Republican Senator Mitch McConnell embarks on a three-day campaign bus tour of Eastern Kentucky's coal country today with the help of three Republican congressmen also seeking re-election in November.

McConnell will visit 15 counties in eastern Kentucky as he seeks a sixth term to the U.S. Senate. Joining him will be Republican U.S. Representatives Hal Rogers, Andy Barr and Thomas Massie.

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Education
9:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Report: Kentucky Spending on Public Education Lower Than Recession Levels

Credit Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The shock of the recession still lingers in public schools across Kentucky.

In fact, the results of a recent report from the Washington D.C. based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the state spends $561 less per student in fiscal year 2015 than in fiscal year 2008. Adjusting for inflation, the rate is about 11 percent less than than the 2008 rate.

State legislators are slowly turning the rate around, said Brad Hughes, a spokesman for the Kentucky School Boards Association.

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Arts and Humanities
6:39 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Louisville Ballet's Studio Connections Brings Back Familiar Pieces

Credit Louisville Ballet

In its final staging, the Louisville Ballet's Studio Connections program on Saturday evening featured four pieces that have been seen in previous mainstage and studio programs.

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Education
6:38 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Kentucky's Middle School Teachers Need More Math Training, Education Commissioner Says

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says middle school teachers need more training in math.
Credit The Kentucky Department of Education

Math is the gatekeeper for students' school success, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday recently told WFPL.

“If a student does not do well in Algebra 1 in high school, or does not pass eighth grade math, those students will not be successful in reaching college and career ready status,” he said.

The No. 1 predictor of successfully reaching college and career readiness—an element of state accountability—is eighth grade math scores, Holliday said. Reading is important, but math is the foundation.

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Arts and Humanities
7:57 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Louisville's Experimental Arts Stream Expanding to Radio Dial

ARTxFM

For two years,  ARTxFM, a nonprofit web  radio station has been streaming its unique arts and experimental programming from a small office in Louisville's NuLu neighborhood.

Now, the web-based operation is turning to the radio dial.

ARTxFM received approval by the Federal Communications Commission last week and assigned a permanent frequency at 97.1, according to General Manager Sharon Scott.

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Local News
7:57 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Results of Survey Detailing Smoketown Residents' Concerns Due Out Tuesday

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL News

A report due out Tuesday evening aims to detail Smoketown residents' thoughts and aspirations for their neighborhood.

The Vision Smoketown report is the result of a 51-question survey administered to 140 households in the Smoketown neighborhood by members of the Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, or KFTC.

“It definitely looks to the future of the neighborhood,” said Ryan Fenwick, a spokesperson for KFTC.

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Local News
12:07 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Salvation Army Looking For Holiday Bell Ringers

Credit Salvation Army

The Salvation Army’s holiday Red Kettle campaign begins November 14 across Louisville.    

The organization typically has about 800 volunteer bell ringers who collect donations, but is also hiring dozens of paid, seasonal part-time workers.    

Spokesman David Yarmuth says about 100 bell ringers are needed.  The job pays $7.25 an hour and workers typically put in an eight-hour shift.

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Local News
11:16 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

College Football: Kentucky Falls at LSU, 41-3

 Terrence Magee amassed 220 all-purpose yards and rushed for two touchdowns, Tre'Davious White scored on a 67-yard punt return and LSU routed Kentucky 41-3 on Saturday night.

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Local News
7:49 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

College Football: U of L Beats NC State, 30-18

 Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off North Carolina State 30-18 on Saturday. The Wolfpack (4-4, 0-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) drew within 23-18 on Jacoby Brissett's 21-yard touchdown pass to David J. Grinnage with 2:21 remaining, but the 2-point conversion pass failed as Cardinals safety Terell Floyd knocked the ball from Na'Quan Brown's hands. The play was upheld upon review.        

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Local News
7:47 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

College Football: Michigan State Routs Indiana, 56-17

Credit ihup.edu

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes, Jeremy Langford ran for three more scores and No. 8 Michigan State scored the final 35 points Saturday in a 56-17 rout at Indiana.     

Cook finished with 332 yards, Langford and Nick Hill each topped 100 yards on the ground and Tony Lippett had 123 yards receiving as coach Mark Dantonio moved into a tie for second on the school's all-time victory list with No. 70.

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