Local News
1:21 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Public Comment Sought on Proposed Toll Operator For Ohio River Bridge

Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

The Indiana Finance Authority is seeking public input today regarding the proposal to hire a Virginia-based company to install and manage electronic tolls on the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Earlier this month, a bistate joint board  proposed hiring Kapsch TrafficCom to maintain tolling collection operations.

Will Wingfield, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation, said public comment is an important part of the selection process.

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Politics
11:35 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Anchorage Has Kentucky's Highest Income—and Tight Pockets When it Comes to Politics

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A recent report on politics and money shows that the city of Anchorage, with the state’s highest median household income, is pretty thrifty when it comes to making political contributions.

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Education
7:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

JCPS, Kentucky Agencies Benefit From Youth Mental Health Grants

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A small group of Kentucky school districts—including Jefferson County Public Schools—and two major state agencies have received school culture and mental health grants.

The awards are part of President Obama’s “Now Is The Time” plan, which a response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Local News
6:42 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Sons of American Revolution Open Downtown Louisville Headquarters

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  The Sons of the American Revolution have a new downtown headquarters.

The national organization cut the ribbon last week for the opening of its new national office on Museum Row in downtown Louisville. The space will boast an American Revolution museum and a genealogical library where people can find aid in their search for family history.

Sam Powell, the President of the SAR Foundation, the group's fundraising arm, said the opening of the new facility was 14 years in the making.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Sun September 28, 2014

How Louisville Made Jug Band History

Louisville journalist and author Michael L. Jones has established himself as something of a jug music expert with publications on the subject in LEO, Louisville Magazine and The Courier-Journal. Jones wrote his most recent book, “Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to National Jubilee,” as a way to celebrate Louisville as the heart of a musical tradition that dates back to turn-of-the-century America.

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Education
6:59 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Kentucky's State Schools Rankings Come Out Friday, But This Year They'll Include 'Program Reviews'

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The state Education Department on Friday releases its annual accountability data rating Kentucky schools and districts, but this year's batch will be somewhat different.

This will be the third data release under Kentucky’s new accountability system—called Unbridled Learning—that was created through a 2009 law. (You can search last year's data here.)

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Local News
12:26 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards Presented at Louisville Gala

Football Hall-of-Famer and civil rights activist Jim Brown received the Muhammad Ali Lifetime Achievement Humanitarian Award
Credit Muhammad Ali Center

An Academy Award-winning actress, a pro football Hall-of-Famer and six young people from around the world were among those honored Saturday night by the Muhammad Ali Center for their humanitarian work.        

The second annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards were presented during a Louisville gala that included a red carpet procession.

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Local News
7:25 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

College Football: Louisville beats Wake Forest 20-10

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Brandon Radcliff ran for two touchdowns and 129 yards and the Louisville defense held firm in Saturday's ugly 20-10 win over Wake Forest.

Listed fourth on the depth chart, Radcliff's first career 100-yard effort on 17 carries was much needed as Louisville (4-1, 2-1 ACC) overcame three lost fumbles and 11 penalties. The Cardinals defense kept Wake Forest (2-3, 0-1) to minus-22 yards rushing and had three takeaways, both setting up touchdowns. Louisville also had eight sacks.

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Local News
3:31 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

College Football: Kentucky Tops Vanderbilt 17-7, Ends SEC Drought

LEXINGTON — Patrick Towles threw a 20-yard touchdown pass and scored on a 1-yard run, and Kentucky made three fourth-quarter interceptions to hold off Vanderbilt 17-7 on Saturday to end a 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak.

Though the Wildcats (3-1, 1-1) sent 56,940 away happy with their first conference win since November 2011 against Tennessee, there was no wild on-field celebration by Kentucky players after escaping the Commodores (1-4, 0-3). 

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