9:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

How Much Influence Should Extractive Industries Have Over Public Art?

Carbon Sink by Chris Drury
University of Wyoming Art Museum

A recent New York Times article dredged up a controversy that's been going on in Wyoming since this spring. The issue at hand is whether the University of Wyoming caved to pressure from politicians and coal companies when it removed a piece of public art from its campus a year ahead of schedule.

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8:39 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Two Groups Supporting Separate School Board Candidates

Leading up to the Nov. 6 election, two political action committees (PAC) are supporting two separate Jefferson County Board of Education candidates. 

The Bluegrass Fund--formed this year to offer support to alternative candidates from those backed by the teachers union’s Better Schools Kentucky PAC--recently announced its endorsement for District 4 candidate Chuck Haddaway, and in a new radio ad airing this week is also supporting District 7 candidate Jonathan Robertson.

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Arts and Humanities
8:30 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Glass Slippers and Stepsisters: Opera Opens Cinderella

  • A preview of the Kentucky Opera's premiere of "Cinderella" - "Try to look your best" and "Come on, let us go!" from the WUOL Lunchtime Classics performance.

The Kentucky Opera continues its 60th anniversary season this week with a company premiere of the timeless fairy tale "Cinderella." Directed by John de los Santos and conducted by Emmanuel Plasson, Jules Massenet’s romantic comic opera plays Friday evening and Sunday afternoon in the Brown Theatre.

While Massenet’s original opera was composed in French, Kentucky Opera will perform in English. 

Happily Ever After

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8:20 am
Mon October 29, 2012

U of L to Hold Conferences Examining Multiple Aspects of Sustainability

Several days of lectures and discussions about sustainability kick off this Thursday in Louisville.

First, there’s the Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference. It’s co-hosted by Jefferson Community and Technical College and the University of Louisville, and features two days of events. Then, beginning Friday, Bluegrass Bioneers is coming back to town.

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8:17 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Train Derailment: Evacuation, Road Closures Expected to Last At Least 24 Hours

Update: 5:40 p.m.

Evacuations and the shelter-in-place warning are still in effect late Monday afternoon after the morning train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County, said Jody Duncan, the MetroSafe spokeswoman. A shelter is being set up at the Nichols Fire Station No. 3 at 130 Meicel Lane in Bullitt County, about nine miles west of Shepherdsville.

Anyone who wants use the shelter space is asked to call the Red Cross at 561-3642.

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The Two-Way
6:22 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Sandy: Latest News As The Worst Begins To Be Felt

Broken and non-functional traffic lights hang over an intersection in Atlantic City, N.J., on Monday.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 11:18 am

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
4:10 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Frankenstorm: Has Climate Change Created A Monster?

Hurricane Sandy's huge cloud extends up to 2,000 miles based on a satellite image from Sunday.

Originally published on Wed October 31, 2012 3:10 pm

It was not a good year for people, weather and climate. The winter was strangely warm in many places and the summer ridiculously hot. As a large fraction of the country suffered through extreme or even extraordinary drought many folks naturally wondered, "Is this climate change?" Then along came a presidential election in which the words "climate change" disappeared from the dialogue. Now, just a week or so before voting day, the convergence of westbound Hurricane Sandy with a eastbound cold front is creating a massive storm, a Frankenstorm even, that is threatening millions of Americans.

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The Two-Way
2:15 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

East Coast Braces For Impact From Sandy

High winds blow sea foam onto Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, N.C., on Sunday, as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy move into the area.
Gerry Broome AP

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 2:48 pm

"The time for preparing and talking is about over." That's the message from Craig Fugate, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Hurricane Sandy, the monstrous superstorm that's churning its way to the U.S. East Coast, threatening millions of people.

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8:00 am
Sun October 28, 2012

David Williams' Exit from Kentucky State Senate Shakes Up Gambling Issue

David Williams' exit as Kentucky State Senate president will likely stir a recurring major issue: gambling.

The leading Kentucky state Senate Democrat said senate  President David Williams's departure should bring new life to efforts to bring casino gambling to Kentucky racetracks, while a leading voice against expanded gaming said the move was politically motivated.

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Local News
6:12 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

College Football: UK falls at Missouri; IU topples Illinois


In college football, the Kentucky Wildcats dropped their seventh straight game, losing 33-10 at Missouri today.

UK was plagued by turnovers. The Wildcats had three fumbles that resulted in Missouri touchdowns.

Kentucky falls to 1-8 on the season and 0-5 in the Southeastern Conference.

The Tigers notched their first conference victory and evened their overall record to 4-4.

UK hosts Vanderbilt next Saturday.

The Indiana Hoosiers snapped a five-losing streak, defeating host Illinois 31-17.