Environment
9:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

What's Former Coal Exec Don Blankenship Up To in Kentucky?

Brianhayden1980 Wikimedia Commons

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is back on the radar, but apparently not currently seeking any coal mining permits in Kentucky.

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It's All Politics
7:42 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Would Only Dent The Deficit

House Speaker John Boehner, seen last week, discusses the looming fiscal cliff.
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Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 7:30 pm

Virtually everyone agrees that allowing the nation to fall off the fiscal cliff would be a bad thing.

Government programs would be cut, taxes would rise significantly on a majority of Americans, and according to the Congressional Budget Office, the economy would fall back into recession.

But get this: Even if all of those things happen, there would still be a budget deficit.

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Local News
7:30 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Petitions Ask for Kentucky, Other States, to Secede

Beriah Magoffin was governor of Kentucky when the Civil War began. He was a "states' rights" supporter, but kept Kentucky neutral.
Library of Congress

President Obama has been re-elected, a new Congress is taking shape and the American citizenry is ready to move on to tackle the various challenging issues before the nation.

Perhaps not all of the citizenry.

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Arts and Humanities
4:54 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

O Pioneers! The Slant Culture Theatre Festival Opens

The Slant Culture Theatre Festival opened over the weekend with a full slate of productions, workshops, special guests and events (read the overview). Five Louisville theater companies joined together to produce a repertory festival featuring five mainstage plays and about a dozen special events.

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Local News
3:50 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Report: Eleven Staffers in Commonwealth's Attorney's Office Won't Be Retained

Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney-elect Tom Wine

The incoming Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney is planning some personnel changes in the office.

Tom Wine has informed 11 people who worked under his predecessor — including five prosecutors — that they will not be retained, according to the Courier-Journal.

Wine will take over as commonwealth's attorney in January, replacing the retiring Dave Stengel.

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Local News
3:04 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Earthquake Stronger Than Saturday's Possible in Kentucky

Saturday’s earthquake in southeast Kentucky may have some residents worried about the potential for a stronger quake. 

While considered  light, Saturday’s 4.3 earthquake  centered near Whitesburg, could be felt in Lexington and Cincinnati.  Compare that to the 6.0 quake that hit Virginia last year, damaging structures in Washington D-C.  

Such a strong quake here cannot be ruled out, Kentucky Geological Survey Geologic Hazards Director Zehnming Wang said.

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Local News
2:53 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Yum Center Projects Higher Profits, Olympic Trials Bid

Credit File photo

Officials are projecting higher earnings than expected for the KFC Yum! Center through June of next year and have also announced their intention to bid next month to host the 2016 Olympic swim trials.

Los Angeles-based AEG took over management of the KFC Yum! Center from the Kentucky State Fair Board this year. AEG was charged with bringing in $1 million in profit this fiscal year and booking at least 20 events, according to marketing manager Sandra Kendall.

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Local News
2:03 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

College Football: Cards Drop in Rankings; Perry Out for Season

The University of Louisville football team has dropped out of the top ten in the national rankings following the Cards 45-26 loss at Syracuse Saturday, their first defeat of the season.

U of L fell from 9th to 20th in the AP poll and from 10th to 18th in the USA Today/coaches poll.

The Cards also dropped from 9th to 19th in the BCS standings used to determine college football’s national champion and top-tier bowl match-ups.

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Education
2:02 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

U of L Hosts Technology Leadership Program, JCPS Participates

Hundreds of students from around Kentucky will be at the University of Louisville’s Swain Activities Center Tuesday for the 2012 Student Technology Leadership Program.

STLP was launched in 1994 and the regional competition has been held at U of L for over a decade. Students will show ways they’re using technology in leadership roles to serve their communities.

“You can really get a sense of how in touch with technology kids are today,” said Stephen Swan, a term instructor with instructional technology at U of L’s College of Education.

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