Local News
5:33 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Kentucky Among States With Highest Income Inequality

Median Household Incom
U.S. Census Bureau

The latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau places Kentucky in two unfortunate categories.

The commonwealth is among states with the lowest median household income (below $45,000, Kentucky's is around $41,000) and it is among the states with the highest income inequality.

In the first category, Kentucky fits in with most of the states to the south. Only Georgia has a median income above $45,000, making it the outlier in the south, along with Texas. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Baby Horse Blurs Line Between Performance Art and Theater

Jon Becraft, Danielle Burns and Kelli Fitzgibbons in "Biography of Physical Sensation."
Baby Horse Theatre Group

Baby Horse Theatre Group, a new Louisville company, blurs the line between drama and performance art with its first experimental show. Devised from extensive interviews with one ordinary subject, “Biography of  Physical Sensation” tells the story of one woman’s life through her memories.

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Politics
2:00 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Coal Executive Threatens to Sue Rep. Chandler for Slander

A coal executive is threatening to sue Congressman Ben Chandler over a recent campaign ad.

Chandler is facing Republican Andy Barr in the November election. Executive Heath Lovell appeared in a Barr ad recently wearing a hardhat and miner's garb.

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Local News
1:45 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

White House Recognizes Louisville's Chief of Innovation

Louisville’s Chief of Innovation and Economic Growth will be honored at the White House Tuesday as of Champion of Change.

President Barack Obama’s Champions program honors community members doing extraordinary things. Nominees are invited to the White House to share their ideas for improving the future.

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Politics
1:36 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Report Shows Kentucky's Debt Continues to Increase

An annual report that describes the state’s financial outlook shows that Kentucky has once again gone deeper into debt.

The report, when compared with past years, shows the state added more than $110 million in debt during the last fiscal year.

Tea Party activist David Adams says that number shows that claims by Governor Steve Beshear that he’s balanced the budget 10 times are false.

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Politics
12:13 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Managed Care Official Criticizes Kentucky's Approach to the Medicaid System

Michael Neidorff, CEO of Centene
Centene

The CEO of a major Medicaid managed care company (MCO) is criticizing Kentucky for the way the state deals with businesses like his.

Michael Neidorff is the CEO of Centene, which operates Kentucky Spirit, one of three statewide MCOs that has managed Medicaid patients for the state since last year.

In a recent call with Wall Street investors, Neidorff criticized Kentucky officials and the mindset they have about what managed care can do for the state.

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Local News
12:12 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Burma's Suu Kyi Asks Louisville Crowd for Support

Nobel Peace Price winner and democratic activist Aung San Suu Kyi  says support from the United States must continue to encourage  democratic reforms in Burma, also known as Myanmar.

Suu Kyi addressed a crowd at the University of Louisville Monday morning as part of the school’s McConnell Center lecture series.

She’s on a two-week U.S. visit that’s both a celebration of her recent election to the Burmese parliament, and a political trip to ask for continued support of her country’s democratic reforms.

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The Two-Way
11:29 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Debate Preview: Obama And Romney Shadow Box On '60 Minutes'

CBS News' 60 Minutes

Originally published on Mon September 24, 2012 8:40 am

The first official presidential debate isn't until Oct. 3 in Denver. But as The New York Times writes, last night on CBS News' 60 Minutes there was something of a "shadow debate that offered a likely preview of the tone and substance" of what will happen on stage next week.

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Arts and Humanities
11:02 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Stephen Tobolowsky Coming to Louisville

Host of "The Tobolowsky Files" (Thursdays at 9 p.m. on 89.3 WFPL), Stephen Tobolowsky will be speaking at the Kentucky Center on Friday, October 5. Tickets are now on sale.

Tobowlowsky is currently touring in support of his brand new book, "The Dangerous Animals Club."

"He weaves a spell not unlike Jean Shepherd or Garrison Keillor." – Leonard Maltin

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Local News
10:17 am
Mon September 24, 2012

IdeaFestival: Fail Early, Fail Often

Dr. John Barker is a former member of the University of Louisville plastic surgery department and current professor of experimental trauma and orthopedic surgery at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität in Frankfort. He is also the head of a new regenerative medicine institute.

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