Local News
9:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

First Landmarks Designation Hearing Since Changes

The Olmsted Parks Conservancy argues Hogan's Fountain Pavilion doesn't fit the original Olmsted vision.

Louisville’s Landmarks Commission will hold its first designation hearing next week since the city changed the law regulating its landmarks process last month.

The application, petition and fee have been submitted to list Cherokee Park's Hogan's Fountain Pavilion as a new landmark, but not everyone is on board.

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Local News
9:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Another Closed Boys and Girls Club Reopens

After closing its doors last year, the Parkland Boys and Girls Club will hold its grand reopening Monday.

Parkland and three other local Boys and Girls Clubs operated by the Salvation Army were closed last year due to financial cuts. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, which also operates clubs in the area, reopened the closed Newberg club earlier this year and at the time president Jennifer Helgeson said the organization would also try to reopen the Parkland club.

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Local News
8:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Kentucky Preservation Conference To Be Held In Princeton

The 2012 Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference begins this week in the western Kentucky community of Princeton.

The two-day conference will include sessions on selling historic properties, best practices for preserving endangered historic sites and converting schools and other public buildings into affordable housing.

Diane Comer with the Kentucky Heritage Council says this is the first year the biennial conference will be held away from a major metropolitan area.

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Arts and Humanities
8:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Fund Drive Launched For Lexington's Kentucky Theatre

Photo by Raymond Adams from kentuckytheatre.com

The  Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington is preparing to celebrate its 90th birthday and a group of local volunteers is working to raise up to $1.5 million for renovations to the movie house.

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Politics
8:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Poll Shows McConnell, Paul With Majority Approval Ratings

A majority of Kentucky voters approve of the jobs that Republican U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are doing in Washington, according to a new Bluegrass Poll.

The poll shows McConnell, who is running for re-election in two years, holding a 51 percent job approval rating among likely voters with 42 percent disapproving of the GOP leader's performance. Similarly, Paul has a 53 percent approval but a slightly lower disapproval rating at 38 percent almost two years after being elected.

As The Courier-Journal's James Carroll reports, political observers argue that this bodes well for both lawmakers when considering the historic low numbers for Congress overall.

From The Courier-J:

The poll numbers for McConnell and Paul indicate no potential re-election problems, said Jennifer Duffy, a Senate analyst with the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:26 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Teachers' Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform

Teachers interact differently with students expected to succeed. But they can be trained to change those classroom behaviors.
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 9:52 am

In my Morning Edition story today, I look at expectations — specifically, how teacher expectations can affect the performance of the children they teach.

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Environment
7:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Pre-IdeaFestival Symposium to Focus on Water

Louisville Water's Pump Station Number 1 on Zorn Avenue.

The actual Idea Festival starts on Wednesday. But on Tuesday, there’s a day of lectures and discussions all relating to water.

Speakers will run the gamut, from Greg Heitzman of Louisville Water to Gregory Luhan, architecture professor and associate dean of research at the University of Kentucky College of Design.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Review: 'Dracula' Is Back, Bloody

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre opened the “Dracula” crypt Friday for its 18th consecutive Halloween season run. Directed and adapted by William McNulty, the play is based on Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel about a mysterious count from Transylvania who terrorizes a seaside town in England.

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Education
10:23 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Will School Lunch Changes Really Make Students Healthier?

There’s a new push on for healthier school food across the country, in the form of a new law called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, aimed at updating nutrition standards in the National School Lunch Program. Those new guidelines start taking effect this year. Will they have the desired result?

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Politics
10:44 pm
Sat September 15, 2012

Noise and Notes: Brooks Wicker Makes His Case for Congress

Republican Brooks Wicker is running for Kentucky's Third Congressional District seat against three-term Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth.

You may not have heard of Wicker's candidacy, which is mainly because he was struggled to raise enough funds to get his message out to voters. Thus far he has raised just $5,000, but the Louisville accountant promises he will have enough to hold Yarmuth accountable.

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