Local News
2:01 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Pensioners Concerned With Retirement System's Woes

Richard and Denise Woods want to travel.

The Woods are retirees with Kentucky state employee pensions, and they planned to fill their retirement with trips to Europe and visits to grandchildren in Georgia. But prices for gas and plane tickets are going up. And the pension system is struggling. The Woods worry that the checks they use to finance travels will stop coming.

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Environment
1:00 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Washington Post Editorial Urges Politicians to Stop Telling Coalfields 'Fairy Tales'

Decumanus Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, the Washington Post published an editorial for residents of coal country.

The newspaper’s editorial board is left-leaning, and begins the piece by criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for “pandering” to coalfields residents, promising them a resurgence of the industry if he’s elected.

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Local News
12:59 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

U of L Trustees Board Approves Process to Complete Merger Talks

The University of Louisville Medical Center is inching closer to securing a merging partner, which officials say could come in the next several weeks.

U of L’s Board of Trustees authorized the school’s vice president of health affairs, Dr. David Dunn, to complete negotiations with finalists, whose names are being kept quiet during the negotiating process.

After a potential merger with Catholic Health Initiatives and Jewish Hospital fell through, UMC opened the merger to a bidding process.

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Arts and Humanities
12:27 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

REVIEW: Actors Theatre's Long 'Journey' Offers Great Rewards

John Brummer as Edmund and Michael Bakkensen as Jamie in "Long Day's Journey into Night."
Alan Simons Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville's new artistic director Les Waters put his acclaimed directorial chops on full display in last night's opening of Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical dysfunctional family and addiction drama “Long Day's Journey Into Night.” Powerhouse acting and economical staging allow the family Tyrone to reveal themselves wholly and sympathetically over the course of the long but rewarding production. 

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Local News
11:51 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Doctor, Christian, Environmentalist: Matthew Sleeth

Dr. Matthew Sleeth occupies an unusual — or diverse — role in contemporary America. He's trained as a doctor. But in the latter part of his life, he began to explore his faith as Christian. Specifically, he sought to understand the connection between the Bible and protecting the environment. In his books like, "The Green Bible," he argues that Christian morality is aligned with conservation and environmentalism. 

He's speaking Saturday (Oct.13) at the "Healthy Food, Local Farms" conference here in Louisville.

Environment
8:00 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Revealing a City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions...One Building at a Time

A new project by researchers at Arizona State University has succeeded in creating visualizations of a city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The first test case of the new technology is Indianapolis.

Here's the video the team made to showcase the technology:

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Politics
1:45 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Despite Lack of Local Issues, Kentucky Officials Pleased With VP Debate

Congressman John Yarmuth and Senator Rand Paul
Phillip Bailey WFPL News

Even though the candidates for vice president met at Centre College in Danville for their debate Thursday night, Kentucky issues such as coal and the auto industry weren’t heavily addressed.

Kentucky is affected by many of the national issues that were discussed, but Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan had little to say on topics specific to the commonwealth, such as coal and the auto industry.

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Election 2012
11:55 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Transcript: Biden-Ryan Vice Presidential Debate

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., participate in the vice presidential debate, moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News, Thursday in Danville, Ky.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 11:14 am

  • Listen to NPR's Special Coverage
  • Listen to the Debate

Transcript of the Oct. 11 debate between Vice President Biden and his Republican challenger, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News. Source: Federal News Service

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It's All Politics
8:41 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Live Blog: Biden Vs. Ryan In The Vice Presidential Debate

Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan during Thursday's debate.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 12:54 pm

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Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, had a lively debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., this evening — one marked by Biden's aggressive challenges to many of the Republican vice presidential nominee's claims and Ryan's oft-repeated message that the Obama-Biden administration's policies aren't working.

The discussion was steered by ABC News' Martha Raddatz. It's the only vice presidential debate of the campaign.

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It's All Politics
7:49 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Here's Where To Get 'Fact Checks' Tonight

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 7:36 pm

Just as they did before, during and after last week's presidential debate, the fact checkers will be up and running for tonight's vice presidential debate:

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