Local News
3:38 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

College Football: Cards Host Missouri State; UK Looking For First Win

Photo of U of L's Senorise Perry courtesy of uoflsports.com

The Louisville Cardinals return to college football action tomorrow, hosting Missouri State.

The 23rd ranked Cards are coming off a season-opening victory over Kentucky.

Senior center Mario Benavides  says he’s not worried about his team becoming complacent against the unranked Bears, who were trounced by Kansas State last week 51-9.

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Local News
3:05 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Libertarian Candidate to Appear on Kentucky Ballot

Candidacy papers have been filed for a Libertarian presidential candidate to appear on Kentucky's ballot.

Today is the deadline for candidates' campaigns to file their paperwork for the November 6 election. Third party candidates need 5,000 signatures and $500 to appear on the ballot, and those have been turned in for Gary Johnson.

Johnson is the former two-term governor of New Mexico. His campaign coordinator in Kentucky says it took more than four months to collect enough signatures.

Local News
2:56 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

DNC Analysis; Health Exchanges Coming to Kentucky; Civil War Doc on PBS: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's Byline:

At the top - A look back at this week’s Democratic national convention with  CN2’s Ryan Alessi, WFPL political editor Phillip M. Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston.  Panelists reflect on the major speeches, and the lack of Kentucky participation compared to last week's Republican convention in Tampa.

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Local News
12:15 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Yale Students' Distillery Designs on Display in Louisville

Diana Nee

The Yale School of Architecture’s Advanced Design Studio will visit Louisville tomorrow to show off student designs for a distillery at the corner of 1st and Main streets, across from Whiskey Row.

New Fruits: Urban Distillery will feature models and renderings of designs students began putting together during a visit to Louisville earlier this year.

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Politics
12:03 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle

Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams has stepped up his battle with the state Department of Insurance by filing a federal civil rights complaint. 

Adams has spent the last three months fighting with the department over the rights of Christian Care Medishare and other Christians-only health sharing organizations, Christian HealthCare and Samaritan Ministries.

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The Two-Way
10:38 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Just 96,000 Jobs Added To Payrolls; Unemployment Rate Dips To 8.1 Percent

At a job fair in San Diego this week, Navy Sailor E-5 Cedric Washington spoke to Sim Garriotti from Lockheed Martin while interviewing for a potential position.
Sandy Huffaker Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 10:34 am

The number of jobs on private and public payrolls grew by just 96,000 in August from July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said this morning.

Meanwhile, the nation's unemployment rate edged down to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent the month before. Often, the jobless rate dips even when employment growth is weak because the size of the labor force shrank as many Americans gave up looking for work.

It's a report that will surely add to the presidential campaign rhetoric.

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Local News
10:06 am
Fri September 7, 2012

General David Petraeus to Speak at U of L

Retired four-star general and current CIA director David Patraeus will visit the University of Louisville Monday.

Patraeus's biography reads like a primer on modern military history. He was commander of the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003. After the invasion, he led the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq. From there, he became head of the Multinational Force, commanding military operations in Iraq.

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Arts and Humanities
9:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

First Friday Five: September

It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears.

But with so many events and gallery receptions happening at once, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so every month we take a look at five don’t-miss art events happening during the hop.

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Environment
8:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Natural Gas Vehicles Ever More Feasible for Fleets

One of Waste Management's new natural gas-powered garbage trucks.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Natural gas is becoming increasingly popular as a source of electricity, and in many places—including Louisville—it’s replacing coal. But natural gas is also becoming more prevalent as fuel for vehicles.

In Waste Management’s facility off of Fern Valley Road, there’s a garbage truck parked after its daily route. On one side, so large it’s hard to miss, is a sign that says “Think Green, Think Clean”—a reference to the fact that this truck burns cleaner natural gas.

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Politics
4:41 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Yarmuth Says Kentucky Delegates Wanted to Show Unified Support for President Obama

U.S. Congress

As the Democratic National Convention wraps up, Kentucky Democrats are trying to present a more unified front for President Barack Obama.

In this year’s primary, 42 percent of Democrats who cast ballots voted uncommitted rather than for the president. That created a problem for delegates to the party’s national convention, since uncommitted isn’t a candidate.

But this week, almost every Kentucky delegate supported this president's formal nomination.

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