The Two-Way
7:14 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Romney: 'No Role Whatsoever In Management Of Bain' After '99

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 1:14 am

Mitt Romney stuck to his guns in interviews with the major news networks, this afternoon.

"I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999," Romney told CNN.

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Arts and Humanities
3:53 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

KY Shakespeare Director Says Much Ado is "a Kick in The Pants"

Last night, Kentucky Shakespeare opened its production of Much Ado About Nothing, with a twist—this version is set in the Wild West. Producing Artistic Director Brantley Dunaway joined WFPL's Erin Keane on Friday's Byline, to talk about the show, and what's new with Kentucky Shakespeare.

Local News
3:31 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

I-65 Section To Be Shut Down For Weekend Repairs

A three-mile stretch of Interstate 65 northbound in downtown Louisville will be shut down this weekend to allow for repaving work.

The northbound lanes of I-65 from the Watterson Expressway to Chestnut Street will be closed from 7:00 this evening  until 5:00am Monday. 

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it’s more efficient to shut down the entire stretch than to allow limited traffic and pave one lane at a time.

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Local News
3:31 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Personnel Board Opens Richie Farmer Investigation

Farmer was agriculture commissioner between 2004 and 2011.
File photo

Another state agency is investigating alleged abuse under former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer’s administration. The Kentucky Personnel Board unanimously approved the investigation Friday.

The board’s decision comes after the state auditor’s office released a scathing audit in the spring showing gross abuse by Farmer who served as agriculture commissioner between 2004 and 2011.

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Local News
3:24 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Black Lung Returns; Landmarks Ordinance; Kentucky Shakespeare: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for Byline for this Friday the 13th of July.

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Local News
2:32 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Map Shows Density of Bike-Car Collisions

From Map Grapher

After first finding an increase in bike-car collisions in Louisville between 2010 and 2011, the Map Grapher blog has (that's right) mapped collision density

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Environment
1:47 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

California Congressman Says Federal Government Needs More Tools for Mine Safety

The leading Democrat on the U.S. House Committee on Education and Workforce says the federal government doesn’t have enough tools to keep coal miners safe.

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Environment
12:50 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

State Uses Helicopters to Watch Mines

State government inspectors have been using aerial surveillance to watch coal operators in central Appalachia.

Helicopter flights have cost The Kentucky Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement more than $477,000 over the past four years, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

News of the flyovers surprised mining industry leaders, including Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett, who protested the covert nature of the inspections and questioned their effectiveness.

Environment
12:19 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Air Quality Alert In Effect Monday

The Louisville Air Pollution Control District is predicting elevated levels of ozone on Monday, July 16. The Air Quality Index is forecast to be 106, which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. 

This is the 19th Air Quality Alert so far this year. The area has exceeded ozone standards 15 times this summer. For hourly air quality updates, call (502) 574-3319.

Arts and Humanities
10:45 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Arts Council Announces Arts Partnership Grants

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $600,000 to Jefferson County arts groups for the next fiscal year. The Kentucky Arts Partnership grant is an annual statewide program that funds operational support for nonprofit arts groups. This year, the arts council awarded more than $1.7 million to 104 groups across Kentucky that provide year-round arts programs for the public. 

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