Local News
5:37 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Eastern Parkway to Close for Tree Removal

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A two-block stretch of Eastern Parkway will be closed for several hours over the next few days. Louisville Metro Parks crews are removing four pin oak trees that are reportedly diseased and damaged. The department will close Eastern Parkway between Baxter and Quadrant avenues from 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Thursday. Traffic will be detoured one block north, to Edenside Avenue.

Local News
5:31 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Jefferson Leads Counties In Tourism Dollars Spent

 

Kentucky officials are touting an increase in tourism in the past year. A new report shows that last year the economic impact of tourism increased 3 percent, to nearly $11.7 billion.

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Arts and Humanities
5:27 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Actors Theatre Names Former Intern Associate Artistic Director

Actors Theatre of Louisville

California-based director Meredith McDonough returns to the Actors Theatre of Louisville artistic staff this fall, where she began her career as a directing intern 14 years ago.

The new Actors Theatre of Louisville associate artistic director went on to serve two seasons as associate director of the apprentince/intern company before leaving in 2001 for the west coast. Since then, she’s worked all over the country, most recently as a director and developer of new plays at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

McDonough says she’s thrilled to come back to Louisville.

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Local News
5:02 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

As Weather Warms Up, So Does Highway Repair Work

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky’s highway construction season moves into high gear this month. Crews are at work on I-64 in several eastern Kentucky counties. State Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy says the moderate winter means there should actually be fewer road repairs.

“It will be similar probably to last summer. There will be probably less pothole repair work, because we had a mild winter. Therefore we don’t have as many potholes to of course give attention to in previous years when the weather was drastic,” she said.

Local News
4:49 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Massa Formally Takes Seat on Indiana Supreme Court

Indiana’s newest Supreme Court justice has been formally seated on the bench. 

Mark Massa was publicly sworn in today in the high court chambers. He was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Chief Justice Randall Shepard.

Massa is the 107th person to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court.

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Education
3:13 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

For-Profit, Online Schools Enroll Large Number of Students

 

For the first time, Kentucky has released enrollment numbers for online and for-profit colleges and the results are surprising to the Council on Post-Secondary Education.

“I did not realize that it was enrolling about as many students as our traditional independent institutions we look at," said Heidi Hiemstra, the council’s vice president of research.

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Education
2:34 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Greater Clark Interviews Five to Replace Superintendent Daeschner

 

Candidates looking to become the next Superintendent of Greater Clark County Schools are being interviewed this week.

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Political Junkie
1:23 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar May Not Survive Tuesday's GOP Primary

Both Democrats come off unsuccessful gov. campaigns; Barrett lost to Walker in 2010, and Falk lost the primary in 2006.
Ken Rudin collection

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 11:03 pm

When Richard Lugar, the mayor of Indianapolis, first ran for the Senate, against Democratic incumbent Birch Bayh in 1974, a big part of his problem was that he was a partisan Republican.

In fairness, there was nothing wrong with being a partisan Republican in good GOP years ... in, say, 1972, when President Richard Nixon was on his way to a landslide re-election and Lugar was the keynote speaker at the GOP national convention.

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Local News
12:15 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Suspects Sought in Churchill Downs Homicide

Louisville Metro Police say they have no suspects in their investigation into a Derby weekend homicide on the Churchill Downs backside. 

The body of 48 year old Adan Fabian Perez was discovered early yesterday morning in a barn. Officials say he lived and worked on the backside as a groom.

LMPD homicide detective Lt. Barry Wilkerson says there are indications that Perez was involved in an altercation, but an autopsy today will determine the exact cause of death.

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