Education
2:44 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Jefferson County Teachers Union's PAC Supports District 6 Challenger

The PAC Better Schools Kentucky is endorsing Lisa Willner for the District 6 JCPS school board seat.
Credit Lisa Willner

The Jefferson County Teachers Association's political action committee—Better Schools Kentucky— has endorsed school board candidate Lisa Willner's bid to unseat District 6 incumbent Carol Haddad, according to a news release sent by Willner.

District 6 covers central Jefferson County.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Hot Jobs Contrast With Cooler Summer In Louisville

Credit Photos by Eleanor Hasken/LPM

As I sweated through this summer, the newsroom decided I should I set out to document how people in high-temperature jobs get through a sweltering Louisville summer.

What about the folks who pave roads? Or spend days on a hot roof, or sweat it out next to a huge oven? Perhaps they had some tips or tricks to get through the summer.

But as the summer went on, I began to suspect that 2014's might not have been the best for this investigation.

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Education
9:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Fall Speaker Series At UofL Looks To Connect Public With Professors

Credit File photo

Mayan ruins, the Pope’s impact on American politics and English gardens are some of the topics that will be discussed soon by University of Louisville professors during a fall luncheon series.

The Meet the Professor lecture series will begin on Sept. 4 and continue to be held on the first Thursday of each following month until December. 

John Hale, the director of Liberal Studies at University of Louisville, said the series is a way to connect the public with what is going on at the university.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

The Heart of Shakespeare Explored in Actors Theatre's New, Remixed 'Love's Labour's Lost'

Director Dominique Serrand in "Love's Labour's Lost" rehearsal with actors Richard Prioleau and Kimiye Corwin.
Credit Phillip Allgeier / Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville opens its new season this week with Shakespeare’s oldest love story, but you’ve never seen “Love’s Labour's Lost” like this before. The comedy is adapted, altered and re-imagined by The Moving Company’s Steve Epp, Nathan Keepers and Dominique Serrand, who remixed the original script to put the words of Shakespeare’s other lovers – from all 37 of his plays – into these characters’ mouths.

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Local News
1:00 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

'Big Squeeze' Expected to Cause Long-Term Traffic Issues on I-65

Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

A new stage of the downtown bridge project starting Tuesday will reduce Interstate 65 lanes and shift traffic in Southern Indiana, leading to traffic congestion into 2016.

The Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project faces traffic delays during this long-term portion of the construction. This construction phase focuses on I-65 between Brown's Station Way and the Kennedy Bridge.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

Hike, Bike or Paddle? Louisville's Bi-Annual Event Returns on Labor Day.

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Thousands of Louisvillians are expected to head to Waterfront Park on Monday to participate in Mayor Greg Fischer’s Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike and Paddle event.

Louisville ranks 10th in general health out of 15 peer cities, according to one report from the Greater Louisville Project.    And Jefferson County is 30th in overall health among Kentucky’s 150 counties.

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Politics
8:00 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Mitch McConnell Extends Lead Over Alison Lundergan Grimes in Latest Bluegrass Poll

Credit Kentucky Secretary of State/U.S. Senate

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has added slightly to his lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll released Saturday evening.

The survey of 569 likely Kentucky voters puts McConnell ahead of Grimes by four points in the tightly contested U.S. Senate race, a lead that is still within the margin of error with less than 10-weeks until Election Day.

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Local News
7:00 am
Sun August 31, 2014

A Unique Honor for a Unique Player: Louisville Bats to Retire Corky Miller's Jersey

Credit Louisville Bats

For the first time in the history of the franchise, the Louisville Bats will retire a player’s jersey.

The honor goes to catcher Corky Miller, who has spent most of his professional career with the Bats and has become a popular figure in Louisville over the past decade.    

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Local News
5:03 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Indiana Overpowers Indiana State 28-10

Credit Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON — Tevin Coleman rushed for a career-high 247 yards on 23 carries to lead Indiana to a 28-10 win over Indiana State in the season opener for both teams on Saturday.

The Hoosiers used a steady dose of run plays to wear down the Sycamores defense. Indiana State was able to keep the game close by taking care of the ball and stopping the Hoosiers twice on fourth down inside the red zone.

D'Angelo Roberts also ran for 129 yards for Indiana. Coleman's output was the fifth-best rushing performance in school history.

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Local News
3:54 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Kentucky Wildcats Rout Tennessee-Martin In College Football Season Opener

Mark Stoops
Credit Florida State University

LEXINGTON — Braylon Heard's first-half touchdown runs of 73 and 43 yards spurred Kentucky to a season-opening, 59-14 rout of Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.

Quarterback Patrick Towles added a touchdown passing and running in his first career start for Kentucky, which outgained the Skyhawks 656-398. The Wildcats' sophomore threw for 370 yards, but Kentucky's tailbacks set the tone by flying through huge holes and scoring virtually untouched.

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