Keg of Nails http://wfpl.org en Cardinals, Bearcats to Battle Thursday for Keg of Nails http://wfpl.org/post/cardinals-bearcats-battle-thursday-keg-nails <p>A college football rivalry that dates back to 1929 will come to at least a temporary halt after Thursday's battle between the Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bearcats.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This will be the </span>53<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> meeting for possession of the Keg of Nails trophy and both teams’ regular season finale. &nbsp; &nbsp;The </span>Bearcats<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;hold the series lead, 30-21-1, but the Cards won last year in overtime.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:40:13 +0000 Rick Howlett 7778 at http://wfpl.org Cardinals, Bearcats to Battle Thursday for Keg of Nails Strange Fruit: LGBTQ Election Victories; Big Brother's Wil Heuser http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-lgbtq-election-victories-big-brothers-wil-heuser <p>This week's election has been widely regarded as a victory for LGBTQ rights. Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin will become the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/07/politics/wisconsin-tammy-baldwin-senate/index.html">first openly-gay U.S. Senator</a>, and several state passed ballot initiatives legalizing same-sex marriage. This week, we spoke with Constitutional Law Professor <a href="http://www.law.louisville.edu/faculty/samuel_marcosson">Sam Marcosson</a> from UofL's Brandeis School of Law, to find out what the implications of the results could be, and whether we will ever see marriage equality in the Commonwealth.</p><p> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 2445 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: LGBTQ Election Victories; Big Brother's Wil Heuser Obama Says He's 'Open To Compromise,' But Solutions Must Be 'Balanced' http://wfpl.org/post/obama-says-hes-open-compromise-solutions-must-be-balanced The post-election negotiations over taxes, the economy and the so-called fiscal cliff moved into a new phase this afternoon when President Obama stepped up to a microphone at the White House to lay out his latest thoughts about what needs to be done.<p>In many ways, this words were echoes from the hard-fought campaign.<p>"It's time to get back to work and there is plenty of work to do," he said. "The American people voted for action, not politics as usual." And while he is "open to compromise ... Fri, 09 Nov 2012 19:04:45 +0000 Mark Memmott 2429 at http://wfpl.org Obama Says He's 'Open To Compromise,' But Solutions Must Be 'Balanced' For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' http://wfpl.org/post/albert-mohler-2012-election-evangelical-disaster Many religious conservatives thought this might be the year of an evangelical comeback, when voters would throw President Obama out because of his support of same-sex marriage and abortion, and his health plan's birth control mandate. It didn't work out that way.<p>"I think this was an evangelical disaster," says Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.<p>Mohler says white evangelicals moved in lockstep: Seventy-nine percent voted for Republican Mitt Romney, the same percentage as voted for President George W. Bush in 2004. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:18:24 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2423 at http://wfpl.org For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' Obamacare Is Here To Stay, But In What Form? http://wfpl.org/post/obamacare-here-stay-what-form President Obama's re-election and the retention of a Democratic majority in the Senate means the likelihood of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act has receded.<p>So what now?<p>"The law is here and we should at this point expect it to still be here Jan. 1, 2014," says Alan Weil, executive director of the nonpartisan <a href="http://www.nashp.org/about-nashp">National Academy for State Health Policy</a>.<p>Jan. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:24:10 +0000 Julie Rovner 2409 at http://wfpl.org Obamacare Is Here To Stay, But In What Form? In His Second Term, How Will Obama Approach Fossil Fuels? http://wfpl.org/post/his-second-term-how-will-obama-approach-fossil-fuels <p>For the past four years, officials in Kentucky’s coal industry have fought President Obama’s steps to further regulate emissions from coal plants and pollution from coal mining. Now that the president has won re-election, they wonder if anything will change in a second term.</p><p>President Obama’s administration has put into motion numerous regulations that affect the coal industry. But many of these aren’t actually in effect yet…they’re still moving through the rule making process, or are tied up in court.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:08:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2406 at http://wfpl.org In His Second Term, How Will Obama Approach Fossil Fuels? Republicans Pick Up Seats in Kentucky House, Fall Short of Majority http://wfpl.org/post/republicans-pick-seats-kentucky-house-fall-short-majority <p></p><p>Overall, Tuesday provided a great night for Kentucky Republicans, who narrowed their minority Kentucky House of Representatives.</p><p>But the GOP fell well short of their goal of winning 10 seats and taking control of the state House.&nbsp;</p><p>Even though they remain the minority, GOP spokesman Joe&nbsp;Burgan&nbsp;says his party has reason to celebrate.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 2385 at http://wfpl.org Republicans Pick Up Seats in Kentucky House, Fall Short of Majority John Yarmuth Cruises to Victory http://wfpl.org/post/john-yarmuth-cruises-victory <p></p><p>Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth has won re-election by 30 percentage points over Republican challenger Brooks Wicker in the Third Congressional District race.</p><p>Wicker had struggled throughout the race to raise money for the campaign and didn’t run any TV ads. The race was never considered close, and observers argue the wide margin this year makes Yarmuth tougher to beat in future elections.</p><p>Yarmuth says he hopes the message of the race is that he listens to constituents but is able to explain how policies in Washington affect their lives.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:38:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2380 at http://wfpl.org John Yarmuth Cruises to Victory Election 2012 | What Happened In Kentucky, Indiana on Election Night http://wfpl.org/post/election-2012-what-happened-kentucky-indiana-election-night <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><strong>Update 12:09 a.m.: </strong>Here's a rundown of what happened tonight, with updated stories.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 00:01:21 +0000 Staff 2373 at http://wfpl.org Election 2012 | What Happened In Kentucky, Indiana on Election Night Paul Says Some Senate Races Tough to Pick http://wfpl.org/post/paul-says-some-senate-races-tough-pick Republicans in the U.S. Senate are just as anxious to know the outcome of their races as they are for the White House. A Senate takeover is highly important to conservatives who want to repeal the federal health care law. U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says it's tough to predict tonight's results.<p> "We've got three or four that we're trying to hang on to and we've got three or four more that we could win. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:16:10 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Lisa Autry 2367 at http://wfpl.org Paul Says Some Senate Races Tough to Pick