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JCPS Wants Input For Crafting Vision 2020 Strategic Plan

May 5, 2015

The Vision 2020 plan will focus on kindergarten readiness, early childhood literacy and college- and career-readiness, said Jonathan Lowe, the district's director of strategy. Read Story

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Upward Mobility Is Rarer In Louisville Than Some Surrounding Counties, Study Says

May 5, 2015

People born poor are more likely to stay that way if they live in Jefferson County than if they live in surrounding Bullitt or Oldham counties, according to a recent Harvard study. Read Story

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McConnell and Paul Introduce Tax Bill For Bourbon Producers

May 5, 2015

The AGED Spirits Act allows bourbon producers to write off whiskey as it ages. At the moment, the tax code is written such that distilleries can only deduct bourbon once it is bottled and sold. Read Story

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More Kentucky Voters Are Registered Than Ever Before (But Low Turnout Is Still Expected in the Primary)

May 4, 2015

Kentucky has 3,175,905 voters registered, up from 3,147,157 in the November general election last year—the state's previous record for voters registered. Read Story

Indiana Board of Education May Undergo Makeover

May 4, 2015

A bill approved last week by state legislators takes away two of Republican Gov. Mike Pence's appointments to the board, which has faced numerous disputes with Democratic state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz. Read Story

Fayette School Board Terminates Contract With Search Firm

May 4, 2015

The Fayette County school board has voted to terminate its contract with PROACT Search Inc. Read Story

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Louisville’s Economic Development Team Gets National Recognition

May 4, 2015

Louisville Forward got a nod from Site Selection Magazine as a top U.S. economic development group. Read Story

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Most Kentucky Counties Have Fewer People With Jobs Than in 2007

May 4, 2015

Only 28 Kentucky counties have more people employed in March 2015 than in March 2007, according to a recent analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Read Story

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Rand Paul’s Minority Outreach Efforts Hit Snag With Baltimore Comments

May 4, 2015

Paul told a conservative talk show host Tuesday he was glad his train didn’t make a stop in Baltimore during the riots and protests there. Read Story

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Sights and Sounds From the 2015 Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2015

The racetrack was packed with people sporting hats, colorful suits or dresses and mint julep cups in their hands. Most activities--from betting to eating--required a little patience, but the crowd from the infield to the paddock to the rest of the track appeared largely to be having a good time. Read Story

American Pharoah Wins Kentucky Derby

May 2, 2015

Favorite American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday before the largest crowd in the race's history. Read Story

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Strange Fruit: Baltimore Rising, Black Jockeys in the Derby, and Unlearning Childhood Racism

May 2, 2015

This week, we also spoke with author Jim Grimsley about his memoir, "How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Lessons of a Racist Childhood." Read Story

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A History of the Kentucky Derby’s Favorite Drink—the Mint Julep

May 2, 2015

Why is this drink, of all drinks, the traditional cocktail of American horse racing's biggest day? Read Story