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Bluegrass Poll: Kentucky Governor’s Race is a Toss-Up

July 30, 2015

Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway leads Republican Louisville businessman Matt Bevin by a slight margin in the race for governor according to the latest Bluegrass Poll. According to the poll, which is conducted by SurveyUSA on behalf of the Herald-Leader … Read Story

At Memorial Service, Louisville Remembers Kentucky Opera’s David Roth

July 30, 2015

Louisville’s artistic community gathered at the Brown Theatre Thursday to honor David Roth, Kentucky Opera’s general director who died unexpectedly on July 19. Read Story

SonicBernheim Explores Connections Between Music and Nature

July 30, 2015

Composer Allen Anderson will be the featured guest at this month’s edition of SonicBernheim, a lecture and performance series that coordinates with lunar events. Friday is the “blue moon,” or the second full moon in a calendar mont Read Story

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This Will Be The First Year a Woman of Color Will Speak at Fancy Farm

July 30, 2015

To the best of anyone's knowledge, none of the speakers in the history of the annual Fancy Farm political picnic has been a woman of color. That changes this weekend when Jenean Hampton, the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, is slated to speak. Read Story

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Rowan County Denies Liability For County Clerk’s Actions In Marriage License Lawsuit

July 30, 2015

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and the county are being sued by two same-sex and two opposite-sex couples who were recently denied marriage licenses by Davis' office. Read Story

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Kentucky’s Senators Lead Charge to Defund Planned Parenthood

July 29, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky are backing an effort to completely strip federal funds from Planned Parenthood. Read Story

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Downtown Louisville Omni Development Gets Panel’s OK, With Caveats

July 29, 2015

The Downtown Development Review Overlay committee voted 6-2 at to approve the near $300-million development plan, which will include a hotel, apartments and retail. Committee members approved the plan with eight added conditio Read Story

GE Plant Fire Probe Finds Problems With Sprinklers, Hydrants

July 29, 2015

An outdated sprinkler system, alarms that didn't activate properly and inoperable fire hydrants contributed to the intensity of an April fire at General Electric's Appliance Park that destroyed a giant warehouse. Read Story

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After 50 Years, Medicaid Continues to Help Kentuckians, Official Says

July 29, 2015

Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid. into law, initially creating programs to provide health care to the elderly and the poor. Read Story

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1 of 12 Human Rights Complaints Upheld Against Fourth Street Live Since 2004

July 29, 2015

In just over a decade, state and local human rights commissions investigated a dozen allegations of racial discrimination at the Fourth Street Live entertainment district in downtown Louisville. Read Story

Health

Kentucky Hospitals Fall Short on Stopping In-House Infections, Rankings Show

July 29, 2015

The report examines hospitals' capabilities to keep patients from contracting infections in hospitals. Read Story

Bevin, Conway Clash Over Kynect, Education at Kentucky Chamber Debate

July 28, 2015

Bevin has pushed for dismantling Kynect and moving recipients onto the federal health exchange. Read Story

Gabriel Fritz Named Louisville’s Housing and Community Development Director

July 28, 2015

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Tuesday named Gabriel Fritz to be the new director of the Office of Housing and Community Development, an appointment that comes as the city prioritizes its affordable housing needs. Read Story

Louisville Ballet Dancers Participate In Exchange With Australian Company

July 28, 2015

Two dancers with the Louisville Ballet have returned from a six-week exchange program with the Australian Ballet. Read Story