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Kentucky Opera Outlines Plans for Future Leadership

August 4, 2015

Kentucky Opera board president Bill Blodgett will lead the day-to-day operations of the organization while it searches for new leadership following the unexpected death last month of general director David Roth. Read Story

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U of L’s Board of Trustees Has The Least Racial Diversity In the State

August 4, 2015

For the first time in more than 40 years, not a single member of the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees is black. The urban university’s board is also the only one among Kentucky's public universities without a single racial minority, after Gov. Steve Beshear's most recent appointments in June. Read Story

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Fancy Farm Turnout Shows Labor Opposition To Right-To-Work

August 3, 2015

To date, Kentucky supporters of right-to-work laws have run into multiple roadblocks — namely, the Democratic-controlled House and a Democratic governor. Read Story

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53 Percent of Kentuckians Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, Poll Says

August 3, 2015

Kentuckians may be changing their minds—very slowly—when it comes to same sex marriage, a new poll suggests. Read Story

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For Kentucky, EPA Estimates the State Could Comply With Clean Power Plan a Decade Early

August 3, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency's final draft of the Clean Power Plan includes stricter regulations than originally proposed. Read Story

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Conway Says He’ll Join Another Lawsuit Over the EPA’s Carbon Regulations

August 3, 2015

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who is also the Democratic nominee for governor, joined a group of attorneys general in suing the EPA over the Clean Power Plan last year. Read Story

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Downtown Louisville Omni Project Clears Last Major Hurdle

August 3, 2015

The Louisville zoning board on Monday unanimous approved the $300-million downtown Omni project, the last major hurdle before the 30-story apartment, hotel and retail complex can begin construction. Read Story

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Obama To Unveil Nation’s First Carbon Limits For Existing Power Plants

August 3, 2015

The Clean Power Plan has been several years in the making, and is one of the linchpins of Obama’s efforts to slow climate change. Read Story

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Get Ready For The Biggest Week Yet In The GOP Race For President

August 3, 2015

The inaugural 2016 debate for the White House on Thursday will be the first time many voters will be tuning into the volatile GOP campaign, and candidates are praying they'll get a boost and not a bust from the face-off. Read Story

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Here’s the Lineup For the 2015 Outskirts Festival

August 3, 2015

The shows are open to all ages, and venues include the New Vintage Showcase and Art Sanctuary. Read Story

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McConnell (Briefly) Endorses Bevin For Kentucky Governor During Fancy Farm

August 2, 2015

In a rare moment for the 2015 election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday spoke on behalf of his former intraparty rival Matt Bevin, endorsing him for Kentucky governor during the Fancy Farm picnic. Read Story

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Accusations Of Nepotism And Pedicures In Kentucky Attorney General Race

August 1, 2015

If you listened to the candidates at the Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday, this year’s race for attorney general is about nepotism and pedicures. Read Story

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Bevin Tries To Diffuse Fancy Farm’s Rowdy Crowd. But Attacks Roll On.

August 1, 2015

The Fancy Farm picnic is famous for its bombastic political speeches and rowdy crowds, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin tried something different on Saturday. Read Story

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Strange Fruit: Police Violence, and the Movement for Black Lives Convening

August 1, 2015

Last week in Cleveland, activists from across the country came together for the Movement for Black Lives Convening. Panels and breakout groups talked about police violence, LGBTQ inclusivity, self-care, labor organization, and a full schedule of topics relevant to the Black Lives Matter movement. Read Story

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Center For Women And Families Reopens Old Louisville Campus

July 31, 2015

More than a year ago, the roof of the center's busiest, largest shelter began to leak. Brown water seeped out of the ceilings; residents told the center's staff they were getting sick from mold. Read Story