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Check Out Your Waterway’s Health With Kentucky’s New Water Health Portal

May 26, 2015

The recently launched portal was created after legislation passed the General Assembly in 2013, tasking the DOW with presenting the information included in the department’s biennial report to Congress in a more user-friendly format. Read Story

Abbey Road on the River Leaving Louisville in 2016

May 25, 2015

The founder and organizer of the Abbey Road on the River Beatles festival says next year's event will be the last one in Louisville. Read Story

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Seniors in Kentucky Among Unhealthiest in the U.S., Report Says

May 25, 2015

The low ranking was attributed to a high prevalence of smoking, high premature death rates and a low percentage of dental visits. Read Story

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Wendy Whelan Gives Impeccable Hometown Dance Performance in Louisville

May 25, 2015

The Brown Theatre was packed on Saturday night as Louisvillians came out to support and enjoy native daughter Wendy Whelan in her groundbreaking four-duet program. Read Story

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Louisville’s Bike Share Program Probably Won’t Launch Until 2016

May 25, 2015

The Louisville bike share program was initially expected to start this summer. Read Story

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Kentucky Republicans’ ‘Unity Rally’ Packed With Intrigue

May 25, 2015

Republican candidates for governor are scheduled to attend a “unity rally” Saturday in Lexington intended to show solidarity with the party, and to mend wounds caused by the contentious—and not yet settled—gubernatorial primary race. Read Story

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Federal Judge Says Colorado Coal Mine Permit Must Consider Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Could This Affect Kentucky?

May 24, 2015

A federal judge in Colorado has ruled the federal government should have taken the indirect environmental effects of expanding the Colowyo and Trapper coal mines into account before issuing a permit. Read Story

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Here Are Recommendations From the Louisville Metro Police Staffing Study

May 23, 2015

Louisville Metro Police on Friday afternoon released the findings of a year-long study to determine if the department had enough officers. Read Story

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Strange Fruit: Portland Poetry Series to Feature LGBTQ Poets in June

May 23, 2015

The Portland Poetry Series will focus on LGBTQ poets at their June event, in honor of Pride Month. Co-producer Eli Keel joins us this week, along with poet and writer Adriena Dame, who will read at the event. The series happens in the Tim Faulkner Gallery, once a month, and has been going strong since last December. Read Story

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Kentucky Earns ‘D’ Grade For Political Participation Among Women, Study Says

May 22, 2015

Kentucky ranks 46th out of 50 states for its number of women holding elected office in the state, according to the Status of Women report released this month by The Institute for Women's Policy Research. Read Story

Kentucky State Sen. Brandon Smith Acquitted of DUI, Guilty of Speeding

May 22, 2015

Republican state Sen. Brandon Smith has been acquitted of driving under the influence of alcohol. Read Story

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Kentucky Appeals Court Rules Natural Gas Liquids Pipelines Can’t Use Eminent Domain

May 22, 2015

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision that a natural gas liquids pipeline would not have the right of eminent domain in the commonwealth. The unanimous decision means that only utilities regulated by the Public Service Commission can invoke eminent domain in Kentucky. Read Story

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How a Preservation Grant Will Retell Kentucky’s LGBT History

May 22, 2015

Standing outside the Henry Clay building in downtown Louisville, a small group of people on Thursday celebrated a big day for LGBT history. Read Story

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Louisville Native Wendy Whelan Moves Beyond Ballet

May 22, 2015

Louisville native Wendy Whelan has nearly every professional accolade possible for a ballet dancer. Read Story

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Looming Trade Deficit May Cloud Kentucky’s Sunny Economy

May 22, 2015

Kentucky’s manufacturing sector added 1,100 jobs in April (4,700 since last year), GM announced a $439 million expansion of its Corvette factory in Bowling Green, and Kentucky’s exports were reported to be up 11 percent in 2015. Read Story