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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

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Kentucky Coal Production, Employment Numbers Hit New Recent Low

July 31, 2015

Kentucky’s coal industry has recorded another dismal quarter, where both coal jobs and production have declined across the state. Read Story

WFPL’s Tara Anderson Tells Us What It’s Like To Be on ‘Jeopardy’

July 31, 2015

Because WFPL News arts and culture reporter Tara Anderson will appear on the long-running TV quiz show "Jeopardy!" on Friday evening. Read Story

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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