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Food & Drink Week
3:23 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Legal Showdown Brewing Over Indiana Beer Temperature Regulation

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The state of Indiana is one the last places in the U.S. that regulates the retail sale of beer by temperature.

In the Hoosier State, only package liquor stores are permitted to sell cold, or to be more exact, “chilled” beer.    At convenience and grocery stores, the beer must be room temperature.

Some of those establishments are challenging the law in federal court, but Indiana’s liquor store industry isn’t staying quiet.

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Politics
3:14 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Matt Bevin Doesn't Trust Iran in Nuclear Talks, Other Candidates Silent

Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is blasting the Obama administration's deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting certain economic sanctions.

The preliminary agreement stipulates Iran must halt any uranium enrichment above 5 percent and eliminate any stockpile that is near-20 percent enriched.

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Politics
3:08 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Opposition to Kentucky Expanded Gambling Starts Taking Form

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Opposition to a pair of expanded gaming bills filed in the Kentucky legislature is already starting to form.

Republican leaders in the House and Senate haven’t publicly commented on the legislation, but a former lawmaker’s criticism may offer the shape of things to come.

Stan Cave is an attorney with the Family Foundation, and has litigated against gaming interests. He was also in the state House from 1992-2000.

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Local News
12:27 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

U of L's Ware Pleads Guilty to Speeding Charge

University of Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge and was fined $268 by a Barren County Circuit Court judge.

The junior guard appeared in court today to face speeding and reckless driving charges. Ware's case was rescheduled after he missed last Monday's original date.

Kentucky State Police ticketed Ware on Oct. 26 for driving 95 mph in a construction zone on Interstate 65 while heading to Bowling Green in 2013 Dodge Challenger that Ware says he borrowed from another U of L student.

Education
12:27 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

JCPS Says Student Equity Needs Community Response, Releases 'Equity Scorecards'

A group of community, city and school leaders discuss how JCPS can be more equitable.

Dozens of community leaders and educators formed groups Monday morning at the Jefferson County Public Schools district office and discussed how the community and schools can better support student equity.

This isn’t a project, officials promised.

Instead, JCPS hopes ‘equity scorecard’—which measure student and school disparities in the district through data and surveys—can be a catalyst to improve inequity in public school culture and data.

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Food & Drink Week
11:51 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Jennifer Lawrence's Favorite Thanksgiving Dish

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Thanksgiving with the whole family can be difficult to arrange when loved ones don’t all live in the same place.

But what happens when one of those loved ones is an Academy Award-winning actress in high demand in Hollywood?

That’s the experience for Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence and her family. As part of our Food & Drink week, I asked Lawrence and her mother about their holiday plans.

“I’m going on vacation and I’m going to miss Thanksgiving by like one day, which I’m fine with that," Lawrence told me last week. "Leftovers are always better cold anyway.”

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Education
9:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

JCPS Board Considers Helping To Fund Education Cost Study

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The Jefferson County Board of Education will consider chipping in to help fund a study which aims to show how Kentucky’s new education reforms are underfunded.

“The study is going to reveal, I just think, the whole entire picture. So I believe that’s important information for all of us to have,” says JCPS school board member Linda Duncan.

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Politics
8:30 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Labor Union Urges Louisville Leaders Against West End Walmart

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One of Louisville’s largest labor unions is arguing against any city investment towards a Walmart filling the old Philip Morris site in the West End.

But local retailers and job seekers appear eager for the retail giant to move into an area that many argue is in need of jobs and development.

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Local News
6:27 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Louisville Salvation Army Seeking Holiday Food Donations

The Louisville Salvation Army always sees an increase in people coming to its doors during the holiday season, but officials say this year could prove to be especially difficult to meet its needs.

The organization expects to provide holiday meals to more than one thousand people this year and is asking the community for donations of food and other items. 

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Education
4:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

JCPS Hosts Equity Summit, Asks Public To Help Solve Existing Disparities

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The Jefferson County school district is asking the public to join the discussion on how local education can be more equitable.

Jefferson County Public Schools will release its equity scorecard data to the public Monday morning, which will highlight where schools should direct resources to close achievement gaps and to provide equal opportunities for all students.

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