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5:30 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Affordable Care Act Elicits Anger, Confusion From Kentucky Lawmakers

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While Kentucky's implementation of the Affordable Care Act has received national attention, state lawmakers from both parties are not pleased with parts of the legislation.

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Local News
4:06 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Gay Marriage Activists Fined One Penny for Louisville Marriage License Protest

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A protest in which a gay couple refused to leave a Louisville government building until they were granted a marriage license has resulted in a one-cent fine and no other punishment.

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Politics
3:05 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

CLOUT: JCPS Must Fix Racial Gap in Student Punishment

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The group Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT) is taking Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens to task over racial disparities in student suspensions and other disciplinary action.

An equity scorecard released by the school district on Monday shows African-American students are more likely to be disciplined than their white classmates in Louisville's public school system.

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Education
2:37 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

KET Recieves $1.14 Million To Grow Early Childhood Resources

A group of children sit in front of the television at Louisville Central Community Center’s Mini-Versity Child Development Center.

“What colors can you make?” the television asks.

Early childhood educators use the program as a prompt. The children then mix colored liquid into bags that contain plain dough-like material that will soon become yellow. Then green, when they drop in blue liquid.

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Education
1:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

JCPS Helps Pay For Study Showing Kentucky Public Education Is Underfunded

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Kentucky’s largest school district has agreed to help pay for a study that backers say will  prove the state’s public education system is underfunded.

More than 100 school boards have approved funds for the Council for Better Education’s study. Nearly every Kentucky school district is represented by the council, which asked its members to voluntarily help cover the costs.

The Jefferson County Board of Education agreed Monday night to spend around $21,000 toward the study. 

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Politics
12:36 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Lilly Ledbetter Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate

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Putting more focus on the gender gap in Kentucky's Senate race, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes received the endorsement of pay equity advocate Lilly Ledbetter in next year's election.

Ledbetter is considered an iconic figure for being the plaintiff in a well-known wage discrimination lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Food & Drink Week
11:40 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Non-Kentucky Micro-Distilleries Could Help Define What Comes After Bourbon

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Manager Nick Reifsteck looks at the stash of bourbons at Old Town Wine and Spirits in Louisville; there’s a wall full of brown liquor.

How many bourbons would you say you carry here at Old Town? I ask.

"I don’t know, a couple hundred. I don’t know, I’ve never counted them," he says.

Reifsteck points to only a few from out of state, but says there are more now than ever before.

“A lot of these boutique brands. They don’t even distill or age their own bourbons. They buy from other distillers and they label them however they want," he says.

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Local News
11:11 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Indiana State Auditor Dwayne Sawyer Resigning

Dwayne Sawyer, left, was introduced as Indiana's new auditor by Gov. Mike Pence in August
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Indiana's state auditor is resigning just a few months after taking office.

The governor's office says Republican Auditor Dwayne Sawyer has submitted his resignation from the statewide office effective Dec. 15.

Gov. Mike Pence had appointed the former Brownsburg Town Council president to the office in August to replace Tim Berry, who became the new Indiana Republican Party chairman.

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Education
9:29 am
Tue November 26, 2013

JCPS Halts Redesign Of Shawnee High, Considering Principal Applicants

Jefferson County Public Schools has halted plans to redesign one if its lowest performing high schools.

    

The Academy at Shawnee was among a few schools expected to undergo major changes to help turn around student achievement. Plans included extending class time and the school year and redesigning school management that would have placed leadership under a provost.

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Food & Drink Week
9:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Is Old Forester Louisville's House Bourbon?

The Old Forester-shaped water tower, at Brown-Forman's corporate headquarters on Dixie Highway. An advertising budget bankrolled an insurance company-mandated water tower over what used to be a warehouse. The bottle no longer holds water, but it still advertises Old Fo' far and wide.
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Old Forester has quite the pedigree.

Founded in 1873, it’s older than Coca-Cola and was the first bourbon to be sold in bottles. Even during Prohibition, a special medicinal license kept Old Forester in production. And for Louisville, it’s the ultimate “buy local” bourbon—distilled, bottled and aged right here in the city.  

The spirit locals call “Old Fo'” might just be Louisville's house bourbon. At Old Town Liquors on Bardstown Road, they sell a lot of bourbon, and Old Forester is a best-seller. 

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