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12:36 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Lilly Ledbetter Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate

Lilly Ledbetter
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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.
Credit Brown-Forman

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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Food & Drink Week
6:47 am
Tue November 26, 2013

Louisville Cooks, Here Are Tips to Avoid a Thanksgiving Disaster

The outcome to avoid this week.
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We are delusional in the weeks before Thanksgiving. We convince ourselves that we can cook a 20-pound turkey because Alton Brown says it’s easy. We fill our grocery cart with bags upon bags of potatoes because the dehydrated flakes will just not do. We buy a rolling pin and a pastry blender because this will be the year we finally make that pie crust from scratch. And we sincerely believe that from our kitchens will emerge a display of culinary prowess that would make Martha Stewart clutch her pearls.

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Local News
5:11 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Nothing But Net: Considering the Louisville Cardinals' Loss to North Carolina

Nothing But Net is honored to have Raashaan Meyer join us this week. Raashaan is the Inside The Ville contributor, and Main Event Sports Radio host (on WLOU).

Like Raashaan says, the season is a marathon, not a sprint—pure wisdom. It still doesn't take the sting out of North Carolina hammering the Louisville Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Classic. Under-scheduling a team has drawbacks, and they were on full display Sunday, as was U of L's difficulty with long, athletic teams. Raashaan, Matt and I look back at the game, and also see what else we learned the past week.

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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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