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9:00 am
Sun October 27, 2013

What We're Reading | 10.27.13

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Each week, members of the WFPL News team spotlight interesting stories we've read and enjoyed, for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Politics
7:00 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Kentucky General Assembly Still Reeling Two Months After Sexual Harassment Allegations Surface

Kentucky state Capitol
Credit Wikipedia Commons

It’s been two months since allegations of sexual harassment against then-state Rep. John Arnold brought new attention to the issue of abuse and mistreatment of staffers in Frankfort.

Since then, the Legislative Ethics Commission has found the claims have merit, and Arnold will essentially go on trial before the panel later this year.

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Local News
3:41 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Teddy Bridgewater Leads Louisville Cardinals in Rout of South Florida

Credit University of Louisville athletics

TAMPA, Fla. — Teddy Bridgewater threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns and No. 18 Louisville rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 34-3 rout of South Florida on Saturday.

Charles Gaines returned a fourth-quarter interception 70 yards for a TD as the Cardinals' defense reverted to the form that helped Louisville (7-1, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) climb into the top 10 before blowing a 21-point, second-half lead at home during a 38-35 loss to Central Florida.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Endorses 'Food Principles' for Louisville

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Friday added his name to a list of nearly 50 entities that endorse a project focusing on creating accessibility to healthy food options for residents.

The Louisville Community Food Principles were created by the Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows Class of 2013 to help direct the community toward a smart food culture by eliminating food deserts, educating the public about nutrition and supporting local sustainably farmed food.

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Environment
3:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

McConnell Urges TVA to Keep Burning Coal at Kentucky Power Plant

The Paradise Fossil Plant
Tennesee Valley Authority

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on the Tennessee Valley Authority to keep burning coal at a Kentucky power plant.

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Local News
2:41 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Inside Louisville's Haunted House Culture

Besemann says these masks can cost $600, but the quality is high end.

The first one out the door is young and fast.

Then, one by one his friends follow, bolting through large plastic strips that hang from the top of a commercial garage door. Sounds of a chainsaw and screams overpower the quick slap of sneakers on pavement.

“Dude, I ran a 4.3. I’m NFL now. I should be catching passes for Teddy Bridgewater," says the first one out.

"What about the rest of the group? They’re all dead back there," I ask.

"Well, that’s their problem, not mine," he says.

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Local News
1:40 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Louisville Leaders Outline How Far Anti-Violence Efforts Have Come, Where They're Headed

Participants in Louisville's anti-violence efforts pose for a picture following the one-year progress report.

Louisville officials have outlined progress from its violence prevention work over the past year and have provided a number of long-term goals that include supporting ex-convicts and continuing to build partnerships around the city.

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Politics
11:20 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Asks Louisville Water Co. to Reduce Proposed 5 Percent Rate Hike

Louisville Water Tower

Mayor Greg Fischer is calling on the Louisville Water Co. to reconsider a proposed 5 percent rate increase set to take effect Jan. 1.

The water company's board discussed a possible hike last week citing a drop in consumption due to a cooler than expected summer. It would be the fourth consecutive year the company has increased its rates and would raise the average monthly bill by $1.

But Fischer says the utility company can find savings and make cuts to come up the difference rather than pass the cost on to customers.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Do You Hear the People Sing? For a Limited Time Only, 'Les Mis' on Louisville Community Stage

Lexie Stites, playing the role of Young Cosette in CenterStage's production of "Les Miserables."
Credit CenterStage

“Les Miserables” is one of the most popular musicals in the world. It's toured 42 countries in 22 languages. The original Broadway production won eight Tony Awards, and the latest film adaptation won three Oscars. The London show, which opened in 1985, is the longest-running West End musical. 

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