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7:30 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Two Utilities Announce Move Away from Central Appalachian Coal

Erica Peterson WFPL

Eastern Kentucky’s coalfields are struggling…last year, coal production dropped to the lowest level since 1965, as utilities shift toward natural gas. Now, in the wake of news of mass layoffs in Eastern Kentucky’s coalfields, two of the nation’s larger utility companies are essentially pulling out of the region.

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Arts and Humanities
6:42 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Frazier History Museum's Popular Poe Program Peers Into the Tell-Tale Heart

Daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe 1848, first published 1880. Taken by W.S. Hartshorn, Providence, Rhode Island, November, 1848 From LoC "Famous People" collection [1], Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-10610
Credit Library of Congress

Beloved of weird kids and literary-minded adults alike, the popularity and influence of Edgar Allan Poe's poems and stories show no signs of flagging, even 164 years after his (quite mysterious) death. The Frazier History Museum knows—the museum has been bringing Poe's work to life during the Halloween season for four years now, adapting a total of 16 different stories and poems for the stage in intimate shows that tend to sell out early.

This year, alongside perennial favorites "The Raven" and "The Bells," the three-person cast will reprise their adaptation of the creepy monologue "The Tell-Tale Heart" as well as tackle some new material. The short stories "MS Found in a Bottle" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" will join "Annabel Lee" and "Dreamland" to round out the program.

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Local News
11:31 am
Sun October 20, 2013

College Football: Hoosiers' 47 Points Not Enough to Top Michigan

Devin Gardner set school records with 584 yards of offense and 503 yards passing and matched a Michigan mark with five touchdowns to help the Wolverines outscore Indiana 63-47 Saturday.

Michigan (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) lost two fumbles in the second half that gave the Hoosiers (3-4, 1-2) a chance to win in Ann Arbor for the first time since 1967.

Thomas Gordon had two interceptions in the fourth quarter, including one inside the Wolverines 10 with 2:57 left, to avoid an upset.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun October 20, 2013

What We're Reading | 10.20.13

Credit Creative Commons

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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Education
6:56 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Civil Rights Letters to be on Digital Display at the University of Louisville

Martin Luther King Jr.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s had many voices of support.

In Louisville, one of those voices was Anne Braden. Braden wrote many letters to Martin Luther King Jr. Some expressed support—others asked for support.

Those letters, along with other original documents associated with the Civil Rights movement, will be on digital display at the Ekstrom Library on the University of Louisville campus from Oct. 21 through Oct. 25.

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Local News
6:39 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Free Inspections for Lead Available to Qualified Louisville Residents

The Lead Safe Louisville Project is promoting free screenings for qualified homeowners in conjunction with this week’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

Metro Community Services spokeswoman Debbie Belt says the screening is open to Louisvillians whose homes were built before 1978 and who have children younger than 6, among others.

“Any homes or apartments or others built before 1978 are likely to have lead-based paint. So, yes, indeed it’s still an issue and it’s something we just want to make people aware of.”

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Local News
9:26 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

Louisville Man Accused in High-Profile Shooting Deaths Found Dead in Metro Jail

Louisville Metro Corrections
Credit Google Maps

The suspect in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men during an eastern Louisville neighborhood homeowners' association meeting committed suicide Saturday in his jail cell, Louisville Metro officials said.

Mahmoud Y. Hindi was found hanged using bed sheets Saturday about 10 minutes after Metro Corrections staff saw him praying in his cell, according to a news release from Metro government. CPR was performed and he was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Local News
11:48 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

College Football: Central Florida Upsets Louisville Cards, 38-35

Blake Bortles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds left and Central Florida stunned No. 8 Louisville by rallying for a 38-35 victory on Friday night, ending the Cardinals' perfect start.

Down 28-7 midway through the third quarter, the Knights (5-2, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) scored three touchdowns in a 7:22 span to tie the game. Storm Johnson had a 1-yard TD run and a 20-yard reception for another score, and William Stanback ran 12 yards for the tying score. Shawn Moffitt's 34-yard field goal gave them the lead with 7:36 remaining.

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Politics
11:18 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Matt Bevin

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin
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The Senate Conservatives Fund is endorsing Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin over incumbent Mitch McConnell in next year's Republican primary election.

The nod for the Tea Party backed challenger comes days after McConnell struck a deal with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to reopen the government and avoid default.

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Local News
11:09 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Byline Today: McConnell and the Deal Ending the Shutdown, Science Standards Developments and More

This week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was criticized in the deal that ended the federal government shutdown, Rep. John Lewis stopped by the WFPL studios and there were developments in Kentucky's adoption of new science standards. We'll discuss these stories and more this afternoon on Byline.

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