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3:59 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Retain Governor's Cup, Beat Kentucky Wildcats 27-13

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Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards and No. 7 Louisville scored on four consecutive drives to pull away from rival Kentucky for a 27-13 victory on Saturday.

The Cardinals' defense forced three turnovers, including two in their territory to preserve a win that required more work after easy wins over Ohio and Eastern Kentucky.

Bridgewater connected with DeVante Parker for a 13-yard touchdown just before halftime that opened things up for Louisville (3-0).

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Local News
6:32 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Cardinals, Wildcats to Battle for Governor's Cup, Football Bragging Rights

The Governor's Cup Trophy

In college football, the annual battle for the Governor’s Cup moves to Lexington as the Louisville Cardinals take on the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday.

U of L is 2-0, with victories over Ohio University and Eastern Kentucky, and is ranked seventh in the country.      This will be the Cards’ first road game of the season.

Kentucky lost its season opener to Western Kentucky but bounced back last week with a victory over Miami (Ohio), the first for new coach Mark Stoops. 

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Local News
6:08 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Louisville Metro Parks Staff Spend Friday Investigating Russell Lee Park After 2 Rescued From Hole

Louisville Metro Parks crews and others spent Friday probing Russell Lee Park in West Louisville after a toddler and adult were rescued from a hole there the night before.

Emergency crews needed about an hour Thursday night to rescue the 2-year-old and the adult. 

The hole was about 15-feet deep, three-feet wide and lined with brick, said Marty Storch, assistant director of Metro Parks. 

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Local News
4:23 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Byline | Ohio River Bridge Tolls; Cellphones in JCPS; 4 a.m. Liquor Sales; Ban the Box

Here are the topics covered in this edition of Byline (full audio available below):

At the top - After years of research and debate, a bi-state panel has approved toll rates to help pay for two new Ohio River Bridges and the reconfiguration of Louisville’s Spaghetti Junction.We talk with WFPL’s Devin Katayama about how much it will cost motorists to cross the downtown and east end spans, what is still unknown, and why some say tolling will cause them financial hardship.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Listen | Tom C. Hunley Reads a Poem for Simpsons Bus Driver Otto

The InKY Reading Series returns to The Bard's Town tonight at 7 p.m. with readings by Kentucky poet Tom C. Hunley and Spalding University MFA in Writing alum Marci Rae Johnson, with a special emerging writer reading by Louisville poet John James. 

The monthly reading series is free and features an open mic.

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Politics
3:41 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

State Rep. John Arnold Resigns, Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations in Letter

John Arnold
Credit Jonathan Meador/WFPL News

State Rep. John A. Arnold Jr. resigned Friday amid allegations that he'd sexually harassed three Statehouse employees.

Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, turned in his resignation letter to Gov. Steve Beshear. 

"I respect his decision to step aside so that our legislators can focus instead on the business of the state," Beshear said in a statement confirming the receipt of Arnold's letter.

Beshear said he'll begin reviewing options for a special session so that people in Arnold's seventh district will have representation during the 2012 legislative session.

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Education
2:27 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

What's Next For Kentucky's New Science Standards?

Kentucky’s new science standards could face more legislative opposition, but educators are expected to convene as early as this month to begin training for implementation for the 2014-2015 school year.

The Next Generation Science Standards that were approved by the Kentucky Board of Education this year revise science education in general, but have drawn controversy for expanding on evolution and climate change.

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Arts and Humanities
12:07 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

REVIEW | Ten-Tucky Festival Showcases Kentucky Playwrights

Tony Smith, Carol T. Williams, and Corey Music in Bill Forsyth's "Properly Served."
Credit Doug Schutte / The Bard's Town Theatre

The ten-minute play is a tricky little beast. Within strict time constraints, the playwright has to write a whole play: a full story featuring interesting characters who experience conflict, complications and some kind of change – all in ten minutes or less. It’s harder than it sounds, but it's also a relatively low-risk platform for theater companies to try out lots of new material. 

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Local News
11:09 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Byline Today: Ohio River Bridges Tolls, Ban the Box and a Vacation in North Korea

This week, toll rates were set for the Ohio River Bridges Project, the Louisville Metro Council considered banning liquor sales after 2 a.m. and a new study looks at what a local option sales tax would do for Louisville. We'll talk about these stories and more today on Byline.

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