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7:01 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Kentucky Child Care Subsidy Lacks Stability Even After Deep Cuts Start on Monday

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Drastic cuts to a Kentucky program that offers financial assistance for child care costs to low-income working families go into effect Monday with little hope of full restoration anytime soon.

In fact, the state official whose agency administers the subsidy said it's still not exactly stable—that's because the program is based on projections that could change if demand is higher than expected among those who still qualify. Plus, the program depends on state and federal budgets—each of which can fluctuate in the future.

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Local News
6:58 am
Sun June 30, 2013

Louisville Metro Government Seeks Public Input on 25-Year Plan Monday

Vision Louisville

Louisville Metro Government will hold the first of eight town hall meetings Monday to gather citizens' ideas and suggestions for the future of the city.

The meeting is part of the Vision Louisville Project, which will result in a 25-year plan for development in the city. City officials hope to gather 45,000 ideas for Vision Louisville in the coming 45 days.

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Local News
6:00 am
Sun June 30, 2013

After Two Years, Louisville's 'The Paper' Will Close in August

The Louisville Paper, a monthly print publication that first hit newsstands two years ago, is ending production this summer. The last issue will be its 24th. It will come out in August.

"Our decision to stop producing The Paper came down to resources—time and money. Although we were always able to pay our print bills and our contributors, we were never able to make The Paper much more sustainable than that," says editor and co-founder Stephanie Brothers.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Unbound: Kirby Gann and Jacquelin Gorman on 'Windows Into Other Worlds'

On today’s episode, we’re catching glimpses into other worlds – into a hospital’s viewing room, where the dead are presented before they’re moved, and out a car window, where a prank unravels into an adventure. Hasn’t everyone dreamed of having super powers? In our first story, a boy with a secret identity reaches for something like power for the first time in Kirby Gann's “Anybody But Me.”   Then, we make the rounds with a hospital chaplain and look into the viewing room in Jacquelin Gorman's "Ghost Dance." 

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Local News
4:44 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Byline | Local Impacts of DOMA Ruling; Kentucky Kingdom Comeback; The 7 Borders at KMAC

Here's what we covered on Byline today (full audio available below):

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Environment
1:13 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Regulators Recommend Further Restrictions on Public Access at Lees Lane Landfill

A sign on the Lees Lane Landfill.

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management says recent soil tests suggest the public should stay off of the Lees Lane Landfill site.

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Environment
11:04 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Harmful Algae Bloom Reported in Taylorsville Lake

Taylorsville Lake
Credit parks.ky.gov

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning that an algae bloom in Taylorsville Lake may be harmful to people and animals.

This algae bloom is a type of cyanobacteria that produces toxins. It can cause nose and skin irritation, as well as other illnesses in humans and animals.

From the Kentucky Division of Water:

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Local News
10:44 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Byline Today: The Same-Sex Marriage Rulings, Kentucky Kingdom and Hoops

The deal to reopen Kentucky Kingdom is finalized, the Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage and—a day after the NBA draft—a look at how two tweaks to the game revolutionized sports. Those stories and more will be discussed today on Byline.

First up, we'll look at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 and how it will affect Kentucky. 

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Local News
10:40 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Ind. Gov. Mike Pence Apologizes for Deletion of Facebook Comments on Gay Marriage

Mike Pence
Credit Indiana Governor's Office

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is apologizing for his staff deleting comments from his official Facebook page that criticized a statement he issued supporting the state's ban on gay marriage.

Pence's apology was posted today on the same Facebook page.

Some gay marriage supporters complained that their comments were deleted and profiles blocked from the governor's Facebook page after Pence posted a statement Wednesday saying he would support a state constitutional ban on gay marriage.

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