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4:06 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Women's Theatre Company Explores Family Life, Out Loud

Su Crocker and Susan McNeese Lynch in rehearsal for "Motherhood Out Loud."
Eve Theatre Company

Designed to celebrate family while shattering traditional notions of parenthood, “Motherhood Out Loud” is the second production by Eve Theatre Company, a new Louisville stage production company whose mission is to explore the human experience from a female perspective.

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Environment
3:24 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

McConnell's Bill to Block Fishing Barriers Near Dams Becomes Law

U.S. Senate

President Barack Obama has signed a bill championed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access to dams on the Cumberland River.

As I reported last month, the Army Corps proposed blocking access to the dams for safety reasons.

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Local News
2:39 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

U of L Baseball Team Returning to NCAA Super Regionals

For just the third time in school history, the University of Louisville baseball team has reached the NCAA super regionals.

The Cards swept their three regional games last weekend before more than 4,000 fans at Jim Patterson Stadium to advance to the next stage and a chance to go to the College World Series.

It’s U of L’s first super regional appearance since 2009.  

Coach Dan McConnell calls it the reward for a having a great season.

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Local News
12:11 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Danville's Pioneer Playhouse Kicking Off 64th Season

Pioneer Playhouse

Kentucky’s oldest outdoor theater will begin its 64th season this weekend. 

Pioneer Playhouse of Danville brings in actors from New York, Los Angeles and other cities to spend the summer in central Kentucky.    It's alumni include John Travolta, Lee Majors and Jim Varney. 

Managing Director Heather Henson says the theater built by her late father Col.  Eben Henson, and her mother, Charlotte, has grown a supportive audience over the years.

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Environment
12:10 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Watch: How Air Pollution Affects Your Lungs

Here in Louisville, we talk a lot about air pollution and the related health effects. We're entering ozone season, and if last year is any indication, there will be some days where pollution levels are so high, residents are encouraged to stay indoors. But for those of us without medical degrees, it's hard to actually picture how pollution is affecting our lungs, and how bad the air in any given place actually is.

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Business
10:02 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Dunkin' Donuts Adding Glazed Doughnut Sandwich to Menu

Credit dunkindonuts.com

NEW YORK — Even as fast-food chains tout their healthy offerings, they're also coming up with fatty new treats to keep customers interested. Case in point: Dunkin' Donuts is adding a doughnut breakfast sandwich to its national menu next week.

The sandwich, which comes with fried eggs and bacon between a split glazed doughnut, will become a part of the permanent menu starting June 7, which the chain claims is "National Donut Day."

Dunkin' Donuts had tested the sandwich in select stores in eastern Massachusetts in April, creating considerable buzz online.

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Local News
8:30 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Milton-Madison Bridge Replacement Entering Final Stages

miltonmadisonbridge.com

Construction of a new Ohio River bridge linking Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., is entering its final stages.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says starting today or tomorrow, traffic will be rerouted onto the new bridge, which is being built on temporary piers alongside the old span.

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Arts and Humanities
6:17 am
Mon June 3, 2013

One-Woman Show at The Bard's Town Embraces Bad Role Models

Writer and performer Polly Frost revels in the life lessons she learned at the hands of nontraditional mentors in her new one-woman show, "Bad Role Models and What I Learned From Them." The show runs Saturday at The Bard's Town. New York-based Frost last performed in Louisville in 2011, with her show “How to Survive Your Adult Relationship With Your Family.” 

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Environment
6:16 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Survey Work Begins This Week on Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Across Kentucky

The proposed route of the Bluegrass Pipeline.
Courtesy Williams

A proposed natural gas liquids pipeline could cross through up to 18 Kentucky counties.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun June 2, 2013

What We're Reading | 6.2.13

Ben Gibbard
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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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