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6:56 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Here Are Several Events Coming Up for the Dalai Lama's Visit to Louisville

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In anticipation for the Dalai Lama's visit next week, Louisville is offering several events centered around compassion.

Here are several events open to the public  throughout the next week. (Some require tickets.) And here are several more events hosted by the Festival of Faiths, Louisville's annual event celebrating religious diversity.

Friday—Ali Center Screens ‘Kundun’

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Local News
11:10 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Courier-Journal Publisher Wesley Jackson on the Newspaper's Digital Present, Future

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Wesley Jackson has been publisher of The Courier-Journal for 13 months. 

In that time, several veteran newsroom staffers left with buyouts and the newspaper has launched a digital strategy paired with a move to paid subscriptions for a website that for years had been free.

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Local News
5:40 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NTSB Issues Findings in Eggners Ferry Bridge Crash

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  The National Transportation Safety Board says the January 2012 allision between the cargo ship the Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge resulted from poor bridge span lighting and crew inattention to available navigational tools. The ship sheared off a 300 foot span of the bridge. No one was injured. 

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Education
5:08 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

After Christian Group Meeting, JCPS Principals Reminded to Remain 'Neutral' on Religion

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Jefferson County Public School Superintendent Donna Hargens sent a memo to all principals reminding them that district employees must remain neutral when discussing religion in school.

Last week, the group Louisville Area Christian Educators, or LACES, held an evening meeting at a district facility where a JCPS principal reportedly discussed ways religion could be introduced to students. Some have raised concerns with the group’s use of a public school facility to deliver their message.

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Local News
5:05 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Preservation Louisville's New List of Endangered Properties, Successes

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Shotgun houses and vacant and abandoned properties are at the top of this year’s ten most Endangered Historic Places list, compiled by Preservation Louisville.    

The group says many of the signature shotgun-style homes in Louisville’s older neighborhoods are in distress, as are other, vacant houses with historic significance.

Also on the endangered list is the Colonial Gardens building in south Louisville, the city’s corner storefronts and Lampton Baptist Church on South Fourth Street.

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Local News
4:50 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Documentary Recalls Grief, Healing From Carroll Co. Bus Crash

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 Today marks the 25th anniversary of the deadliest drunk driving crash in U.S. history.  It happened  in Carroll County, Kentucky.    

A bus carrying 67 members of a Radcliff church group and their friends home from an amusement park outing in Ohio was struck head-on by a pickup traveling in the wrong direction on I-71.   Twenty-seven people were killed in the fiery crash, most of them children. 

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Education
4:30 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Kentuckians Use In-State Tuition Agreement More Than Hoosiers

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More Kentucky students attend Indiana colleges and universities where they can get in-state tuition than the other way around.

Kentucky and Indiana officials have announced that they're extending the agreement that allows students to pay in-state tuition at certain colleges and universities across the Ohio River. The extension was approved by the two states' higher education agencies as its expiration date approached this summer.

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Environment
3:59 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Lees Lane Landfill Soil Testing Shows Contamination, But Source and Scope Still Unknown

A sign on the Lees Lane Landfill warns trespassers the site may be dangerous.
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New soil sampling at the Lees Lane Landfill shows there’s still some contamination at the site, but further testing is needed to determine whether the heavy metals and toxic chemicals found in the tests originated at the landfill. 

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Local News
3:47 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Listen | Panel in Louisville to Explore Status of U.S.-Korean Relations

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With enduring tensions between North and South Korea, the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute will host a panel discussion Wednesday in Louisville on U.S.-Korea relations.

The panelists will be:

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Politics
2:57 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

As IRS Scandal Endures, Kentucky Tea Party Activist Split on Mitch McConnell

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As the scandal surrounding the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS continues, some Kentucky tea party activists are upset with Senator Mitch McConnell's role in the process—even as the state party is asking them to support him.

In Kentucky, only the statewide 9/12 project has come forward to acknowledge that they were targeted and that they were rejecting the IRS' apology on the matter.

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