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6:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Kentucky School Districts Expected to Increase Dropout Age to 18 Beginning This Week

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Beginning this week, several Kentucky school boards are expected to adopt new policies increasing the dropout age for students to 18.

For decades, Kentucky students have been allowed to drop out of school at age 16. Under new state law, local districts now have the option to change that. Once 55 percent of school districts adopt the new dropout age, all districts will have four years to follow suit.

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Local News
6:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report Into Plane Crash at Seneca Golf Course

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The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report from the June 11 crash of a Cessna 172 M at Seneca Golf Course. The report doesn't outline a cause for the crash, but it does note the the plane was doing touch-and-go landing—and that the crash happened on the fourth attempt.

Here's the narative from the NTSB:

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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Strange Fruit: Black Gay Southern Men, Podcast Crossovers, Afro-Puffs & (of course) Paula Deen

This week we're joined by Linda Golden and Melissa Chipman from the Louisville Not Kentucky podcast! They interviewed us for an upcoming episode of their show, so we invited them to sit in for Juicy Fruit this week.
 

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Local News
7:13 am
Sat June 22, 2013

A Bunch of People Dressed Like Col. Sanders Will March on Market Street

Harland Sanders
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The store WHY Louisville will be celebrating its eighth anniversary with its Inaugural March of the Colonels.

That means a procession of people dressed like Colonel Harland Sanders will march Saturday afternoon on Market Street, starting at WHY Louisville's NuLu store.

The March of the Colonels starts at 2 p.m.

The group will be led by a wax figure of Sanders, the iconic KFC founder, clad in one of the Colonel’s original suits, riding in a Hoveround.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Sat June 22, 2013

Unbound: Tania James and Kyle Minor on 'Alternate Histories'

Today’s episode considers the alternate history. What if things had been different in our lives? What if the people we think we know, know nothing about who we are, or were? And what happens when they try to find out?

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Education
9:00 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Jefferson County Public Schools and Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement on Contract

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Principals would hire teachers from an expanded list of transfer prospects under a tentative labor contract agreement reached Friday by Jefferson County Public Schools and the teachers' union.

The negotiations between JCPS and the Jefferson County Teachers Association began June 3 and were accompanied by calls for the union to make concessions from a couple of groups, which argued that the current contract impedes needed changes for struggling schools.

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Local News
4:34 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Byline | JCPS Teacher Negotiations; Immigration Issues; Theater Director Lucas Adams

Here is our Byline rundown for 6/21/13 (full audio link below):

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Politics
3:46 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

U.S. Attorney Recused from McConnell Secret Taping

Curtis Morrison
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The top federal prosecutor in Louisville has been recused from an ongoing investigation into the secret taping of a private campaign recording between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.

U.S. Attorney David Hale says was recused from the case by the Justice Department after his name had been mentioned publicly as a possible federal judicial nominee. McConnell has a vote on judicial nominations.

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Arts and Humanities
12:01 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

REVIEW | Love Fools: Kentucky Shakespeare Opens Winsome 'Twelfth Night'

Peter Riopelle as Feste and Jonathan Visser as Malvolio (caged) in Kentucky Shakespeare Festival's "Twelfth Night."
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The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival opened its 54th season last night with a winsome Celtic-styled “Twelfth Night, or What You Will.” Directed by producing artistic director Brantley Dunaway, this gender-switching, mistaken identity romantic comedy is sweet enough to serve as a date-night destination but sufficiently silly for a night out with friends, too.

A storm wrecks a ship off the coast of Illyria, separating spirited Viola (Madison Dunaway) from her twin brother, Sebastian (Kyle Curry), whom she assumes dead. These are dangerous times for a lady unaccompanied, so she dons men’s clothing and transforms into “Cesario” to enter into service with the local duke, Orsino (the quite funny John Pasha), a preening, love-sick goof mooning over his neighbor, Olivia (Rosie Ward).

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Local News
11:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Byline Today: JCPS Teacher Contract Negotiations, Immigration and More

A group of African American ministers this week called on Jefferson County Public Schools to open up its labor negotiations with teachers, the U.S. secretary of education was in town and putting focus on immigrants while the reform debate rages on in Congress. These topics and more will be discussed today on Byline.

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