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6:33 am
Mon June 17, 2013

JCC Exhibit Pairs Local Artists Across Generational Lines

Linda Erzinger and Brandon Harder collaborated on this mixed media piece that combines collage with plexiglass etching.
Erin Keane WFPL News

A new exhibit is open at the Jewish Community Center Patio Gallery featuring an art exchange between established and emerging local artists. The show is called Pairallels – emphasis on the pair.

Curator Stacey Reason asked members of the Artists' Breakfast Group, a group of Louisville artists who have been working together for nearly twenty years,  to begin a piece of art that focuses on global and local perspectives. Members of the Louisville Artists Syndicate, a group of younger visual artists, did the same. The exhibit includes sculpture, collage, paintings and mixed media work.

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Local News
5:17 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued Sunday afternoon for parts of Jefferson County in Kentucky and Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.

The storm may bring wind gusts as strong as 60 miles per hour, the National Weather Service says.

The severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 5:35 p.m.

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Local News
8:00 am
Sun June 16, 2013

What We're Reading | 6.16.13

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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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Local News
7:17 am
Sun June 16, 2013

Louisville's Burrito Riders Deliver Hundreds of Breakfasts (and More) to Homeless

Credit Courtesy of the Burrito Riders

It was cold and rainy the morning that a quartet of bicyclists rode out, covering 12 miles across Louisville and carting more than 200 pounds of homemade breakfast burritos.

They began at 8:30 a.m., working their way through all the homeless shelters in downtown Louisville, stopping to talk to anyone they met.

On this morning, Louisville' Burrito Riders are delivering breakfast to the city's homeless community—and, they hope, much more than mere sustenance.

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Education
7:01 am
Sun June 16, 2013

After Technical Issues, Kentucky Education Officials Want ACT to Run Practice Tests

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Kentucky Department of Education officials say they want the ACT testing company to run practice tests in the fall to ensure there won’t be similar technical issues experienced this spring.

In May, the ACT and other testing companies nationwide experienced technical problems while thousands of students tried access their tests online. KDE officials say this needs to be addressed as more schools are pushing for online testing.

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Local News
12:05 am
Sun June 16, 2013

Indiana Hoosiers Top Louisville Cardinals in College World Series

The Indiana Hoosiers baseball team beat the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday night in the teams' first game of the College World Series.

The Hoosiers were helped by strong pitching, holding the Cardinals to four hits and leading to a final score of 2-0.

The Cardinals trailed 1-0 in the first inning when the Hoosiers' Scott Donley hit a single, scoring Kyle Schwarber.

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Politics
10:59 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Noise and Notes: Bennie J. Smith's Long Shot Quest to Retire Mitch McConnell

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bennie J. Smith

When Louisville musician Bennie J. Smith announced he was seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell even he compared it to a David versus Goliath proposition.

A jazz musician and Danville, Ky. native, Smith is equal parts music promoter and human rights activist.

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Local News
3:50 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Partnership Helps Restore A Second Shotgun Home

This shotgun home located at 620 Jordan Avenue will be the second project of Save Out Shotguns program.

Preservation Louisville is repairing a second shotgun house as part of its ongoing project called Save Our Shotguns, which looks to restore some of the thousands of shotgun homes that exist in Louisville.

The group has partnered with the New Directions Housing Corporation, which participated in the first shotgun renovation.

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Education
2:29 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Kentucky Community Colleges Raise Tuition by 2.86 Percent

The Jefferson Community & Technical College campus.
Credit JCTC

CUMBERLAND — The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents has voted to raise tuition by 2.86 percent and give faculty and staff pay raises of 2 percent.

President Michael B. McCall recommended the increases that were approved on Friday.

Full-time employees at the state's 16 community and technical colleges—which includes Jefferson Community & Technical College—who received favorable performance evaluations will get the 2 percent raises or $1,000, whichever is larger. Tuition for in-state students will rise from $140 to $144 per credit hour.

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