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6:52 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Study: Most Coal-Fired Power Plants Can't Compete Against Natural Gas

Erica Peterson/WFPL

A new study estimates that 65 percent of current coal-fired power plants won’t be economical to run in the near future.

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Local News
6:10 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Indiana Delays Vote on School Gun Mandate Bill

The Indiana state House will vote Monday on a bill that would grant school districts funds for school resource officers and to improve school security. 

The proposal will not include a provision that was introduced by amendment, which would have required all schools to train and arm at least one employee in order to protect students.  

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Local News
8:01 am
Sun April 14, 2013

What We're Reading | 4.14.2013

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
8:00 am
Sun April 14, 2013

UK Researchers Exploring Centuries-Old Bed Bug Remedy

A bed bug on a kidney bean leaf
Journal of the Royal Society Interface

An age-old remedy for bed bugs is now the subject of a new high tech study being conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky and the University of California, Irvine. 

The team’s mission involves replicating the action of tiny microscopic plant hairs called trichomes, which are located on the surface of bean leaves.  UK Entomology professor Mike Potter says centuries ago, Eastern Europeans would sprinkle the leaves on their floors to stop the biting insects dead in their tracks.

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Politics
7:00 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Being a 'Witness' May Not Keep Progress Kentucky Leader from Being Charged with a Crime

One of two members of Progress Kentucky who, by the account of a Jefferson County Democratic Party official, recorded a campaign meeting between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his campaign staff is now saying through his attorneys that he was "just a witness."

Shawn Reilly, the executive director of Progress Kentucky, denies anything more than being at McConnell's office when the recording happened, as first reported by WHAS 11.

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Local News
7:24 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Louisville Public Media Reaches $500,000 Goal for Spring Membership Campaign

Louisville Public Media has met its $500,000 goal for the Spring Membership Campaign.

The goal was reached as the campaign came to a close Saturday evening. The campaign began on Monday.

Louisville Public Media provides three public radio stations—WFPL 89.3, WFPK 91.9 and WUOL 90.5. 

Politics
2:58 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Alleged McConnell Recorder Curtis Morrison Isn't Hiding

Curtis Morrison
Credit Rae Hodge / WFPL News

Curtis Morrison, the former Progress Kentucky volunteer who allegedly secretly recorded a meeting between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his campaign staff, isn't in hiding, despite reports the FBI is looking for him.

WFPL intern Rae Hodge found him at the Flea Off Market in Louisville Saturday. She asked him several questions but Morrison only replied "I appreciate it, but I'm not talking about it right now."

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Politics
8:36 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Source Who Implicated Progress Kentucky Members in McConnell Recording Reaffirms His Story

Jacob Conway, who says two Progress Kentucky members told him they recorded a  strategy meeting between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his campaign advisors, stands by his original story despite a Courier-Journal report to the contrary.

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Local News
1:51 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul: 'I'm Trying to Figure Out How To Get More Votes'

Sen. Rand Paul sits with Simmons College of Kentucky officials to engage in dialog.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is asking Louisville’s African-American community to consider his vote.

Paul spoke to students and faculty members at Simmons College of Kentucky on Friday.

This follows his appearance this week at Howard University in Washington D.C. where Paul tried connecting black history to the Republican Party.

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