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6:40 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Calling All Louisville Civic Hackers

Light green means less crime. Red is more crime.

Louisville-area software developers and technology entrepreneurs are being encouraged to participate Saturday in the National Day of Civic Hacking.

The White House is helping push the initiative, which is being hosted in over 90 cities nationwide in what will likely be an annual event. The idea is to find innovative ways to use public data.

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Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Concert-ed Effort: A Le Petomane Musical Retrospective

Gregory Maupin, Kyle Ware and Abigail Bailey Maupin in "5 Things" (magic baby pool in background).
Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

Le Petomane sang a hymn to a magic baby pool in “5 Things,” their love letter show to music, films and books. In “A Derby Carol,” they submitted a request in song for Louisville to hang a banner in honor of native son Ned Beatty. 

The ensemble will perform these numbers and other audience favorites in “Concert-ed Effort,” an evening of Le Petomane original songs Friday and Saturday at The Bard’s Town

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Local News
3:18 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Services Held to Honor Fallen, Current Veterans

Rick Howlett

Ceremonies were held across the region on this Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives during military service and current troops stationed around the world.

More than 400 people turned for a commemoration at Fort Knox.

The ceremony at the military post paid tribute to late Pfc. David P. Nash. Nash was a native Kentuckian who grew up in Whitesville and a Medal of Honor recipient.

While serving in Vietnam in 1968, Nash rolled onto an exploding grenade, sacrificing himself and saving the lives of three fellow soldiers.

Environment
2:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Kentucky Center Scales Back Plans for Green Roof

A rendering of the Kentucky Center's green roof.
Joseph & Joseph Architects

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts has revised its plans for the building’s green roof.

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Education
12:00 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Group Attacks Jefferson County Teachers Union Ahead Of Contract Negotations

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Superintendent Donna Hargens address the community earlier this year.
Credit Devin Katayama

A group has launched a campaign against the Jefferson County Teachers Association ahead of contract negotiations that are expected to begin June 3.

Kids First Louisville organizers say the teachers union contract proposal impedes changes that could improve student outcomes. They echo Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday, who told JCPS it needs to address the apparent issues the union contract creates, or be in further jeopardy of state sanctions. 

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Arts and Humanities
10:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

REVIEW | A Campy Evening with Lillian Baxter

John Vessels as Lillian Baxter.

What happens to Hollywood's C-list when they fall farther down the alphabet? Every wannabe and has-been was once an aspiring star. The original one-man comedy-musical-memoir revue “An Evening with Lillian Baxter” explores the life and longings of a woman who never lost touch with her glamorous (and not-so-glamorous) past. 

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

After Issues in 2012, Kentucky State Fair Considers Plans for Better Parking

Credit Creative Commons

After issues with automated gates in 2012, the Kentucky State Fair Board is working on a plan to ease traffic congestion into the 2013 state fair.

In 2011, automated parking gates were installed with the intention of getting fair-goers into the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center faster.

They didn’t. The automated machines took too long to accept bills, and sometimes patrons had to insert bills multiple times. Traffic began to congest at gates.

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Local News
1:05 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Officials Launching 'Keep South Louisville Weird' Effort

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The Louisville Independent Business Alliance and Metro Government officials are planning a series of events and programs designed to encourage the growth of locally-owned, independent businesses in south Louisville.

Alliance director Jennifer Rubenstein says people often associate independent businesses with the Highlands or Frankfort Avenue, but they’re in all areas of town, with many in south Louisville.

A “Keep South Louisville Weird” kickoff event will be held Wednesday at 5:30pm at Khalil’s on Dixie Highway in Valley Station.

Local News
12:50 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Kentucky State Police: Slain Bardstown Police Officer Was Ambushed

Bardstown Police

Kentucky State Police say the fatal roadside shooting of a Bardstown Police officer was premeditated and are asking for the public's help in finding suspects.

Authorities say 33-year-old Officer Jason Ellis was shot multiple times with a shotgun after he got out of his cruiser to pick up debris on Exit 34 of the Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson County. Ellis was in uniform and was driving home.

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Environment
5:00 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

New Pavement at Ford Plant Diverts Millions of Gallons of Stormwater From Waterways

Workers installing the pervious pavement.
Greg Long Ford

Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant is getting recognition for a green infrastructure project the company completed last year.

The plant has a lot of paved surfaces…the employee parking lot alone is about 20 acres. And all of that pavement means when it rains, gallons of water and pollution runoff into nearby streams.

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