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2:39 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Funding for Higher Education Lags Since Recession, Report Says

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Kentucky follows the national trend of allocating less funding for higher education since the recession, according to the latest education report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

The report released Tuesday says Kentucky has cut higher education since 2008 by 26 percent—or $2,663 per student—when adjusted for inflation. That’s only slightly better than the national average of 28 percent, the report says.

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Arts and Humanities
1:37 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

REVIEW | Smart, Funny, Tough to Love: Will Eno's 'Gnit'

Dan Waller as Peter and Kate Eastwood Norris in one of her many roles in Will Eno's "Gnit."
Kathy R. Preher Actors Theatre of Louisville

Billed as a willfully unfaithful adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic picaresque tale “Peer Gynt,” Will Eno’s “Gnit” up-ends the classic man’s-search-for-meaning quest with an ambitiously absurdist self-discovery journey that stubbornly chafes against the conventions of the genre.

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Politics
1:00 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Potential Republican Challenger to Mitch McConnell Expanding Outreach to Kentucky Tea Party

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A Louisville businessman exploring a Republican primary against U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is setting up meetings with Tea Party groups in Central Kentucky.

David Adams, a tea party activist from Central Kentucky, said he's planning to meet with Bevin next week in Lexington with other activists to familiarize themselves with Matt Bevin, the possible Republican Senate candidate and a Louisvillian who runs the Connecticut-based Bevin Brothers Manufacturing.

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Local News
12:33 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Louisville Cardinals Are College Basketball's 'Most Valuable' Team, Forbes Says

Rick Pitino
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The Louisville Cardinals are the "most valuable" team in men's college basketball with a worth of $38.5 million, according to an analysis by Forbes.

The Cards held the honor last year, too, with a worth of $36.1 million.

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Local News
11:26 am
Tue March 19, 2013

'Reclusive' Kentucky Billionaire Buys Lonely Planet Travel Guide Company

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A billionaire Kentucky native is buying the travel guide publisher Lonely Planet for $77.3 million.

Lonely Planet's current owner—British broadcaster BBC Worldwide—announced on Tuesday the sale to NC2 Media, which is run by Daniel Houghton, a Western Kentucky University alum. He'll become Lonely Planet's chief operating officer, pending approval of the sale by the BBC Trust.

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Local News
10:01 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Heading to Lexington for the NCAA Tournament? Think About Traffic

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Kentucky transportation officials have a hunch that thousands of people will descend onto Lexington's Rupp Arena for first and second round games of the NCAA Tournament, starting Thursday.

And, of course, there's roadwork on state highways to contend with.

Here's some advice issued Tuesday morning by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

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Local News
8:00 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

U of L, UK Begin Play Sunday in Women's NCAA Tournament

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The pairings are set for the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

The Louisville Cards will face Middle Tennessee State Sunday in opening round play at the KFC Yum Center.     U of L is seeded fifth in its region.     If the Cards win they’ll take on either Dayton or St. Johns in the second round.

The Kentucky Wildcats are a number two seed and will take on Navy Sunday in Queens, New York.   If UK advances, the Wildcats will face either Purdue or Liberty in second round play.

Arts and Humanities
5:29 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

The Terrible Fate of Being Understood: an Interview with Playwright Will Eno

Dan Waller and Hannah Bos in "Gnit" at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Kathy R. Preher Actors Theatre of Louisville

The New York Times calls playwright Will Eno “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.” In this year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, he’s turned his keen sense of irony and compassion to a loose adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Norweigian classic picaresque “Peer Gynt.” 

"Gnit," Eno's re-imagining of Ibsen's play, is the story of a man’s journey to find his true self, which happens to be disintegrating as he searches. 

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Commentary
4:19 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Grady Clay, An Urban Visionary

Grady Clay
Credit The photo is courtesy Oldham County Historical Society

When Jane Jacobs wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1961, perhaps the most significant book on American urbanism in the 20th Century, it was not a surprise that one of the experts she quoted was Grady Clay. He was the urban affairs editor of The Courier-Journal, and anyone who cared about city planning knew Grady and the work he was doing in Louisville in those days. It must have been a good life for them; both were born in 1916, and each lived nine decades. (Jane Jacobs died in 2006; Grady died early Sunday morning.)

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Local News
3:52 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

UK Preparing for NIT Opener at Robert Morris; Bellarmine Resumes NCAA Div. II Play

NCAA/NIT

The Kentucky Wildcats open play tomorrow evening in the men’s

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