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12:46 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Poll: McConnell in Close Races With Potential Opponents

Mitch McConnell
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A new poll shows Sen. Mitch McConnell with a precarious lead over potential Democratic challengers.

The survey from Public Policy Polling shows McConnell with a four point lead over Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes—45 to 41—and a five point lead over former Congressman Ben Chandler.

Despite the leads, McConnell polls below the 50 percent mark in both races. And it shows he only has an 11 point lead over contractor Ed Marksberry, 46 to 35. 

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Local News
12:23 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

What The Louisville Cardinals' Championship Celebration Looked and Sounded Like

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The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team are now national champions, and the women's team vies for the national title tonight against UConn. Authorities are once again planning to have extra police in the popular gathering places for fans, just in case a celebration is warranted.

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Arts and Humanities
11:10 am
Tue April 9, 2013

'Wild Card' Exhibit Mines Sports, Gender, Rites of Passage

"The Wish," Michael Combs.
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A new 15-year survey of artist Michael Combs' work is open at 21C Museum. Combs draws on his Long Island family’s long history as expert outdoorsmen and decoy carvers in his playful mixed-media explorations of gender identity, rites of passage and cultural myths. This is the first retrospective for Combs, who has shown his work throughout the United States and abroad.

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Politics
9:47 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Mother Jones Obtains Secret Tape of McConnell Campaign Strategy Session

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
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A secret audio recording of Senator Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign reveals the Kentucky Republican's aides intended to target actress Ashley Judd's mental health and religious beliefs among other issues.

The news magazine Mother Jones obtained audio of a private meeting between McConnell and aides where much of the conversation focused on potential Democratic opponents.

In a 2011 memoir, "All That is Bitter and Sweet"  Judd recounted she had checked into rehab for depression as an adult and once considered suicide as a child.

The leaked tapes reveal Judd's bouts with depression were considered fair game by the McConnell campaign.

"This sounds extreme, but she is emotionally unbalanced," an unknown McConnell aide says on the recording. "I mean it’s been documented. Jesse can go in chapter and verse from her autobiography about, you know, she’s suffered some suicidal tendencies. She was hospitalized for 42 days when she had a mental breakdown in the '90s."

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Local News
3:46 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Photos | Louisville Cardinals Fans Celebrate National Championship, But...

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Thousands of fans flooded Cardinal Boulevard after the Louisville Cardinals won the 2013 men's national championship. They screamed, hugged, cheered and screamed some more. Early on, a few minor incidents happened—fireworks were set off in the crowd, a guy climbed a tree, bottles shattered on the ground.

But, later, there was an incident in the crowd. Bottles were reportedly tossed at police and officers were reportedly knocked to the ground; officers responded by firing pepper pellets to disperse the crowd, a university spokesman said.

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Local News
11:46 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Cards Win!

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The Louisville Cardinals have won the school's third NCAA men's basketball title and their first in 27 years,  defeating Michigan 82-76  tonight at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Luke Hancock made four straight three-pointers in the first half, and Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan had monster second halves to lead the top-seeded Cardinals (35-5) to their first national title since 1986.

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Arts and Humanities
4:49 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Unbound Meets Its Funding Goal

Our new fiction show Unbound met its Kickstarter funding goal. WFPL launched a campaign on the popular creative project crowdfunding platform last month to raise funds for production costs associated with the new show. On Kickstarter, a project only receives pledged funds if the campaign meets its goal; otherwise, no money is collected from backers. 

Environment
4:21 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Event Aims to Map Downtown Louisville's Tree Canopy

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Louisville’s Urban Design Studio is looking for help cataloging downtown trees.

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Local News
4:11 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer Proposes Buying Colonial Gardens to Boost South End

Colonial Gardens, now and then

For the second time, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's office hopes to buy land to encourage development. 

Fischer is asking the council to approve $430,000 in general fund spending to buy Colonial Gardens in the South End.

The former beer garden was the site of Louisville's first zoo, and is now owned by an out-of-state trust.

The outside ownership and a recent landmarks declaration have been cited as reasons why the building has remained undeveloped and empty for nearly a decade.* 

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Local News
3:27 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Louisville Metro Police: Don't Shoot Guns if the Louisville Cardinals Win Championship

Louisville Cardinals fans celebrating Saturday night near the UofL campus.
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Louisville Metro Police are urging people to refrain from shooting guns in the air if the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team wins tonight's NCAA national championship game.

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