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Science
12:05 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Learning From Past Societies to Improve the Future: Jared Diamond

Hear Jared Diamond at the Kentucky Author Forum.

Jared Diamond spoke in Louisville on January 9, 2013 as featured guest at the Kentucky Author Forum, discussing in detail his latest book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies.  Diamond is an author, physiologist, evolutionary biologist and bio-geographer, as well as a medical researcher and professor of geography at UCLA.

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Local News
10:42 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Indiana First Lady Undergoing Emergency Surgery

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The Indiana governor's office says first lady Karen Pence is having emergency gall bladder surgery today.

Gov. Mike Pence canceled a planned trip to southern Indiana to stay with his wife.

Pence spokeswoman Kara Brooks didn't immediately have details about Karen Pence's surgery but expected to provide an update later today.

The governor had been scheduled to attend events in Jeffersonville and Evansville, followed by a speech tonight at a Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce dinner.

Education
9:47 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Gifted and Talented Children Conference Coming to Louisville

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The 20th biennial international conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children is coming to the Galt House this summer.

Louisville will join host cities such as Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia; Istanbul, Turkey; and Prague, Czech Republic, according to The Lane Report

The program is being held Aug. 10-14 and will celebrate "Giftedness and Creativity."

From The Lane Report:

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Politics
9:44 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Beshear: 'Too Early' on Whether Gambling Bill Will Be Filed

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The clock is ticking on the current legislative session, but efforts to push expanded gambling in the 2013  are still on-going, Gov. Steve Beshear said.

“I think it’s too early to reach a conclusion yet on whether we will have a bill on expanded gaming, you know we’ve got some issues to be resolved," he said.

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Local News
9:30 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Kentucky Kingdom Lease Plan With Hart-Led Group Gets Approval; Re-Opening Targeted for 2014

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The Kentucky State Fair Board voted today to approve a 50-year lease could lead to the spring 2014 re-opening of Kentucky Kingdom, the amusement park at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center that's been shuttered since 2009. 

Details are below.

In 2012, the fair board issued a request for new proposals after the owners of Holiday World in Santa Claus, Ind., abandoned their plans to re-open the amusement park under the name Bluegrass Boardwalk. 

Only one proposal was submitted — from a group led by Ed Hart, a former Kentucky Kingdom operator. 

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Thu January 24, 2013

The Big Break: Looking Ahead

On our audio diary series The Big Break, our apprentices gear up for audition season. Louisville Ballet trainee Claire Horrocks explains why January kicks off her least favorite time of year, while Actors Theatre of Louisville apprentice Samantha Beach explains the audition showcase the apprentices host for casting directors and agents during the Humana Festival. 

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Local News
4:56 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

First Phase of Kentucky Equine Survey Completed

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Kentucky is home to around 242,400 horses, according to new data released from a statewide survey.

From June to October of last year, researchers with the National Agricultural Statistics Service counted equines across the state, ranging from thoroughbreds at large farms to ponies in people’s backyards. Dr. Jill Stowe, a professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, says the project marks the first comprehensive survey of Kentucky’s horses since 1977.

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Education
4:36 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Indiana Senate Panel Passes Cursive Writing Bill

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A bill that would require Indiana’s elementary schools to teach cursive writing is on its way to the floor of the state Senate.

The chamber’s Education and Career Development Committee voted 7-4 today to advance the measure sponsored by Republican Jean Leising.

Leising says she’s concerned about a new state education department policy that makes the teaching of cursive writing optional but requires that students become proficient in keyboard use.

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Local News
4:04 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

NCAA Delays Action in Miami Recruiting Probe Pending Internal Investigation

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University of Louisville

An investigation of alleged rules violations at the University of Miami athletic department---some involving a current University of Louisville assistant football coach---has been put on hold.

Earlier this week, the NCAA was said to be ready to release its notice of allegations regarding illegal recruiting activity at Miami, but now the process has been delayed while the organization investigates itself.

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Local News
4:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Strong's U of L Contract Extension, Pay Raise Approved

The University of Louisville has approved an eight-year contract extension for football coach Charlie Strong.

The deal will pay Strong an annual base salary of $3.7 million, plus numerous performance bonuses, making him one of the country’s highest-paid college football coaches.

U of L Athletic Director Tom Jurich says Strong deserves it.

"I think he’s already lived up to it and earned it and in every aspect of his coaching ability, he’s got an A+ from me," he said. 

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