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7:00 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Louisville's ACC Move Can Help Academics, Faculty Says. How?

When the college athletics conference realignment dance began anew, Louisville appeared to be left in the lurch. Rutgers and Maryland abruptly announced that they were yanking their teams from the Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference, respectively, for the Big 10 -- moves that had a dual impact on the Louisville Cardinals.

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Local News
3:34 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Report On Indiana Raw Milk Study Released

The Indiana Board of Animal Health has released a report on its study on the sale of raw or unpasteurized milk for human consumption.

The Indiana General Assembly ordered the study amid a growing chorus of calls for the legalization of raw milk sales in the Hoosier State.

Advocates say unpasteurized milk contains nutrients that are destroyed by the heating process required by state law, and the raw product tastes better.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

U of L Men's Soccer Team To Play For Final Four Berth

The University of Louisville men’s soccer team can advance to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament with a victory tomorrow at Maryland.

The Cards are 14-5 on the season and 3-3 on the road, with one of those losses coming at Maryland in late August.

Coach Ken Lolla says his team is ready for the rematch.

"Psychologically, I think it helps us that we got pounded a little bit (in the first game)," he said. "Our guys are looking to have another crack at them. We’re a much different team, so we’re looking forward to going back there."

Local News
3:20 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Big Sports Week; Political Turkeys & State News; Heaven Real?; Homophobic No More: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:

At the top - It was a big week for local sports fans.  WFPL's Joseph Lord and KPR's Kenny Colston talk about the acceptance of U of L’s athletic programs into the Atlantic Coast Conference, the college football coaching carousel, BCS bowls, and more.

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Education
1:14 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

JCPS Participates in Financial Aid Program to Increase FAFSA Completions

In Kentucky, the state's financial aid runs out early.

As College Application Week wraps up, the next step for many students will be to fill out and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

This year, Jefferson County Public Schools is part of nearly 80 districts nationwide, which are piloting a U.S. Department of Education and Federal Student Aid office initiative to assist students in FAFSA completion.

Around 70 percent of JCPS seniors complete a FAFSA each year, but some applications are found deficient, according to JCPS officials.

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Local News
12:29 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Get Reading: Library Offers Free E-Magazines

Looking for the latest edition of ESPN Magazine, Esquire or Elle? How about Knit Magazine or Bloomberg Business Week? Well, if you're a Louisville Free Public Library member, look no further.

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Politics
12:25 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Expanded Gambling Issue May be Addressed in 2013 (Maybe.)

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Is now the time for the General Assembly to address expanded gambling? (Again.) With just more than a month before the 2013  session begins, observers of the Kentucky legislature are wondering.

A few new factors are at play: First is the governor’s continued interest in the topic. Second expanded gambling's chief opponent, David Williams, is gone.

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Politics
11:14 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Councilman Dan Johnson Joins Roundtable Discussion on Louisville NBA Team

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Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson is joining a panel discussion in downtown Friday on bringing an NBA team to the city.

The roundtable will feature Jefferson County Judge Executive Bryan Matthews and attorney J. Bruce Miller, who has been an advocate for bringing professional basketball to the city.

Mayor Greg Fischer has also been a vocal proponent of bringing the NBA to Louisville, but he's faced criticism from University of Louisville officials. Supporters are optimistic, but a study by a pair of media executives outlined how the cost of the NBA outweighs the benefits.

From WHAS-11:

A new study from Cambridge Economic Research showed a relatively unfavorable impact that an NBA team could have on Louisville.
 
It concluded that Louisville could not sustain a pro franchise.

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Local News
11:05 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Watch | Louisville Transit Comes Alive on YouTube

Credit Andrew Walker, via YouTube

At first blush, the video below looks like art -- tiny dots scurrying across a black backdrop with a blue squiggle meandering through the middle.

That's Louisville. Each dot represents a TARC bus. Watch:

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Local News
11:19 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Cards Topple Rutgers 20-17; Projected for Major Bowl Game

The University of Louisville football team is headed to its first top-tier bowl game in six years after defeating Rutgers 20-17 tonight in New Jersey.

Teddy Bridgewater and Will Stein shared duties at quarterback, and it was Bridgewater’s two touchdown passes in the third quarter that gave the Cards their first lead of the game.

Rutgers tied the game at 17 midway through the fourth quarter, but a 29 yard field goal by John Wallace with less than two minutes remaining put U of L ahead for good.

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