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4:06 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Shanklin Trial; 2013 Kentucky Politics; LGBTQ Election Results; Vision Louisville: Today on Byline

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

At the top - Now that the election is on the books, we look at the House and Senate make-up for the 2013 Kentucky General Assembly. And is Ashley Judd serious about making a run for Sen. Mitch McConnell’s seat  in 2014? Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston has been looking into it and he tells us what he’s learned.

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Local News
3:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

UK, IU Begin Basketball Seasons Tonight

A new college basketball season is upon us, and it is a busy opening night. Fifteen of the AP's preseason Top 25 teams are slated to take the court. There's a game at a Europe military base, two more aboard Navy ships and another featuring a reshaped national champion playing in a brand new building.

No. 14 Michigan State plays Connecticut at Ramstein Air Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany. It's the Huskies' first game since the retirement of coach Jim Calhoun and it marks the first game between Division I teams held in Europe.

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Education
3:24 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Ted Gordon Files School Board Complaint Against Jones Jr.

David Jones Jr. says he's clear to serve JCPS next year.

Update (5:00 pm): Jones has responded to the complaint and writes:

I have reviewed the complaint challenging my eligibility and would like to take this opportunity to state that Main Street Realty is a business venture of which my father, David A. Jones, is a director. My legal name is David A. Jones, Jr., which is how I filed my candidacy, and it is the name that appeared on District 2 ballots.

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Education
3:22 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Read | Lawsuit Seeking to Disqualify David Jones Jr.

On Friday, attorney Ted Gordon filed a lawsuit on behalf of a District 2 resident seeking to keep David Jones Jr. from assuming the Jefferson County Public Schools board seat won in Tuesday's election. Here is a lawsuit:

Local News
3:14 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

College Football: Cards Visit Syracuse; IU Hosts Wisconsin

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The tenth-ranked Louisville Cardinals take their perfect record into the Carrier Dome tomorrow to face Big East Conference rival Syracuse.

Louisville has a school-best 9-0 mark following last week’s victory over Temple.

Sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw a career-high five touchdown passes in that game.

Offensive coordinator Shawn Watson is impressed with Bridgewater’s growth this season.

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Environment
2:48 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Coal Company, Officials Plead Guilty to Mine Safety Violations

Manalapan Mining Company--which operates in Harlan County--and two of the company's top officials are pleading guilty to charges they willfully violated mine safety rules.

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Local News
12:48 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Kentucky Needs Statewide Team to Respond to Disasters, Fire Officials Say

Credit National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Kentucky needs a statewide search and rescue team that can respond more quickly to natural and other disasters, fire officials from Louisville and Lexington told state lawmakers.

Doug Recktenwald, an assistant chief for Louisville Fire & Rescue, and Greg Bayer, a battalion chief for the Lexington Fire Department, testified this week before the interim joint committee on public protection.

Recktenwald said being able to launch rescue operations more quickly from anywhere in the state would save lives and better protect property.

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Politics
9:18 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Kentucky Ag Commissioner: Change in State Senate Leadership Can Help Fight 'Gridlock'

James Comer
Credit File photo

One of the key Republicans in state government believes change in legislative leadership is a good thing.  Jamie Comer moved from the legislature to head the state’s agriculture department as commissioner.  Change in leadership is coming to the state senate.  Long time President David Williams resigned to take on judicial responsibilities in his home region.  Come

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Local News
8:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Constables Can Play a 'Significant' Law Enforcement Role, Association Prez Says

Jason Rector
Credit Kentucky Constable Association

Constables provide extra law enforcement officers and can be a significant help to law enforcement, despite a state report that calls the office "irrelevant," argues the president of the Kentucky Constable Association.

Constables are elected officials in Kentucky. Every county has a few, depending on the county's number of magisterial districts. Jefferson County has three.

Upon taking office, constables are given law enforcement powers akin to sheriffs. They can make arrests, perform traffic stops. But, the report notes, they do not have specific duties outlined in the constitution. The report also said that constables perform about .02 percent of recorded law enforcement activities in the state.

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Education
7:30 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Boehm Appointed U of L Graduate School Dean

Beth Boehm
Credit University of Louisville

Beth Boehm has been appointed the new dean of the University of Louisville's School of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies -- a role she's filled on an interim basis since September 2009, the university announced.

She's the first permanent dean of the school, which in 2008 replaced the old Graduate School.

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