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9:38 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Artifacts Help Pinpoint Key Hatfield-McCoy Battle

The Hatfields
Credit Wikipedia Commons/Public domain

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Artifacts recently unearthed during the filming of a new National Geographic Channel show appear to pinpoint the location of a turning point in the yearslong feud between the Hatfield and McCoy clans.

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Local News
3:00 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

NCAA Celebrating 75 Years of March Madness

NCAA

Voting begins this month for the top players, teams and moments from the history of the NCAA basketball tournament.

It’s part of the March Madness 75th anniversary celebration.

The NCAA has compiled a list of 75 players, 25 teams and 35 tournament moments for fans to consider. Voters will trim the list to 15 players, one team and one moment.

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Education
2:20 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Congressman John Yarmuth Previews Spot on House Education and Workforce Committee

Credit U.S. Congress

Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth says reauthorizing the expired No Child Left Behind Act should be a priority of the incoming Congress.

But the law as it stands now would likely undergo significant reforms that follow what some states like Kentucky have already begun implementing.

Yarmuth was recently appointed to the  House Education and Workforce Committee, a position he held during his first years in office.

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Local News
1:00 pm
Tue January 1, 2013

Louisville to Host Cyclo-Cross Elites World Championships

Credit UCI

Louisville will host the 2013 UCI World Elite Cyclo-cross Championships early next year, which is being held outside of Europe for the first time in the sport’s 60-year history. 

Cyclo-cross is a bicycle race on multi terrains and with some obstacles where riders may have to dismount and traverse. This year, the Masters and Elite race will be held at  Louisville’s Eva Bandman Park off River Road. 

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Library U Course Explores Changing Role of American Theater

Zan Sawyer-Dailey
Actors Theatre of Louisville

The Louisville Free Public Library’s Library U course for January is on the changing role of American theater. Actors Theatre of Louisville associate director Zan Sawyer-Dailey will offer an an insider’s look at the art of making theater at the Main Library

Sawyer-Dailey’s course will cover the history of the regional theater movement and Actors Theatre, how the theater’s artistic decisions are made, and offer a look at the upcoming Humana Festival of New American Plays.  

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Education
9:10 am
Tue January 1, 2013

WKU President Gary Ransdell: UPike Addition to Kentucky System Would Be Costly

Gary Ransdell
Credit Western Kentucky University

The president of Kentucky's third largest university said adding Pikeville University to the state system would be financially cumbersome for the state, although House Speaker Greg Stumbo says he won't personally support new funding for higher education until UPike is admitted.

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Education
9:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Kentucky Ed. Commissioner Terry Holliday: Pension Reform Likely Legislative Focus

Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says despite a legislative session next year that’s likely to focus on pension reform, he expects some key education initiatives to be brought up, discussed and even passed.

According to recommendations from a task force, the state needs to allocate nearly $300 million to honor its pension obligations, which would likely take money away from several other departments.

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Strong: Cards Motivated by Underdog Status in Sugar Bowl

After a month of preparation, the University of Louisville football team is in New Orleans to take on Florida in the Sugar Bowl Wednesday night.

Cards coach Charlie Strong says his players are well aware of their underdog status against the 11-1 Gators, whom some are picking to win by two touchdowns or more.

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Arts and Humanities
4:04 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Pulitzer Winner 'Topdog/Underdog' Opens in Lousiville

Brian Lee West and Keith McGill practice their card skills during "Topdog/Underdog" rehearsal.
Actors Choice

Louisville's Actor's Choice theater company opens a production of Kentucky native Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Topdog/Underdog” this week. 

"Topdog/Underdog" is the story of two adult African American brothers who struggle with poverty, work, racism, the lure of crime and their own close yet tense relationship. Directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis, "Topdog/Underdog" opens  January 10 at the Henry Clay Theatre

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Politics
3:09 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

Mitch McConnell on Fiscal Cliff: 'We Are Very, Very Close'

Credit U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and the White House have agreed on preventing tax hikes that the "fiscal cliff" will trigger after midnight. And he says they are very close to an overall deal that would also prevent budget-wide spending cuts.

The Kentucky Republican did not provide any details. But he said on the Senate floor that lawmakers should pass legislation averting tax increases that would otherwise take effect at the start of New Year's Day.

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