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5:49 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Judge Won't Rule on Thieneman Eligibility Until After Election

A Jefferson Circuit Court Judge will wait until after Election Day to decide whether Republican state Senate candidate Chris Thieneman is an eligible candidate.

Judge Charles Cunningham Jr. issued an opinion Friday that asked for more evidence from both parties in a lawsuit alleging Thieneman is not a legal resident in the 37th Senate District, which covers part of southwest Louisville.

(Read the order here.)

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Local News
3:27 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Hargens on JCPS Scores; 4th Street Live Finances; Election Preview; Slant Festival: Today on Byline

Here is what was covered today on Byline:

At the top - Jefferson County Public Schools are performing worse than nearly 75 percent of Kentucky public school students outside the district, according to new state accountability measures -- including tests, graduation rates and other indicators.  WFPL's Devin Katayama goes over the recent study results with Superintendent Donna Hargens.

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Education
3:06 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Donna Hargens: Data In Hand, JCPS Schools Have 'Results to Work With'

Superintendent Donna Hargens explains the results of the new accountability system.

Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens says she’s not satisfied with new accountability results ranking the district in the lower quarter of Kentucky school districts.

“This is an important day because our schools have the results to work with,” Hargens said Friday morning.

That the work to act on those results, she said, is already underway.

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Local News
2:58 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Read Passport's Complaint on Medicaid Contracts

Arts and Humanities
2:34 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Louisville Novelist's "Ghosting" Makes Year's Best-of List

Louisville author Kirby Gann's third novel "Ghosting" was named to Publisher's Weekly's 2012 top fiction book list

Gann is managing editor at Louisville's Sarabande Books and teaches fiction writing in the Spalding University Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. He is the author of "The Barbarian Parade" and "Our Napoleon in Rags," also set in Kentucky. 

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Politics
2:00 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Looking at the State Legislative Contests: GOP Hopes to Gain 10 Seats and Majority

  There are no statewide races on the ballot in Kentucky this year: no Senate contests, no constitutional offices. But there are tight contests peppered throughout the commonwealth. Republicans are trying to take control of the state House this year. They need 10 seats to do so.

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Politics
12:34 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Outside Republican Group Makes Last-Minute Ad Buy to Help Kentucky GOP

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As the Nov. 6 election fast approaches, an outside Republican group is dropping a six figure ad buy to help the GOP in state legislative races.

The Republican State Leadership Committee is running television and radio ads in Louisville and western Kentucky and sending political mail to another 10 or so House races across the state. 

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Local News
11:36 am
Fri November 2, 2012

College Football: UofL Tries to Stay Undefeated, UK Goes for Win No. 2

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The landscape for Kentucky's two most prominent college football programs could hardly contrast more this Saturday.

The Louisville Cardinals -- ranked No. 12 by the AP and No. 10 in the USA Today poll -- will attempt to go 9-0 for the season. The Cardinals play the Temple Owls at noon Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Temple is 3-4, with a 2-2 record in the Big East.

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Politics
11:11 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Passport Files Formal Complaint over Louisville Medicaid Contracts

Kentucky officials are once again facing the prospect of lawsuits over efforts to expand managed health care within  Medicaid. 

This time, it's Passport Health Plan that is threatening to sue, based on what they call broken rules and promises made to them. 

(Read the letter here.)

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