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4:20 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Louisville Tries Extending "Successful" Homeless Prevention Program

Louisville Metro Government is trying to extend the success of a three-year federally funded homeless prevention program that recently ended.

The city received nearly $5 million in 2009 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to implement its Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the successful outcome and the professional conduct and management of this by the Louisville Metro staff," said Roger Leonard with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which oversaw the grant process.

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Politics
4:00 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?

A Kentucky state representative wants to change how prisoners are allocated when it comes to Census data.  Should the Census Count Inmates Where They Live or Where They're Imprisoned?

State Rep. Darryl Owens, D-Louisville, doesn’t want prisoners counted as residents of the counties where they are imprisoned.

But that’s currently how state law works. So Owens is proposing to change the law to let inmates be counted as residents of their last home address.

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Politics
2:52 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Richard Mourdock: White House Engaged in Benghazi Cover-Up

Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is renewing his call for a full investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, after suggesting that the Obama administration is engaged in a cover-up.  

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Arts and Humanities
2:34 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

'44 Plays for 44 Presidents' Takes 'Long View' of the Oval Office

Amy Steiger, Ben Gierhart, Stephanie Adams, and Colby Ballowe in The Bard's Town Theatre's production of "44 Plays for 44 Presidents."
Doug Schutte The Bard's Town Theatre

“George Washington in the Garden of Eden” opens the show with a creation story. James Garfield’s “Dance of a Thousand Ironies” is a tragic ballet. Thomas Jefferson isn't memorialized, he's roasted, stand-up comedy-style, by Benjamin Franklin. 

The Neo-Futurists of Chicago premiered "43 Plays for 43 Presidents" ten years ago (Actors Theatre of Louisville staged a production in 2008) with a brief play for each occupant of the Oval Office—Grover Cleveland gets two, since his terms weren't consecutive.

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Local News
1:04 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

LG&E, KU Sending 100 More North After Sandy

Louisville Gas & Electric and its sister company, Kentucky Utilities, are sending 100 more employees, contractors and mutual assistance-partners north to help in the recovery from the superstorm Sandy, which has  led to mass power outages in the eastern United States, the companies said.

Local News
11:40 am
Tue October 30, 2012

WFPL to Air Special NPR Coverage of Sandy

WFPL will air from noon to 2p.m. Tuesday an NPR News call-in special hosted by Neal Conan on the evolving issues surrounding Sandy, the superstorm that has caused massive flooding and other issues in a widespread portion of the eastern United States.

Listen at 89.3 FM WFPL or stream online here.

Politics
11:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

The Poll King: Nate Silver Talks the Science of Forecasting the Future

  • Jonathan Bastian talks with Nate Silver of The New York Times

Nate Silver has become a hot commodity — especially during the election season. He’s the whiz kid who predicted how 49 out of 50 states would vote in the 2008 election.

Four years ago he founded the website fivethirtyeight.com, which has since been incorporated into The New York Times website.

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Local News
10:02 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Train Derailment: Dixie Highway Remains Closed, Clean-Up On-Going

A mandatory evacuation is still in place for dozens of residents near where a P&L train derailed Monday morning near Dixie Highway in southwestern Jefferson County, said Jody Duncan, spokeswoman for MetroSafe.

A portion of Dixie Highway remains closed, though the shelter-in-place warning and voluntary evacuations were lifted Monday night, Duncan said.

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Local News
9:41 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Carroll County Bus Crash Leaves 2 Children Dead

Two children were pronounced dead at the scene of a bus crash Monday afternoon in Carroll County, Ky., not far from the scene of a 1988 bus crash that killed 24 children and three adults.

Three children were flown by helicopter to Kosair Children's Hospital and one child and an adult were flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, state police said. Three children were examined at the scene and released to their parents; the driver was uninjured.

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Environment
9:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Coal Miner Discusses Mining Layoffs, Challenges Facing Eastern Kentucky

The newest installment of WMMT radio's Making Connections series features something that's often missing from the conversation about coal in eastern Kentucky: a coal miner telling his story and talking  about how the industry's decline is affecting him and his community.

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