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Environment
8:20 am
Mon October 29, 2012

U of L to Hold Conferences Examining Multiple Aspects of Sustainability

Several days of lectures and discussions about sustainability kick off this Thursday in Louisville.

First, there’s the Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference. It’s co-hosted by Jefferson Community and Technical College and the University of Louisville, and features two days of events. Then, beginning Friday, Bluegrass Bioneers is coming back to town.

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Breaking
8:17 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Train Derailment: Evacuation, Road Closures Expected to Last At Least 24 Hours

Update: 5:40 p.m.

Evacuations and the shelter-in-place warning are still in effect late Monday afternoon after the morning train derailment in southwestern Jefferson County, said Jody Duncan, the MetroSafe spokeswoman. A shelter is being set up at the Nichols Fire Station No. 3 at 130 Meicel Lane in Bullitt County, about nine miles west of Shepherdsville.

Anyone who wants use the shelter space is asked to call the Red Cross at 561-3642.

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Politics
8:00 am
Sun October 28, 2012

David Williams' Exit from Kentucky State Senate Shakes Up Gambling Issue

David Williams' exit as Kentucky State Senate president will likely stir a recurring major issue: gambling.

The leading Kentucky state Senate Democrat said senate  President David Williams's departure should bring new life to efforts to bring casino gambling to Kentucky racetracks, while a leading voice against expanded gaming said the move was politically motivated.

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Local News
6:12 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

College Football: UK falls at Missouri; IU topples Illinois

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In college football, the Kentucky Wildcats dropped their seventh straight game, losing 33-10 at Missouri today.

UK was plagued by turnovers. The Wildcats had three fumbles that resulted in Missouri touchdowns.

Kentucky falls to 1-8 on the season and 0-5 in the Southeastern Conference.

The Tigers notched their first conference victory and evened their overall record to 4-4.

UK hosts Vanderbilt next Saturday.

The Indiana Hoosiers snapped a five-losing streak, defeating host Illinois 31-17.

Education
12:00 pm
Sat October 27, 2012

Tarzan Birthday Bash Planned for Sunday at U of L

It's been 100 years since author Edgar Rice Burroughs created Tarzan, and the University of Louisville is planning a party to celebrate.

Why? U of L's Special Collections Department is home to the world's largest institutional collection of Tarzan material, the university said.

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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat October 27, 2012

Strange Fruit: Dr. Gary Gates, Co-Author of LBGT Population Study

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"Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?" 

That was the question Gallup posed to ​121,290 people June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012. The result is the largest single study of the distribution of the LGBT population in the U.S. on record, revealing data that turns the stereotype of the affluent, white, gay man on its head. For starters, African Americans and other ethnic minorities are more likely to be LGBT than white people. 

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Local News
8:00 am
Sat October 27, 2012

What We're Reading

Each week, members of the WFPL news team will spotlight interesting stories we've read over the past week for your weekend reading pleasure:

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Local News
11:54 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

U of L Tops Cincinnati in Overtime

A 30 yard field goal by John Wallace gave the Louisville Cards a 34-31 overtime victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats on a rainy Friday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

The Cards got their chance to win the game after intercepting a Cincinnati pass on the first overtime possession. The winning score came right after Wallace's first field goal attempt. There was a high snap on the first try, but the play was whistled dead because Cincinnati coach Butch Jones had called time out.

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Politics
8:52 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Mourdock: Donnelly Playing "Sleazy Politics"

In a new television ad airing statewide, Republican Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is going on the offensive in response to a series of attacks from his opponent and national Democrats.

The spot slams Congressman Joe Donnelly for "sleazy politics," and escalates what has become a national race for control of the Senate. Mourdock's camp is specifically responding to tough ad put out by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee that targets the GOP nominee's comments about that pregnancies resulting from rape were intended by God.

Mourdock's campaign says Donnelly and the Democrats are "twisting" his word and "attacking his faith" over the issue of abortion.

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Local News
3:19 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Hart Group's Kingdom Proposal; Thieneman Residency; Violence Task Force: Today on Byline

The Byline rundown for today:

At the top - Only one proposal for development of the Kentucky Kingdom site is known to have been submitted.  Ed Glasscock, of the team led by Ed Hart, joins us to go over the nuts and bolts of their proposal, review all the numbers, and give a preview of park amenities if their plan is chosen.

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