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Arts and Humanities
2:29 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Governor's School for the Arts Reinstates New Media Program

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, which provides free studio arts education to Kentucky high school students, will reinstate its new media program for the next fiscal year. 

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Local News
2:13 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Family Scholar House Growing in Louisville, Region

Ground was broken Thursday on the fourth Family Scholar House in Louisville that will serve a large waiting list of 642 single-parent families seeking help toward earning a college degree.

The 19th Century Parkland School is being renovated to serve 48 more local families when it opens next year.

President Cathe Dykstra said for the hundreds of families not in the residential program, the Family Scholar House offers other services to keep families on track to complete their degree.

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Education
1:00 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

AP Tests Continue to Rise in Kentucky

The number of Kentucky public high school students taking Advanced Placement tests and scoring at higher levels continues to rise.

AP classes give students a chance to earn college credit while still in high school.

In 2008, Kentucky increased its efforts to make AP classes and exams more accessible to students. Today, the Kentucky Department of Education continues funding and encouraging students to push themselves and the most recent AP numbers reflect this.

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Politics
12:01 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Fischer, U of L Athletic Director Trade Jabs Over NBA Talks

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Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich are squabbling over talks of bringing an NBA franchise to the city.

Recently, Fischer met with business leaders and local boosters about the prospect of bringing professional basketball to the KFC Yum Center. The downtown arena has been facing financial troubles, and the parent company of the current arena manager—Anschults Entertainment Group (AEG)—has announced plans to sell the subsidiary.

But as The Courier-Journal's Tom Sullivan reports, Jurich took exception to Fischer holding a meeting about bringing the NBA to Louisville without including the arena's main tenant.

"(Mayor Fischer) is a guy full of signals,” Jurich told the newspaper. "He needs to work a little bit more with transparency. He likes to throw that word (transparency) around, but you need to practice what you preach."

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Thu September 27, 2012

The Big Break: Inside Tech Week

  • We go inside tech week for "Dracula" with Actors Theatre of Louisville apprentice Samantha Beach and "Tosca" with Kentucky Opera studio artist Brad Raymond.

This week on our new audio diary series “The Big Break,” Actors Theatre of Louisville apprentice Samantha Beach and Kentucky Opera studio artist Brad Raymond take us inside tech week, the full rehearsals leading up to opening night.

Samantha captures the sounds of "Dracula" from underneath the Bingham Theatre stage and tells us what "rat down!" means, while Brad explains how a bad voice day can throw off an entire "Tosca" tech rehearsal.

Arts and Humanities
4:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Axton Reading Series Opens with Poet Laureate

Kentucky poet laureate Maureen Morehead, author of "Late August Blues: the Daylily Poems"
Barry Westerman Kentucky Arts Council

Kentucky’s poet laureate will read from her new book in the Axton Reading Series at the University of Louisville tomorrow.

Morehead will read from her new collection of poems, “Late August Blues: the Daylily Poems,” in U of L’s Ekstrom Library, in the Chao Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Morehead is also the author of "In a Yellow Room," "Our Brothers’ War," "A Sense of Time Left" and "The Melancholy Teacher." She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing program at Spalding University.

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Local News
3:52 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

More Than 2,000 Kentuckians To Cast Votes From Overseas

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Absentee ballots are on their way to more than two-thousand Kentuckians overseas.

Many of the ballots are going to men and women in the military.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is proposing some changes in election laws to help military men and women. One of them would allow military personnel to vote by e-mail. Currently, they have to send in their ballots by standard mail.

Grimes recently returned from a trip to the Middle East to assess absentee voting procedures.

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Local News
3:50 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Kentucky's Health Insurance Exchange Board Will Meet, Rename Exchange

The advisory board tasked with overseeing Kentucky's health insurance exchange is set to have its first meeting Thursday.

The 19-member board is made up of public officials, insurance executives, doctors and consumer groups. The agenda is short, focusing mainly on organizational tasks like forming subcommittees. The board is also getting an overview of the exchange from Executive Director Carrie Banahan.

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Local News
3:33 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Gov. Beshear Names Members of Child Abuse Review Panel

Gov. Beshear signed an executive order this year to create the 17-member child fatality review panel.
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Gov. Steve Beshear has named the 17 members of the state’s new Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel, which is comprised of a wide range of professionals.

The panel will act independently from the state, although for administrative purposes it’s placed in the Justice Cabinet.

Its job will be to review certain child abuse cases on a quarterly basis to make sure the state government is complying with its policies.

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Politics
3:19 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

NAACP Ramps Up Voter Registration, Education Campaign

Louisville’s NAACP branch and other local organizations have announced an aggressive campaign to register voters before this fall’s election.

Over the next couple of weeks Louisville’s NAACP, the Louisville Urban League and churches will visit supermarkets, drug stores and high schools to reach unregistered voters. 

Local NAACP President Raoul Cunningham says some local elections are just as important to their constituents as the presidential race.

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