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2:59 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Hospital Partnership; Claiming Lincoln; Springsteen Bio; Sports Talk: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's edition of Byline:

At the top - Analysis of the new health care partnership announced this week between the University of Louisville and Kentucky One Health. WFPL's Devin Katayama speaks with Dr. David Dunn, U of L vice president for health affairs.

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Local News
2:42 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Indiana Names WVB East End Partners Likely Recipient of Bridges Project Contract

Credit Ohio River Bridges Project

Indiana officials have announced the tentative contractor group that will build an East End Bridge in the Louisville region and it includes a Chicago-based business that was conditionally chosen this week by Kentucky to construct its portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. 

Walsh Construction is part of WVB East End Partners, one of four groups that entered proposals to build the East End Bridge. 

Its $763 million bid received the best score overall to design, build and manage the project after its open, making it Indiana’s best option.

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Arts and Humanities
11:39 am
Fri November 16, 2012

REVIEW | 'True West' Tests Bounds of Brotherly Love, Civilization

William Apps and Nate Miller in "True West" at Actors Theatre of Louisville
Alan Simons Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville opened Sam Shepard’s “True West” last night. Directed by Obie Award-winning playwright and director Adam Rapp (“Finer Noble Gases,” “The Edge of Our Bodies,”), “True West” is a viciously funny and tragic portrayal of two brothers testing the boundaries of love, resentment and civilization.

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Education
10:51 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Four Kentucky Universities Agree to Use "Shopping Sheets"

This is an example of what students will receive from a university/college where they're enrolled or where they're applying.

Four Kentucky universities will begin using a standardized financial aid letter aimed at helping students and parents better understand the costs of higher education.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Bellarmine University and Louisville's University of Phoenix campus have agreed to use the “Financial Aid Shopping Sheet.”

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Politics
10:19 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Louisville Council Approves Rules Change Allowing Limited Debate

The council passed an ordinance introduced by Brent Ackerson, D-26, that allows the council to limit debate to 90 minutes.
Credit Louisville Metro Council

The Louisville Metro Council has passed rules that could limit full-council debate on proposed ordinances with a simple majority vote.

Councilman Brent Ackerson, D-26, introduced the change this week.  It was quickly dismissed by Republicans as being restrictive on the minority.  

The change, would allow a majority of council members to call for debate to end after 90 minutes.

Thursday night’s 15 to 9 vote was mainly along party lines in the Democratic controlled council.

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Education
7:38 am
Fri November 16, 2012

JCPS Elementary Showcase This Saturday

Jefferson County Public Schools’ elementary showcase will be held Saturday at the Kentucky International Convention Center.

The annual event allows parents and students to meet with staff and be introduced to various programs and schools where they’re eligible to apply.

Attendees will also have a chance to ask transportation and student assignment questions.

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Local News
5:04 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Jeffersonville Mayor Files Petition Against City Council

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore filed a petition against the City Council on Wednesday.

Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has filed a petition in Clark Circuit Court this week alleging that the city council has infringed on his statutory authority.

In previous weeks the council tried to move the communications director position away from the mayor’s authority. Before the measure could be voted on Moore announced this week his decision to outsource communications to a private company.

“I think it’s a smart move, a good move and there’s certainly no political fall out from this," he said.

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Environment
3:43 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Patriot Coal to Phase Out Mountaintop Removal Mining

Gabe Bullard WFPL

As part of a proposed settlement with environmental groups, St. Louis-based Patriot Coal has agreed to phase out mountaintop removal mining at several of its mines in West Virginia, saying the controversial mining practice isn’t in the company’s best interest.

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Business
3:33 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Firm Chosen to Develop Financial Plan for Rupp Renovation

A Minneapolis-based consulting firm will help the Lexington Center Corp. develop a financial plan to pay for a renovation of Rupp Arena and construction of a new convention center. Conventions, Sports & Leisure International was picked for the job today at a meeting of the Lexington Center Board of Directors.

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Politics
1:32 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

After Six Senate Terms, Lugar Looking for Non-Government Job

Photo from Wikipedia

Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar is planning to take a job outside of government when he leaves the Senate in January.

A spokesman for Lugar says the senator has been talking with some think tanks and universities about positions that would take advantage of his long tenure as a leading member of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee.

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