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9:11 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Train Derailment: Hydrogen Fluoride Cars Stabilized

Louisville Metro

Update 6 p.m.: The two train cars containing hydrogen fluoride have been stabilized, and the shelter-in-place for the surrounding area is no longer in effect. The evacuations that were in effect for those within 1.2 miles of the site has also been lifted, and there are no longer any restrictions on air and water traffic.

Dixie Highway will remain close until further notice.

MetroSafe spokeswoman Jody Duncan says there were no complications today when stabilizing the hydrogen fluoride cars.

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Politics
9:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

New Rule Continues Medicaid Burden on Independent Pharmacists

A recent decision on drug co-pays by a statewide Medicaid operator has independent pharmacists upset -- again.

In January, complaints from a group of pharmacists drew attention to problems in Kentucky’s Medicaid managed care system.

Back then, they were angry over a lack of co-pays on drugs. Now, managed care operator Coventry Cares has reversed course, claiming it will now charge co-pays.

But in doing so, Kentucky pharmacist Jason Wallace said the managed care operators are just moving money around, not actually compensating pharmacists any better than before.

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Local News
7:30 am
Sun November 4, 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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Arts and Humanities
5:08 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Cinderella: Beyond the Ever After

After opening its season with Puccini's beautiful yet tragic "Tosca" and following up with Benjamin Britten's somber "The Prodigal Son," the Kentucky Opera moves to the lighter side of the genre with Jules Massenet's "Cinderella." Directed by John de los Santos, the opera follows the storyline from the classic fairy tale most know and love from the Disney animated classic—mean stepmother and stepsisters oppress a beautiful and sweet girl who is rescued by a charming Prince with the help of a fairy godmother and a forgotten glass slipper.

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Politics
4:56 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

Thieneman Says He Will Deliver Records to Prove Eligibility as Soon as Possible

State Senate candidate Chris Thieneman says he is an eligible resident of the 37th District, despite a lawsuit that calls his residency into question.

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Local News
4:13 pm
Sat November 3, 2012

College Football: U of L Rolls Over Temple, UK Drops Eighth Straight

Teddy Bridgewater threw five touchdown passes and the Louisville Cards improved to 9-0 for the first time in school history with a 45-17 win over Temple Saturday at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.

The 10th ranked Cards, now 4-0 in Big East Conference play, visit Syracuse next Saturday.

In Lexington, the Kentucky Wildcats fell to Vanderbilt 40-0 for their eighth straight loss. UK is idle next weekend before facing Samford on November 17 at Commonwealth Stadium.

Local News
11:08 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Train Derailment: Plans to Address Hydrogen Fluoride Cars Delayed Until Sunday

Louisville Metro

Update 12 p.m.: Crews will not stabilize and level the hydrogen fluoride cars on Saturday, after all -- meaning, barring any unforeseen problems, no shelter-in-place warning will be issued, said Jody Duncan, a MetroSafe spokeswoman.

Instead, the work and shelter-in-place warning will likely happen on Sunday, she said.

Crews found more debris than anticipated upon moving other cars near the hydrogen fluoride cars, Duncan said. For safety, authorities decided to clear up the debris before addressing the hydrogen fluoride cars, she said.

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Arts
10:00 am
Sat November 3, 2012

UofL's 'Photo Wrangler' Curates Final Exhibit

Stocking the Beer Cooler 1959, printed 198_ Stern Bramson as Royal Photo Company Gelatin Silver Print Royal 17670.01

For Bill Carner, it's been a decades-long career surrounded in nostalgia -- black and white photos, often, of a Louisville that may be forgotten without the visual evidence he's spent a career collecting.

Carner is ending a 35-year run as the curator -- or, as he's called, "photo wrangler" -- for the University of Louisville Photographic Archives. To celebrate, the exhibit "Bill Carner's Swan Song: A Final Curatorial Exercise" will open Thursday and run through Jan. 25 at U of L's Ekstrom Library.

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Strange Fruit
10:00 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Strange Fruit: Dr. Yaba Blay's (1)ne Drop Project; Director Kenny Leon

Images from the (1)ne Drop Project


Who is black? That's the question the (1)ne Drop Project seeks to answer. The project, created by Dr. Yaba Blay, features photographs of people who identify as black, African-American, biracial, and other identities—but whose physical appearances may provoke curiosity, or even disbelief, in strangers. Dr. Blay will appear on CNN's Black in America 5 to talk about what it means to be black. But this week she made some time to talk to us about her work.

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Politics
8:00 am
Sat November 3, 2012

What to Expect in Louisville Metro Council Races

Creative Commons

The even-numbered districts in the Louisville Metro Council are up for election this year with only a half of them contested races.

Since 2010, Democrats have held a commanding 17-to-9 majority and they are expected to keep their majority even if they lose a seat or two.

District 8

Republican Kirt Jacobs is challenging Democratic incumbent Tom Owen, who is seeking his third term in office.

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