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3:36 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

UK: Joker Phillips Won't Be Cats' Football Coach Next Season

University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart says he'll replace Joker Phillips as the Wildcats' football coach at season's end.

Barnhart made the announcement today in an open letter to fans, saying the search for a new coach will begin immediately.

Phillips will coach the Wildcats' final two games of the season against Samford and Tennessee.

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Politics
1:54 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Noise and Notes: The Mourdock Interview and Recapping the Congressional Challengers

Republican Richard Mourdock is in what was considered a tight race for Indiana’s Senate seat. But a recent poll has him down by 11-points to Democrat Joe Donnelly, and observers say the race is leaning Democratic.

Before that poll was released, Mourdock was focusing on his small government policies and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, while trying to keep distance from his controversial comments about rape pregnancies. 

I talked to Mourdock about those remarks, working with the next president and why he thinks the Beghazi attack is being overlooked.

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Politics
10:57 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Election 2012: What to Know Going In

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How Kentucky and Indiana side in the presidential election appears to be a foregone conclusion -- both states are likely to side with Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to forecasters. But the states have races aplenty to watch on the state and local level.

Here are some of the things to keep an eye on:

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Environment
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two train cars containing hydrogen fluoride have been stabilized, and the shelter-in-place for the surrounding area is no longer in effect.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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