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2:34 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

'44 Plays for 44 Presidents' Takes 'Long View' of the Oval Office

Amy Steiger, Ben Gierhart, Stephanie Adams, and Colby Ballowe in The Bard's Town Theatre's production of "44 Plays for 44 Presidents."
Doug Schutte The Bard's Town Theatre

“George Washington in the Garden of Eden” opens the show with a creation story. James Garfield’s “Dance of a Thousand Ironies” is a tragic ballet. Thomas Jefferson isn't memorialized, he's roasted, stand-up comedy-style, by Benjamin Franklin. 

The Neo-Futurists of Chicago premiered "43 Plays for 43 Presidents" ten years ago (Actors Theatre of Louisville staged a production in 2008) with a brief play for each occupant of the Oval Office—Grover Cleveland gets two, since his terms weren't consecutive.

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Local News
1:04 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

LG&E, KU Sending 100 More North After Sandy

Louisville Gas & Electric and its sister company, Kentucky Utilities, are sending 100 more employees, contractors and mutual assistance-partners north to help in the recovery from the superstorm Sandy, which has  led to mass power outages in the eastern United States, the companies said.

Local News
11:40 am
Tue October 30, 2012

WFPL to Air Special NPR Coverage of Sandy

WFPL will air from noon to 2p.m. Tuesday an NPR News call-in special hosted by Neal Conan on the evolving issues surrounding Sandy, the superstorm that has caused massive flooding and other issues in a widespread portion of the eastern United States.

Listen at 89.3 FM WFPL or stream online here.

Politics
11:06 am
Tue October 30, 2012

The Poll King: Nate Silver Talks the Science of Forecasting the Future

  • Jonathan Bastian talks with Nate Silver of The New York Times

Nate Silver has become a hot commodity — especially during the election season. He’s the whiz kid who predicted how 49 out of 50 states would vote in the 2008 election.

Four years ago he founded the website fivethirtyeight.com, which has since been incorporated into The New York Times website.

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Local News
10:02 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Train Derailment: Dixie Highway Remains Closed, Clean-Up On-Going

A mandatory evacuation is still in place for dozens of residents near where a P&L train derailed Monday morning near Dixie Highway in southwestern Jefferson County, said Jody Duncan, spokeswoman for MetroSafe.

A portion of Dixie Highway remains closed, though the shelter-in-place warning and voluntary evacuations were lifted Monday night, Duncan said.

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Local News
9:41 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Carroll County Bus Crash Leaves 2 Children Dead

Two children were pronounced dead at the scene of a bus crash Monday afternoon in Carroll County, Ky., not far from the scene of a 1988 bus crash that killed 24 children and three adults.

Three children were flown by helicopter to Kosair Children's Hospital and one child and an adult were flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, state police said. Three children were examined at the scene and released to their parents; the driver was uninjured.

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Environment
9:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Coal Miner Discusses Mining Layoffs, Challenges Facing Eastern Kentucky

The newest installment of WMMT radio's Making Connections series features something that's often missing from the conversation about coal in eastern Kentucky: a coal miner telling his story and talking  about how the industry's decline is affecting him and his community.

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Arts and Humanities
4:25 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Louisville Ballet Opens Studio for Intimate Performance

Erica De La O and Douglas Ruiz dancing Ben Needham-Wood's "Apollo and Daphne."
Louisville Ballet

The Louisville Ballet opens its second annual Studio Connections program this week. The company will transform its East Main Street rehearsal studio into a black box theater for the production, which opens Wednesday and runs through Saturday evening. 

“It’s a popular venue for a certain group of people who really enjoy seeing things up close, ” says ballet mistress Mikelle Bruzina. "You get a real sense of the work being done, you can see everyone’s expressions, and you feel even much more so a part of what’s going on on stage.”

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Local News
4:14 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

NWS: Gusty Winds Worst Sandy Will Bring to Louisville

Wind may knock down loose tree limbs or blow over lawn furniture  -- but that will likely be the worst of the effects felt in the Louisville area from a major storm pummeling the northeast United States, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.

A wind advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

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Business
3:59 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Keeneland Sets Attendance, Wagering Records

Photo from keeneland.com

Records for attendance and wagering were set during the just completed fall racing meet at Keeneland. More than 259,000 people came to the Lexington track during the 17-day meet.

That’s well over 9,000 more than last fall’s 75th anniversary meet.

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