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4:50 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Officials Hold Talks With LPGA On Possible Event

The Ladies Professional Golf Association and state government officials are in discussions for the L-P-G-A to bring a tournament to Kentucky.   The talks are still preliminary, but have gone on for months. 

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Politics
3:47 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Young Raises $311,000 in Second Quarter

Republican Congressman Todd Young of Indiana has raised $311,000 in the second quarter, according to a report his campaign will file with the Federal Election Commission later this week.

The new report means the freshman lawmaker has more than $893,000 in cash on hand for his re-election bid against Democrat Shelli Yoder. Since winning office in 2010, Young has become a solid fundraiser who has touted a strong conservative message.

"If you look at our numbers over 80 percent of our contributions are coming from individuals and over 80 percent of that are coming from Indiana," says Young campaign manager Trevor Foughty. "What we think that shows is we really have tapped into the pulse of the district and people are buying into our message. It's the private sector and its individual Americans that are going to lead our way out of this recession. It's not a trust in government to spend our way out."

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Arts and Humanities
3:30 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Open Doors Opens Exhibit

Residents of St. Joseph Children's Home worked with artists Tara Remington and Janet Britt to design and paint a mural in their gymnasium.
Aron Conoway LVAA

The Louisville Visual Art Association's Open Doors Program will celebrate two years of community-based arts projects with a retrospective exhibit, “Making Art. Changing Lives.”

Twelve art projects, selected from nearly forty pieces of art completed through the program, will be on view to the public in the Water Tower, with an opening reception on July 22. The exhibit will run through August 19.

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Local News
3:04 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Volunteering Helps Louisville Metro Animal Services

Despite record breaking heat this month, the number of calls to Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS) has remained steady, and agency officials say community outreach efforts may be partly responsible.

The agency still receives most of its calls on hot summer days, said Margaret Brosco with LMAS rescue, foster and adoption services. 

“In the first 10 days of July we received 656 calls for service which is huge," she said.

Brosco said LMAS receives nearly 2,000 calls a month. But this year calls are down when compared to sample months in 2011.

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Politics
11:44 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Congressman Ben Chandler Will Skip Democratic Convention

Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party's national convention this year. 

Chandler, who represents the Sixth Congressional District in Central Kentucky, is facing Republican Andy Barr in his re-election bid. The matchup is a repeat of the 2010 race in which Chandler beat Barr by fewer than 700 votes. Other Democrats skipping the convention have been criticized for distancing themselves from President Barack Obama, who will be formally nominated for re-election at the event. But Chandler's campaign insists the decision isn't political. 

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Local News
10:56 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Derby, Oaks Horse Samples Cleared of Painkillers

Five of the 20 Kentucky Derby entries were tested in the sample.
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No traces of a powerful painkiller were found in sample testing from horses running in this year's Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

That’s according to a report this week from state horse racing regulators.

Kentucky recently began testing race horses for dermorphin, a substance more powerful than morphine. It follows a recent outbreak of positive tests for the substance at Louisiana tracks, resulting in suspensions for several trainers.

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Environment
10:30 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Ozone Levels Were Unhealthy Yesterday, Without Warning

There was no Air Quality Alert in effect yesterday, but ozone levels were unexpectedly high.

High levels of ozone were detected at air monitors at Buckner, Cannons Lane, Watson Lane and New Albany. All the levels detected were in the range that's unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Local News
5:15 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Teams Bid For Indiana's First Exit North of East End Bridge

Ohio River Bridges Project

Six Indiana teams have submitted bids  to help develop the first exit north of the East End Bridge.

This is the first contract for Indiana’s portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. 

The $2.6 billion project is being split between the two states. Kentucky is responsible for rebuilding Spaghetti Junction and building a new northbound I-65 bridge. Indiana will build an East End Bridge.

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Politics
5:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Chief Conrad Talks Shanklin Probe, Challenges Residents to Help Fight Crime

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Speaking before the Louisville Forum on Wednesday, Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad challenged residents and city institutions to do more to detour violent crime while addressing a probe into Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin's office.

The city has seen several high-profile acts of violence recently, such as a shooting spree this May in the Parkland neighborhood that killed three and injured others. Since then, there have been other brazen incidents, such as the murder of a 15-year-old high Shawnee High school student and an assault rifle homicide in Old Louisville.

Conrad says the police force can’t arrest its ways out of this problem and that there are many things social services and the community can do to reduce incidents like the shooting spree in west Louisville.

"There were many, many points between the day of that shooting (in Parkland) and when those people were born where families could have gotten involved, churches could have gotten involved and social services could have gotten involved," he says. "So we need to look for other institutions to help make a stronger and more sustainable community."

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Education
4:31 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Judge Shows Falsehoods May Have Led to Decker College Closing

A vendetta against the CEO of a former for-profit college in Louisville may have forced the school’s closure, but a federal court ruling released this week may have opened the door for the college to recoup millions of dollars lost in bankruptcy.

In 2004 the Atlanta-based Council on Occupational Education approved accreditation for three new technical programs—carpentry, electrician and HVAC—at Decker College. The programs included distant, or online, learning in its applications.

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