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8:07 am
Sat September 8, 2012

Democratic National Convention in Review

Friday on Byline, we talked about the just-completed Democratic National Convention.  Our panelists were CN2’s Ryan Alessi, who joined us by phone from Charlotte, WFPL political editor Phillip M. Bailey, and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston. 

Panelists discuss the reaction to the speeches, the different impressions of the TV audience versus the live audience, votes of Kentucky delegates, the limited participation of Kentucky politicians, the shifting electoral map, and speculation on voter turnout.

Local News
10:34 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Louisville

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Louisville and surrounding counties until Saturday at 3 a.m.

Politics
5:59 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Yarmuth Endorses Yoder for Congress

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth endorsed fellow Democrat Shelli Yoder on Friday in Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District race.

Yoder is facing Republican incumbent Todd Young in the fall campaign and has challenged him to a dozen debates across the district. The two campaigns have squabbled over the schedule of those forums in recent weeks.

Yarmuth says he looks forward to having Yoder as a partner in Congress, adding that she is a practical thinker.

"Shelli shares my commitment to making health care more affordable and insurance companies more accountable, protecting Medicare for this generation of seniors and the next, creating an economy that works for everyone, and standing up for our veterans," Yarmuth said in a news release.

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Local News
4:06 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Ellis Park May Take On Partner

The owner of western Kentucky’s Ellis Park racetrack says he’s nearing a deal to take on a business partner.

A company associated with New York Saratoga Casino and Raceway wants to buy a 30-percent stake in Ellis Park. Owner Ron Geary says his new partners would take over day-to-day opertations.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is reviewing the proposed $4 million deal.

Local News
3:38 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

College Football: Cards Host Missouri State; UK Looking For First Win

Photo of U of L's Senorise Perry courtesy of uoflsports.com

The Louisville Cardinals return to college football action tomorrow, hosting Missouri State.

The 23rd ranked Cards are coming off a season-opening victory over Kentucky.

Senior center Mario Benavides  says he’s not worried about his team becoming complacent against the unranked Bears, who were trounced by Kansas State last week 51-9.

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Local News
3:05 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Libertarian Candidate to Appear on Kentucky Ballot

Candidacy papers have been filed for a Libertarian presidential candidate to appear on Kentucky's ballot.

Today is the deadline for candidates' campaigns to file their paperwork for the November 6 election. Third party candidates need 5,000 signatures and $500 to appear on the ballot, and those have been turned in for Gary Johnson.

Johnson is the former two-term governor of New Mexico. His campaign coordinator in Kentucky says it took more than four months to collect enough signatures.

Local News
2:56 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

DNC Analysis; Health Exchanges Coming to Kentucky; Civil War Doc on PBS: Today on Byline

Here is the rundown for today's Byline:

At the top - A look back at this week’s Democratic national convention with  CN2’s Ryan Alessi, WFPL political editor Phillip M. Bailey and Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston.  Panelists reflect on the major speeches, and the lack of Kentucky participation compared to last week's Republican convention in Tampa.

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Local News
12:15 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Yale Students' Distillery Designs on Display in Louisville

Diana Nee

The Yale School of Architecture’s Advanced Design Studio will visit Louisville tomorrow to show off student designs for a distillery at the corner of 1st and Main streets, across from Whiskey Row.

New Fruits: Urban Distillery will feature models and renderings of designs students began putting together during a visit to Louisville earlier this year.

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Politics
12:03 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle

Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams has stepped up his battle with the state Department of Insurance by filing a federal civil rights complaint. 

Adams has spent the last three months fighting with the department over the rights of Christian Care Medishare and other Christians-only health sharing organizations, Christian HealthCare and Samaritan Ministries.

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Local News
10:06 am
Fri September 7, 2012

General David Petraeus to Speak at U of L

Retired four-star general and current CIA director David Patraeus will visit the University of Louisville Monday.

Patraeus's biography reads like a primer on modern military history. He was commander of the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003. After the invasion, he led the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq. From there, he became head of the Multinational Force, commanding military operations in Iraq.

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