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4:08 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Portion Of I-65 Southbound To Be Closed For Repairs

The southbound lanes of Interstate-65 between downtown Louisville and the Watterson Expressway will be shut down this weekend to allow for paving.

Motorists who come into Louisville via the Kennedy Bridge will be rerouted on Interstate-64.  The closure begins at 7:00pm this  evening and continues through 5:00am Monday.

It’s one of several major repair projects underway in the Louisville area causing traffic delays and detours.

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Local News
3:22 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Drought; JCPS School Board Election; Filmmaker Archie Borders: Today on Byline

Here's the rundown for Byline today:

0:00 - Our top story this week is the blistering drought this summer and how it's affecting Kentucky and Indiana crops, livestock operations, and the ripple effect on the food economy.  Our guests are Gregory Hall from the Courier-Journal, along with University of Kentucky agricultural meteorologist Tom Priddy.

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Education
2:02 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Kentucky Represented in National Education Publication

The executive director of Kentucky’s Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence is now blogging for a national publication and he’ll be keeping readers abreast of changes the state undergoes as it continues to roll out its new accountability system.

Stu Silberman said he’ll try to post content twice a week on Education Week’s website EdWeekly.org and he hopes to share best practices and challenges that the commonwealth faces.

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Local News
1:50 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Kentucky Will Use Single Drug for Executions

Kentucky is the latest state to switch to a single-drug execution method for inmates on death row.

The state previously used the a three-drug cocktail in lethal executions. But Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ordered the state to rethink that process to avoid accusations of cruel and usual punishment.

Officials have spent the last two months doing just that, and a new brief filed this week says executions will be done with either the anesthetic sodium thiopental or the barbiturate pentobarbital.

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Local News
1:05 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

The Plunger Man and the Car-Driving Horse: Barry Bernson on His Life in TV News

From the Simpsons to the Onion, the world is full of TV news parodies. Local TV newscasts (and the people who star in them) are easy targets. And among the stereotypes, next to Ted Baxter and the dim bulb weatherman, is the feature reporter. The impossibly-coiffured reporter in the field holding a microphone up to a waterskiing squirrel. But it wasn't always like that.

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Environment
11:00 am
Fri July 20, 2012

MSHA Releases Mid-Year Fatality Report; 19 Miners Died in First 6 Months of 2012

Nineteen miners died in the first half of 2012, according to the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration’s mid-year summary.

Ten of those deaths were in coal mines (the rest were in metal or nonmetal mines). And five of them were in Kentucky—four of them in coal mines, and one in a limestone mine.

According to the release from MSHA:

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Local News
10:28 am
Fri July 20, 2012

President Obama, Senator McConnell React to Aurora Theater Shooting

President Barack Obama has expressed his condolences for the victims of a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. The president has also promised federal aid to Aurora officials

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Arts and Humanities
9:00 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Low Fidelity: Artist Makes Tape at Forecastle

Nave recording booth at Forecastle Festival.
Erin Keane WFPL News

Visitors to the Forecastle Festival in Louisville last weekend may have noticed a unique installation—a recording booth for making impromptu tapes. 

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