The Two-Way
4:41 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Thousands Of Artifacts Seized At 91-Year-Old Indiana Man's Home

FBI agents work around a home in Rush County to confiscate what the agency is calling artifacts on Wednesday.
Kelly Wilkinson The Indianapolis Star

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 11:32 am

Federal agents, art experts and museum curators descended on the home of a 91-year-old man in central Indiana on Wednesday to take control of a huge collection of artifacts from Native American, Russian, Chinese and other cultures.

FBI Special Agent Robert Jones told reporters that the collection's cultural value "is immeasurable," reports RTV6 The Indy Channel.

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Local News
3:13 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Gov. Beshear Got Hefty Donations From Power Plant Proponents

Gov. Beshear with state officials and ecoPower executives at bill signing ceremony.
ecoPower press release

Information continues to surface about a proposed biomass-burning, electricity-generating plant in eastern Kentucky, and the company trying to build it.     

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Local News
2:19 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Kentucky Public Schoolteachers' Pension System Still Underfunded in New State Budget

An attorney with Kentucky’s public schoolteachers’ pensions says that the fund could run out in about 20 years if lawmakers don’t act.         

In the recently passed $20 billion state budget, lawmakers gave only half of  the requested amount to the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System, which provides pensions for the state’s public school teachers.

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Local News
2:14 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Back Home in Texas, UK's Randle "Just Excited to be Playing" in Final Four

The men’s NCAA basketball tournament resumes this weekend with the Final Four.

The two national semifinal games will be played Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, with Florida facing Connecticut and Wisconsin squaring off with Kentucky.    The winners advance to the national championship game Monday night.      

The venue, AT&T Stadium, is not far from the Dallas neighborhood where UK’s Julius Randle grew up, but the Wildcats’ leading scorer says he’s thankful to be in a Final Four anywhere.

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Local News
1:28 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Documentary Focuses on Prison Culture in Kentucky

Credit FRONTLINE

A PBS documentary scheduled for broadcast in late April dissects the pattern of incarceration in America by turning the lens on prison culture in Kentucky.

Produced by "Frontline," the documentary features several members of the Louisville community, including Jayjuan Taylor, the 14-year-old that has been a voice in the recent concerns of teenage violence.

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Local News
12:50 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

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Food and Dining
11:38 am
Fri April 4, 2014

How Do Kentucky's Dry Counties Benefit From Alcohol Sales?

Credit Gabe Bullard / WFPL News

Did you know that Kentucky’s dry counties benefit financially from alcohol sales throughout the state? For more than 30 years, most of the taxes collected on alcohol sales, no matter where they originate, have gone into the state’s General Fund for statewide use. And while more than 30 percent of Kentucky’s counties don’t contribute alcohol sales tax to the General Fund, they still have access to that money.

Wet or Dry Is Not Cut and Dry

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Local News
7:59 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Heavy Rains, Floods Cause Travel Problems, Affect School Schedules

Heavy rains overnight have caused flooding and scattered road closures, many of them in southern Indiana, where officials have been clearing several mudslides.

New Albany-Floyd County Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today and West Clark Community Schools are closed.

Motorists are urged to use caution and not drive into standing water.

Flash flood warnings and watches remain in effect this morning for parts of the region

Rain is expected to clear out of the Louisville area later today, followed by cooler temperatures.

Politics
5:44 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Republican Donors Set to Benefit Most from SCOTUS Removing Overall Campaign Gift Limits

Credit http://sunlightfoundation.com

Republican donors are set to be the chief beneficiaries of a Supreme Court ruling that eliminates overall campaign contribution limits.

The justices sided with the plaintiff, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon, in a 5-4 decision that ruled government regulations on aggregate donations violate a donor's free speech rights.

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Local News
4:55 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Cocktail Conference To Bring Mix of Brains, Booze to Downtown Louisville

Credit Wikipedia Commons

  Cocktail  enthusiasts  from across the country will be in Louisville this week to celebrate the history and science of mixed beverages.

Cocktail Culture: A Conference aims to bring together authors, historians and academics to discuss the presence of alcohol throughout history in film, literature and culture.

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