Education
1:55 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Louisville Male High Principal, Others Face Discipline For ACT Cheating Scandal

Male High School
Credit Jefferson County Public Schools

Three Louisville Male High School staff members, including the principal, could have their teaching certificates revoked or face other disciplinary measures following a state investigation outlining cheating on a state test at the school.

The Kentucky Education Department report released Monday said Male High Principal David Mike, counselor Rhonda Branch and teacher Debbie Greenberg intentionally “failed to ensure the integrity” of the school’s administration of the ACT Compass test.  

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Education
12:13 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Kentucky Immigrants Are Likelier to Have a College Degree Than U.S.-Born Kentucky Residents

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

A greater percentage of foreign-born Kentucky residents hold a college degree than Kentuckians born in the U.S.—but immigrants to Kentucky are also likelier to have not finished high school, according to a study by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

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Shots - Health News
9:45 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Aly Hurt/NPR

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 7:57 am

Everyone seems to talk about feeling stressed out. But what's the reality of stress in America these days?

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a nationwide poll in March and early April to find out.

Our questions zeroed in on the effect of stress in Americans' lives. We asked about people's personal experiences with stress in the preceding month and year. We also asked about how they perceived the effects of stress, how they cope with stress and their attitudes about it.

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Local News
7:06 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Reminder: The Clark Memorial Bridge Closes for Weeks Starting Tuesday

The Clark Memorial Bridge
Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Clark Memorial Bridge closes at midnight on Tuesday for construction of the downtown crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project.

Project spokeswoman Mindy Peterson says the bridge that connects Jeffersonville and downtown Louisville will close for about six weeks.

Nearly 25,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day.

Peterson says there will be no changes to the Clark Memorial itself but closing the bridge is necessary to work on the downtown crossing.

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Education
7:05 am
Mon July 7, 2014

JCPS 'School of Innovation' Finalists Prepare for July Presentations

Credit Hanna-Barbera

Later this month, finalists present their proposals for an innovative community-designed Jefferson County Public school.

One of the designs is expected to become a new school in Louisville.

The submissions are part of the  JCPS School of Innovation Design Competition, and proposed plans range from using Louisville museums as a classroom to a year-around school.

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Local News
12:00 pm
Sun July 6, 2014

In 1880, Louisville Men Became The First Americans To Do A 100-Mile Bicycle Ride

This isn't Anderson or Schimpler, most likely, but the bicycle is similar to the one the men rode in 1880. It is called a penny farthing.
Credit Louisville Bicycle Club

The Tour de France began Saturday in Leeds, England.  The 21-day race traverses more than 2,200 miles and the riders will average 107 miles on the bike every day.

Though no Louisvillian has ever raced in the Tour de France, two Louisville men are known to be the first Americans to ride at least 100 miles on a bicycle in less than 24 hours.

In 1880, Henry Schimpler and Orville Anderson rode their penny-farthings from Louisville to Frankfort and back for a total of 104 miles and a place in the history books.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Comparing the Jersey Boys Film to the Musical

Credit Warner Bros.

It’s not hard to see how Clint Eastwood could be seduced into directing a film adaptation of the buoyant stage musical “Jersey Boys.” The Tony Award-winning history of 1960s pop legends Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits the musical theatre trifecta — it’s an incredible true story told by memorable characters performing iconic songs.

The show’s most rare quality, its tough-guy energy, must appeal to a guy like Eastwood. Conventional wisdom says an offer to adapt the show for film would be an offer he couldn’t refuse.

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Politics
7:46 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Immigration Reform Would Help Kentucky, Report Says

Mammoth Cave hosts Naturalization Ceremony underground.
Credit National Parks Service

Kentucky’s economy would benefit from comprehensive immigration reform, according to a report on immigration's impact on the state.

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy last week released its report on "New Americans in Kentucky."

Kentucky’s immigrant population grew faster than all but six states from 2000 to 2012, the report said. 

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Arts
9:00 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Former CEO of Kentucky Shakespeare Sues Company, Alleges Unpaid Bonus

Brantley Dunaway
Credit Kentucky Shakespeare

The former CEO of Kentucky Shakespeare who resigned amid a scandal last year has filed a lawsuit against his former company, alleging he is owed more than $100,000 in bonus pay, according to a WDRB report

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Local News
7:00 am
Sat July 5, 2014

Louisville Mayor Says Demolishing Beecher Terrace Would Take Time

Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL

The plans to tear down Louisville's largest remaining public housing complex will take at least a decade to be finalized, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said.

Talks began last week about razing Beecher Terrace, a 760-unit complex near Ninth Street and Muhammad Ali Blvd in West Louisville.

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