Local News
1:17 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Doris Kearns Goodwin Discusses Her New Book, 'The Bully Pulpit'

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a historian with a wide-angle lens. She takes on many of America’s greatest historical periods and leaders, and provides rich layers of context.

She did this with her previous book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” This book helped inspire Steven Spielberg's film, “Lincoln,” which starred Daniel Day Lewis.

Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize for another books hers called, “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II

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Local News
1:11 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Set Up the House: The First Beer's on Coach Walz for Thursday's U of L Women's Game

Coach Jeff Walz
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University of Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz is offering some fans a special treat for Thursday night's  game against LSU.

The coach is buying a round of beer.

Thursday is $2 beer night for certain brands as the Cards take on the Tigers in a semifinal game of the preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament at the KFC Yum Center.

Walz will spring for cold ones for the first 2,500 fans of legal drinking age.

He says it’s a gesture of gratitude to loyal Cards fans.

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10:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

LG&E Agrees to Pay $113,000 for Coal Ash, Odor Violations at Cane Run Plant

The smokestacks at LG&E's coal-fired Cane Run power plant.
Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville Gas and Electric and the Air Pollution Control District have reached an agreement over violations at the company’s Cane Run Power Station. Under the deal, LG&E will pay $113,250 to the Air Pollution Control District, as well as continue implementing a compliance plan at Cane Run to prevent future violations.

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9:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Louisville's Mercy Academy Gets National Recognition for 'You're Not a Princess' Ads

Credit Doe-Anderson

Noting feminist tones, national commentators are discussing an advertising campaign by Louisville's Mercy Academy that tells prospective students, bluntly, "You're Not a Princess."

The ads, created by the Louisville firm Doe-Anderson, include lines such as "be more than the fairest of them all" and "prepare for real life."

Mercy President Mike Johnson said the ads bolster a view—one that's not in dispute these days—that women can achieve anything.

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7:59 am
Wed November 13, 2013

'Walmart Deal' Coming to Philip Morris Site in West Louisville, Sources Say

The old Philip Morris site.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

A deal is in the works to bring a Walmart to west Louisville, sources close to the negotiations tell WFPL News.

Metro Government and the project’s developers, The Mardrian Group (TMG), have been trying for nearly a decade to bring a major retailer to a lot at the southwest corner of Dixie Highway and Broadway that was formerly occupied by a Philip Morris plant.

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Local News
6:46 am
Wed November 13, 2013

New Lincoln MKC Will be Built at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant

Credit Ford

Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant will build the new Lincoln MKC, the company announced today.

Production on the small premium utility vehicle is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014.

No new jobs are planned for the production of the 2015 Lincoln MKC, but the vehicle is expected to add to the security of the plant.

Lisa Drake is the chief engineer for the Lincoln MKC.

The Lincoln MKC includes features such as a built in modem and something Lincoln is calling “approach detection.”

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6:46 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Airline Antitrust Deal Seen Boosting Competition At Airports

An American Airlines jet passes the Washington Monument as it lands at Ronald Reagan National Airport. That's one of seven airports where American and US Airways must now make room for low-cost competitors under a settlement with the Justice Department.
Mark Lennihan AP

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 4:21 pm

From the start, airline analysts had been predicting that an antitrust lawsuit would not stop the $11 billion deal to combine US Airways and American Airlines.

They saw the suit, filed in August, as a government negotiating tactic, not a deal-breaker.

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Shots - Health News
6:45 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Shift In Cholesterol Advice Could Double Statin Use

Statin drugs to lower cholesterol have become among the most widely prescribed prescription medications in the United States.

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 2:57 pm

After decades of cajoling Americans to know their cholesterol level and get it down as low as possible, the nation's leading heart specialists are changing course.

Cholesterol is still important. But new guidelines published Tuesday afternoon throw out the notion that a specific blood cholesterol level should automatically trigger treatment with cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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The Two-Way
6:44 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Larry Flynt Seeks To Block Execution Of Man Who Shot Him

Hustler magazine magnate Larry Flynt, pictured during a 2007 news conference in his office in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Kevork Djansezian AP

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 3:43 pm

Larry Flynt doesn't want the man who shot him to die.

The pornography publisher was shot and paralyzed in 1978 by Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who objected to a photo spread of an African American man and a white woman published in Hustler magazine.

Franklin is scheduled to be executed on Nov. 20 for a 1977 murder committed outside a synagogue in a St. Louis suburb.

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Local News
10:38 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

College Basketball: No. 2 Michigan State Topples No. 1 Kentucky

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Three Michigan State players scored in double figures and Branden Dawson tipped in a miss with less than six seconds left to give the number two Spartans a 78-74 victory over top-ranked Kentucky Tuesday night in Chicago.

It was the earliest meeting of 1 vs. 2, and the first since 2008, and the matchup did not disappoint for many who saw it as a sneak preview of the Final Four.