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The Two-Way
8:02 am
Sat November 9, 2013

Mental Health Moves Closer To Parity In New Insurance Rules

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (left) is welcomed by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, during a hearing about mental health parity rules Thursday. A new rule issued by the Obama administration aims to increase parity for how insurers handle mental health issues.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 8:28 pm

Many health insurers must treat coverage of mental health and substance abuse in the same way they handle treatments for physical illness, according to a new rule issued Friday by the Obama administration.

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Local News
12:04 am
Sat November 9, 2013

UK, IU Win Basketball Openers; U of L Rolls Over UConn in Football

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In college basketball, Kentucky and Indiana both easily won their regular season openers Friday night.

UK defeated UNC-Asheville 89-57, while IU beat Chicago State 100-72.

The Louisville Cards begin their season today at 1:00pm against College of Charleston. Prior to the game, U of L will raise its 2013 NCAA championship banner.

In college football, U of L defeated Connecticut 31-10 Friday night. The Cards improve to 8-1 on the season.

Today, Kentucky hosts Missouri, which UK coach Mark Stoops says has more than earned its number nine national ranking.

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Local News
5:10 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Bell County Clerk Arrested on Theft Charges

Bell County Clerk Rebecca Blevins
Credit Office of the Kentucky Attorney General

Bell County Clerk Rebecca Blevins and three others from her office were accused Friday of theft from Kentuckians who purchased automobiles out of state.

Instead of receiving a tax rebate from the clerk’s office like they were supposed to, Blevins allegedly kept the money, said the attorney general's office.

Kentucky State Police and the Attorney General’s Department of Criminal Investigation executed a warrant Friday morning against Blevins and three others.

Bell County is in southeastern Kentucky.

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Local News
4:31 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Byline | Rand Paul Plagiarism; Cartoonist Hugh Haynie; Hookah Lounges & Shops; College Hoops

Here is our Byline rundown for today (full audio available below):

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Local News
4:06 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Child Care Agency Board Rejects Proposal to Hire Gays

The board that runs Kentucky's largest private child care agency has voted against a proposed policy change that would allow for the hiring of gay employees.

A statement from Sunrise Children's Services on Friday says the board of directors voted to maintain its current hiring practice, which informs job applicants that the agency does not hire gays.

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Politics
2:35 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Kentucky Shootout: Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell Show Off Their Guns

McConnell campaign t-shirts at gun rights rally
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Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes are vying for top gun in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

The McConnell campaign launched its "Sportsmen for Team Mitch" coalition on Friday to coincide with deer hunting season and to flaunt his support of the Second Amendment.

Praised by hunting groups and gun rights advocates,  McConnell was also presented with a "Defender of Freedom" award by the National Rifle Association at the event.

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Education
2:05 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Group Raising Money To 'Prove' Kentucky's Education System Needs More Money

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The Council for Better Education is asking its members to help fund another study to demonstrate how Kentucky’s education system is being underfunded.

This time, the study would show the cost of fully implementing the state’s 2009 education reforms that have been in place for two years, says council president and Fayette County Public Schools superintendent Tom Shelton.

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It's All Politics
2:04 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Presidential Apologies: Regrets, They Have A Few

President Obama walks from the White House to Marine One on Friday. In an interview Thursday with NBC News, he apologized for breaking a promise regarding the Affordable Care Act.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 2:31 pm

Now that President Obama has apologized to those who've seen their health care plans canceled due to the Affordable Care Act, losses he pledged beforehand wouldn't happen, he joins the line of modern presidents who have had to look the American people in the eye and give their regrets.

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Local News
1:46 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

What's With All the Hookah Lounges in Louisville?

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It’s Friday night on Bardstown Road and Friend's Hookah Café is, quite literally, smoking.

A hookah bubbles, drawn by Dair Sharipov, a 22-year-old regular at Friends. He comes here because it’s a laid-back alternative to going out drinking.

“I don’t see anything new in bars," he says. "People getting into fights. It’s the same thing over and over.”

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