Local News
5:32 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

College Football: Cards Move Up in Polls; UK's Stoops Says Team "Has Some Work To Do"


The Louisville Cardinals have moved up three spots in this week’s college football coaches poll. 

U of L is 13th in the latest USA Today/coaches poll and 19th in the AP poll, up one spot from last week.

The Cards defeated Connecticut last weekend and are in a three-way tie for second place in the American Athletic Conference, along with Cincinnati and their next opponent, Houston.

Coach Charlie Strong says he’s concerned about the costly penalties his team committed at UConn.  The Cards were flagged a dozen times.

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Local News
5:18 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Kentucky's 'Homegrown by Heroes' Program Goes Nationwide

Credit Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Among the litany of conscious-consumer labels like “certified organic” and “fair trade,” you might already be familiar with the Kentucky-specific “Homegrown by Heroes.” That logo tells you, for example, that the jar of Eastern Kentucky sorghum was produced by farmers who served in America’s armed forces.

Monday, the national Farmer Veteran Coalition adopted this marketing strategy, logo and all, from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture so that shoppers across the country can support veterans who work the land.

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Local News
4:27 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Sounds of the Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Louisville

The 2013 Veterans Day Parade on Fourth Street.
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Veterans, their families and others paraded Monday in the streets of downtown Louisville for Veterans Day. Flags flew across downtown for the veterans, who discussed with WFPL's Jacob Ryan what their service and Veterans Day means to them.

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Local News
2:50 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to Dress for Louisville Cardinals' Next Game

Chane Behanan
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Two key players from the Louisville Cardinals' men's national championship team will dress to play in Tuesday's game against Hofsta.

Junior forward Chane Behanan will return from a suspension for violating team and universities rules. 

Senior forward Luke Hancock—the Most Outstanding Player from the 2013 Final Four—missed the Cardinals' season opener on Saturday because of an Achilles injury.

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Local News
12:06 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Ann Patchett: A Novelist Writes Her Own Life

Ann Patchett
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Ann Patchett has become one of America’s great novelists through her inexhaustible ability to create compelling characters.  Her books include "Bel Canto," where a famous opera singer is held hostage in Peru. Or more recently, "State of Wonder," about a woman who journeys to Brazil, to bring back information about a seemingly miraculous drug.

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11:33 am
Mon November 11, 2013

JCPS Announcing Details Of 'School Of Innovation Design Competition' Tuesday

School of the future, according to the hit children's show The Jetsons.
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Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens will announce details of a competition to create a new JCPS school  Tuesday.

Earlier this year, JCPS was granted District of Innovation status by the Kentucky Board of Education.

It was one of only four school districts across the state to earn this label. These districts are allowed to waive certain education department regulations that other schools must follow.

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The Two-Way
11:29 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Amazon Taps Post Office For Sunday Deliveries; A Win-Win?

These could be on your doorstep some Sunday.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 10:22 am

Much of the talk in recent years about how the U.S. Postal Service could stem its huge losses has been about the things it might stop doing — most notably, delivering the mail on Saturdays (something Congress won't let it discontinue).

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9:43 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Kentucky's Education Department Shows Concern Over New School Accountability Measure

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Kentucky’s Education Department is keeping an eye on schools that have given themselves high scores when asked to self-assess their writing, arts and health programs.

In his monthly webinar to superintendents (also in his blog), Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says concerns are raised when it comes to comparing those scores with student achievement. 

The programs reviews will count for 23 percent of school scores next year and they'll expand to more subjects in the future.

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8:01 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Failed Education Tax Vote Puts Spotlight on Kentucky School Funding

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The failure of an education tax in Colorado has a school choice proponent arguing for local voters to have a larger role in deciding how to fund Kentucky public schools.

It's part of a larger discussion that elected leaders and policy makers will face in next year's General Assembly as taxpayers see annual property tax hikes even as the state has cut education funding.

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Shots - Health News
6:30 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Self-Employed And With Lots Of Questions About Health Care

Illustration by Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 2:36 pm

The health care exchanges may be open, but there's no question they're still kind of a mess.

"The rollout has been excruciatingly awful for way too many people," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius conceded to the Senate Finance Committee last week.

But mess or not, the law is going forward, people are trying to use it, and they have questions. Here are some of yours, and our answers.

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