Local News
5:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Kentucky Tops Men's AP College Basketball Poll; U of L is Ranked Third

The Kentucky Wildcats, with the nation’s top recruiting class, are ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25 men’s college basketball poll.

It's Kentucky's third preseason No. 1 and first since 1995-96 when the Wildcats won the national championship. The other preseason No. 1 was in 1980-81.

The Wildcats finished 21-12 last season and were upset by Robert Morris in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament.

Kentucky beat out Michigan State in a close vote for the top spot.

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Local News
4:50 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Kenton Airport Board Defends $20K Conference Trip to Italy

The chairman and vice chairman of a northern Kentucky airport board are in Italy this week at a cost of at least 20-thousand dollars for a three-day conference, but the board is defending the expense.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports that Kenton County Airport Board chairman Jim Huff and vice chairman Larry Savage are staying for 12 days. They intend to repay the airport for expenses incurred when not at the conference.

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Local News
4:41 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Indiana Legislative Panel Urged to Take Action Against Sex Assaults on Teen Girls

Indiana state lawmakers are being urged to find ways to better protect the state’s young people against sexual assaults, particularly teenage girls.

A legislative panel heard from several experts about the problem today. 

The Centers for Disease Control says just over 17 percent of Indiana girls in grades 9  to 12 have reported being raped.   The national average is 10-and-a-half percent. 

Therapist Malia Crosby, who was sexually assaulted when she was 16, says those numbers are probably low because many young people are reluctant to report such crimes.

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Arts and Humanities
3:12 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Pumpkin Faces in the Night: Wax Fang Covers Misfits' 'Halloween'

Wax Fang
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Here's a treat from local favorites Wax Fang (winners of the inaugural Louisville Music Award Song of the Year for "The Blonde Leading the Blonde") -- a stately baroque cover of the Misfits' spooky anthem "Halloween." 

If anyone sees Scott Carney packing a ton of cat litter through the Kroger parking lot today, send us a pic.

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Education
2:05 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Kentucky McDonalds Campaign For GED, Test Changes Next Year

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McDonald’s restaurants in over 50 Kentucky counties will  encourage patrons who didn’t finish high school to complete their GEDs before the exam changes next year.

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The Two-Way
1:59 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

'I Was Very Shocked,' Says Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

A California driver who received a ticket for wearing a Google Glass headset this week says the existing laws are unclear.
Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 1:54 pm

The Google Glass is a hands-free device, but that didn't stop a California driver from getting a ticket for wearing the headset during a traffic stop this week. Cecilia Abadie, who's in Google's Explorer program of people testing Glass before its official launch, got a ticket for speeding — and for wearing a device that could block her view of the road.

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The Two-Way
11:14 am
Thu October 31, 2013

FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics

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Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 11:09 am

Saying it has "determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight," the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that it is advising airlines they can let fliers use their much-loved e-books, tablets and other handhelds "gate-to-gate."

Cellphone calls, however, would still be prohibited.

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Local News
9:00 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Halloween Frights Are 'Rewarding,' Bellarmine Psychology Professor Explains

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It’s Halloween and for many that means candy and costumes—it could also mean watching scary movies or taking your chances with a haunted house.

It’s the latter options that have us interested. 

I spoke with Bellarmine University psychology professor Dr. Tom Wilson, who says there are different types of fear.

Some we try to avoid. Others we seek.

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Arts and Humanities
6:47 am
Thu October 31, 2013

George Washington Exhibit Coming to Louisville

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George Washington once traded his horse for 5,000 acres of Kentucky land near present day Rough River.

The legend of the first president is coming back to Kentucky as the focus of a traveling exhibit set to open in Louisville next month at the headquarters of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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The Two-Way
6:44 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Red Sox Win World Series In 6-1 Rout Of Cardinals

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) and catcher David Ross celebrate after Boston defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of World Series Wednesday in Boston.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 11:46 pm

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday to win the World Series, using timely hits by outfielder Shane Victorino, a gritty pitching performance by starter John Lackey, and the feared bat of 37-year-old designated hitter David Ortiz to capture its third world championship in a decade.

Victorino, 32, who had missed two games with a bad back, started the scoring in the 3rd with a bases-loaded double that brought in three runs. He drove in another run an inning later.

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