Politics
9:05 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Senator Rand Paul Proposes Constitutional Amendment

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky introduced a constitutional amendment that would forbid Congress from passing laws that don't apply equally to lawmakers, Executive Branch and U.S. Supreme Court.

According to Paul himself, the proposal is aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts over his swing vote last year upholding the constitutionality of the president's health care law.

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Arts and Humanities
4:18 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Battlefield, Palace, Exile: Frazier History Museum Offers Intimate Look at Napoleon

Napoleon's watch.
Credit Frazier History Museum

Pierre-Jean Chalencon was 13 when his father gave him a book about French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

“And I thought the first time it was a cartoon,” he says. “My father says no, it’s not like Superman, Napoleon exists, I’m going to show you his house, his country house!”

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Education
3:35 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Resettling Agencies Say Extra Funds Improve Partnership with JCPS

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The number of refugee students in Jefferson County continues to rise at a quick pace and the agencies responsible for their resettlement say extra funding being appropriated to them has improved their relationship with the school district.

Previously, federal Refugee School Impact Grant funding was only awarded to Jefferson County Public Schools in the region.

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Politics
3:18 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Opposition to Felon Voting Rights Thawing, Kentucky Lawmaker Says

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Saying Kentucky state senators have been the historical roadblock, Democrat Gerald Neal of Louisville has pre-filed a bill to restore voting rights to certain former felons.

Movement on the proposal comes weeks after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke out in favor of restoring felons' voting rights at the state and federal levels, which many observers argue is an indication the GOP may be changing its view on the issue.

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The Two-Way
3:01 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Obama: Health Care Site Is Troubled; Affordable Care Act Is Not

"There's no sugarcoating it: The website has been too slow," President Obama said at the White House on Monday. Obama said the health care system's online problems are being addressed.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 3:05 pm

The website that's meant to allow Americans to shop and sign up for new medical plans under the Affordable Care Act isn't working as well as it should, President Obama says. But he promised that the problems will be fixed — and he said the Affordable Care Act is bringing many benefits that aren't tied to those problems.

"Nobody is madder than me that the website isn't working as it should — which means that it's going to get fixed," Obama told a crowd at an outdoor address at the White House.

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Local News
2:38 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Louisville Cardinals' Charlie Strong: 'I've Never, Ever Thought About the NFL'

Charlie Strong
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Louisville Cardinals football coach Charlie Strong isn't paying much attention to an NFL panel’s suggestion that he’d make a good candidate for a professional football coaching job.

ESPN reports that an NFL advisory board formed to identify potential minority coaches is pushing Strong and Stanford’s David Shaw.

“I’ve never, ever thought about the NFL," Strong said, speaking to reporters on Monday.

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Local News
1:36 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Pre-Registration For Louisville's Home Energy Subsidy Program Resumes This Week

Louisville Metro will re-open pre-registration for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP, this Wednesday after closing the program last week during the federal government shutdown.

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The Two-Way
12:57 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Nevada School Shooting

A Sparks Middle School student cries after Monday's shooting in Sparks, Nev.
Kevin Clifford AP

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 7:05 pm

A staff member at a Nevada middle school was fatally shot by a student, who was also killed, apparently by a self-inflicted wound. Two other students, both 12-years-old — were wounded but are now in stable condition, law enforcement says.

The shooting occurred on the campus of Sparks Middle School in Sparks, Nev., a suburb of Reno on Monday before the start of classes.

A witness reports seeing the staff member who was killed trying to persuade the shooter to give up the gun.

The wounded students were being treated at a local hospital, officials said.

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The Two-Way
9:57 am
Mon October 21, 2013

France, Mexico Latest Nations Reportedly Spied On By U.S.

Le Monde has the scoop on allegations about NSA spying on French phone calls.
LeMonde.fr

Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 9:42 am

The latest reports based on documents said to have been leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden allege that:

-- France. "The U.S. National Security Agency recorded millions of French phone calls, including those involving individuals with no links to terrorism, Le Monde reported on Monday."

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Environment
7:30 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Two Utilities Announce Move Away from Central Appalachian Coal

Erica Peterson WFPL

Eastern Kentucky’s coalfields are struggling…last year, coal production dropped to the lowest level since 1965, as utilities shift toward natural gas. Now, in the wake of news of mass layoffs in Eastern Kentucky’s coalfields, two of the nation’s larger utility companies are essentially pulling out of the region.

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